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

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Best Movies of 2018

26 December 2018

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Best Movies of 2018, as submitted to La Internacional Cinéfila Poll

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

Nicole Brenez: Best Movies of 2018

26 December 2018

Nicole Brenez: Best Movies of 2018, as submitted to La Internacional Cinéfila Poll

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015]

Keith Phipps: 20 Favorite Films of 2018

26 December 2018

Keith Phipps: 20 Favorite Films of 2018, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2017, 2016, 2014]

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  3. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  4. BurningLee Chang-dong
  5. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  6. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  7. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  8. Bisbee '17Robert Greene
  9. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  10. The RiderChloé Zhao
  11. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  12. The Sisters BrothersJacques Audiard
  13. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  14. ShirkersSandi Tan
  15. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  16. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  17. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  18. The Old Man & the GunDavid Lowery
  19. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  20. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson
  21. SuspiriaLuca Guadagnino
  22. Minding the GapBing Liu

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2018

26 December 2018

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2018 (an annual survey of 150 programmers, critics, and filmmakers from around the world, organized by Roger Koza)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015]

Quietus: Top Films of 2018

23 December 2018

The Quietus: Top Films of 2018