50 Most Anticipated Movies for 2012by tmoore16 | created - 25 Dec 2011 | updated - 29 Dec 2011 | Public
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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,284,751 | Gross: $448.14M
2. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,086,725 | Gross: $623.36M
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 690,424 | Gross: $303.00M
4. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Votes: 254,618 | Gross: $113.20M
5. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Votes: 265,565 | Gross: $85.02M
6. Men in Black 3 (2012)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Votes: 288,343 | Gross: $179.02M
7. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 493,965 | Gross: $262.03M
8. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Votes: 156,948 | Gross: $122.52M
9. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Votes: 180,761 | Gross: $126.37M
10. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Votes: 259,501 | Gross: $139.85M
11. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
Votes: 164,410 | Gross: $83.67M
12. The Grey (2011)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.
Votes: 218,426 | Gross: $51.58M
13. Premium Rush (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Votes: 101,669 | Gross: $20.28M
14. Lockout (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Votes: 86,760 | Gross: $14.33M
15. Contraband (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
Votes: 107,406 | Gross: $66.53M
16. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 218,153 | Gross: $58.88M
17. Underworld Awakening (2012)
R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.
Votes: 132,024 | Gross: $62.32M
18. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 222,604 | Gross: $13.41M
19. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 760,745 | Gross: $408.01M
20. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Votes: 472,182 | Gross: $66.49M
21. Red Tails (2012)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Votes: 30,551 | Gross: $49.88M
22. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Votes: 136,517 | Gross: $103.41M
23. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 187,387 | Gross: $46.00M
24. Act of Valor (2012)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.
Votes: 61,422 | Gross: $70.01M
25. Red Dawn (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
Votes: 66,412 | Gross: $44.81M
26. Bullet to the Head (2012)
R | 92 min | Action, Thriller
After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Votes: 42,573 | Gross: $9.48M
27. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Votes: 227,966 | Gross: $73.08M
28. The Watch (I) (2012)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.
Votes: 111,137 | Gross: $35.35M
29. Safe (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
Votes: 91,499 | Gross: $17.14M
30. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
Votes: 96,799 | Gross: $51.77M
31. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 162,177 | Gross: $161.32M
32. The Cold Light of Day (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Votes: 31,448 | Gross: $3.75M
33. Haywire (2011)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.
Votes: 76,299 | Gross: $18.94M
34. The Raven (I) (2012)
R | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.
Votes: 77,225 | Gross: $16.01M
35. The Lorax (2012)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Votes: 84,833 | Gross: $214.03M
36. 21 Jump Street (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
Votes: 450,841 | Gross: $138.45M
37. Man on a Ledge (2012)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.
Votes: 132,635 | Gross: $18.62M
38. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
Votes: 173,935 | Gross: $55.70M
39. Dark Shadows (2012)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
Votes: 217,533 | Gross: $79.73M
40. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Votes: 216,418 | Gross: $65.42M
41. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 247,140 | Gross: $155.33M
42. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Votes: 116,101 | Gross: $65.19M
43. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Votes: 564,981 | Gross: $304.36M
44. 47 Ronin (2013)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
Votes: 128,267 | Gross: $38.36M
45. Parker (2013)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Romance
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Votes: 99,598 | Gross: $17.61M
46. Prometheus (I) (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Votes: 512,793 | Gross: $126.48M
47. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 137,075 | Gross: $37.52M
48. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Votes: 40,693 | Gross: $51.85M
49. This Means War (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A pair of CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.
Votes: 159,961 | Gross: $54.76M