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