Top 10 Films of 2012 (With 5 Runners-Up)

All received their theatrical distribution in 2012 in the U.S., despite some having made their rounds in the festival circuit in 2011.

Extended the list to 15 to detail some other ridiculously excellent films that deserve a place.

(More detailed, possibly overwrought write-up on my favorite theatrical experiences in 2012 can be found here: blog.nwfilmforum.org/?p=6060)

  • Cosmopolis

    1

  • Holy Motors

    2

  • The Loneliest Planet

    3

  • House of Tolerance

    4

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    5

  • This Is Not a Film

    6

  • Whores' Glory

    7

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    8

  • Two Years at Sea

    9

  • The Master

    10

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    11

  • Bestiary

    12

  • Bernie

    13

  • Neighboring Sounds

    14

  • Searching for Sugar Man

    15