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