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.

Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2012

13 January 2013

Les Inrockuptibles: 20 Best Films of 2012

[see also 2017, 2013, 2011]

  1. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  2. TabuMiguel Gomes
  3. In Another CountryHong Sang-soo
  4. TwixtFrancis Ford Coppola
  5. Damsels in DistressWhit Stillman
  6. 4:44 Last Day on EarthAbel Ferrara
  7. Camille RewindsNoémie Lvovsky
  8. LooperRian Johnson
  9. A World Without WomenGuillaume Brac
  10. Atomic AgeHéléna Klotz
  11. Take ShelterJeff Nichols
  12. Giacomo’s SummerAlessandro Comodin
  13. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  14. BarbaraChristian Petzold
  15. Fengming: A Chinese MemoirWang Bing
  16. Laurence AnywaysXavier Dolan
  17. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  18. Go Go TalesAbel Ferrara
  19. AmourMichael Haneke
  20. Smugglers’ SongsRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche