I watched at least 81 movies in 2012. I didn't think this was a great year for my movie watching, though. Here are my favorites of the year (btw, I don't include It's a Wonderful Life, or other much-watched favorites: this list is for movies I like which came to my attention this year).
Mrs. Miniver (1942) Quite moving in parts.
Wings (1966) directed by Larisa Shepitko. Excellent, sad film.
A Town Like Alice (1956) Some very good acting; a touching ending.
Being Elmo (2011) An excellent documentary on Kevin Clash.
Goodbye Lenin! (2003) I love this very touching film about people trying really hard to protect someone from knowing a reality which would hurt them, and about the loss of a great many peoples' hopes.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010) Fantastic documentary.
The Falls (1980) Perhaps Peter Greenaway's magnum opus, an amazing 185-minute mock documentary.
If I had to pick a single top film for the year it would either be Wings
or Goodbye Lenin!.
My favorite film viewings of 2011
My favorite film viewings of 2010
My favorite film viewings of 2009
My favorite film viewings of 2008
My favorite film viewings of 2007