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.

Nick Schager: 25 Best Movies of 2018

19 December 2018

Nick Schager: 25 Best Movies of 2018, as published by Esquire

[see also 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  2. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  3. Love After LoveRussell Harbaugh
  4. The RiderChloé Zhao
  5. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  6. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  7. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  8. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  9. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  10. Thunder RoadJim Cummings
  11. A Private WarMatthew Heineman
  12. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  13. 24 FramesAbbas Kiarostami
  14. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  15. FilmworkerTony Zierra
  16. Paddington 2Paul King
  17. The EndlessJustin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
  18. A Prayer Before DawnJean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  19. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  20. BurningLee Chang-dong
  21. Bisbee '17Robert Greene
  22. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  23. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  24. I Am Not a WitchRungano Nyoni
  25. The MuleClint Eastwood