The best movies of the year are slotted-in at the end, but sometimes movies that are released earlier in the year are also great, but sometimes slip under the radar, so a lot of people don't see them.
My two favorite so far for 2012 are like that -- Paranorman and Savages. I knew to see them because both were born of movies that I adored in the past.
Paranorman was created by the same animation studio that did Coraline.
And Savages is classic Oliver Stone. One of my favorite movies of all time, Any Given Sunday, not a famous movie, is an Oliver Stone classic.
I believe both Paranorman and Savages are available in DVD now. They are great movies, the best so far in 2012, according to this reviewer.