Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. Michael Sicinski: Top 12 Films of 2012
  2. A.V. Club: Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2012
  3. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  4. IndieWire: Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  5. IndieWire: Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  6. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2012
  7. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  8. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2012
  9. New Yorker: Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  10. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  11. Salon: Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  12. Village Voice: Karina Longworth: Top 10 Films of 2012
  13. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top 10 Films of the Decade 2010-2019
  14. Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Films of 2012
  15. Keyframe: Jonathan Marlow: Top Ten Films of 2012
  16. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  17. Fandor: Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012
  18. Keyframe: Miriam Bale: Top 10 Films of 2012
  19. Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2012
  20. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  21. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  22. Slant: Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  23. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  24. New York Times: Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  25. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  26. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  27. Little White Lies: Top 10 Films of 2012
  28. A.V. Club: Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2012
  29. Guardian: Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  30. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Best Films of the Decade (2010-2019)
  31. Darren Hughes: 10 Best Films of 2012
  32. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  33. Boston Globe: Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  34. A.V. Club: Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  35. IndieWire Poll: Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  36. A.V. Club: Alison Willmore: The Best Films of 2012
  37. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  38. Philadelphia Weekly: Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  39. Chicago Reader: Ben Sachs: 20 Favorite Films of 2012
  40. IndieWire Poll: Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  41. Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade
  42. Boston Globe: Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  43. TIFF Cinematheque: The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View
  44. Village Voice Film Poll: Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  45. Jordan Cronk: The 50 Best Films of the 2010s
  46. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  47. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  48. Philadelphia Weekly: Matt Prigge: Top 10 Films of 2012
  49. A.V. Club: Keith Phipps: The Best Films of 2012
  50. Slant: Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  51. ScreenCrush: Matt Singer: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  52. A.V. Club: Sam Adams: The Best Films of 2012
  53. Empire: 20 Best Films of 2012
  54. Hyperallergic: The Best Films of the Decade
  55. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  56. Boston Globe: Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade
  57. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  58. World of Reel: Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the 2010s
  59. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  60. Susannah Gruder: Best Movies of the 2010s
  61. Time Out New York: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  62. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  63. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s