Indiewire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012

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Holy Motors

Indiewire: Top 50 Films of 2012 (as voted by 204 critics)

  1. Holy Motors – Leos Carax – Amazon
  2. Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow
  3. The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
  4. Amour – Michael Haneke
  5. Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
  6. This is Not a Film – Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  7. Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
  8. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  9. Lincoln – Stephen Spielberg
  10. The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr
  11. Tabu – Miguel Gomes
  12. Argo – Ben Affleck
  13. The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies
  14. Oslo, August 31st – Joachim Trier
  15. Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell
  16. Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
  17. The Kid With a Bike – Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  18. Cosmopolis – David Cronenberg
  19. Looper – Rian Johnson
  20. The Loneliest Planet – Julia Loktev
  21. Life of Pi – Ang Lee
  22. Killer Joe – William Friedkin
  23. Barbara – Christian Petzold
  24. Magic Mike – Stephen Soderbergh
  25. Bernie – Richard Linklater
  26. Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik
  27. Cloud Atlas – Lana & Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer
  28. Elena – Andrey Zvyagintsev
  29. Compliance – Craig Zobel
  30. Wuthering Heights – Andrea Arnold
  31. Anna Karenina – Joe Wright
  32. The Imposter – Bart Layton
  33. The Raid: Redemption – Gareth Evans
  34. Almayer’s Folly – Chantal Akerman
  35. Neighbouring Sounds – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  36. Skyfall – Sam Mendes
  37. The Cabin in The Woods – Drew Goddard
  38. How to Survive a Plague – David France
  39. Rust and Bone – Jacques Audiard
  40. It’s Such a Beautiful Day – Don Hertzfeldt
  41. Footnote – Joseph Cedar
  42. Goodbye First Love – Mia Hansen-Løve
  43. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  44. Keep the Lights On – Ira Sachs
  45. Take This Waltz – Sarah Polley
  46. Room 237 – Rodney Ascher
  47. Alps – Giorgos Lanthimos
  48. Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present – Matthew Akers
  49. The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh
  50. Miss Bala – Gerardo Naranjo