Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2018

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2018

14 March 2019

An Elephant Sitting Still - Hu Bo

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2018

[see also 202120202010s20192017201620152014201320122011]

Special Mentions

Dan Sallitt: Favorite Films of 2018

14 March 2019

The Day After - Hong Sang-soo

Dan Sallitt: Favorite Films of 2018, of those "that played at least one week in Manhattan for the first time in 2018, in approximate order of preference"

[see also 2010s201920172012]

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018

06 February 2019

Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2018 (an annual poll of hundreds of critics, published, perhaps for the last time, by The Village Voice)

[see also 2017201620152014201320122011]

Harper’s Bazaar: The 13 Best Books of 2018

02 February 2019

Barracoon - Zora Neale Hurston

Harper’s Bazaar: The 13 Best Books of 2018

[see also 2020201720162015]

Senses of Cinema World Poll: Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2018

31 January 2019

The Other Side of the Wind - Orson Welles

Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2018, limited to US commercial releases, as submitted to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll

[see also 2020201920172016201520142013]

Plus one more commercial release that didn’t screen in San Francisco until 2018

Nashville Scene: The 2018 Jim Ridley Film Poll

31 January 2019

The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos

Nashville Scene: The 2018 Jim Ridley Film Poll. "Dedicated to late Scene editor and critic Jim Ridley, our poll asks critics, cinephiles and industry insiders about the year in film."

[see also 202020192017]

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018

13 January 2019

Room 25 - Noname

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2018

[see also 202120202010s201920172012]

  1. various artists

National Catholic Register: Steven D. Greydanus: Top Films of 2018

12 January 2019

The Rider - Chloé Zhao

Steven D. Greydanus: Top Films of 2018, as published by The National Catholic Register

[see also 20192012]

10 Honorable Mentions

10 Runners-Up (unranked)

Sight & Sound Poll: Simran Hans: The Best Films of 2018

12 January 2019

The Rider - Chloé Zhao

Simran Hans: The Best Films of 2018, as submitted to the Sight & Sound Poll

[see also 2019]

Special Mentions


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Sight & Sound Poll: Erika Balsom: The Best Films of 2018

12 January 2019

The Image Book - Jean-Luc Godard

Erika Balsom: The Best Films of 2018, as submitted to the Sight & Sound Poll

[see also 202020192017]


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