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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.

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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

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Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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American Reunion Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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The Expendables 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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

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ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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Ted Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds

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Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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Seven Psychopaths Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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The Dictator is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
The Dictator Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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Rise of the Guardians Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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The Man with the Iron Fists is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
The Man with the Iron Fists Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung

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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Dredd Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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The Campaign Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

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Abduction Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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The Vow Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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The Raven 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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Taco Shop Laura Harring, Eric Roberts, Tyler Posey

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Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson