2018 Ranked

Based on US theatrical/streaming release (or if never released theatrically, the last US release on IMDb as of the time of viewing), and personal festival viewing date. Movies only.

Don’t trust the minutiae of this. I don’t. The general positions are unchanged from the last viewing of a film. Too many external factors can seep into an impression after the fact, so I try to be strict about this. 

One last note: with the close of this year, I’m going to be taking some steps back from my cinephilia. Burnout. Life stuff. An out of control TBR pile. Other media. Cinephilia is relatively new to me, and I have been in the fever’s grip the last couple years. Not done with…

  • First Man

    1

  • First Reformed

    2

  • The Other Side of the Wind

    3

  • Isle of Dogs

    4

  • The House That Jack Built

    5

  • Dead Souls

    6

  • Bisbee '17

    7

  • Support the Girls

    8

  • Western

    9

  • Monrovia, Indiana

    10

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    11

  • Private Life

    12

  • Let the Corpses Tan

    13

  • Minding the Gap

    14

  • Barbara

    15

  • Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

    16

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    17

  • Blaze

    18

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    19

  • BlacKkKlansman

    20

  • Claire's Camera

    21

  • Milla

    22

  • Scarred Hearts

    23

  • Stranger in Paradise

    24

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    25

  • Suspiria

    26

  • The Favourite

    27

  • 24 Frames

    28

  • Zama

    29

  • The Green Fog

    30

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    31

  • You Were Never Really Here

    32

  • Leave No Trace

    33

  • Who We Are Now

    34

  • The Great Buddha+

    35

  • Revenge

    36

  • Sorry to Bother You

    37

  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    38

  • Dim the Fluorescents

    39

  • The Mule

    40

  • Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

    41

  • Welcome to Marwen

    42

  • The Last Race

    43

  • Let the Sunshine In

    44

  • I Am Not a Witch

    45

  • Free Solo

    46

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    47

  • Game Night

    48

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    49

  • Bathtubs Over Broadway

    50

  • Before We Vanish

    51

  • Madeline's Madeline

    52

  • The Day After

    53

  • A Star Is Born

    54

  • Good Manners

    55

  • Infinite Football

    56

  • Ismael's Ghosts

    57

  • The Great Pretender

    58

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    59

  • Burning

    60

  • Holiday

    61

  • Vox Lux

    62

  • Cold War

    63

  • The Death of Stalin

    64

  • The Strangers: Prey at Night

    65

  • November

    66

  • The Tale

    67

  • Werewolf

    68

  • Shirkers

    69

  • The Rider

    70

  • Incredibles 2

    71

  • The Wild Boys

    72

  • Lean on Pete

    73

  • Mirai

    74

  • Unsane

    75

  • American Animals

    76

  • Thoroughbreds

    77

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    78

  • Paddington 2

    79

  • Manhunt

    80

  • The Land of Steady Habits

    81

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    82

  • Lover for a Day

    83

  • Eighth Grade

    84

  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

    85

  • Beata Virgo Viscera

    86

  • Thunder Road

    87

  • Black Panther

    88

  • Whitney

    89

  • A Quiet Place

    90

  • Den of Thieves

    91

  • The Old Man & the Gun

    92

  • Border

    93

  • Beirut

    94

  • The Commuter

    95

  • The Endless

    96

  • Lu Over the Wall

    97

  • John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

    98

  • Ready Player One

    99

  • Love After Love

    100