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

Noel Murray: Top 15 Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Noel Murray: Top 15 Films of 2018, as published by The A.V. Club

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

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  3. BurningLee Chang-dong
  4. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  5. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  6. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  7. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  8. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  9. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper
  10. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  11. First ManDamien Chazelle
  12. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  13. WidowsSteve McQueen
  14. The Old Man & the GunDavid Lowery
  15. MandyPanos Cosmatos

Allison Shoemaker: Top 15 Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Allison Shoemaker: Top 15 Films of 2018, as published by The A.V. Club

  1. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  2. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  3. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  4. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  5. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  6. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  7. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  8. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  9. Paddington 2Paul King
  10. ShirkersSandi Tan
  11. WildlifePaul Dano
  12. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  13. BurningLee Chang-dong
  14. A Bread FactoryPatrick Wang
  15. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski

Charles Bramesco: Top 15 Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Charles Bramesco: Top 15 Films of 2018, as published by The A.V. Club

[see also 2017]

  1. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  2. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  3. CamDaniel Goldhaber
  4. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  5. Let the Corpses TanHélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani
  6. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  7. Vox LuxBrady Corbet
  8. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  9. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  10. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  11. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  12. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  13. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  14. SuspiriaLuca Guadagnino
  15. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda

Lawrence Garcia: Top 15 Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Lawrence Garcia: Top 15 Films of 2018, as published by The A.V. Club

  1. WesternValeska Grisebach
  2. The House That Jack BuiltLars von Trier
  3. BurningLee Chang-dong
  4. PROTOTYPEBlake Williams
  5. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  6. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  7. Unfriended: Dark WebStephen Susco
  8. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  9. Golden ExitsAlex Ross Perry
  10. Maison du bonheurSofia Bohdanowicz
  11. Mrs. HydeSerge Bozon
  12. Scarred HeartsRadu Jude
  13. 24 FramesAbbas Kiarostami
  14. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  15. Notes on an AppearanceRicky D'Ambrose

Mike D’Angelo: Top 15 Films of 2018

21 December 2018

Mike D’Angelo: Top 15 Films of 2018, as published by The A.V. Club

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. BurningLee Chang-dong
  2. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  3. The Last RaceMichael Dweck
  4. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  5. Game NightJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
  6. ThoroughbredsCory Finley
  7. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  8. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  9. Lean on PeteAndrew Haigh
  10. 24 FramesAbbas Kiarostami
  11. BlazeEthan Hawke
  12. PROTOTYPEBlake Williams
  13. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson
  14. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  15. Let the Corpses TanHélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani