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.

Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012

21 December 2012

Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012, as published by The A.V. Club

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

  1. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  3. Life of PiAng Lee
  4. Damsels in DistressWhit Stillman
  5. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  6. It’s Such a Beautiful DayDon Hertzfeldt
  7. Photographic MemoryRoss McElwee
  8. LooperRian Johnson
  9. The Queen of VersaillesLauren Greenfield
  10. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  11. Premium RushDavid Koepp
  12. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  13. This Is 40Judd Apatow
  14. I WishHirokazu Kore-eda
  15. The Cabin in the WoodsDrew Goddard