The Most Anticipated 2012 Films Films

The Most Anticipated 2012 Films

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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.

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, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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  2. 2
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    - 551
    The Avengers


    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    + 910
    - 636
    The Amazing Spider-Man

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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  4. 4
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    - 506
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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  5. 5
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    - 614
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1


    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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  6. 6
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    Men in Black 3


    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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  7. 7
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    Prometheus

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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  8. 8
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    - 408
    Django Unchained


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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  9. 9
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    - 343
    Brave


    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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  10. 10
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    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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    Snow White and the Huntsman

    added by KeelyKnopp
    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    Lincoln

    added by KirkSaw
    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

    added by ScottRoberts
    Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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    Looper

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

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    Moonrise Kingdom

    added by ariannafelidae
    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    Underworld: Awakening

    added by mqbao
    Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    added by xxxteenwolfxxx
    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    Cloud Atlas

    added by AlessandroRusso
    Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

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    Argo

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

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    The Expendables 2

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

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    Titanic 3D

    often listed & added by AlexRusso
    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

    added by TaraWickstrom
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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    Ted

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    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds

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    Resident Evil: Retribution

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

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    added by DevonActuallyRhodes
    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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    Seven Psychopaths

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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    + 29
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    The Twilight Saga: New Moon


    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    + 280
    - 331


    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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    + 23
    - 16
    Rise of the Guardians


    Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher

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    + 11
    - 1


    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    + 15
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    Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung

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    + 39
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    added by DevonActuallyRhodes
    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    + 8
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    The Campaign


    Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

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  36. 36
    + 3
    - 4
    Abduction


    Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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  37. 37
    + 184
    - 271
    The Vow

    added by sweets
    Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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    + 170
    - 252
    The Raven

    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 Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare

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    - 6
    Taco Shop


    Laura Harring, Eric Roberts, Tyler Posey

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    Battleship


    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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