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