It became clear around September that putting together a Top 10 list this year was going to be incredibly difficult. We’ve been provided with an embarrassment of riches throughout the year, and so the prospect of whittling it down to a list of my ten favorites proved daunting. 2012 seems destined to go down in history as “one of those years” like 1999, 1994, or 1977, where a large number of the year’s offerings will stand the test of time. Though this list expresses what films I connected with most out of the past 12 months, there are at least 10 or 15 other movies that I also really enjoyed waiting just outside the wings. If forced to pick my ten favorites from 2012, though, this is what I’ve come up with. Hit the jump to take a look.