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

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012

09 December 2012

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012 (a poll of over 90 critics, published by Sight & Sound Magazine)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011]

  1. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. TabuMiguel Gomes
  3. AmourMichael Haneke
  4. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  5. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  6. [tie] Berberian Sound StudioPeter Strickland
  7. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  8. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  9. [tie] CosmopolisDavid Cronenberg
  10. [tie] Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  11. [tie] This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb