Films of 2012 - Ranked

Films qualify for this list by having a theatrical release during 2012 in the USA. Festivals and foreign releases do not count.

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There are 36 dramatic films in this list.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    1

  • Holy Motors

    2

  • The Master

    3

  • The Kid with a Bike

    5

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    6

  • Django Unchained

    7

  • Monsieur Lazhar

    9

  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

    13

  • The Intouchables

    14

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    16

  • Oslo, August 31st

    17

  • The Sessions

    18

  • Bernie

    20

  • Les Misérables

    22

  • Bullhead

    26

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    27

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    28

  • Argo

    30

  • Killer Joe

    31

  • The Comedy

    32

  • The Imposter

    33

  • Your Sister's Sister

    38

  • Arbitrage

    39

  • Lincoln

    40

  • The Grey

    45

  • Safety Not Guaranteed

    46

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home

    51

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    52

  • End of Watch

    54

  • Ruby Sparks

    58

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    59

  • Chronicle

    60

  • Hope Springs

    64

  • Take This Waltz

    68

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    73

  • Cosmopolis

    74