The year 2012 is on the verge of its completion and it has already delivered a great wide bunch of awesome movies. If we titled the year 2012 as the year of action movies, it wouldn't be wrong at all, not even a bit. It has produced some of the most memorable action movies of this era with an elephantine amount of bucks pouring in throughout the year.
2012 is also the year of superhero movies, it unveiled some of the greatest superhero movies featuring some of the greatest stars of Hollywood. The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider Man and a couple of others whipped the movie audiences to the cinema theatres which brought loads of dollars of business to Hollywood.
The list of top Hollywood action movies 2012 is solely based on my ratings and likes, you may have another favourite movie of a specific number so bear it in your mind that this is not intended to negate your judgement with respect to movies.
8. The Hunger Games 
Welly welly well, no other movie has surprised critics and audiences alike more than The Hunger Games. It was expected to be an average movie with an average action and an average box office business. But surprisingly, The Hunger Games shattered the average-expectations and popped out as a big movie in terms of concept, execution and box office business. Don't miss this one.
7. Taken 2 
In Taken his daughter was abducted, in Taken 2 his wife's in danger which compels him to do one thing that he does best - k!ll. Watch Liam Neeson in this non-stop thriller which gives you great action sequences and nerve-shredding entertainment.
6. Total Recall 
Actor Colin Farrell does not do many action movies in a year but when he does, he does it with brain and brawn. Total Recall features outstanding sci-fi pompous action entertainment which never gets boring throughout the movie. If you haven't watched this one yet, go get your DVD now!
5. The Amazing Spider Man 
Okay, let's admit it - The Amazing Spider Man has not lived up to the expectations that one had out of it. The hype was great, the anticipation was awesome, the star cast looked compelling but the movie turned out to be an average spider-man flick. But, this young spider-man looks promising and vibrant nevertheless.
4. Looper 
Oh boy, this young man keeps on impressing people in every movie. Yes, I'm talking about Joseph Gordon-Levitt - in Looper, a futuristic sci-fi actioner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a remarkable job a future assassin who assassinates his preys by going back in time. In combination with one of the greatest action stars Bruce Willis, this movies's got sense, action, romance, relationship drama and loads of entertainment.
3. Skyfall 
Skyfall has been in news for the past 3-4 years since the last Bond movie was released. The 23rd instalment of James Bond series, this spy-flick is a vivid blockbuster. Tons of action, compelling story, gripping dialogues and multi-dimensional screenplay makes this bond movie a must watch this year.
2. The Avengers 
What happens when all the superheroes come together in a single movie for a final showdown? A blockbuster happens. The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow in the same movie provides an actor with ear-popping action. You cannot afford to miss this awesome superhero blockbuster.
1. The Dark Knight Rises 
I reckon I don't need to term this movie as number one movie of 2012 right? Similarly, I don't need to crown The Dark Knight Rises as the best action movies of 2012. Christopher Nolan concludes The Dark Knight franchise with a solid bang. If you haven't watched this Batman blockbuster, you're not a movie fan - there, I said it. Period.