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The Best Performances of 2018

15 films

Feel free to let me know what I missed. This year, the men disappeared even more than usual.

15. (TIE)…

  • Roma
  • Hereditary
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • A Star Is Born
  • Eighth Grade

The Best Scenes of 2018

16 films

15. Cold War, "Two Hearts"

14. You Were Never Really Here, “Surveillance Cameras”

13. Wildlife, “Ending”

12. Blindspotting, “The Garage”…

  • Whiplash
  • La La Land
  • Whiplash
  • First Man
  • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Damien Chazelle Ranked

5 films

I know, super controversial ranking of many films.

  • Take Shelter
  • Mud
  • Shotgun Stories
  • Midnight Special
  • Loving
  • Blue Valentine
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • Lately There Have Been Many Misunderstandings in the Zimmerman Home
  • Baby Driver
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The World's End
  • Hot Fuzz
  • World of Tomorrow
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Rejected
  • Lily and Jim
  • Billy's Balloon

Don Hertzfeldt Ranked

11 films

I don't remember a lot of these well because they're all fairly similar, so there's not much difference in quality…

  • Black Swan
  • The Wrestler
  • mother!
  • The Fountain
  • Requiem for a Dream

Darren Aronofsky Ranked

9 films

To be honest, "Black Swan" is the only one of these I would consider to be truly great.

"Protozoa" and…

  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Margaret
  • You Can Count on Me

Kenneth Lonergan Ranked

3 films

All great. Manchester is the best film overall, but everyone should watch the other two as well. If anything, just…

  • Silence
  • Green Room
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • La La Land
  • The Neon Demon

2016 Films Ranked

122 films

3-7 are interchangeable, top 10 are pretty solid, if a movie can't even crack the top 100 you know it…

  • Silence
  • Trolls
  • Suicide Squad
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • Whiplash
  • Gone Girl
  • Snowpiercer
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Boyhood