Best Romantic Comedies and Love Stories of 2012: Featuring the new trailer to "Step Up 4"
Throughout cinematic history, we've treated to some of the most touching love stories ever conceived. In fact, it's thanks to the romantic love stories that Hollywood creates that we gotten such great films like "Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca", and others. And over the years, we've even had a lot of great romantic comedies to enjoy as well, as it was practically invented by the legendary director, Frank Capra, when he made such great movies like "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town", "It Happened One Night", "It's a Wonderful Life", and others.
That's why I'm so happy to present the "Best Romantic Comedies and Love Stories of 2012." Here, you can see a great selection of various love stories that'll either warm your heart, or perhaps make us laugh as well. Unlike last year, I've taken the liberty of categorizing these preview hubs in perspective categories. Unfortunately, this also means you might start to see some of these movies appear in multiple preview hubs. This is because I can't assume that the same group of people will read this hub, will necessarily read my "Best Comedies of 2012" as well.
Another thing worth noting is that not all these movies have trailers yet, but I will be updating this hub as soon as they become available. Also be sure to check your local listings, as release dates are subject to change.
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Victor Garber, Jonathan Hyde, Suzy Amis, Lewis Abernathy, Nicolas Cascone, Anatoly M. Sagalevitch
Synopsis: 84 years later, a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.
Release Date: April 6, 2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2
Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Rosenberg
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick, Lee Pace, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Michael Sheen, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Reaser, Mackenzie Foy, Jackson Rathbone, Jamie Campbell Bower
Synopsis: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Release Date: November 16, 2012
Angel Falls in Love
Director: Dan Peterson
Writer: Dan Peterson
Cast: Brandy Ingram, Alberto Frezza, Jenni Melear, Maury Zeller, Matt Fowler, Dan Lawler, Liane Curtis, Shawn DePasquale, Paul Suda, Jason Lee Thomas, Tyler Ford, Craig C. Chen
Synopsis: A subversive romance, "Angel Falls in Love" involves an aimless young woman, forever scarred by childhood tragedy, currently existing in a drunken 420 haze with an abusive boyfriend until finding herself drawn to a young man who moves in next door with his girlfriend.
Release Date: April 20, 2012
Black & White in Colors
Director: Leonardo Corbucci
Writer: Leonardo Corbucci
Cast: Leonardo Corbucci, Dragomir Sholev, Tanya Mickov, Ruslan Kupenov, Kitodar Todorov, Desislava Dimitrova, Yordan Spirov, Ivona Tsocheva, Olga Apostolova, Alicia Martinez, Pavel Fotografov, Milko Mussolinov, Alexander Nadydenov, Jordan Spirov, Georgi Cunkov
Synopsis: It's a story about two men and a woman in a love triangle... But in another world, in another time. We are watching the story from the altered point of view of a person, who believes that feelings are not under control. In his mind real becomes unreal, what he likes becomes gradually "reality", but also his subconscious takes part in the events. As an inevitable solving verdict, something vanishes and something enters the depths of himself and his world.
Release Date: May 14, 2012
Warning: This Trailer Contains Adult Language and Brief Nudity that May not be suitable for younger viewers. Parental Discretion is Advised.
Director: Patrik-Ian Polk
Writer: Patrik-Ian Polk
Cast: Jussie Smollett, Anthony Burrell, Blake Young-Fountain, Shanika Warren-Markland, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Jennia Fredrique, Wilson Cruz, B. Scott, Darryl Stephens, Joshua Cruz, Robb Sherman, Dustin Ross
Synopsis: Feature film from award-winning writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five black Brown University classmate s- four gay men and one lesbian - reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama.
Release Date: February 10, 2012
Director: Ben Shelton
Writer: Skyler Caleb
Cast: Skyler Caleb, Meg Cionni, Tim Daly, Alison Haislip, Tara Molika Erickson, Steve Moulton, Keith Coogan, Sam Daly, Wade Williams, Siri Baruc, John Ross Bowie, Sanford Holsapple, Randy McDowell, Christian Calloway, Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace
Synopsis: A young man on the verge of success meets a beautiful woman he can inexplicably connect with in his dreams.
