Movies Coming Out In April 2012

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1. Treasure Island (2012 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Adventure, History

In 1765, young English boy Jim Hawkins gets involved with buccaneers during his quest to find pirate Captain Flint's treasure buried on a secret island.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays

Votes: 5,473

2nd If you liked this, you'll like: Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Mummy and Cutthroat Island

2. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 94,143 | Gross: $30.02M

25th If you liked this, you'll like: The Queen, The King's Speech and J. Edgar (Meryl Streep wanted the leading role of Elizabeth I in Elizabeth but lost out to Cate Blanchett.)

3. Burning Man (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis

Votes: 3,429

11th If you liked this, you'll like: a Single Man, Rabbit Hole and The Upside Of Anger (Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths once ran through the Melbourne Casino topless. As a protest.)

4. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 205,041 | Gross: $40.96M

5th If you liked this, you'll like: Goodnight, And Good Luck, All The President's Men and Primary Colours (Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of the role of Stephen Myers but stayed on the movie as a producer.)

5. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 318,793 | Gross: $75.61M


11th If you liked this, you'll like: The Social Network, Coach Carter and The Greatest Game Ever Played (Filmmaker Spike Jonze appears in a cameo role as Billy Beane's ex-wife's new partner.)

6. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk

Votes: 16,546 | Gross: $0.16M

11th If you liked this, you'll like: Love Story, Love & Other Drugs and Sweet November (Henry Hopper is the look-alike son of the late screen legend Dennis Hopper.)

7. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 149,033 | Gross: $3.03M

18th If you liked this, you'll like: Dancer In The Dark, The Tree Of Life and Breaking The Waves

8. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 3,955 | Gross: $0.33M

5th If you liked this, you'll like: A Small Act, Waiting For Superman and The Lottery

9. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 59,128 | Gross: $0.54M


19th If you liked this, you'll like: Hotel Rwanda, Law Abiding Citizen and The Grey

10. Attack the Block (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

Director: Joe Cornish | Stars: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones

Votes: 91,770 | Gross: $1.02M

4th If you liked this, you'll like: Mars Attacks!, Gremlins and Assault On Precinct 13

11. Fortress (2012 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, War

A replacement co-pilot joins a B-17 bomber crew in North Africa. He soon finds himself at odds with the remainder of the crew and has to regain their trust and support.

Director: Mike Phillips | Stars: Bug Hall, Donnie Jeffcoat, Sean McGowan, Chris Owen

Votes: 1,765

24th If you liked this, you'll like: The Desert Fox, Days Of Glory and The Big Red One (American Pie fans should keep an eye out for Chris 'The Sherminator' Owen.)

12. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 417,062 | Gross: $209.40M

18th If you liked this, you'll like: Mission: Impossible, Mission Impossible II and The Bourne Identity (The code Ethan uses at the pay phoe to get his latest mission is the date of Tom Cruise's birthday, 07362)

13. The Divide (2011)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Horror

28 Metascore

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 33,129 | Gross: $0.02M

26th If you liked this, you'll like: Primer, 28 Days Later and Cabin Fever

14. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

56 Metascore

A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

Director: Troy Nixey | Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Bruce Gleeson

Votes: 43,971 | Gross: $24.04M


4th If you liked this, you'll like: Pan's Labyrinth, Don't Let Him In and Paranormal Activity

15. Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy

A group of college buddies sow their wild oats in New Orleans.

Director: Phil Dornfeld | Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Josh Gad, Bret Harrison, Arielle Kebbel

Votes: 5,327

4th If you liked this, you'll like: American Pie, Superband and The Inbetweeners

16. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

Votes: 122,842 | Gross: $78.05M


25th If you liked this, you'll like: The Other Guys, Starsky & Hutch and Cop Out

17. Jack and Jill (I) (2011)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

23 Metascore

Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his fraternal twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Elodie Tougne

Votes: 69,369 | Gross: $74.16M


4th If you liked this, you'll like: White Chicks, Happy Gilmor and Grown Ups (Technically Jack and Jill are fraternal, not identical, twins, given that they are different sexes)

18. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 74,696 | Gross: $54.54M


11th If you liked this, you'll like: Love Actually, Valentine's Day and Definitely Maybe (Lea Michele has two cats named after character Claude and Sheila from the musical Hair.)

