With lots of thought and consideration, it’s finally time to release my personal picks for the top fifteen best films of 2018.
And when I say a lot of thought and consideration, I mean a lot. I might have lost sleep over trying to finalize what the order of this list will be.
It goes without saying, of course, that these are my own, personal picks. You’re welcome to have your own picks (you’re even welcome to debate with me in the comments below!) and those might look very different mine, but there’s no reason to get bent out of shape over which fifteen films did or did not make it.
I should also point out that I didn’t yet get to see every single film I wanted to in 2018. Movies like Ben is Back, Cold War, Anna and the Apocalypse and At Eternity’s Gate are all films I still very much want to see and, at some point, will, but, for whatever reason, didn’t come to a theater near me in time.
Lastly, I just want to express how grateful I am to be able to see so many good films throughout the year. While 2018 might not have been the best year for cinema in the whole history of the world, there’s no such thing as a bad year for movies — film is magical and getting to see/talk/write about it as I do is something that will always bring me joy.
So, without further ado, here are my picks for the best films of 2018.
Honorable mentions: Paddington 2, First Reformed, Game Night, You Were Never Really Here, Love Simon, Upgrade, Sorry to Bother You, Eighth Grade, A Simple Favor, Mandy, Halloween, Shoplifters. All of them are great films that you should definitely seek out, there were just fifteen movies I liked a tiny bit more