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.
2012 Movies

Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012

11 December 2012

Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012, as published by The New Yorker

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011]

  1. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  2. [tie] Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  3. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  4. Oki’s MovieHong Sang-soo
  5. [tie] This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  6. To Rome with LoveWoody Allen
  7. TabuMiguel Gomes
  8. The Color WheelAlex Ross Perry
  9. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  10. Damsels in DistressWhit Stillman
  11. We Have a PopeNanni Moretti
  12. This Is 40Judd Apatow
  13. Red Hook SummerSpike Lee
  14. Magic MikeSteven Soderbergh
  15. Fake It So RealRobert Greene
  16. BrenieRichard Linklater
  17. ChronicleJosh Trank
  18. HaywireSteven Soderbergh
  19. The ComedyRick Alverson
  20. Bad FeverDustin Guy Defa
  21. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady JayeMarie Losier
  22. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  23. In Another CountryHong Sang-soo
  24. GreenSophia Takal
  25. Almayer’s FollyChantal Akerman
  26. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  27. Jeff, Who Lives at HomeJay and Mark Duplass