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The Most Anticipated 2012 Films

Movies that came out in 2012 that you, the Ranker Community, were most excited to see. This is an Open VoteRanked list, so you can add your own suggestions at the bottom of the page (please limit it to films that came out in 2012!) and vote for your favorites to move them up. (Already seen all these? Check out the Most Anticipated Films of 2013!)

What are the most anticipated films of 2012? A number of films that came out in 2012 were introduced with a ton of hype, are based on massively popular source material or are the continuation of venerable, long-standing film franchises. It promised to be a competitive year at the box office. A number of respected, big-name directors - including David Cronenberg, Quentin Tarantino and John Hillcoat, among others - released new work in 2012. And of course, the genre of comic book adaptations continues chugging along, with new films featuring Batman, Spider-Man and, naturally, The Avengers scheduled for release.

Find your favorites and vote them up to make this the definitive guide to hotly anticipated 2012 films on the Web. And if the male leads of these blockbusters get your heart racing, check out Hottest Guys of Summer 2012 Movies.
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    most listed Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    new! Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    added by KeelyKnopp Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    added by KirkSaw Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis

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    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench

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    added by ScottRoberts Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Neil Patrick Harris

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    added by ariannafelidae Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    added by ariannafelidae Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    added by mqbao Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    added by xxxteenwolfxxx Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    added by AlessandroRusso Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DevonActuallyRhodes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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    often listed & added by Mike on Movies Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    added by AlexRusso Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron 3-D Re-release James Cameron

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    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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    added by TaraWickstrom Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell

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    ranked low on reranks Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Laura Vandervoort

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChinSoonMakeyoudisappear Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ali Larter

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    added by DevonActuallyRhodes Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko

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    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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    Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin

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    Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung

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    added by DevonActuallyRhodes Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman

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    added by sweets Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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    added by GracieM.McGee Alice Eve, John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson Directed by:James McTeigue Actors: John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans Screenplay by: Ben ...

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    Laura Harring, Eric Roberts, Tyler Posey

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    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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