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.

Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012

03 January 2013

Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012

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

  1. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr
  3. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  4. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  5. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  6. CosmopolisDavid Cronenberg
  7. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  8. LooperRian Johnson
  9. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  10. TabuMiguel Gomes
  11. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  12. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  13. ParaNormanChris Butler & Sam Fell
  14. Hello, I Must Be GoingTodd Louisa
  15. AmourMichael Haneke
  16. FlightRobert Zemeckis
  17. BernieRichard Linklater
  18. Not Fade AwayDavid Chase
  19. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  20. SkyfallSam Mendes
  21. The Dark Knight RisesChristopher Nolan
  22. Damsels in DistressWhit Stillman
  23. Goodbye First LoveMia Hansen-Løve
  24. PrometheusRidley Scott
  25. Red Hook SummerSpike Lee