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.

Little White Lies: 30 Best Films of 2018

20 December 2018

Little White Lies: 30 Best Films of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012]

  1. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  2. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  3. The House That Jack BuiltLars von Trier
  4. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  5. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  6. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  7. The Wild Pear TreeNuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  9. BurningLee Chang-dong
  10. The Miseducation of Cameron PostDesiree Akhavan
  11. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  12. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  13. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  14. HereditaryAri Aster
  15. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  16. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  17. WesternValeska Grisebach
  18. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  19. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  20. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  21. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  22. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  23. The Old Man & the GunDavid Lowery
  24. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  25. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  26. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  27. WidowsSteve McQueen
  28. Have a Nice DayLiu Jian
  29. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  30. ShirkersSandi Tan