And the Best Movie of 2012 Is …

Grab some tissues — TIME's pick for movie of the year will break your heart

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It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means: lots of free time to go see the films that were nominated for Golden Globes — and the ones that are favored for Oscar nods too. Richard Corliss’s list of the Best Movies of 2012 is the perfect place to start. He loved Amour the most, and the Golden Globes did too, nominating the touching flick for Best Foreign Language Film. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in France, it’s a tale of 80-year-old music teachers Georges and Anne growing old together, as Georges cares for his love, Anne, after she has suffered two debilitating strokes. “The villain here is the decay to which we are all heirs,” Corliss writes. Austrian director Michael Haneke also won the Palme d’Or in 2009 and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010 for his World War I flick The White Ribbon (2009).

Other Golden Globe nominees on Corliss’s list include his No. 6 pick, Zero Dark Thirty, which got nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Jessica Chastain). His No. 3 pick, Life of Pi, is up for Best Picture, Drama, and, on a more lighthearted note, Frankenweenie (No. 9 pick) is up for Best Animated Film.

So grab some popcorn, and check out the full list.

22 comments
It_Films
It_Films

Classy List and Site.  May I recommend you take a gander at <a href="http://it-films.com">It-Films</a>  It has mostly Educational Movies and Documentaries though but I feel it may be of some substance. 

Ronnie_Matrix
Ronnie_Matrix

@TIME @TIMECulture I'm interested in Life of Pi, Beasts of the Southern wind, Alex Cross and Cloud Atlas. They are all great.

ElisaRamella
ElisaRamella

@superfugo già fatto!Tu però torna a casa presto! <3

dandydon
dandydon

lincoln ausome, lewis incredible. run to see this masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dandydon
dandydon

lincoln ausome lewis incredible. run to see this masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

dandydon
dandydon

lincoln ausome, lewis incredible. run to see this masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

dandydon
dandydon

lincoln ausome, lewis incredible 

LadyBugLeto
LadyBugLeto

@TIME @TIMECulture / Not out yet-The Dallas Buyers Club-Watch for it next year-I really liked Dark Shadows

dcohenla
dcohenla

@TIME @timeculture Argo the best!

phatbear79
phatbear79

@meeshsparks @TIME @TIMECulture I agree eventhough I havent seen the film yet #amour is a strong strong contender.

siakeu
siakeu

@TIME @timeculture Not impressed by Sky Fall really...

1D_POTTERHEAD_
1D_POTTERHEAD_

@TIME HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

noortiwana1
noortiwana1

@TIME @TIMECulture #Bhaagbilawalbhaag

zaglossus
zaglossus

Too bad people don't see foreign films like they used to back in the days of Kurosawa, Fellini, Bergman.