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Best Of 2012: a Summary of World Cinema

Most Awarded Films:

2012 Film Festivals
Country: Awarded Film Event
Austria Love (Amour) Cannes Film Festival France
South Korea Pieta Venice Film Festival Italy
Italy Caesar Must Die (Cesare deve morire) Berlin International Film Festival Germany
France In the House (Dans la maison) San Sebastian Film Festival Spain
United States Silver Linings Playbook Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) Canada
United States Beasts of the Southern Wild Sundance Film Festival USA
Romania Beyond the Hills (Dupa dealuri) Mar del Plata International Film Festival Argentina
United Kingdom Junkhearts Moscow International Film Festival Russia
United States Marfa Girl International Rome Film Festival Italy
France Holy motors Film Festival of Catalonia Spain
Morocco God's Horses (Les chevaux de Dieu) Seminci - International Film Festival Spain
2012 Awards
Country: Awarded Film Award
United States Argo Oscars - Academy Awards USA
United States
United Kingdom
Argo (Drama)
Les Misérables (Comedy)
Golden Globes Awards USA
Austria Love (Amour) European Film Awards Europe
United States Argo BAFTA - British Academy Film Awards G.B.
Austria Love (Amour) Cesar Awards (France) France
Italy The Best Offer (La migliore offerta) David di Donatello Awards (Italy) Italy
Spain Blancanieves (Snow White) Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards) Spain
Sweden Eat Sleep Die Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Film Institute) Sweden
Mexico The Prize Ariel Awards (Mexico) Mexico
Critics' Association Awards 2012
Country: Awarded Film Awards
United States Zero Dark Thirty National Board of Review (NBR) USA
United States Zero Dark Thirty New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) USA
Austria Love (Amour) Los Angeles Film Critics Awards (LAFCA) USA
United States Argo Critics' Choice Awards USA

Best Films of 2012 According to World Famous Film Critics:

Roger Ebert, Chief Critic of Chicago Sun-Times - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States Argo
2 United States Life of Pi
3 United States Lincoln
4 United States End of Watch
5 United States Arbitrage
6 United States Flight
7 United States The Sessions
8 United States Beasts of the Southern Wild
9 Norway Oslo, August 31st
10 Cambodia A Simple Life (Tao jie)
11* United States Django Unchained Because of an illness, Ebert saw "Django" in 2013, and he admitted that the film should have been on the list.
Peter Travers, Chief Critic of Rolling Stone - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States The Master
2 United States Zero Dark Thirty
3 United States Beasts of the Southern Wild
4 United States Lincoln
5 United States Argo
6 United States Silver Linings Playbook
7 United Kingdom Les Misérables
8 United States Life of Pi
9 United States Moonrise Kingdom
10 United States The Dark Knight Rises
A. O. Scott, Chief Critic of The New York Times - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 Austria Love (Amour)
2 United States Lincoln
3 United States Beasts of the Southern Wild
4 Israel Footnote (Hearat Shulayim)
5 United States The Master
6 United States Zero Dark Thirty
7 United States Django Unchained
8 France Goodbye First Love
9 Brazil Neighbouring Sounds (O som ao redor)
10 United States The Grey
Manohla Dargis, Co-Chief Critic of The New York Times - Source Sorted by alphabetical order:
Country: Film
Austria Love (Amour)
Turkey Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)
France Holy motors
United States Moonrise Kingdom
Sweden Searching for Sugar Man
United States Silver Linings Playbook
United Kingdom The Deep Blue Sea
Israel The Gatekeepers
United States The Master
United States Zero Dark Thirty
Peter Bradshaw, Chief Critic of The Guardian - Source Sorted by alphabetical order:
Country: Film
Austria Love (Amour)
United Kingdom Berberian Sound Studio
Turkey Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)
France Holy motors
United States Killing Them Softly
France Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgie de la lumière)
United Kingdom Skyfall
United States Ted
United States The Master

The Highest Grossing Films of 2012:

The Highest Grossing Films of 2012 Worldwide
# Country: Film Genre Producer Box Office:
1 United States The Avengers Fantasy Marvel / Paramount $1.511.800.000
2 United States The Dark Knight Rises Thriller DC / Legendary $1.081.000.000
3 United Kingdom Skyfall Action MGM / Columbia $980.800.000
4 United States Ice Age: Continental Drift Animation Blue Sky $875.100.000
5 United States The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Fantasy Summit $796.900.000
6 United States The Amazing Spider-Man Fantasy Sony / Columbia $752.200.000
7 United States Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Animation DreamWorks / Pacific $742.100.000
8 United States The Hunger Games Sci-Fi Lionsgate / Force $686.500.000
9 United States Men in Black 3 Sci-Fi Paramount / Amblin $624.000.000
10 United States The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Fantasy Warner / MGM $622.700.000
The Highest Grossing Films of 2012 in the US
# Country: Film Genre Producer Box Office:
1 United States The Avengers Fantasy Marvel / Paramount $623.358.000
2 United States The Dark Knight Rises Thriller DC / Legendary $448.139.000
3 United States The Hunger Games Sci-Fi Lionsgate / Force $408.011.000
4 United Kingdom Skyfall Action MGM / Columbia $286.505.000
5 United States The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Fantasy Summit $283.679.000
6 United States The Amazing Spider-Man Fantasy Sony / Columbia $262.031.000
7 United States Brave Animation Pixar / Disney $237.247.000
8 United States The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Fantasy Warner / MGM $222.703.000
9 United States Ted Comedy Universal / Media $218.666.000
10 United States Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Animation DreamWorks / Pacific $216.391.000
The Highest Grossing Films of 2012 in their Country of Origin
Country: Film Genre Producer Box Office:
Germany Türkisch für Anfänger Action Rat Pack / Constantin $21.693.000
Brazil Até que a Sorte nos Separe Comedy Globo / Gullane $16.324.000
Spain Lo imposible (The Impossible) Drama Apaches / Telecinco $52.994.000
France Sur la piste du Marsupilami Adventure Chez / SCOPE $44.547.000
Japan Umizaru 3: The Last Message (Za rasuto messêji: Umizaru) Drama Fuji / Pony $91.332.000
United Kingdom Skyfall Action MGM / Columbia $158.366.000

The Best Films of 2012 According to Filmaffinity Users

The Best Films of 2012 according to Filmaffinity Users
Ranking order obeys to several criteria: films with a high number of votes, films released in various countries, etc.
Rating Country: Film
8.0 United States Django Unchained
7.9 Austria Love (Amour)
7.6 United States The Dark Knight Rises
7.5 France In the House
7.5 United Kingdom Les Misérables
7.5 United States The Perks of Being a Wallflower
7.4 United States The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
7.4 United States Argo
7.3 Spain Blancanieves (Snow White)
7.3 United States Moonrise Kingdom
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