Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012

07 December 2012

Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012

  1. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  2. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  3. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  4. ArgoBen Affleck
  5. Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino
  6. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  7. Silver Linings PlaybookDavid O. Russell
  8. SkyfallSam Mendes
  9. Les MisérablesTom Hooper
  10. LooperRian Johnson
  11. The AvengersJoss Whedon
  12. Life of PiAng Lee
  13. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  14. The Dark Knight RisesChristopher Nolan
  15. The Hunger GamesGary Ross
  16. Pitch PerfectJason Moore
  17. AmourMichael Haneke
  18. 21 Jump StreetPhil Lord and Chris Miller
  19. FlightRobert Zemeckis
  20. The Perks of Being a WallflowerStephen Chbosky
  21. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  22. The ImpossibleJuan Antonio Bayona
  23. ParaNormanChris Butler & Sam Fell
  24. Wreck-It RalphRich Moore
  25. Promised LandGus Van Sant
  26. Magic MikeSteven Soderbergh
  27. The Cabin in the WoodsDrew Goddard
  28. The GreyJoe Carnahan
  29. Sleepwalk With MeMike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish
  30. The SessionsBen Lewin
  31. This Is 40Judd Apatow
  32. Ruby SparksJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
  33. Celeste & Jesse ForeverLee Toland Krieger