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.

Sight & Sound Poll: Best Films of 2018

13 December 2018

Sight & Sound Poll: Best Films of 2018 (a poll of 164 critics and curators published by Sight & Sound Magazine)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  2. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  3. BurningLee Chang-dong
  4. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  5. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  6. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  7. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  8. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  9. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  10. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  11. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  12. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  13. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  14. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  15. ShirkersSandi Tan
  16. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  17. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  18. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  19. The RiderChloé Zhao
  20. WesternValeska Grisebach