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. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  2. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  3. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  4. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  5. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  6. Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  7. David Fear: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  8. Karina Longworth: Top 10 Films of 2012
  9. Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  10. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  11. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  12. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  13. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  14. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  15. Sean Fennessey: Top 10 Movies of the Decade
  16. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  17. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  18. Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade
  19. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  20. Little White Lies: Top 10 Films of 2012
  21. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  22. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  23. Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  24. Lisa Schwarzbaum: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  25. Vince Mancini: 7 Best Films of 2012
  26. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  27. Ben Sachs: 20 Favorite Films of 2012
  28. Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2012
  29. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  30. Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade
  31. Matt Patches: The Best Movies of the 2010s Decade
  32. Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade
  33. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  34. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  35. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  36. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  37. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  38. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  39. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  40. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  41. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  42. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  43. J Hoberman: 12 Best Films of 2012
  44. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  45. Chris Ryan: Top 10 Movies of the Decade
  46. Matt Singer: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  47. TIFF Cinematheque: The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View
  48. RogerEbert.com: The Best Films of the 2010s
  49. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  50. Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s
  51. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  52. Susannah Gruder: Best Movies of the 2010s
  53. K. Austin Collins: The 30 Best Movies of the 2010s
  54. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  55. Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade
  56. Jordan Cronk: The 50 Best Films of the 2010s
  57. The Independent: The 40 Best Films of the Decade
  58. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  59. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s