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.

2018 Movies

Erin Trahan: Best Movies of 2018

22 December 2018

Erin Trahan: Best Movies of 2018, as published by WBUR’s The ARTery

[see also 2017]

Sean Burns: Best Movies of 2018

22 December 2018

Sean Burns: Best Movies of 2018, as published by WBUR’s The ARTery

[see also 2017, 2012, 2011]

Tomris Laffly: Top 10 Movies of 2018

21 December 2018

Tomris Laffly: Top 10 Movies of 2018, as published by Time Out New York

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  3. BurningLee Chang-dong
  4. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  5. First ManDamien Chazelle
  6. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  8. CustodyXavier Legrand
  9. 1985Yen Tan
  10. HereditaryAri Aster

Odie Henderson: Top Ten Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Odie Henderson: Top Ten Films of 2018, as submitted to the RogerEbert.com Survey

  1. BlindspottingCarlos López Estrada
  2. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  3. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  4. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  5. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  6. Paddington 2Paul King
  7. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  8. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  10. I Am Not a WitchRungano Nyoni

Kristen Lopez: Top Ten Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Kristen Lopez: Top Ten Films of 2018, as submitted to the RogerEbert.com Survey

  1. BlindspottingCarlos López Estrada
  2. On the Basis of SexMimi Leder
  3. Bad Times at the El RoyaleDrew Goddard
  4. A Simple FavorPaul Feig
  5. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  6. WidowsSteve McQueen
  7. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  8. HereditaryAri Aster
  9. A Quiet PlaceJohn Krasinski
  10. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley