Steven D. Greydanus: Top 30 Films of 2012

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Steven D. Greydanus: Top 30 Films of 2012 (as published by The National Catholic Register)

10 Films that Stood Out

  1. The Kid with a Bike – Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  2. Barbara – Christian Petzold
  3. Argo – Ben Affleck
  4. The Avengers – Joss Whedon
  5. The Secret World of Arrietty – Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  6. Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
  7. Damsels In Distress – Whit Stillman
  8. Planet of Snail – Yi Seung-jun
  9. I Wish – Hirokazu Koreeda
  10. Anna Karenina – Joe Wright

10 Runners-Up (in alphabetical order)

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
  • Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • The Dark Knight Rises – Christopher Nolan
  • Elena – Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi – David Gelb
  • Les Misérables – Tom Hooper
  • Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
  • The Queen of Versailles – Lauren Greenfield
  • Skyfall – Sam Mendes
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

Honorable Mention

  • Arbitrage – Nicholas Jarecki
  • A Cat in Paris – Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
  • First Position – Bess Kargman
  • For Greater Glory – Dean Wright
  • Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
  • The Impossible – Juan Antonio Bayona
  • Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeua
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt
  • Ruby Sparks – Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
  • The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr