The Top 10 Films of 2012

The top 10 films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo.


With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business we list-makers have chosen. Come, shoulder the burden.

As the final days of 2012 – and, should the Mayans be believed, life as we know it – fall away, we’ve been busy distracting you from certain apocalyptic annihilation with soon-to-be irrelevant lists (if humanity rebuilds and forms a new world order, I hope an ability to rank movies becomes a kind of currency, otherwise I am in serious trouble). We’ve already published our Top 10 Foreign Language Films of 2012, our Top 10 Documentaries of 2012, our Top 10 Australian Films of 2012, our Top 10 Male Performances of 2012, and our Top 10 Female Performances of 2012. You would think I’ve run out of hyperbolic adjectives, but nope, I’ve saved a few for this, the big daddy of them all! (I don’t believe I’ve used ‘ecstatically splendiferous’ so far; I’ll try to wedge it in somewhere below.) Publishing my 10 Worst Films of 2012 exorcised whatever demons from this past calendar year I had left swimming around my stomach, and I can now fully celebrate the absolute best of the best. Without much further ado, here they are…

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4 Responses to “The Top 10 Films of 2012”

  1. Good list but I think an honourable mention should also go to Frankenweenie. Been a while since we had a boy and his dog movie and I loved it. 🙂

  2. How can you have a Top 10 films of 2012 list that’s headed by a movie that was made in 2005 and another we can’t actually watch until next year? Surely there’s enough good films from this year that could actually make the top 10 list?

    Anyway for the record; I can’t believe Argo only makes it into the “also rans” list, it would be in my top 3 of 2012.

    • Hi Danny.

      Answer: easy! These are the best films I saw in 2012. I caught AMOUR at public festival screenings back in july and ZERO DARK THIRTY at an early press screening (held early precisely because it is a 2012 movie). I had a screener for SLEEPWALK WITH ME (sent to members of the Online Film Critics Society). As for MARGARET, well, you can’t blame the movie for not being released until now. Anyway, it’s just a list – I wouldn’t lose too much sleep over it.

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