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. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  2. Darren Hughes: 10 Best Films of 2012
  3. Little White Lies: Top 10 Films of 2012
  4. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  5. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2011
  6. Jonathan Marlow: Top Ten Films of 2012
  7. Sight & Sound Poll: Best Films of 2011
  8. Stephen Holden: Top 11 Films of 2012
  9. Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  10. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  11. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  12. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  13. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  14. Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  15. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  16. Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012
  17. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  18. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  19. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  20. Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  21. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  22. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  23. Jordan Cronk: The 50 Best Films of the 2010s
  24. Ben Sachs: 20 Best Films of 2011
  25. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  26. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  27. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  28. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2011
  29. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  30. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  31. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s