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

Uproxx: Best Movies of 2018

31 December 2018

Uproxx: Best Movies of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  2. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  3. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  4. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper
  5. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  6. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  7. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  9. Paddington 2Paul King
  10. First ManDamien Chazelle
  11. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  12. BlindspottingCarlos López Estrada
  13. Game NightJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
  14. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  15. BorderAli Abbasi

Darren Hughes: Favorite US Releases of 2018

31 December 2018

Darren Hughes: Favorite US Releases of 2018, as posted to Long Pauses along with several other great lists of premieres, shorts, and first-viewings

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

  1. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  2. WesternValeska Grisebach
  3. Dead SoulsWang Bing
  4. BurningLee Chang-dong
  5. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  6. Bisbee '17Robert Greene
  7. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  8. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  9. MillaValérie Massadian
  10. PROTOTYPEBlake Williams

David Hudson: Top Ten Films of 2018

31 December 2018

David Hudson: Top Ten Films of 2018, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015]

  1. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  2. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  3. TransitChristian Petzold
  4. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  5. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  6. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  7. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  8. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  9. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  10. BurningLee Chang-dong

Saige Walton: Films I Adored in 2018

31 December 2018

Saige Walton: Films I Adored in 2018, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2017]

Daniella Shreir: Best Feminist Movies of 2018

31 December 2018

Daniella Shreir: Best Feminist Movies of 2018, as published by i-D