20 Movies for Teens Fall 2012

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With summer ending, a whole new season of movies begins. September and October traditionally has the smaller indie style movies, however we then move on to November and December when the studios roll out both their blockbusters and Academy Award type movies.

Here are 20 Movies for teens to see during the fall of 2012:

The Inbetweeners (9/7) – Based on the British TV series about 4 socially troubled boys. In the movie, they go on vacation. An American version of the TV show premiered on MTV on August 20, 2012.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (9/14) – An adaptation of the novel about a high-school freshman who copes with his mental issues while trying to find a place to belong. He is introduced to the world of sex and drugs by senior friends. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Kate Walsh and Dylan McDermott.

Liberal Arts (9/14) – Liberal Arts stars Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) as a 35 year old who gets into a relationship with a 19 year old college student played by Elizabeth Olsen (sister of the twins). See review of Liberal Arts)

Dredd (9/21) – An adaptation of the 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. Rated R.

The Trouble With Curve (9/28) – a drama about a retiring baseball scout starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, John Goodman and Joe Massingill.

Hotel Transylvania (9/28) – 3D computer animated film in which Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters of the world to his hotel. Voiced by Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and David Spade.

Pitch Perfect (10/5) – Musical comedy about an all girls a cappella group starring Anna Kendrick.

Frankenweenie (10/5) – Made by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie is a 3d stop-motion comedy that is both a parody and homage to Frankenstein.

Chasing Mavericks (10/26) – Based on the life of surfer Jay Moriarity.

Vamps (11/2) – Kristen Ritter and Alicia Silverstone and vampires having fun in NYC in this new film from Amy Heckerling (Clueless). Great supporting cast including Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lewis, Wallace Shawn, Kristen Johnston, Malcolm McDowell, Marilu Henner and Justin Kirk. The theatrical release will be limited and Vamps will come out on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/13.

Wreck-It Ralph (11/2) – A 3d computer-animated comedy about an arcade game villain and hero. The villain doesn’t want to be the bad guy any more and escapes the game and lands in a different one. Voiced by John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman.

Skyfall (11/9) – Daniel Craig is back as James Bond.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (11/16) – The 5th and final movie of the series based on the second half of the 4th book and final book. Based on the book, this movie should be action packed and the most exciting of the series.

Red Dawn (11/21) – Remake of the 1984 movie in which a group of teenagers look to save their town from a North Korean invasion. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Hutcherson.

Silver Linings Playbook (11/21) – Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro star in this comedy drama based on the book. For older teens.

Rise of the Guardians (11/21) – DreamWorks 3D computer animated fantasy about Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, Sandman and The Guardians enlist Jack Frost to help fight The Nightmare King. Voiced by Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Dakota Goyo. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12/14) – An adaptation of the J.R.R Tolkien novel, which was a prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, in two parts. Peter Jackson is back as director. The lead role of Bilbo Baggins will be played by Martin Freeman. Reprising their roles from The Lord of the Rings series are Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom. The second part of the movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is scheduled to be released December 13, 2013.

Les Miserables

Les Misérables  (12/14) A musical drama based on the Broadway musical (my favorite Broadway musical of all time), which was based on the French novel. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.

Not Fade Away (12/21) – Coming of age drama about a group of friends in 1964 that form their own rock band. Directed by David Chase (The Sopranos).

The Guilt Trip (Formerly My Mother’s Curse) (12/25) – Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen star in a comedy about a mother and son driving cross-country together.

Some of these movies are more geared towards younger teens and tweens and some should only be seen by older teens. Be sure to check the ratings. I can’t wait to see Les Miserables this December. Which fall movie are you and your teens most looking forward to?

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See also:
20 Movies for Teens Fall 2013

55 Best Movies for Teens 2013
Liberal Arts: New Movie by HIMYM’s Josh Radnor

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  1. I predict that Les Miz will be a huge hit – talk about angsty drama! Perfect for teens.

  2. I hope the Hobbit is better than the third Lord of Rings.. What a disappointment. Great summary!

  3. Looking forward to the remake of Red Dawn. Hoping it’s as cheesy and fun as the first one–WOLVERINES!

  4. My daughter and I were just talking today about how we’re looking forward to The Hobbit.

  5. The Hobbit and Les Mis. TOTALLY!

  6. I’m looking foward to seeing Fever Pitch, The Perks of being a Wallflower, The Hobbit and maybe Red Dawn. 🙂 Thank you for the list!

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