Worst Films of 2012by christophershobris | created - 22 Aug 2013 | updated - 25 Nov 2015 | Public
2012 had a number of great films, like Django, or Argo. But when there are great films, bad films must come along as well and we must suffer the pain of watching these embarrassments to the movie industry. These films are listed by the percentage given by Rotten Tomatoes.com. Enjoy!
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1. A Thousand Words (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word he speaks.
Votes: 37,000 | Gross: $18.44M
2. One for the Money (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.
Votes: 38,803 | Gross: $26.41M
3. The Apparition (2012)
PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
Votes: 18,268 | Gross: $4.93M
4. Playing for Keeps (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.
Votes: 27,631 | Gross: $13.10M
5. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.
Votes: 6,469 | Gross: $3.33M
6. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
R | 95 min | Horror
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Votes: 57,526 | Gross: $17.53M
7. The Cold Light of Day (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Votes: 33,387 | Gross: $3.75M
8. The Devil Inside (2012)
R | 83 min | Horror
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
Votes: 33,827 | Gross: $53.26M
6% This is a cheap, and unscary mess. -Rotten Tomatoes.com
9. Battlefield America (2012)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Musical
A young businessman who lands a community service sentence falls in with a group of misfit kids who need mentoring. With the help of a pro instructor, he works to get the kids ready for a big underground dance competition.
10. Gone (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.
Votes: 39,885 | Gross: $11.65M
11. Red Dawn (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
Votes: 70,414 | Gross: $44.81M
12. House at the End of the Street (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.
Votes: 67,123 | Gross: $31.61M
13. Alex Cross (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.
Votes: 31,181 | Gross: $25.89M
12% From the director of DragonHeart and The Fast and the Furious
14. Piranha 3DD (2012)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror
After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.
Votes: 37,774 | Gross: $0.38M
15. Stolen (2012)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.
Votes: 41,661 | Gross: $0.30M
16. LOL (2012)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.
Votes: 52,006 | Gross: $0.05M
17. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Johnny Blaze, tortured by the Ghost Rider's curse, gets a chance of redemption through protecting the Devil's son, whose father is pursuing him.
Votes: 105,198 | Gross: $51.77M
18. Parental Guidance (2012)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Votes: 23,967 | Gross: $77.27M
19. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Votes: 61,539 | Gross: $18.12M
20. Girl Most Likely (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy
A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.
Votes: 14,099 | Gross: $1.38M
21. The Lucky One (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.
Votes: 95,793 | Gross: $60.46M
22. That's My Boy (2012)
R | 116 min | Comedy
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.
Votes: 84,721 | Gross: $36.93M
23. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
Votes: 9,619 | Gross: $65.65M
24. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Votes: 276,539 | Gross: $139.85M
25. Darling Companion (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Votes: 3,124 | Gross: $0.79M
26. What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.
Votes: 66,719 | Gross: $41.15M
27. The Words (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
Votes: 71,147 | Gross: $11.49M
28. Act of Valor (2012)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.
Votes: 64,186 | Gross: $70.01M
29. Jesus Henry Christ (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy
At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.
Votes: 5,759 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Votes: 59,255 | Gross: $53.92M
31. Fun Size (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.
Votes: 13,090 | Gross: $9.40M
32. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
Votes: 174,508 | Gross: $83.67M
33. Underworld Awakening (2012)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.
Votes: 139,860 | Gross: $62.32M
34. This Means War (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.
Votes: 169,279 | Gross: $54.76M
35. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Oogieloves, Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, set out to find five magical balloons that will make their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party extra special.
Votes: 14,754 | Gross: $1.06M
36. The Vow (2012)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.
Votes: 175,788 | Gross: $125.01M
37. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 55,891 | Gross: $0.05M
38. Emperor (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Votes: 12,563 | Gross: $3.35M
39. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 126,745 | Gross: $42.35M