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Argo

argoArgo is a dramatic thriller film directed by Ben Affleck.
A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

Release date: 31 August 2012

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Budget: $44.5 million

Directed by: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman

The Master

Release date: 1 September 2012

Genre: Drama

Budget: $35 million

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring:  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

Looper

Release date: 6 September 2012

Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Budget: $30 million

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels

Anna Karenina

Release date: 7 September 2012

Genre: Drama

Budget: £31 million

Directed by:  Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald

Taken 2

Release date: 7 September 2012

Genre:  Action, Crime, Thriller

Budget: $45 million

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija

Cloud Atlas

Release date: 8 September 2012

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Budget: $102 million

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant

End of Watch

Release date: 8 September 2012

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Budget: $7 million

Directed by: David Ayer

Starring:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick

The Impossible

Release date: 9 September 2012

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Budget:                $45 million

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona

Starring:  Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland

Life Of Pi

Release date:  28 September 2012

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Budget: $120 million

Directed by:  Ang Lee

Starring:  Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Gerard Depardieu, Rafe Spall

Skyfall

Release date: 23 October 2012

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Crime

Budget: $150−200 million

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Release date: 28 November 2012

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Budget: $200–315 million

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring:  Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis

Django Unchained

Release date: 25 December 2012

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western

Budget: $100 million

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, Don Johnson

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Pt. 2

Release date: 14 November 2012

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Budget: $120 million

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption

Release date: 17 January 2012

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Budget: $6 million

Directed by: Roel Reine

Starring: Victor Webster, Bostin Christopher, Temuera Morrison, Krystal Vee, Selina Lo, Kimbo Slice, Dave Batista

Underworld: Awakening

Release date: 19 January 2012

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror

Budget: $70 million

Directed by:  Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Sandrine Holt, Theo James, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea, Charles Dance

Chronicle

Release date: 28 January 2012

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Budget: $15 million

Directed by: Josh Trank

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russel, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Release date: 17 February 2012

Genre:  Action, Comedy

Budget: $57 million

Directed by: Eric Rodriguez

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Johnny Whitworth, Christopher Lambert, Idris Elba

The Hunger Games

Release date: 12 March 2012

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Budget: $78 million

Directed by: Gary Ross

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland

Wrath of the Titans

Release date: 28 March 2012

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Budget: $150 million

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Starring: Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson

The Avengers

Release date: 11 April 2012

Genre: Action

Budget:                $220 million

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring:   Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson

Men in Black III

Release date: 14 May 2012

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Budget: $215 million

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader, David Rasche, Emma Thompson

Moonrise Kingdom

Release date: 16 May 2012

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Budget: $16 million

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban

Amour

Release date: 20 May 2012

Genre: Drama,  Romance

Budget: €7.29 million

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring:  Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert

Killing Them Softly

Release date: 22 May 2012

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Budget: $15 million

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

Starring: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard

Prometheus

Release date: 30 May 2012

Genre:  Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Budget: $130 million

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron

The Amazing Spider-Man

Release date: 13 June 2012

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Budget: $230 million

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field

The Dark Knight Rises

Release date: 16 July 2012

Genre:  Action, Crime, Thriller

Budget: $250–300 million

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman

Total Recall

Release date: 2 August 2012

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Budget: $125 million

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy

The Expendables 2

Release date: 8 August 2012

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Thriller

Budget: $100 million

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Freelancers

Release date: 10 August 2012

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Budget: $20 million

Directed by: Jessy Terrero

Starring: 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro