Review Of 2012: Top 40 Movies Of 2012 In Pictures

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I’ve not yet had time to write all of the words for my films of 2012; typically, at somewhere around 150 words a film, this write up normally clocks in at around 5-6,000 words. But one of my favourite parts of putting together this list over the past three years (see also 2010 and 2011) has been to find the images to go with it, in each case not picking the first picture to come up in Google Search but to try to find an image which resonated with me for each film.

So for now I thought I’d just share the pictures. Maybe words will be added to this list later, maybe they’re not necessary. (Let me know your thoughts.) But, words or no words, this is the definitive list of my top 40 of 2012, out of the new films released this year.

40. Wild Bill

Wild Bill

39. Paranorman


38. Killer Joe

Killer Joe

37. Le Havre

Marcel Marx (André Wilms) and Idrissa (Blondin Miguel)

36. Sound Of My Voice

Sound Of My Voice

35. Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

34. Michael


33. Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene

32. Rust And Bone

Rust And Bone

31. Headhunters


30. A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

29. Skyfall


28. About Elly

About Elly

27. The Avengers

The Avengers

26. 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

25. Searching For Sugar Man

Searching For Sugarman

24. Shadow Dancer

Andrea Riseborough, Aiden Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson and Brid Brennan as the McVeighs in Shadow Dancer

23. Marina Abramovic – The Artist Is Present

Marina Abramovic

22. Anna Karenina

Film Five Most

21. Into The Abyss

Into The Abyss

20. The Dark Knight Rises

Dark Knight Rises

19. Safety Not Guaranteed


18. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, film

17. Argo


16. The Muppets

The Muppets

15. Amour


14. Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice clip - video

13. Frank


12. Holy Motors

Holy Motors

11. Chronicle


10. The Hunt

The Hunt

9. Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

8. The Artist

The Artist

7. The Imposter

The Imposter

6. The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin In The Woods

5. Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi

4. Looper


3. Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

2. The Master

The Master

1. Shame