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. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  2. Lisa Schwarzbaum: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  3. David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012
  4. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  5. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  6. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  7. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  8. Tom Shone: 10 Best Films of 2012
  9. Joshua Rothkopf: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  10. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  11. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  12. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  13. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  14. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  15. Stephen Holden: Top 11 Films of 2012
  16. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  17. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  18. Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  19. Ed Gonzalez: Top 20 Films of 2012
  20. David Fear: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  21. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  22. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  23. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  24. Owen Gleiberman: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  25. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  26. Richard Corliss: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  27. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  28. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  29. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  30. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  31. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  32. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  33. Keith Uhlich: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  34. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2013
  35. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  36. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  37. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s
  38. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  39. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  40. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade