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.
  1. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  2. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  3. Lisa Schwarzbaum: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  4. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  5. David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012
  6. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  7. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  8. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  9. Tom Shone: 10 Best Films of 2012
  10. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  11. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  12. Joshua Rothkopf: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  13. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  14. Stephen Holden: Top 11 Films of 2012
  15. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  16. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  17. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  18. David Fear: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  19. Ed Gonzalez: Top 20 Films of 2012
  20. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  21. Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  22. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  23. Owen Gleiberman: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  24. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  25. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  26. Richard Corliss: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  27. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  28. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  29. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  30. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  31. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  32. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  33. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2013
  34. Keith Uhlich: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  35. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  36. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012