Year-End Lists

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Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012

14 December 2012

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011]

  1. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  2. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  3. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  4. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  5. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  6. TabuMiguel Gomes
  7. Oslo, August 31stJoachim Trier
  8. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  9. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky
  10. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  11. Neighboring SoundsKleber Mendonça Filho
  12. The Color WheelAlex Ross Perry
  13. CosmopolisDavid Cronenberg
  14. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  15. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  16. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  17. How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDSDavid France
  18. Killer JoeWilliam Friedkin
  19. Girl Walk // All DayJacob Krupnick
  20. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  21. The ComedyRick Alverson
  22. Almayer’s FollyChantal Akerman
  23. AttenbergAthina Rachel Tsangari
  24. BarbaraChristian Petzold
  25. Magic MikeSteven Soderbergh