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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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ChinSoonMakeyoudisappear added Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez
Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 American-Canadian-German science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil ...more
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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
DevonActuallyRhodes added Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell
Total Recall is a 2012 American science fiction action film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second adaptation of the 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by ...more
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Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken
Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.
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Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick
New Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by Stephanie Meyer.
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The Dictator is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton
The Dictator is a 2012 American comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role. The film is directed by Larry Charles, who previously ...more
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Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher
Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel ...more
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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more
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The Man with the Iron Fists is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung
The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 American martial arts film directed by RZA and written by RZA and Eli Roth. The film stars RZA, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, ...more
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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated 2012 Films
DevonActuallyRhodes added Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby
Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character ...more
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Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd
The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An incumbent Representative (Will Ferrell) embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge ...more
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Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins
This film is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by John Singleton and stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist, and Alfred ...more
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sweets added Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange
The Vow is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Michael Sucsy, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. The film is inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Vow was a ...more
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GracieM.McGee added 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 The Raven is a 2012 American mystery thriller film directed by James McTeigue and based on a screenplay by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. It stars John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson ...more
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Laura Harring, Eric Roberts, Tyler Posey
Taco Shop is a 2012 comedy film directed by Joaquin Perea.
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Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson
Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was also ...more