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

Steve Erickson: Best Films of 2018

28 December 2018

Steve Erickson: Best Films of 2018, as published by Gay City News

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014]

  1. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson
  2. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  3. RevengeCoralie Fargeat
  4. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  5. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  6. CamDaniel Goldhaber
  7. 24 FramesAbbas Kiarostami
  8. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  9. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  10. Fatal PulseDamon Packard

Chiara Marañón: Favorite Films of 2018

27 December 2018

Chiara Marañón: Favorite Films of 2018, as posted by Mubi along with a list of favorite revivals

  1. High LifeClaire Denis
  2. La FlorMariano Llinás
  3. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  4. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  5. I diari di Angela - Noi due cineastiYervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
  6. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  7. One or Two QuestionsKristina Konrad
  8. Those Who DesireElena López Riera
  9. Hotel by the RiverHong Sang-soo
  10. La película infinitaLeandro Listorti

Anaïs Lebrun: Favorite Films of 2018

27 December 2018

Anaïs Lebrun: Favorite Films of 2018, as posted by Mubi along with a list of favorite revivals

  1. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  3. The Green FogGuy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson
  4. PetraJaime Rosales
  5. JamiliaAminatou Echard
  6. Atlanta, episode "FUBU"Donald Glover
  7. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  8. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  9. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini
  10. Knife+HeartYann Gonzalez

Daniel Kasman: Favorite Films of 2018

27 December 2018

Daniel Kasman: Favorite Films of 2018, as posted by Mubi along with a list of favorite revivals

[see also 2017]

  1. BlueApichatpong Weerasethakul
  2. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  3. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  4. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  5. The Waldheim WaltzRuth Beckermann
  6. UnsaneSteven Soderbergh
  7. The Grand BizarreJodie Mack
  8. The Red Shadow (director's cut)Dominik Graf
  9. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini
  10. Veslemøy's SongSofia Bohdanowicz

David Fear: Top 20 Movies of 2018

26 December 2018

David Fear: Top 20 Movies of 2018, as published by Rolling Stone

[see also 2017, 2012, 2011]

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. HereditaryAri Aster
  3. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  4. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  5. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  6. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  7. The RiderChloé Zhao
  8. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  9. The Old Man & the GunDavid Lowery
  10. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  11. BurningLee Chang-dong
  12. The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci
  13. Where Is Kyra?Andrew Dosunmu
  14. Minding the GapBing Liu
  15. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  16. TyrelSebastián Silva
  17. Set It UpClaire Scanlon
  18. Let the Corpses TanHélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani
  19. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper
  20. Thunder RoadJim Cummings