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Best Thriller Movies 2012

Updated on December 21, 2012

The year has only just begun and the movie makers have already made seemingly endless list of thriller movies 2012. Last year’s films are now a thrill of the past so it’s time to look forward to something new and fresh. Read on to get the latest news about upcoming thriller movies 2012.

Remember to check our best thriller movies 2013 list.

One of the movies on the list of 2012 top thriller movies is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The Marvel Comics based story is supposed to be seen in 3D. Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze, the man as the anti-hero Ghost Rider.

The cast also includes Johnny Whitworth, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba and Christopher Lambert. Ghost Rider journeys to the eastern parts of Europe where the devil plans to take the form of a human. Our anti-hero must stop this and do whatever he can. The film, directed by Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, will be released by Columbia Pictures on February 17.

Best Thriller Movies 2012
Best Thriller Movies 2012

One more film that should be included in the lineup of best thriller movies 2012 is The Raven, a thriller movie directed by James McTeigue. The story is based on Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare’s screenplay and stars John Cusack (Edgar Allan Poe), Alice Eve (Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe), Oliver Jackson Cohen (PC Cantrell), and Luke Evans (Inspector Emmett Fields).

The story revolves around the hunt for a serial killer who is inspired by the works of the poet Edgar Allan Poe. While the killer is on the loose, the stakes get higher and the quest becomes more perilous. Relativity Media has set the movie to get you scared on March 9.

Another film that is worth your wait is The Amazing Spider-Man – worth waiting for because it is said to reveal the untold stories of the admirable hero. Peter Parker will take you on his voyage to find his true self and will get you astonished with certain revelations that lead him to becoming the hero that he is.

Included in the cast are Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Rhys Efans and Martin Sheen. The film, which is directed by Marc Webb, will be released by Columbia Pictures on July 3rd. Remember also that we will have a sequel to this movie called simply The Amazing Spider Man 2.

The journey of your mysterious hero continues with the Dark Knight Rises, the next installation to the Batman series written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. The film will be directed by Christopher Nolan and the significant characters will be played by Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.

Anne Hathaway will play the enigmatic Selina Kyle (Catwoman) and Tom Hardy will portray the menacing villain Bane. The movie will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 20 in the United States. You may also know that this is not the end for Batman movies, in 2015 we will have a Batman reboot (probably another trilogy).

Thriller Movies 2012
Thriller Movies 2012

The 4th installment of the Jason Bourne series, The Bourne Legacy, is about to hit the theaters in August 3. The story is based on the series written by Robert Ludlum just like the first three Bourne movies. All Bourne movies were very good thriller movies and the fourth movie must be a top thriller movie 2012.

But according to director Tony Gilroy, the movie is a stand-alone project that is neither a recast nor a reboot. You are promised to see a whole new heart-pumping chapter about a new hero that has undergone the same program as Jason Bourne.

The cast includes Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac. Universal Pictures will be the distributor of the film.

Another thriller film that should be included in the list of good movies for the year is Resident Evil Retribution. This is the fifth installation to the Resident Evil film series that stars Milla Jovovich. Among the Resident Evil films, this movie is the third to be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The film will feature new characters and retuning actors either to strengthen the forces against zombies or make the heroes’ lives more perilous. The movie which is distributed by Screen Gems will be on theaters September 14.

If you can’t get enough of the lineup, Versus Entertainment brings Red Lights to you. The film revolves around a psychologist who studies paranormal activity. As the story progresses, her research drags her and her secretary to a famous psychic who could be the embodiment of a mysterious force. The film stars Sigourney Weaver, Robert de Niro, and Cillian Murphy. Rodrigo Cortes directs the film. Release dates are yet to be announced so make sure that you keep your eyes open for updates and more thriller movies 2012.

There are many good thriller movies 2012 that must be mentioned here and Man on a Ledge is one of them. Being released at the start of the year this action-thriller cast great names like Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Bell. With a surprising ending this movie worth to be in our list.

We cannot end this hub if didn't say some words about Safe House. Part of the cast are big names like Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Patrick. Directed by Daniel Espinosa this movie was released in February 2012.

We end our list with the best thriller movies 2012 with The Grey who cast Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo. In this thriller Liam Neeson make one of the best roles as an actor. We must admit that Joe Carnahan make this great movie from the director's chair. Release date was set to February 2012 and until now probably you already own it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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