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

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012

19 December 2012

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012 (as published by The Village Voice, compiled from the votes of over 80 critics)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011]

  1. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  3. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  4. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  5. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  6. AmourMichael Haneke
  7. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr
  9. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  10. TabuMiguel Gomes
  11. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  12. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  13. [tie] Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  14. [tie] Oslo, August 31stJoachim Trier
  15. The Loneliest PlanetJulia Loktev
  16. CosmopolisDavid Cronenberg
  17. Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino
  18. BernieRichard Linklater
  19. Silver Linings PlaybookDavid O. Russell
  20. Rust and BoneJacques Audiard
  21. ArgoBen Affleck
  22. [tie] BarbaraChristian Petzold
  23. Almayer’s FollyChantal Akerman
  24. Neighboring SoundsKleber Mendonça Filho
  25. Magic MikeSteven Soderbergh