Most Anticipated Features (As Of Late 2011)by dextermorseisback | created - 08 Sep 2011 | updated - 14 May 2012 | Public
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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 367,293 | Gross: $102.52M
Fincher's back in black!
2. 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: 1,300,762 | Gross: $448.14M
The most climactic finale ever! Go, Nolan!
3. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 271,886 | Gross: $73.86M
Scorsese, 3D, children's story... This I gotta see!!!
4. To the Wonder (2012)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Votes: 24,146 | Gross: $0.59M
Beautiful all-star cast in Dear Old Terry's -currently untitled- latest...
5. 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: 568,542 | Gross: $304.36M
Like any self-respecting Bond-buff, it should at least be in my Top 5!
6. 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: 516,599 | Gross: $126.48M
Ridley's back in Alien territory!
7. Killing Them Softly (2012)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, News
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Votes: 120,198 | Gross: $15.03M
Brad & Andrew back together! Can't wait...
8. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
Votes: 611,488 | Gross: $291.05M
How Nolan will approach this character is a great reason to eagerly anticipate this particular installment!
9. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 662,681 | Gross: $274.09M
Interesting sci-fi... Alfonso Cuaron fulfills his dream of becoming an astronaut... cinematically!!!
10. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.
Votes: 74,617 | Gross: $1.88M
Jimmy & the Vamps... A couple made in cult heaven!!!
11. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 53,030 | Gross: $0.05M
Interestingly mind-blowing concept by the director of Buried...
12. 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: 475,806 | Gross: $66.49M
Rian Johnson goes sci-fi!!! (and hopefully commercial)
13. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 313,409 | Gross: $27.11M
PG-13 | Animation, Action, Adventure | Announced
A young man discovers a series of secrets and lies that left San Francisco highly vulnerable to the fires that engulfed it in the aftermath of the historical 1906 earthquake.
Director: Brad Bird
They say this movie has the potential to gross as much as Titanic... We'll see...
15. Song to Song (2017)
R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Votes: 12,468 | Gross: $0.44M
Terry Malick Future Project #2: Can't Wait!!!
16. 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: 218,840 | Gross: $79.73M
Another serious vampire film of 2012... Plus an Alice Cooper cameo! Yay!!!
17. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 270,911 | Gross: $148.81M
Classic literature becomes all-star event movie...
18. The Snowman (2017)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Votes: 34,110 | Gross: $6.67M
Marty's answer to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!!!
19. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,121,778 | Gross: $162.81M
QT & Sacha Baron Cohen?! What the *beep*
20. Knight of Cups (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.
Votes: 20,305 | Gross: $0.56M
Terry Malick Future Projct #3: Wait a minute... From making movies once a decade he's now getting more prolific than Woody Allen? Hell ,yes!!!
21. Twixt (2011)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
Coppola goes Tim Burton... Val Kilmer returns!
Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced
A look at how Jules Verne's classic character Captain Nemo created his underwater vessel, the Nautilus.
Director: James Mangold
Fincher goes child-friendly... Yeah!
23. The Lone Ranger (2013)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Votes: 199,888 | Gross: $89.30M
Verbinski re-directs Depp in live-action... Yeah!!!
24. O Theos agapaei to haviari (2012)
TV-14 | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, History
God Loves Caviar is the compelling story of IOANNIS VARVAKIS, and his journey from humble Greek pirate to international caviar millionaire, with the ear of Catherine the Great of Russia. ... See full summary »
Giannis Smaragdis returns after El Greco to make us Greeks proud!
25. The Master (2012)
R | 138 min | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Votes: 121,467 | Gross: $16.38M
26. Cosmopolis (2012)
R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Votes: 40,432 | Gross: $0.74M
27. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 707,505 | Gross: $153.64M
Mad Max is back...
28. To Rome with Love (2012)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.
Votes: 76,189 | Gross: $16.69M
Not that I particlarly enjoy Woody Allen, but I simply love Benigni!!!
29. Inside Out (I) (2015)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Votes: 477,221 | Gross: $356.46M
Nice title... Hope it ain't just the working one!
30. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Votes: 210,725 | Gross: $15.02M
Martin McDonagh + Woody Harrelson = Killer Combination!!!
31. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.
Votes: 238,129 | Gross: $95.72M
32. Dracula 3D (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
Votes: 3,419 | Gross: $0.01M
Dario Argento returns ...in 3D stereoscopy!
33. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
Votes: 80,112 | Gross: $12.82M
Joe's back to classic literature...
34. The Counselor (2013)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
Votes: 88,568 | Gross: $16.97M
Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay!!!
35. Passion (2012)
R | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller
The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
Votes: 18,966 | Gross: $0.09M
A.k.a. the De Palma comeback!!!
36. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller
Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Votes: 131,033 | Gross: $13.76M
BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTER...
37. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Votes: 64,629 | Gross: $17.24M
Anton Corbijn, the world's greatest photographer, does John Le Carre...
38. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
Votes: 272,698 | Gross: $45.51M
Hmmm... Bill Murray's back?
39. Noah (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
Votes: 219,455 | Gross: $101.20M
Darren goes big-budget...
40. Flight (I) (2012)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.
Votes: 287,919 | Gross: $93.77M
BOB ZEMECKIS IS BACK!!! HEAR THAT, CINEPHILES?