20 Worst Films of 2012
With all the fawning end-of-the-year kudos currently circulating, it's easy to forget that a sizable number of actual bad movies came out in 2012. Well, consider this a refresher.
From failed blockbuster tentpoles ("Battleship") to would-be hilarious comedies ("The Watch") to lame scare-challenged horror flicks ("The Apparition") to...uh, well, pretty much anything involving Tyler Perry, there's no doubt that the last 366 days have come with a heaping helping of truly heinous cinematic stinkers.
So what better time for an accounting of the year's most outrageous big-screen abominations than on the eve of the coming apocalypse? You're gonna have to make peace with the end of the world somehow - might as well do it by reminding yourself of just how bad things can get at the local multiplex.
Check out our selections for the 20 worst movies of 2012 in the gallery below, then share some of your own picks in the comments.
2012 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: Rodriguez is “the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was,” and this documentary follows two of his fans as they seek to cut through rumor and mystery to find the truth of their musical hero.Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Cast: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey
2015 | Drama | NRSummary: See the origins of Marvel's SHIELD and the rise of smart and determinted Peggy Carter in the 1940's-set series that follows the events of Captain America: The First Avenger.Director: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (creators)
Cast: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray
2007 | Drama | RSummary: Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a masterful performance as an up-and-coming oil tycoon whose controlling nature corrupts him utterly.Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds
1935 | Comedy | NRSummary: While filling in for injured supersleuth Bulldog Drummond (Atholl Fleming), world-class cricket player Jack Pennington (Jack Hulbert) attempts to foil a criminal mastermind's (Ralph Richardson) impending heist that's targeting a valuable jewel necklace held within the British Museum. This comedic...Director: Walter Forde
Cast: Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Claude Hulbert
1961 | Comedy | NRSummary: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen
1994 | Drama | PGSummary: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the hous...Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis
1973 | Drama | RSummary: If Al Pacino hadn’t already earned iconic status in The Godfather, he would have nabbed it for this portrayal of honest cop Frank Serpico, who takes on police corruption in New York.Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe
2004 | | NRSummary: Tessel is determined to give her boyfriend the day of his life by marrying him. But the closer the big moment gets, the more Tessel starts to doubt everything: her dress, her boyfriend, her ex and most of all herself. In the end only one thing is clear: this will be a day to remember.Director: Marcel Visbeen
Cast: Ricky Koole, Martijn Nieuwerf, Anke Engels, Romijn Conen
2002 | Drama | RSummary: Adam Sandler is uncharacteristically serious, and particularly good in the story of a man prone to rage who finds himself in love with a surprising woman.Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman
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