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It seems that these days everybody is talking about the most anticipated movies of the summer. A lot of comedies, a brand new Woody Allen flick, the last awesome adventure of the Dark Knight, an Oliver Stone film and the widely anticipated Prometheus – these are only a few of our top choices for the summer of 2012. Check out our list below and don’t forget to mark your calendars!

Snow White And The Huntsman

IMDB synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth.

Premiere date: June 1.

Why you should see it: After ‘Mirror Mirror’ we think people deserve a chance to relate to a more powerful Snow White.

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Lola Versus

IMDB synopsis: Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman.

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Debra Winger.

Premiere date: June 8.

Why you should see it: Greta Gerwig is pretty adorable, don’t you think?

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

IMDB synopsis: The gang is back! Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock.

Premiere date: June 8.

Why you should see it: If you enjoyed the previous installments it’s definitely a must.

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IMDB synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce.

Premiere date: June 8.

Why you should see it: Have you seen the trailer? It has to be epic.

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Rock of Ages

IMDB synopsis: Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise.

Premiere date: June 15.

Why you should see it: The cast is pretty amazing.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

IMDB synopsis: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody.

Premiere date: June 22.

Why you should see it: Personally, I was excited just after reading the title.

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IMDB synopsis: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson.

Premiere date: June 22.

Why you should watch it: Well, it’s Pixar, so it will probably be the one of the best films of 2012.

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To Rome With Love

IMDB synopsis: A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.

Starring: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni, Jesse Eisenberg.

Premiere date: June 22.

Why you should watch it: It’s Woody Allen’s latest movie. This should be enough.

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Magic Mike

IMDB synopsis: Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello.

Premiere date: June 29.

Why you should watch it: This one is for the ladies, if we take a quick look at the cast.

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Take This Waltz

IMDB synopsis: A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Sarah Silverman.

Premiere date: June 29.

Why you should watch it: Michelle Williams is one of the most acclaimed actresses from Hollywood at the moment, and Rogen always does a pretty good job.

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IMDB synopsis: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Demián Bichir, Benicio del Toro.

Premiere date: July 6.

Why you should watch it: Directed by Oliver Stone.

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The Amazing Spider-Man

IMDB synopsis: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

Starring: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

Premiere date: July 6.

Why you should watch it: If you’re a fan of super-here movies you should be looking forward to this.

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IMDB synopsis: A story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane, who also directs it.

Premiere date: July 13.

Why you should watch it:  The trailer for this movie is the most exciting, funny and awesome trailer we’ve seen in a long time. So yes, we are psyched.

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Ice Age: Continental Drift

IMDB synopsis: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lopez.

Premiere date: July 13.

Why you should watch it: Scrat.

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The Dark Knight Rises

IMDB synopsis: Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Liam Neeson, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway.

Premiere date: July 20.

Why you should watch it: The legend ends this summer. You don’t want to miss that.

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Neighborhood Watch

IMDB syopsis: Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup.

Premiere date: July 27.

Why you should watch it: After watching the trailer, this one seems like it has a shot of being the funniest movies released this summer.

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IMDB synopsis: A look at what happens when partners from different social backgrounds engage in physical relationships.

Starring: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins.

Premiere date: August 3.

Why you should watch it: It’s directed by Fernando Meirelles, the one responsible for ‘City of God’.

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Celeste and Jesse Forever

IMDB synopsis: A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones.

Premiere date: August 3.

Why you should watch it: It’s written by ‘Parks and Recreation’ funnygirl Rashida Jones and Will McCarthy.

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The Campaign

IMDB synopsis: Two rival North Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis.

Premiere date: August 10.

Why you should watch it: Ferrell vs. Galifianakis. Who wouldn’t want to see that?

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IMDB synopsis: Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become Motown sensations, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

Starring: Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Cee-Lo Green.

Premiere date: August 17.

Why you should watch it: It’s Whitney Houston’s on-screen finale.

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Which of the movies on our list are most excited about? Hit the comments and let us know!