Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

A.V. Club: Best 25 Films of 2018

19 December 2018

The A.V. Club: Best 25 Films of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. BurningLee Chang-dong
  2. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  3. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  4. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  5. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  6. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  7. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  8. First ManDamien Chazelle
  9. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  10. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  11. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  12. ThoroughbredsCory Finley
  13. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  14. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  15. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  16. HereditaryAri Aster
  17. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  18. Lean on PeteAndrew Haigh
  19. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  20. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  21. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  22. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  23. ShirkersSandi Tan
  24. A Bread FactoryPatrick Wang
  25. Minding the GapBing Liu