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.

Empire: 20 Best Films of 2012

25 December 2012

Empire: 20 Best Films of 2012

[see also 2011]

  1. The AvengersJoss Whedon
  2. ArgoBen Affleck
  3. The Dark Knight RisesChristopher Nolan
  4. SkyfallSam Mendes
  5. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  6. SightseersBen Wheatley
  7. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  8. The Raid: RedemptionGareth Evans
  9. HeadhuntersMorten Tyldum
  10. Rust and BoneJacques Audiard
  11. Life of PiAng Lee
  12. ChronicleJosh Trank
  13. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  14. LooperRian Johnson
  15. The DescendantsAlexander Payne
  16. The ImposterBart Layton
  17. Magic MikeSteven Soderbergh
  18. Young AdultJason Reitman
  19. AmourMichael Haneke
  20. The HuntThomas Vinterberg