2012 Documentary Movies

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises

  • 87%
  • PG-13
  • 164 min
  • Action

The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. After eight years of struggling with his new status as a wanted vigilante, Batman must contend with newcomers Catwoman and the brutal and villainous Bane.

Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained

  • 88%
  • R
  • 165 min
  • Adventure

With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Les Miserables (2012)

Les Miserables

  • 70%
  • PG-13
  • 157 min
  • Drama

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

  • 48%
  • PG-13
  • 116 min
  • Adventure

The astonishing conclusion to the series illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook

  • 92%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Comedy

Life doesn’t always go according to plan…Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and...

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas

  • 66%
  • R
  • 164 min
  • Adventure

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • 85%
  • PG-13
  • 102 min
  • Drama

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

The Impossible (2012)

The Impossible

  • 81%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Drama

Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty

  • 92%
  • R
  • 157 min
  • Drama

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011.

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman

  • 48%
  • PG-13
  • 127 min
  • Adventure

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman dispatched to kill her.

Argo (2012)

Argo

  • 96%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Biography

Based on true events, "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it...

The Hunt (2012)

The Hunt

    • R
    • 111 min
    • Drama

    The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life.

    Mads Mikkelsen plays Lucas, a highly-regarded school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is...

    Magic Mike (2012)

    Magic Mike

    • 80%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Comedy

    Set in the world of male strippers, "Magic Mike" is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum ("Dear John," "Step Up") in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Moonrise Kingdom

    • 94%
    • PG-13
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. Bruce Willis plays the town sheriff; two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader; Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the...

    The Master (2012)

    The Master

    • 85%
    • R
    • 137 min
    • Drama

    A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" (Hoffman) whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.

    Life of Pi (2012)

    Life of Pi

    • 87%
    • PG
    • 127 min
    • Adventure

    A 16 year-old Indian boy's passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger.

    Lawless (2012)

    Lawless

    • 67%
    • R
    • 115 min
    • Drama

    Based on the novel The Wettest County In The World by Matt Bondurant, Lawless is inspired by the true story of the Bondurant boys, bootlegging siblings who take the law into their own hands in Prohibition-era Virginia. The three brothers make a run for the American Dream in this epic, gangster tale set during the nation’s most notorious crime wave.

    Anna Karenina (2012)

    Anna Karenina

    • 63%
    • R
    • 130 min
    • Drama

    The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning boxoffice successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her...

    Lincoln (2012)

    Lincoln

    • 90%
    • PG-13
    • 120 min
    • Biography

    As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

    Jack Reacher (2012)

    Jack Reacher

    • 62%
    • PG-13
    • 130 min
    • Action

    When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.