Hollywood Movies:
The Best of 2012

This list arranged by (1) theatrical gross + (2) film popularity - combined user and critic votes from popular rating aggregators: imdb, metacritic and rottentomatoes.


December 2012 best hollywood movies


$1085m gross 2651k ratings action film directed by Christopher Nolan on dvd December 4, 2012

$549m gross 942k ratings comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane on dvd December 11, 2012

$877m gross 345k ratings animation film directed by Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier on dvd December 11, 2012

$177m gross 714k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Rian Johnson on dvd December 31, 2012

$276m gross 579k ratings action film directed by Tony Gilroy on dvd December 11, 2012

$240m gross 377k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson on dvd December 21, 2012

$198m gross 374k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Len Wiseman on dvd December 18, 2012

$115m gross 404k ratings musical, teen film directed by Jason Moore on dvd December 18, 2012

$56m gross 264k ratings family, fantasy film directed by Peter Hedges on dvd December 4, 2012

$31m gross 257k ratings action film directed by David Koepp on dvd December 21, 2012

$114m gross 107k ratings dramedy film directed by David Frankel on dvd December 4, 2012

$49m gross 127k ratings drama film directed by Robert Lorenz on dvd December 18, 2012

$4m gross 169k ratings thriller film directed by William Friedkin on dvd December 21, 2012

$21m gross 141k ratings black, drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin on dvd December 4, 2012

$35m gross 120k ratings thriller film directed by Nicholas Jarecki on dvd December 21, 2012

$13m gross 135k ratings drama, romance film directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal on dvd December 24, 2012

November 2012 best hollywood movies


$758m gross 1382k ratings action, fantasy film directed by Marc Webb on dvd November 9, 2012

$624m gross 1100k ratings action, comedy, sci-fi film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld on dvd November 30, 2012

$540m gross 650k ratings animation film directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell on dvd November 13, 2012

$315m gross 610k ratings action film directed by Simon West on dvd November 20, 2012

$54m gross 349k ratings crime, drama film directed by John Hillcoat on dvd November 27, 2012

$83m gross 276k ratings crime, thriller film directed by Oliver Stone on dvd November 13, 2012

$107m gross 192k ratings animation film directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell on dvd November 27, 2012

$68m gross 217k ratings comedy, sci-fi film directed by Akiva Schaffer on dvd November 13, 2012

$140m gross 129k ratings dance, romance film directed by Scott Speer on dvd November 27, 2012

$147m gross 106k ratings animation film directed by Sarah Smith, Barry Cook on dvd November 6, 2012

October 2012 best hollywood movies


$403m gross 839k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott on dvd October 9, 2012

$747m gross 421k ratings animation film directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon on dvd October 16, 2012

$246m gross 518k ratings comedy, horror film directed by Tim Burton on dvd October 2, 2012

$68m gross 462k ratings dramedy film directed by Wes Anderson on dvd October 16, 2012

$116m gross 408k ratings action, fantasy film directed by Timur Bekmambetov on dvd October 23, 2012

$167m gross 294k ratings dance, drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh on dvd October 23, 2012

$105m gross 266k ratings comedy film directed by Jay Roach on dvd October 30, 2012

$59m gross 307k ratings musical film directed by Adam Shankman on dvd October 9, 2012

$58m gross 220k ratings comedy film directed by Sean Anders on dvd October 16, 2012

$67m gross 191k ratings black, comedy film directed by Tyler Perry on dvd October 23, 2012

$37m gross 214k ratings horror film directed by Bradley Parker on dvd October 16, 2012

$30m gross 199k ratings thriller film directed by James McTeigue on dvd October 9, 2012

$10m gross 214k ratings dramedy film directed by Lorene Scafaria on dvd October 23, 2012

$4m gross 177k ratings comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow on dvd October 30, 2012

$9m gross 149k ratings romcom, teen film directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris on dvd October 30, 2012

September 2012 best hollywood movies


$1519m gross 2367k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Joss Whedon on dvd September 25, 2012

$397m gross 698k ratings adventure, fantasy film directed by Rupert Sanders on dvd September 11, 2012

$66m gross 580k ratings thriller film directed by Drew Goddard on dvd September 18, 2012

$54m gross 377k ratings romcom film directed by Nicholas Stoller on dvd September 4, 2012

$84m gross 272k ratings romcom film directed by Kirk Jones on dvd September 11, 2012

$137m gross 178k ratings dramedy film directed by John Madden on dvd September 18, 2012

