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.

Film Comment: Best Films of 2018

12 December 2018

Film Comment: Best Films of 2018, a poll of the magazine's contributors and editors

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  2. BurningLee Chang-dong
  3. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  4. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  5. WesternValeska Grisebach
  6. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  7. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  8. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  9. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  10. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  11. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  12. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  13. The RiderChloƩ Zhao
  14. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  15. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  16. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  17. Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
  18. Personal ProblemsBill Gunn
  19. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  20. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee