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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 Christopher Nolan

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    Joss Whedon

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marc Webb

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    Peter Jackson

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    Gary Ross

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    new! Quentin Tarantino

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    Steve Purcell, Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

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    added by KeelyKnopp Rupert Sanders

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    added by KirkSaw Steven Spielberg

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    Sam Mendes

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    added by ScottRoberts Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

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    added by ariannafelidae Rian Johnson

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    added by ariannafelidae Wes Anderson

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    added by mqbao Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind

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    added by xxxteenwolfxxx Bill Condon

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    added by AlessandroRusso Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DevonActuallyRhodes Simon West

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks & added by Mike on Movies Ben Affleck

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    added by AlexRusso James Cameron 3-D Re-release James Cameron

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    Chris Butler, Sam Fell

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    ranked low on reranks Seth MacFarlane

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChinSoonMakeyoudisappear Paul W. S. Anderson

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    added by DevonActuallyRhodes Len Wiseman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Martin McDonagh

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    Peter Ramsey

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

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    Joaquin Perea

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    Peter Berg

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