2012 Top Ten List

By IMDb date: first public screening

93/100 Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
92/100 Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
91/100 Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
85/100 The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
85/100 Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012)
78/100 Drug War (Johnnie To, 2012)
75/100 Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
74/100 Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012)
71/100 Marvel’s The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
70/100 Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, 2012)

2012 U.S. Releases by Grade

  • 93/100
    Holy Motors  (Leos Carax, 2012)
  • 92/100
    Amour  (Michael Haneke, 2012)
  • 91/100
    Moonrise Kingdom  (Wes Anderson, 2012)
  • 85/100
    The Deep Blue Sea  (Terence Davies, 2011)
  • 85/100
    The Master  (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
  • 83/100
    This Is Not a Film  (Jafar Panahi, 2011)
  • 78/100
    The Turin Horse  (Bela Tarr, 2011)
  • 77/100
    Take This Waltz  (Sarah Polley, 2011)
  • 76/100
    Killer Joe  (William Friedkin, 2011)
  • 75/100
    Zero Dark Thirty  (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
  • 74/100
    Argo  (Ben Affleck, 2012)
  • 73/100
    Miss Bala  (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011)
  • 71/100
    Marvel’s The Avengers  (Joss Whedon, 2012)
  • 70/100
    Django Unchained  (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
  • 70/100
    Lincoln  (Steven Spielberg, 2012)
  • 69/100
    Skyfall  (Sam Mendes, 2012)
  • 65/100
    Lawless  (John Hillcoat, 2012)
  • 57/100
    The Qatsi Trilogy  (Godfrey Reggio, 2012)
  • 50/100
    Not Fade Away  (David Chase, 2012)
  • 48/100
    The Hunger Games  (Gary Ross, 2012)
  • 46/100
    Foxcatcher  (Bennett Miller, 2014)
  • 38/100
    Extraterrestrial  (Nacho Vigalondo, 2011)
  • 36/100
    Snow White and the Huntsman  (Rupert Sanders, 2012)
  • 34/100
    This Is 40  (Judd Apatow, 2012)
  • 33/100
    Polisse  (Maïwenn, 2011)

2012 U.S. Releases by Title

  • 92/100
    Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
  • 74/100
    Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012)
  • 85/100
    The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, 2011)
  • 70/100
    Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
  • 38/100
    Extraterrestrial (Nacho Vigalondo, 2011)
  • 46/100
    Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, 2014)
  • 93/100
    Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
  • 48/100
    The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)
  • 76/100
    Killer Joe (William Friedkin, 2011)
  • 65/100
    Lawless (John Hillcoat, 2012)
  • 70/100
    Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, 2012)
  • 71/100
    Marvel’s The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
  • 73/100
    Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011)
  • 91/100
    Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
  • 50/100
    Not Fade Away (David Chase, 2012)
  • 33/100
    Polisse (Maïwenn, 2011)
  • 57/100
    The Qatsi Trilogy (Godfrey Reggio, 2012)
  • 69/100
    Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012)
  • 36/100
    Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders, 2012)
  • 77/100
    Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2011)
  • 85/100
    The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
  • 34/100
    This Is 40 (Judd Apatow, 2012)
  • 83/100
    This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi, 2011)
  • 78/100
    The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr, 2011)
  • 75/100
    Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)

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