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.

Justin Chang: Best Movies of 2018

18 December 2018

Justin Chang: Best Movies of 2018, as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016]

  1. BurningLee Chang-dong
  2. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  3. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  4. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  5. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  6. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  7. The RiderChloé Zhao
  8. WesternValeska Grisebach
  9. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  10. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  11. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  12. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  13. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  14. WidowsSteve McQueen
  15. HereditaryAri Aster
  16. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  17. ShirkersSandi Tan
  18. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  19. Vox LuxBrady Corbet
  20. AnnihilationAlex Garland