Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012

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Amour - Michael Haneke

Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012 (as published by The New York Times)

  1. Amour – Michael Haneke
  2. The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies
  3. The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh
  4. Holy Motors – Leos Carax
  5. The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
  6. Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
  7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul
  9. Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell
  10. Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

Rest of the List, Alphabetically

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Alison Klayman
  • Argo – Ben Affleck
  • August and After – Nathaniel Dorsky
  • Auto-Collider XV – Ernie Gehr
  • Barbara – Christian Petzold
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
  • Bernie – Richard Linklater
  • Brooklyn Castle – Katie Dellamaggiore
  • The Dark Knight Rises – Christopher Nolan
  • Departure – Mr. Gehr
  • Footnote – Joseph Cedar
  • The House I Live In – Eugene Jarecki
  • The Kid With a Bike – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Life of Pi (only at sea) – Ang Lee
  • Magic Mike – Steven Soderbergh
  • A Man Vanishes – Shohei Imamura
  • Middle of Nowhere – Ava DuVernay
  • Miss Bala – Gerardo Naranjo
  • Napoleon (1927) – Abel Gance, restored by Kevin Brownlow
  • Oslo, August 31st – Joachim Trier
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
  • Rust and Bone – Jacques Audiard
  • Skyfall – Sam Mendes
  • Starlet – Sean Baker
  • This Is Not a Film – Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  • The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr
  • View From the Acropolis – Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan