1. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  2. ROMA (Alfonso Cuaron)
  3. Hereditary (Ari Aster)
  4. Annihilation (Alex Garland)
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coen Brothers)
  6. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
  7. Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski)
  8. Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)
  9. Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg)
  10. BlackKklansman (Spike Lee)

Honorable Mentions: read the whole Best of 2018 list here.


  1. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
  2. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
  3. Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve)
  4. The Disaster Artist (James Franco)
  5. Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
  6. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Mouly Surya)
  7. Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin MCDonagh)
  9. Get Out (Jordan Peele)
  10. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)

11. Wind River (Taylor Sheridan) 12. The Big Sick (Michael Showalter) 13. The Florida Project (Sean Baker) 14. The Lost City of Z (James Gray) 15. Logan Lucky (Steven Sorderbergh) 16. Thelma (Joachim Tier) 17. Okja (Bong Joon-ho) 18. Coco (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina) 19. Logan (James Mangold) 20. A Ghost Story (David Lowery)


01. La La Land (Damien Chazelle)

02. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)

03. Sing Street (John Carney)

04. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)

05. A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)

06. Your name.Your name. (Makoto Shinkai)

07. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)

08. Loving (Jeff Nichols)

09. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)

10. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)

11. 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

12. Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood)

13. The Wailing (Na Hong-jin)

14. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)

15. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)

16. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)

17. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)

18. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson)

19. