Movies To Look Out For In 2012

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1. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 450,893 | Gross: $138.45M

2. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 137,084 | Gross: $37.52M

3. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Votes: 310,460 | Gross: $237.28M

4. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 217,559 | Gross: $79.73M

5. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.5
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25 Metascore

Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

Directors: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre | Stars: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi

Votes: 5,315 | Gross: $8.46M

6. Disenchanted (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Pre-production

Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden

7. Frankenstein (I)

Horror | Announced

Based on the novel and universal movie of the same name, a determined scientist and his assistant are able to finish his work: giving life to the dead. Proud of his achievement, things go ... See full summary »

8. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

4.3
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34 Metascore

As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido

Votes: 96,815 | Gross: $51.77M

9. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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49 Metascore

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 162,198 | Gross: $161.32M

10. Untitled Indiana Jones Project (2020)

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Star: Harrison Ford

11. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 110,904 | Gross: $37.31M

12. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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67 Metascore

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 341,361 | Gross: $101.47M

13. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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41 Metascore

Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey

Votes: 224,447 | Gross: $28.80M

14. Labyrinth (I)

Drama, Thriller | Announced

An institutionalized woman with multiple personality syndrome is the one person who can reveal the identity of a serial killer.

15. Monsters University (2013)

G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

Votes: 267,069 | Gross: $268.49M

16. Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast (2012)

Horror

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Directors: Jonathan Gorman, Thomas Edward Seymour | Stars: Ellen Muth, Debbie Rochon, Margaret Rose Champagne, Phil Hall

Votes: 26

17. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin

Votes: 247,163 | Gross: $155.33M

18. Sweet Valley High

Comedy, Drama | Announced

The trials and tribulations of two teenage girls going to high school in California. Based on the series of young adult novels created by Francine Pascal.

19. The Bible Code (I)

Drama | Announced

A scientist discovers an ancient code in the Bible that predicts historic events.

20. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 75,983 | Gross: $64.94M

21. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,284,979 | Gross: $448.14M

22. The Funhouse 3D

Horror, Thriller | Announced

Remake of the 80's cult movie

23. The Haunted Mansion

Action, Drama, Family | Announced

Dark movie version of the famed Disney attraction.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Star: Ryan Gosling

24. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 690,481 | Gross: $303.00M

25. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 760,824 | Gross: $408.01M

26. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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33 Metascore

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West

Votes: 116,318 | Gross: $31.17M

27. The NeverEnding Story

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Bastian Balthazar Bux discovers a parallel world in a book. As he immerses himself in the story, his life becomes intertwined with the plot, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.

28. I Believe in Unicorns (2014)

TV-14 | 80 min | Drama

6.1
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73 Metascore

A road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love.

Director: Leah Meyerhoff | Stars: Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Garner, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 613

29. Paradise (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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35 Metascore

After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.

Director: Diablo Cody | Stars: Julianne Hough, Holly Hunter, Nick Offerman, Phil Austin

Votes: 3,102

30. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert in 1985.

Directors: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer | Stars: Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen, Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello

31. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure | Completed

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas

32. Untitled Kay Scarpetta Project

Crime, Thriller | Announced

A thriller centered around medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

33. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 494,018 | Gross: $262.03M

34. When Worlds Collide

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

A rogue planet is discovered on a collision course for Earth, and mass hysteria of biblical proportions will break out in the streets once knowledge of the secret and impending doom is ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Sommers

35. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 519,052 | Gross: $202.36M