My favorite moment in PINA, the documentary about choreographer Pina Bausch, directed by Wim Wenders, comes about one hour and twelve minutes into the film: a female dancer of slight build climbs onto a chair. The male dancer standing next to the chair makes a hoop with his arms. The female dancer dives into this hoop like a fish. He catches her. (I have been searching for this moment since I saw Pina at BAM in February -- it's finally on Netflix instant.)
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD ties with Pina for my favorite movie of the year. I don't remember which came first - Beasts, or the magical storytelling voice of Lucy Alibar (who co-wrote the screenplay) as heard at Hearth Gods at Jimmy's No. 43.
For the record, I also saw DIRTY DANCING this year (yes, for the first time!) and rather loved it.