Release Date: September 16, 2012
Director: Malcolm Goodwin
Writer: Victor Hawks
Cast: Victor Hawks, Gino Anthony Pesi, Devin Ratray, Brooke Nevin, Alexandra Chando, Anabelle Acosta, Angie Canuel, Brian Johnson, David Weil, Jay Schmidt, Mackenzie Mauzy, Francesca Catalano, Danny Burstein, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Richard Hawks
Synopsis: Vin, Bobby, and Ray, are three blue collar guys, that can't seem to get thing to line up in their lives. They had so many dreams when they were 18, but then life seemed to catch up with them, and now they feel stuck in every way. This is a story about men, and the women who make them better.
Release Date: April 30, 2012
Director: Kevin Connor
Writers: Steve Mayhew, Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Roger Moore, Aidan Quinn, Sarah Bolger, Stacy Keach, Judy Cornwell, Geraldine Chaplin, Susan Lynch, Gerard McSorley
Synopsis: In 1951, the legendary Oscar winning Hollywood director John Ford and a cast that included John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara descended upon the village of Cong, in rural Ireland, to make what is recognised as Ford's most popular film The Quiet Man. It changed lives forever.
Release Date: March 17, 2012
Director: Sheldon Robins
Writer: Sheldon Robins
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Rain, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Synopsis: Three friends choose separate paths to succeed in the professional dance industry in Los Angeles.
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Director: Adam Lipsius
Writer: Leigh Dunlap
Cast: Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey, Keith Coulouris, Susie Abromeit, Lindsey Black, Mark Elias, Steven Christopher Parker, Alexandra Paul, Kelly Gould, Josh Cooke, Temara Melek, Michelle Page, Josh Blaylock, Julia Kelleher, Lisa Moore-Marquez
Synopsis: A star teenage tennis player finds herself at the top of the league, but she gets injured during a match; which forces her out of the game for a while. Saddened at first, she soon finds that this new found injury leads her to discover what she's been missing her whole life...having the opportunity to be a real teenager, and possibly know the joys of falling in love.
Release Date: January 20, 2012
Director: Minh Collins
Writer: Thompson Evans
Cast: Shirly Brener, Joseph Lawrence, Andrea Evans, Bryce Johnson, Curtis Armstrong, John Savage, Michael Kostroff, Chris Owen, Loren Lester, Jenny O'Hara, Carlee Baker, Rhyan Blade, Daniel Bonjour, Dominick Brandt, Donovan Brandt
Synopsis: Charlotte is a woman with anger management issues who writes a journal to keep her emotions in check, at the suggestion of her therapist. Unlucky in her love life, she ventures online to find a boyfriend. Just as she reaches her limit of unsuccessful dates, Charlotte meets her soul mate Lyle. Everything is perfect until Lyle finds Charlotte's journal, and then sets out to prove just how deeply he loves her.
Release Date: March 3, 2012
Jack and Diane
Director: Bradley Rust Gray
Writer: Bradley Rust Gray
Cast: Juno Temple, Jena Malone, Kylie Minogue, Riley Keough, Haviland Morris, Leo Fitzpatrick, Dane DeHaan, Cara Seymour, Michael Chernus, Neal Huff, Rock Kohli, Michael Jefferson, Zohren Weiss, Jen Ponton, David Villalobos
Synopsis: Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions.
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Directors: David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Writer: Dax Shepard
Cast: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Rosenbaum, Beau Bridges, David Koechner, Tom Arnold, Joy Bryant, Ryan Hansen, Steve Agee, Nate Tuck, John Duff, Kal Bennett, Shannon Joy Rodgers
Synopsis: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Release Date: August 24, 2012
Step Up 4
Director: Scott Speer
Writer: Jenny Mayer
Cast: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Alyson Stoner, Ryan Guzman, Chadd Smith, Stephen Boss, Megan Boone, Jessica Guadix, Morgane Slemp, Cleopatra Coleman, Tommy Dewey, Lynn Telzer, Celestina, Tamara Jones
Synopsis: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Release Date: July 27, 2012
Director: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Thomas Rose
Cast: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Rob Riggle, Tim Blake Nelson, James LeGros, Michael Gaston, Mark Ivanir, Bruce Altman, Andrew Daly, Jonathan Slavin
Synopsis: In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Release Date: February 3, 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Director: Kirk Jones
Writers: Shauna Cross, Heather Hach, Heidi Murkoff
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Brooklyn Decker, Chace Crawford, Joe Manganiello, Chris Rock, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Megan Mullally, Thomas Lennon, Genesis Rodriguez
Synopsis: A romantic comedy that details the lives and troubles of five couples, as they prepare to become parents.
