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.

John Beifuss: 10 Best Movies of 2018

20 December 2018

John Beifuss: 10 Best Movies of 2018, as published by Memphis Commercial Appeal

  1. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  2. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  3. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  4. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  5. HereditaryAri Aster
  6. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  7. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  8. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  9. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  10. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  11. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  12. I Am Not a WitchRungano Nyoni

    The Second 10 (in alphabetical order)

  1. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  3. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  4. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  5. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  6. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  7. Minding the GapBing Liu
  8. Mr. SOUL!Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard
  9. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?Morgan Neville
  10. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  11. WrestleSuzannah Herbert
  12. Free SoloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
  13. The Gospel of EurekaDonal Mosher and Michael Palmieri
  14. UpgradeLeigh Whannell
  15. AnnihilationAlex Garland