19. Eliminate: Archie Cookson (2011)

91 min | Comedy, Thriller

When stolen secret tapes land on his desk, a washed up British spy , Archie Cookson, becomes the target for a psychopathic hit-man sent to retrieve them.

Director: Robin Holder | Stars: Paul Rhys, Claire Skinner, Georgia King, Paul Ritter

Votes: 71

24th If you liked this, you'll like: Johnny English Reborn, Tamara Drewe and Wild Target

20. The Pool Boys (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy

A pool boy and a gardener turn an empty mansion into a home for women who belong to the world's oldest profession.

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Brett Davern, Efren Ramirez, Rachelle Lefevre

Votes: 2,317

4th If you liked this, you'll like: Risky Business, Billy Madison and There's Something About Mary

21. Dolphin Tale (2011)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

64 Metascore

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble

Votes: 20,217 | Gross: $72.29M

24th If you liked this, you'll like: Free Willy, Fly Away Home and Duma

22. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.

Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 129,970 | Gross: $149.26M

11th If you liked this, you'll like: Shrek, Toy Story 3 and Up

23. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 198,322 | Gross: $77.59M

25th If you liked this, you'll like: The Goonies, Star Wars and Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Tintin's creator's widow said Spielberg was the only filmaker who could bring the comic books to the screen) (Speilberg was going to shoot the film entirely in GI until Jackson convinced him to use mo-cap instead)

24. Happy Feet Two (2011)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Directors: George Miller, Gary Eck, David Peers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 37,341 | Gross: $64.01M

24th If you liked this, you'll like: Happy Feet, Ice Age and Magagascar (Pink, aka Alicia Moore, who voices Gloria in Happy Feet Two, is a strict vegan)

25. 5 Star Day (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

One man's journey to disprove the theory of astrology leads him to answer some bigger question about life, love, fate and destiny.

Director: Danny Buday | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Guy Herbert, Will Yun Lee, Derek Shipp

Votes: 685


26. I Melt with You (2011)

R | 129 min | Drama

26 Metascore

When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control, and a pact they made as young men is revisited.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay

Votes: 5,512 | Gross: $0.00M


27. Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Western

Story of a young Wyatt Earp before he became a lawman. When someone important to him is killed he sets out to find the one responsible. He is joined by some friends among whom are Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Val Kilmer, Shawn Roberts, Daniel Booko, Matt Dallas

Votes: 1,517


28. Rites of Passage (I) (2012)

R | 103 min | Thriller

An anthropology student invites his classmates and professor to his family's abandoned ranch, once a sacred Chumash burial ground, to recreate an ancient ceremony.

Director: W. Peter Iliff | Stars: Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 1,330


29. Sophie & Sheba (II) (2010)

PG | 100 min | Family

A seventeen year old girl growing up in the zoo her family operates, focuses on her love of ballet and animals. Her parents are forced to sell Sheba the elephant to a traveling circus in ... See full summary »

Director: Leif Bristow | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Brittany Bristow, Erica Durance, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 233


30. Breaking Point (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

24 Metascore

"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Celentano | Stars: Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante, Musetta Vander

Votes: 611


31. 1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (2007)

Not Rated | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Pyotr Kislov, Michal Zebrowski, Artur Smolyaninov, Violetta Davydovskaya

Votes: 1,986


32. Foster (2011)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Looking to adopt a child and unable to conceive a child of their own, the Morrison's lives are turned upside down when a 7 year old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep.

Director: Jonathan Newman | Stars: Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd, Maurice Cole, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 2,489


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