Release Date: May 11, 2012
Director: Michael Corrente
Writer: Peter Facinelli
Cast: Peter Facinelli, Jaimie Alexander, Michael Madsen, Christy Carlson Romano, Joe Pantoliano, William Forsythe, Vincent Gallo, Stream, Marianne Leone, Alex Ziwak, Tom DeNucci
Synopsis: A young pickpocket in the New York subways, finds out that a woman from his past who is now pregnant with his child. Conflicted about this sudden turn of events, he must now choose between the carefree criminal lifestyle that he's accustomed to, or facing responsibility for his actions.
Release Date: January 11, 2012
Beauty and the Beast 3-D
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writers: Linda Woolverton, Roger Allers, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Brian Pimental, Joe Ranft, Kelly Asbury, Chris Sanders, Kevin Harkey, Bruce Woodside, Tom Ellery, Robert Lence, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Voice Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart, Jesse Corti, Hal Smith, Jo Anne Worley, Mary Kay Bergman, Brian Cummings, Alvin Epstein, Tony Jay, Alec Murphy, Kimmy Robertson, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker
Synopsis: Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle's father, causes the two to meet.
A beautiful tale by Disney being re-released in 3-D
Release Date: January 13, 2012
The Five-Year Engagement
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Kevin Hart, Jacki Weaver, Chris Parnell, Mindy Kaling, Mimi Kennedy, Jim Piddock, Dakota Johnson, David Paymer, Adam Campbell, Jane Carr
Synopsis: A romantic comedy that charts the twists and turns of a engaged couple's relationship.
Release Date: April 27, 2012
This Means War
Writers: Timothy Dowling, Simon Kinberg, Marcus Gautesen
Cast: Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Abigail Spencer, Til Schweiger, Laura Vandervoort, Natassia Malthe, Angela Bassett, Jenny Slate, Chelsea Handler, Brendan Meyer, Warren Christie, David Koechner, Emilie Ullerup, Marie Avgeropoulos
Synopsis: Two top CIA operatives go head to head against each other, after they find out that they've been dating the same woman for a while. Instead of confronting the girl about this, the two CIA operatives do everything and anything to win the girl, while taking out the competition so to speak.
Release Date: February 17, 2012
Director: Michael Sucsy
Writers: Jason Katims, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Michael Sucsy
Cast: Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange, Wendy Crewson, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Lucas Bryant, Tatiana Maslany, Jeananne Goossen, Dillon Casey, Kristina Pesic, Brittney Irvin, Rachel Skarsten, Jessica McNamee, Kim Roberts
Synopsis: A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.
Release Date: February 10, 2012
Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Writers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz
Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Katrina Bowden, John Cho, Tara Reid, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Dania Ramirez, Eugene Levy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Synopsis: The old gang gets to together for their high school reunion where they find themselves get into all sorts of mischief, and fun.
Release Date: April 6, 2012
Rock of Ages
Director: Adam Shankman
Writers: Justin Theroux, Chris D'Arienzo, Allan Loeb
Cast: Tom Cruise, Bryan Cranston, Malin Akerman, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Will Forte, Diego Boneta, Lisa Marie Quillinan
Synopsis: Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams. It's love at first sight when they first meet. Unfortunately, their romance will face a series of challenges.
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Director: Tyler Perry
Writer: Tyler Perry
Cast: Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton, Rebecca Romijn, Eddie Cibrian, Brian White, Phylicia Rashad, Jamie Kennedy, Jordenn Thompson, Ylian Alfaro Snyder, Ashley LeConte Campbell, Jill St. Williams, Jermaine Thomas, Andrew Masset, Melody Johnson
Synopsis: Right before his wedding, an affluent man (Perry) gets involved helping out a single mother, but soon discovers that he starts to harbor feelings for her that complicate his engagement.
Release Date: February 24, 2012
Warning: This trailer contains violence, graphic images, adult situations, and brief nudity. Parental Discretion is Advised
The Girl from the Naked Eye
Director: David Ren
Writers: David Ren, Jason Yee, Larry Madill
Cast: Jason Yee, Samantha Streets, Gary Stretch, Dominique Swain, Ron Yuan, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Sasha Grey, Jerry Ying, James Lew, Pete Antico, Kovar McClure, Chris Ufland, Art Hsu, Tara Macken, Lateef Crowder
Synopsis: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind are cell phone calls made the night she died. To avenge Sandy's death Jake must risk everything and walk a bloody path to find her killer.
Release Date: April 1, 2012
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