Best Science Fiction Movies of 2012

1.

The Avengers

7.1
8.0/10 IMDB

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders ..
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release date: 2012-04-25
2.

The Hunger Games

6.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones ..
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 2012-03-12
3.

Looper

5.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Xu Qing, Tracie Thoms ..
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Release date: 2012-09-26
4.

Men in Black 3

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Agents J and K are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Thompson, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve, Bill Hader, Michael Chernus ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2012-05-23
5.

Dredd

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Jason Cope, Domhnall Gleeson, Rakie Ayola, Deobia Oparei, Langley Kirkwood, Warrick Grier ..
Directed by: Pete Travis, Alex Garland
Release date: 2012-09-07
6.

Chronicle

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Anna Wood, Ashley Grace, Joe Vaz, Luke Tyler, Crystal-Donna Roberts, Daisy Tormé ..
Directed by: Josh Trank
Release date: 2012-02-01
7.

John Carter

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston ..
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Release date: 2012-03-07
8.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, William Petersen, Gillian Jacobs, T. J. Miller ..
Directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Release date: 2012-06-22
9.

Upside Down

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall, James Kidnie, Holly Uloth, Blu Mankuma, Nicholas Rose, Vlasta Vrána, Kate Trotter, Janine Theriault ..
Directed by: Juan Diego Solanas
Release date: 2012-09-27
10.

Robot & Frank

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support – like nutritious meals and a clean house – and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.

Starring: Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto, Bonnie Bentley, Dario Barosso, Rachael Ma ..
Directed by: Jake Schreier
Release date: 2012-08-16

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