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.

Film School Rejects: 50 Best Movies of 2018

30 December 2018

Film School Rejects: 50 Best Movies of 2018

[see also 2017, 2010s]

  1. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  2. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  3. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  4. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  6. BlindspottingCarlos López Estrada
  7. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  8. Paddington 2Paul King
  9. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  10. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  11. HereditaryAri Aster
  12. SuspiriaLuca Guadagnino
  13. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  14. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  15. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  16. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?Morgan Neville
  17. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  18. WidowsSteve McQueen
  19. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  20. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  21. A Quiet PlaceJohn Krasinski
  22. The Night Comes for UsTimo Tjahjanto
  23. RevengeCoralie Fargeat
  24. Avengers: Infinity WarsAnthony and Joe Russo
  25. The RiderChloé Zhao
  26. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  27. BurningLee Chang-dong
  28. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  29. CamDaniel Goldhaber
  30. The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci
  31. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  32. Crazy Rich AsiansJon M. Chu
  33. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  34. Minding the GapBing Liu
  35. The House That Jack BuiltLars von Trier
  36. Thunder RoadJim Cummings
  37. WildlifePaul Dano
  38. Game NightJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
  39. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  40. Bad Times at the El RoyaleDrew Goddard
  41. UpgradeLeigh Whannell
  42. The TaleJennifer Fox
  43. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper
  44. A Simple FavorPaul Feig
  45. Night Comes OnJordana Spiro
  46. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  47. The EndlessJustin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
  48. Borg vs. McEnroeJanus Metz
  49. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  50. Love, SimonGreg Berlanti