$40m gross 221k ratings action film directed by Boaz Yakin on dvd September 4, 2012

August 2012 best hollywood movies


$694m gross 1737k ratings action, sci-fi, teen film directed by Gary Ross on dvd August 18, 2012

$303m gross 709k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Peter Berg on dvd August 28, 2012

$179m gross 446k ratings comedy film directed by Larry Charles on dvd August 21, 2012

$349m gross 96k ratings animation film directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda on dvd August 7, 2012

$99m gross 307k ratings romance film directed by Scott Hicks on dvd August 28, 2012

$96m gross 279k ratings black, romcom film directed by Tim Story on dvd August 28, 2012

$123m gross 146k ratings animation film directed by Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt on dvd August 28, 2012

$20m gross 244k ratings drama, foreign film directed by Asghar Farhadi on dvd August 21, 2012

$9m gross 252k ratings action, foreign film directed by Gareth Evans on dvd August 14, 2012

$35m gross 116k ratings documentary film directed by Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield on dvd August 21, 2012

$9m gross 115k ratings dramedy film directed by Richard Linklater on dvd August 21, 2012

July 2012 best hollywood movies


$235m gross 554k ratings comedy film directed by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg on dvd July 10, 2012

$32m gross 271k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Steve Saint Leger, James Mather on dvd July 17, 2012

$55m gross 187k ratings comedy film directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly on dvd July 17, 2012

$35m gross 125k ratings drama film directed by Lasse Hallstrom on dvd July 17, 2012

>$1m gross 116k ratings comedy, crime film directed by Bobcat Goldthwait on dvd July 3, 2012

  gross 115k ratings crime film directed by Adrian Grunberg on dvd July 17, 2012

June 2012 best hollywood movies


$545m gross 591k ratings action, adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie on dvd June 12, 2012

$202m gross 765k ratings action, comedy, teen film directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller on dvd June 26, 2012

$284m gross 385k ratings action, adventure, sci-fi film directed by Andrew Stanton on dvd June 5, 2012

$305m gross 352k ratings action, fantasy film directed by Jonathan Liebesman on dvd June 26, 2012

$335m gross 313k ratings adventure, family, fantasy film directed by Brad Peyton on dvd June 5, 2012

$208m gross 335k ratings action, thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa on dvd June 5, 2012

$133m gross 312k ratings dramedy film directed by Michel Hazanavicius on dvd June 26, 2012

$183m gross 249k ratings adventure, fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh on dvd June 26, 2012

$103m gross 290k ratings comedy, teen film directed by Nima Nourizadeh on dvd June 19, 2012

$133m gross 231k ratings action, fantasy film directed by Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor on dvd June 12, 2012

$81m gross 162k ratings action, war film directed by Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh on dvd June 5, 2012

$22m gross 130k ratings comedy film directed by David Wain on dvd June 19, 2012

$22m gross 119k ratings comedy film directed by Brian Robbins on dvd June 26, 2012

$4m gross 123k ratings comedy film directed by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass on dvd June 19, 2012

May 2012 best hollywood movies


$196m gross 319k ratings romance film directed by Michael Sucsy on dvd May 8, 2012

$77m gross 419k ratings action, drama film directed by Joe Carnahan on dvd May 15, 2012

$127m gross 367k ratings sci-fi film directed by Josh Trank on dvd May 15, 2012

$156m gross 280k ratings action, romcom film directed by McG on dvd May 22, 2012

$128m gross 287k ratings horror, thriller film directed by James Watkins on dvd May 22, 2012

$160m gross 247k ratings action, fantasy film directed by Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein on dvd May 8, 2012

$142m gross 175k ratings romcom film directed by Garry Marshall on dvd May 1, 2012

$146m gross 148k ratings animation, foreign film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi on dvd May 22, 2012

$46m gross 198k ratings thriller film directed by Asger Leth on dvd May 29, 2012

$102m gross 89k ratings horror film directed by William Brent Bell on dvd May 15, 2012

$6m gross 184k ratings drama, thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay on dvd May 29, 2012

$33m gross 145k ratings action, thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh on dvd May 1, 2012

$6m gross 116k ratings comedy, sport film directed by Michael Dowse on dvd May 29, 2012

April 2012 best hollywood movies


$695m gross 933k ratings action, adventure film directed by Brad Bird on dvd April 17, 2012

$178m gross 234k ratings adventure, war film directed by Steven Spielberg on dvd April 3, 2012

$120m gross 280k ratings comedy, family film directed by Cameron Crowe on dvd April 3, 2012

$115m gross 221k ratings drama film directed by Phyllida Lloyd on dvd April 10, 2012

$96m gross 202k ratings crime, thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormakur on dvd April 24, 2012

>$1m gross 139k ratings horror film directed by Ti West on dvd April 24, 2012

$104m gross 17k ratings action, comedy, foreign film directed by Wen Jiang on dvd April 24, 2012

>$1m gross 107k ratings drama, foreign film directed by Julia Leigh on dvd April 10, 2012

March 2012 best hollywood movies


$233m gross 537k ratings thriller film directed by David Fincher on dvd March 20, 2012

$374m gross 308k ratings animation film directed by Steven Spielberg on dvd March 13, 2012

$177m gross 324k ratings dramedy film directed by Alexander Payne on dvd March 13, 2012

$227m gross 237k ratings action, fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh on dvd March 6, 2012

$343m gross 105k ratings comedy, family film directed by Mike Mitchell on dvd March 27, 2012

$165m gross 199k ratings comedy, family film directed by James Bobin on dvd March 20, 2012

$81m gross 256k ratings thriller film directed by Tomas Alfredson on dvd March 20, 2012

$150m gross 154k ratings comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan on dvd March 6, 2012

$132m gross 155k ratings action, adventure film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson on dvd March 13, 2012

$55m gross 196k ratings drama film directed by Stephen Daldry on dvd March 27, 2012

$184m gross 31k ratings comedy, family film directed by Tim Hill on dvd March 23, 2012

$31m gross 173k ratings drama, foreign film directed by Pedro Almodovar on dvd March 6, 2012

$64m gross 133k ratings dance, romance film directed by Craig Brewer on dvd March 6, 2012

$150m gross 41k ratings animation film directed by George Miller, Gary Eck, David Peers on dvd March 13, 2012

$16m gross 159k ratings drama, sci-fi film directed by Lars von Trier on dvd March 13, 2012

$27m gross 144k ratings drama, thriller film directed by David Cronenberg on dvd March 27, 2012

$35m gross 136k ratings drama film directed by Simon Curtis on dvd March 13, 2012

$23m gross 133k ratings comedy film directed by Jason Reitman on dvd March 13, 2012

$35m gross 121k ratings comedy, teen film directed by David Gordon Green on dvd March 20, 2012

$28m gross 120k ratings drama, foreign film directed by Roman Polanski on dvd March 20, 2012

February 2012 best hollywood movies


$712m gross 421k ratings fantasy, romance, teen film directed by Bill Condon on dvd February 11, 2012

$555m gross 231k ratings animation film directed by Chris Miller on dvd February 24, 2012

$186m gross 395k ratings adventure, family film directed by Martin Scorsese on dvd February 28, 2012

$153m gross 207k ratings comedy, crime film directed by Brett Ratner on dvd February 21, 2012

$160m gross 162k ratings action, comedy film directed by Oliver Parker on dvd February 28, 2012

$85m gross 185k ratings biography, drama film directed by Clint Eastwood on dvd February 21, 2012

$35m gross 122k ratings comedy, teen film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson on dvd February 7, 2012

$3m gross 129k ratings drama film directed by Jeff Nichols on dvd February 14, 2012

January 2012 best hollywood movies


$299m gross 523k ratings action, sci-fi film directed by Shawn Levy on dvd January 24, 2012

$76m gross 674k ratings action, drama film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn on dvd January 31, 2012

$174m gross 438k ratings sci-fi, thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol on dvd January 31, 2012

$110m gross 451k ratings drama, sport film directed by Bennett Miller on dvd January 10, 2012

$39m gross 413k ratings dramedy film directed by Jonathan Levine on dvd January 24, 2012

$135m gross 316k ratings action, thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh on dvd January 3, 2012

$207m gross 176k ratings horror film directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman on dvd January 24, 2012

$76m gross 299k ratings drama film directed by George Clooney on dvd January 17, 2012

$56m gross 166k ratings action, thriller film directed by Gary McKendry on dvd January 10, 2012

$82m gross 130k ratings action, mystery film directed by John Singleton on dvd January 17, 2012

$27m gross 174k ratings horror, sci-fi film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. on dvd January 31, 2012

$30m gross 111k ratings comedy film directed by Mark Mylod on dvd January 10, 2012

$20m gross 118k ratings comedy, thriller film directed by John Michael McDonagh on dvd January 3, 2012