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Top 20 Best Romantic Movies Of 2012

The First Time
Starring: Britt Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, Craig Roberts, Victoria Justice
Director: Jon Kasdan
Out: 19th October 2012

[Critics: 44%] [Public: 6.1]


Anna Karenina
Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Domhnall Gleeson
Director: Joe Wright
Out: 16th November 2012

Best Romance Films 2012
Anna Karenina (Knightley) has an affair with a dashing young Count (Johnson) who wants her to leave her stable husband (Law). Based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, this has Shakespeare In Love writer Tom Stoppard penning the screenplay, Atonement director Joe Wright, and Keira Knightley starring, so should be a serious awards contender. A key difference between this and earlier cinematic versions is it’ll concentrate less on the title character and more on creating a portrait of a community. Much of the Russian melodrama’s power was in its ability to shock but today having an affair isn’t nearly so daring or scandalous. Still if it’s an epic love story you’re looking for, this is it. [Critics: 62%] [Public: 7.1]

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Anna Kendrick
Director: Bill Condon
Out: 16th November 2012

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After the birth of their vampiric daughter, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts them in front of the Volturi. The plot of the novel is waaay out there, with the vampire baby talking like an adult and Jacob Black kinda falling in love with it when it’s two years old. I expect this’ll get toned down considerably, the actress playing the kid is ten years old for a start. They’re also adding a bigger climactic battle scene than was in the book. The director of Part 1 remains in charge. Given this movie is expected to make $700 million+ theatrically, the studio has said that the series is likely to continue beyond it, as a TV show at the very least. By this point you’re either a huge fan or not. [Critics: 48%] [Public: 5.8]

Rust And Bone
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure
Director: Jacques Audiard
Out: 23rd November 2012

[Critics: 81%] [Public: 7.6]


Playing For Keeps
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Out: 7th December 2012

[Critics: 4%] [Public: 5.2]

RANKINGS – Critics (via Rotten Tomatoes)
1st: Titanic 3D (87%)
2nd: Perks Of Being A Wallflower (85%)
3rd: Rust And Bone (81%)
4th: Magic Mike (80%)
5th: Ruby Sparks (79%)
6th: The Deep Blue Sea (79%)
7th: Take This Waltz (78%)
8th: Liberal Arts (69%)
9th: Celeste And Jesse Forever (68%)
10th: Friends With Kids (67%)
11th: The Five-Year Engagement (64%)
12th: Anna Karenina (62%)
13th: Bachelorette (55%)
14th: Think Like A Man (54%)
15th: Perfect Sense (52%)
16th: Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 (48%)
17th: The First Time (44%)
18th: Step Up 4: Miami Heat (43%)
19th: Rock Of Ages (41%)
20th: The Vow (29%)
21st: This Means War (26%)
22nd: What To Expect W’Expecting (22%)
23rd: The Lucky One (20%)
24th: Bel Ami (20%)
25th: LOL (20%)
26th: Playing For Keeps (4%)
RANKINGS – Public (via IMDB)
1st: Perks Of Being A Wallflower (8.3)
2nd: Titanic 3D (7.6)
3rd: Rust And Bone (7.6)
4th: Ruby Sparks (7.2)
5th: Anna Karenina (7.1)
6th: Perfect Sense (7.0)
7th: The Vow (6.7)
8th: Liberal Arts (6.6)
9th: Celeste And Jesse Forever (6.6)
10th: Take This Waltz (6.5)
11th: The Five-Year Engagement (6.3)
12th: This Means War (6.3)
13th: Magic Mike (6.2)
14th: The Deep Blue Sea (6.2)
15th: Step Up 4: Miami Heat (6.2)
16th: The Lucky One (6.2)
17th: Friends With Kids (6.1)
18th: The First Time (6.1)
19th: Think Like A Man (6.0)
20th: Rock Of Ages (5.9)
21st: Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 (5.8)
22nd: What To Expect W’Expecting (5.4)
23rd: Bel Ami (5.3)
24th: Bachelorette (5.2)
25rd: Playing For Keeps (5.2)
26th: LOL (3.6)

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