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.

Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012

02 January 2013

Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015]

  1. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  2. It’s Such a Beautiful DayDon Hertzfeldt
  3. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  4. The GreyJoe Carnahan
  5. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  6. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  7. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  8. The Dark Knight RisesChristopher Nolan
  9. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  10. BelovedChristophe Honoré
  11. Room 237Rodney Ascher
  12. SamsaraRon Fricke
  13. Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino
  14. Almayer’s FollyChantal Akerman
  15. ExtraterrestrialNacho Vigalondo
  16. The Raid: RedemptionGareth Evans
  17. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  18. Life of PiAng Lee
  19. Keep the Lights OnIra Sachs
  20. Anna KareninaJoe Wright