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.

Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012

12 January 2013

Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012, as published by IndieWire

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2011]

  1. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  2. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  3. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  4. The Cabin in the WoodsDrew Goddard
  5. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  6. KlownMikkel Nørgaard
  7. ComplianceCraig Zobel
  8. ArgoBen Affleck
  9. LooperRian Johnson
  10. Girl Walk // All DayJacob Krupnick
  11. Cloud AtlasLana & Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer
  12. Jeff, Who Lives at HomeJay and Mark Duplass
  13. Not Fade AwayDavid Chase
  14. Oslo, August 31stJoachim Trier
  15. ParaNormanChris Butler & Sam Fell
  16. Sleepless NightFrédéric Jardin
  17. Life of PiAng Lee
  18. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  19. Magic MikeSteven Soderbergh
  20. Universal Soldier: Day of ReckoningJohn Hyams