Top 25 Films of 2018

Another year has come and gone and with the Academy Awards handing out its beloved Oscar statuettes on Sunday, I thought it was about time to compile a list of the best movies I saw this year. There were certainly some I missed, some I liked more than others, and some I liked a fair bit less than others. So hopefully you can look at this list as just one person’s opinion and not a definitive list. There will be “snubs” and “movies that don’t belong”, but that’s simply because a lot of film criticism is subjective. You’re not wrong. I’m not wrong. We have different opinions and that’s okay. But I think you will find that a great many of the films on my list do appear on many other critics list from 2018.

I decided this year to not rank my list, but rather present it in alphabetical order. Although I will say that The Rider was my favorite film of the year, followed closely I think by Minding the Gap, but all the films on this list are deserving of your attention. (I saw 102 2018 eligible films as of this post.)

Without further ado:

Annihilation
BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Crazy Rich Asians
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Man
Game Night
If Beale Street Could Talk
Leave No Trace
Mary Poppins Returns
Minding the Gap
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Paddington 2
Private Life
A Quiet Place
Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Rider
Roma
Shoplifters
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
A Star is Born
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
You Were Never Really Here

Adam Kuhn

Adam Kuhn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended Saint Charles Preparatory School. He studied History at the University of Cincinnati, where he was a contributor of The News Record, the twice-weekly, independent student news organization. He has been writing film reviews and blogging since 2009.

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