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

Emily Yoshida: Best Movies of 2018

06 December 2018

Emily Yoshida: Best Movies of 2018, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2017]

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  3. ShirkersSandi Tan
  4. SuspiriaLuca Guadagnino
  5. The RiderChloé Zhao
  6. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  7. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  8. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  9. Have a Nice DayLiu Jian
  10. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper

K. Austin Collins: 10 Best Movies of 2018

06 December 2018

K. Austin Collins: 10 Best Movies of 2018, as published by Vanity Fair

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  2. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson
  3. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  4. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  5. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  6. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  7. Minding the GapBing Liu
  8. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  9. First ManDamien Chazelle
  10. Sollers PointMatthew Porterfield

Richard Brody: Best Movies of 2018

05 December 2018

Richard Brody: Best Movies of 2018, as published by The New Yorker

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2018

05 December 2018

A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2018, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
  2. Bisbee '17Robert Greene
  3. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  4. Minding the GapBing Liu
  5. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  6. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  7. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  8. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  9. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  11. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  12. CapernaumNadine Labaki
  13. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos

Manohla Dargis: Best Movies of 2018

05 December 2018

Manohla Dargis: Best Movies of 2018, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. BurningLee Chang-dong
  3. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  4. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  5. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  6. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  7. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  8. The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci
  9. Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
  10. Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle)Nathaniel Dorsky