The Best Movies of 2012   (197) Most Notable
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# 1 for 2012, # 447 Overall Amour 2012 Haneke, Michael France / Germany / Austria BD
# 2 for 2012, # 609 Overall Zero Dark Thirty 2012 Bigelow, Kathryn USA BD
# 3 for 2012, # 822 Overall Lincoln 2012 Spielberg, Steven USA / India BDS
# 4 for 2012, # 849 Overall Argo 2012 Affleck, Ben USA BD
# 5 for 2012, # 931 Overall Life of Pi 2012 Lee, Ang USA BDS
# 6 for 2012, # 1120 Overall Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 Zeitlin, Benh USA BD
# 7 for 2012, # 1242 Overall The Master 2012 Anderson, Paul Thomas USA BD
# 8 for 2012, # 1250 Overall Silver Linings Playbook 2012 Russell, David O. USA BD
# 9 for 2012, # 1333 Overall Les Misérables 2012 Hooper, Tom UK BDS
# 10 for 2012, # 1362 Overall Holy Motors 2012 Carax, Leos France / Germany BD
# 11 for 2012, # 1482 Overall Moonrise Kingdom 2012 Anderson, Wes USA BDS
# 12 for 2012, # 1512 Overall The Hunt 2012 Vinterberg, Thomas Denmark BD
# 13 for 2012, # 1559 Overall Stories We Tell 2012 Polley, Sarah Canada D
# 14 for 2012, # 1624 Overall Looper 2012 Johnson, Rian USA / China BDS
# 15 for 2012, # 1662 Overall Django Unchained 2012 Tarantino, Quentin USA BDS
# 16 for 2012, # 1812 Overall The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Nolan, Christopher USA / UK BDS
# 17 for 2012, # 1876 Overall A Royal Affair 2012 Arcel, Nikolaj Denmark / Sweden / Czech Republic BDS
# 18 for 2012, # 1877 Overall The Gatekeepers 2012 Moreh, Dror Israel / France / Germany / Belgium BD
# 19 for 2012, # 1904 Overall Skyfall 2012 Mendes, Sam UK / USA BDS
# 20 for 2012, # 1984 Overall The Sessions 2012 Lewin, Ben USA BDS
# 21 for 2012, # 2012 Overall The House I Live In 2012 Jarecki, Eugene USA D
# 22 for 2012, # 2038 Overall No 2012 Larraín, Pablo Chile / France / USA BD
# 23 for 2012, # 2069 Overall End of Watch 2012 Ayer, David USA BDS
# 24 for 2012, # 2101 Overall Wadjda 2012 Al-Mansour, Haifaa Saudi Arabia / Germany BD
# 25 for 2012, # 2112 Overall Barbara 2012 Petzold, Christian Germany BD
# 26 for 2012, # 2116 Overall The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 Chbosky, Stephen USA BDS
# 27 for 2012, # 2144 Overall Flight 2012 Zemeckis, Robert USA BD
# 28 for 2012, # 2178 Overall West of Memphis 2012 Berg, Amy New Zealand / USA BDS
# 29 for 2012, # 2209 Overall Marley 2012 Macdonald, Kevin USA / UK BDS
# 30 for 2012, # 2217 Overall In the House 2012 Ozon, François France BD
# 31 for 2012, # 2224 Overall War Witch 2012 Nguyen, Kim Canada D
# 32 for 2012, # 2226 Overall The Act of Killing 2012 Oppenheimer, Joshua / Anonymous / Cynn, Christine Denmark / Norway / UK BD
# 32 for 2012, # 2226 Overall Room 237 2012 Ascher, Rodney USA BD
# 33 for 2012, # 2231 Overall Kon-Tiki 2012 Rønning, Joachim / Sandberg, Espen UK / Norway / Denmark BD
# 34 for 2012, # 2288 Overall The Avengers 2012 Whedon, Joss USA BDS
# 35 for 2012, # 2289 Overall Spring Breakers 2012 Korine, Harmony USA BD
# 36 for 2012, # 2293 Overall Rust and Bone 2012 Audiard, Jacques France / Belgium BDS
# 37 for 2012, # 2319 Overall The Impossible 2012 Bayona, Juan Antonio Spain BDS
# 38 for 2012, # 2327 Overall Arbitrage 2012 Jarecki, Nicholas USA BDS
# 39 for 2012, # 2367 Overall Mud 2012 Nichols, Jeff USA BDS
# 40 for 2012, # 2369 Overall Frankenweenie 2012 Burton, Tim USA BDS
# 41 for 2012, # 2387 Overall Excision 2012 Bates, Richard Jr. USA BD
# 41 for 2012, # 2387 Overall The Imposter 2012 Layton, Bart UK D
# 42 for 2012, # 2408 Overall The Broken Circle Breakdown 2012 Van Groeningen, Felix Belgium / Netherlands DS
# 43 for 2012, # 2428 Overall At Any Price 2012 Bahrani, Ramin USA BD
# 44 for 2012, # 2454 Overall To the Wonder 2012 Malick, Terrence USA BD
# 45 for 2012, # 2460 Overall Blancanieves 2012 Berger, Pablo Spain / France DS
# 46 for 2012, # 2465 Overall A Hijacking 2012 Lindholm, Tobias Denmark BD
# 47 for 2012, # 2470 Overall Cloud Atlas 2012 Tykwer, Tom / Wachowski, Andy / Wachowski, Lana Germany / USA / Hong Kong / Singapore BDS
# 47 for 2012, # 2470 Overall Prometheus 2012 Scott, Ridley USA BDS
# 47 for 2012, # 2470 Overall Searching for Sugar Man 2012 Bendjelloul, Malik Sweden / UK BDS
# 48 for 2012, # 2492 Overall Tabu 2012 Gomes, Miguel Portugal / Germany / Brazil / France D
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall The Central Park Five 2012 Burns, Ken / Burns, Sarah / McMahon, David USA BD
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall Hit & Run 2012 Palmer, David / Shepard, Dax USA BDS
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall Hyde Park on Hudson 2012 Michell, Roger UK BD
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall A Late Quartet 2012 Zilberman, Yaron USA BDS
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall Premium Rush 2012 Koepp, David USA BD
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall Safety Not Guaranteed 2012 Trevorrow, Colin USA BDS
# 49 for 2012, # 2500 Overall Sleepwalk with Me 2012 Birbiglia, Mike / Barrish, Seth USA BD
# 50 for 2012, # 2501 Overall How to Survive a Plague 2012 France, David USA BD
# 51 for 2012, # 2519 Overall Frances Ha 2012 Baumbach, Noah USA BD
# 51 for 2012, # 2519 Overall Side by Side 2012 Kenneally, Christopher USA BD
# 52 for 2012, # 2565 Overall Pieta 2012 Kim, Ki-duk South Korea BD
# 53 for 2012, # 2584 Overall Reality 2012 Garrone, Matteo Italy / France BD
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Beyond Outrage 2012 Kitano, Takeshi Japan BD
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Dormant Beauty 2012 Bellocchio, Marco Italy / France D
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall È stato il figlio 2012 Ciprì, Daniele Italy
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Fill the Void 2012 Burshtein, Rama / Bursztyn, Yigal Israel D
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Izmena 2012 Serebrennikov, Kirill Russia
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall La cinquiéme saison 2012 Brosens, Peter / Woodworth, Jessica Belgium / Netherlands / France
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Lines of Wellington 2012 Sarmiento, Valeria Portugal / France D
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Paradise: Faith 2012 Seidl, Ulrich Austria / France / Germany D
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Passion 2012 De Palma, Brian USA / Germany / France BD
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Something in the Air 2012 Assayas, Olivier France D
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Superstar 2012 Giannoli, Xavier France
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Thy Womb 2012 Mendoza, Brillante Philippines
# 54 for 2012, # 2585 Overall Un giorno speciale 2012 Comencini, Francesca Italy
# 55 for 2012, # 2587 Overall Beyond the Hills 2012 Mungiu, Cristian Romania / France / Belgium
# 55 for 2012, # 2587 Overall Promised Land 2012 Van Sant, Gus USA BD
# 56 for 2012, # 2589 Overall 56 Up 2012 Apted, Michael / Almond, Paul UK D
# 56 for 2012, # 2589 Overall Saving Face 2012 Junge, Daniel / Obaid-Chinoy, Sharmeen USA / Pakistan D
# 57 for 2012, # 2603 Overall Jiseul 2012 O., Meul South Korea
# 58 for 2012, # 2605 Overall Caesar Must Die 2012 Taviani, Paolo / Taviani, Vittorio Italy D
# 58 for 2012, # 2605 Overall Oh Boy 2012 Gerster, Jan Ole Germany
# 59 for 2012, # 2606 Overall The Angels' Share 2012 Loach, Ken UK / France D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 Webb, Marc USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Brooklyn Castle 2012 Dellamaggiore, Katie USA D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Celeste and Jesse Forever 2012 Krieger, Lee Toland USA BD
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Chronicle 2012 Trank, Josh UK / USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare 2012 Frömke, Susan / Heineman, Matthew USA / China / Germany DS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Fake It So Real 2012 Greene, Robert USA
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Farewell, My Queen 2012 Jacquot, Benoît France / Spain BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Fat Kid Rules the World 2012 Lillard, Matthew USA D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall For Ellen 2012 Kim, So Yong USA D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Francine 2012 Cassidy, Brian M. / Shatzky, Melanie USA / Canada
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Future Weather 2012 Deller, Jenny USA D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall The Grey 2012 Carnahan, Joe USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Keep the Lights On 2012 Sachs, Ira USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Liberal Arts 2012 Radnor, Josh USA BDS
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# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God 2012 Gibney, Alex USA D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Now, Forager 2012 Cortlund, Jason / Halperin, Julia USA / Poland Y
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 Hedges, Peter USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall The Other Son 2012 Levy, Lorraine France BD
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall The Possession 2012 Bornedal, Ole USA / Canada BD
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall The Queen of Versailles 2012 Greenfield, Lauren USA / Netherlands / UK / Denmark BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Savages 2012 Stone, Oliver USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Seven Psychopaths 2012 McDonagh, Martin UK BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Sister 2012 Meier, Ursula France / Switzerland D
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Smashed 2012 Ponsoldt, James USA BD
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 Sanders, Rupert USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Stand Up Guys 2012 Stevens, Fisher USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Ted 2012 MacFarlane, Seth USA BDS
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall 2 Days in New York 2012 Delpy, Julie Germany / France / Belgium BD
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall We the Party 2012 Van Peebles, Mario USA BD
# 60 for 2012, # 2607 Overall Why Stop Now 2012 Dorling, Phil / Nyswaner, Ron USA BD
# 61 for 2012, # 2609 Overall Beauty and the Beast - 3D 2012 Trousdale, Gary / Wise, Kirk USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Aftermath 2012 Pasikowski, Wladyslaw Poland / Russia / Netherlands BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall AKA Doc Pomus 2012 Hechter, William / Miller, Peter Canada / USA Y
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Attack 2012 Doueiri, Ziad Lebanon / France / Qatar / Belgium BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Beauty Is Embarrassing 2012 Berkeley, Neil USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Bettie Page Reveals All 2012 Mori, Mark USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story 2012 De Felitta, Raymond USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Bound by Flesh 2012 Zemeckis, Leslie USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Call Girl 2012 Marcimain, Mikael Sweden
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Chimpanzee 2012 Fothergill, Alastair / Linfield, Mark Tanzania / USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Darling Companion 2012 Kasdan, Lawrence USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Detroit Unleaded 2012 Nashef, Rola USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Disconnect 2012 Rubin, Henry Alex USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Discoverers 2012 Schwarz, Justin USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Do-Deca-Pentathlon 2012 Duplass, Jay / Duplass, Mark USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Dust Bowl 2012 Burns, Ken USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Five-Year Engagement 2012 Stoller, Nicholas USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall For a Good Time, Call... 2012 Travis, Jamie USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Ginger & Rosa 2012 Potter, Sally UK / Denmark / Canada / Croatia D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Hitchcock 2012 Gervasi, Sacha USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall In the Picture 2012 Strohmaier, David USA
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet 2012 Vile, Jesse UK / USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Laurence Anyways 2012 Dolan, Xavier Canada / France BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Linotype: The Film 2012 Wilson, Douglas USA
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Little Red Wagon 2012 Anspaugh, David USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Love Is All You Need 2012 Bier, Susanne Denmark / Sweden / Italy / France / Germany BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Magic of Belle Isle 2012 Reiner, Rob USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Men At Lunch 2012 Cualáin, Seán Ó Ireland D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Men in Black 3 2012 Sonnenfeld, Barry USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Midnight's Children 2012 Mehta, Deepa Canada / UK D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Much Ado About Nothing 2012 Whedon, Joss USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary 2012 Vittoria, Stephen USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Not Yet Begun to Fight 2012 Grenier, Shasta / Lee, Sabrina USA
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Paperman 2012 Kahrs, John USA B
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Patience Stone 2012 Rahimi, Atiq Afghanistan / France / Germany / UK D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Pirates! Band Of Misfits 2012 Lord, Peter / Newitt, Jeff UK / USA BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Pitch Perfect 2012 Moore, Jason USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Place Beyond the Pines 2012 Cianfrance, Derek USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2012 Nair, Mira USA / UK / Qatar BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Rise of the Guardians 2012 Ramsey, Peter USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Robot & Frank 2012 Schreier, Jake USA D
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall The Sapphires 2012 Blair, Wayne Australia BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Shadow Dancer 2012 Marsh, James UK / Ireland BD
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Sparkle 2012 Akil, Salim USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Step Up Revolution 2012 Speer, Scott USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall This Is 40 2012 Apatow, Judd USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Trouble with the Curve 2012 Lorenz, Robert USA BDS
# 62 for 2012, # 2613 Overall Zaytoun 2012 Riklis, Eran UK / Israel D
# 63 for 2012, # 2614 Overall Finding Nemo 3D 2012 Stanton, Andrew / Unkrich, Lee Australia / USA BDS
# 64 for 2012, # 2621 Overall Anna Karenina 2012 Wright, Joe UK BDS
# 64 for 2012, # 2621 Overall Brave 2012 Andrews, Mark / Chapman, Brenda / Purcell, Steve USA BDS
# 64 for 2012, # 2621 Overall Gimme the Loot 2012 Leon, Adam USA DS
# 64 for 2012, # 2621 Overall Hunger Games 2012 Ross, Gary USA BDS
# 64 for 2012, # 2621 Overall Under African Skies 2012 Berlinger, Joe USA / South Africa DS
# 64 for 2012, # 2621 Overall Wreck-It Ralph 2012 Moore, Rich USA BDS
# 65 for 2012, # 2641 Overall Compliance 2012 Zobel, Craig USA BDS
# 65 for 2012, # 2641 Overall Killing Them Softly 2012 Dominik, Andrew USA BDS
# 65 for 2012, # 2641 Overall Ruby Sparks 2012 Dayton, Jonathan / Faris, Valerie USA BDS
NR A Band Called Death 2012 Covino, Mark Christopher / Howlett, Jeff USA BD
NR Battleship 2012 Berg, Peter USA BDS
NR Byzantium 2012 Jordan, Neil UK / USA / Ireland BD
NR The End of Love 2012 Webber, Mark USA D
NR Ernest & Celestine 2012 Aubier, Stéphane / Patar, Vincent / Renner, Benjamin France / Belgium / Luxembourg BDS
NR Everybody in Our Family 2012 Jude, Radu Romania / Netherlands
NR The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Jackson, Peter USA / New Zealand BDS
NR Hotel Transylvania 2012 Tartakovsky, Genndy USA BD
NR Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Martino, Steve / Thurmeier, Mike USA BDS
NR Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2012 Peyton, Brad USA BDS
NR Like Someone in Love 2012 Kiarostami, Abbas France / Japan BD
NR The Lorax 2012 Renaud, Chris / Balda, Kyle USA BDS
NR Lore 2012 Shortland, Cate Germany / Australia / UK BD
NR Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 Darnell, Eric / McGrath, Tom / Vernon, Conrad USA BDS
NR Neighboring Sounds 2012 Filho, Kleber Mendonça Brazil BD
NR 100 Bloody Acres 2012 Cairnes, Cameron / Cairnes, Colin Australia BD
NR Parade's End 2012 White, Susanna UK BDS
NR Sightseers 2012 Wheatley, Ben UK D
NR Stolen Seas 2012 Payne, Thymaya Estonia / Philippines / Denmark / USA / Somalia / Canada D
NR Taken 2 2012 Megaton, Olivier France BD
NR Tiger Tail in Blue 2012 Ross, Frank V. USA
NR The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2012 Condon, Bill USA BDS
NR Upside Down 2012 Solanas, Juan Canada / France BD
NR The We and the I 2012 Gondry, Michel UK / USA / France D
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B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
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