2012 Ranked

Just what it says on the tin: a rough ranking of 2012 commercial film releases in the US (market for which I write) and Ireland (market in which I live). Review links in list view where available, as well as the following clarification:

[region] only: released in [region], [other region] release as yet unknown
[region] only: released in [region], [other region] release next/last year

Now complete and closed.
Final tally: 205 US releases, 164 reviewed (80%); 144 Irish releases, 95 reviewed (66%).

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  • The Turin Horse

    1

  • Amour

    2

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    3

  • Holy Motors

    4

  • The Master

    5

  • Oslo, August 31st

    6

  • What Richard Did

    7

  • Excision

    8

  • Shame

    9

  • Beyond the Black Rainbow

    10

  • Detachment

    11

  • Kill List

    12

  • Silence

    13

  • Attenberg

    14

  • Cosmopolis

    15

  • Samsara

    16

  • Silent Souls

    17

  • This Is Not a Film

    18

  • Laurence Anyways

    19

  • Keyhole

    20

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    21

  • Nostalgia for the Light

    22

  • Breathing

    23

  • Dreams of a Life

    24

  • Margin Call

    25

  • Wuthering Heights

    26

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    27

  • Norwegian Wood

    28

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    29

  • The Artist

    30

  • The Invisible War

    31

  • Post Mortem

    32

  • The Raid

    33

  • Anna Karenina

    34

  • The Avengers

    35

  • Something's Gonna Live

    36

  • Private Romeo

    37

  • The Hunt

    38

  • My Brothers

    39

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    40

  • The Grey

    41

  • Alps

    42

  • Sassy Pants

    43

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene

    44

  • Monsieur Lazhar

    45

  • The Loved Ones

    46

  • How to Survive a Plague

    47

  • Room 237

    48

  • Sleep Tight

    49

  • Coriolanus

    50

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    51

  • The Queen of Versailles

    52

  • God Bless America

    53

  • The Imposter

    54

  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    55

  • Snowtown

    56

  • J. Edgar

    57

  • Stella Days

    58

  • Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

    59

  • Bullhead

    60

  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    61

  • Skyfall

    62

  • Jess + Moss

    63

  • Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life

    64

  • Killer Joe

    65

  • Sightseers

    66

  • Teddy Bear

    67

  • The Intouchables

    68

  • Tabu

    69

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    70

  • Killing Them Softly

    71

  • Argo

    72

  • Elles

    73

  • The Comedy

    74

  • Le Havre

    75

  • The Angels' Share

    76

  • A Royal Affair

    77

  • The Kid with a Bike

    78

  • Indie Game: The Movie

    79

  • Pitch Black Heist

    80

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    81

  • Sleepless Night

    82

  • Looper

    83

  • The Expendables 2

    84

  • The Loneliest Planet

    85

  • The Forgiveness of Blood

    86

  • Rampart

    87

  • Richard's Wedding

    88

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    89

  • Woody Allen: A Documentary

    90

  • Headhunters

    91

  • Michael

    92

  • Trishna

    93

  • Marley

    94

  • Sound of My Voice

    95

  • Juan of the Dead

    96

  • Prometheus

    97

  • Grabbers

    98

  • The Hunter

    99

  • Edge

    100

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