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