2018: Top 25

Condensed down from the 100+ films I had ranked, these are my favorite 25 films from 2018. Feel free to recommend any film you feel is unfairly omitted!

a few categorical shoutouts:

favorite performances
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life
Ryan Gosling in First Man
Rachel Weisz in The Favourite
Regina Hall in Support the Girls
Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Fallout
Charlie Plummer in Lean on Pete

best movie music
Justin Hurwitz for First Man
Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk

biggest surprises
Crazy Rich Asians
Game Night
A Simple Favor

biggest disappointments
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Predator
Mary Poppins Returns

tiny-ish movies more people should see
The Death of Stalin
Support the Girls

  • First Man

    1

  • Minding the Gap

    2

  • First Reformed

    3

  • Roma

    4

  • Annihilation

    5

  • Burning

    6

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    7

  • The Favourite

    8

  • Isle of Dogs

    9

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    10

  • Paddington 2

    11

  • The Death of Stalin

    12

  • Support the Girls

    13

  • Suspiria

    14

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    15

  • Aquaman

    16

  • Widows

    17

  • Blindspotting

    18

  • Private Life

    19

  • Lean on Pete

    20

  • Mandy

    21

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    22

  • Black Panther

    23

  • You Were Never Really Here

    24

  • Eighth Grade

    25