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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.

The Most Anticipated 2012 Films Films
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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

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    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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    Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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    Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates 3-D Re-release James Cameron

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    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds

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    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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    Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung

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    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

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    Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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    Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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    Alice Eve, John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson Directed by:James McTeigue Actors: John Cusack, Alice Eve, and Luke Evans Screenplay by: Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare

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    Laura Harring, Eric Roberts, Tyler Posey

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    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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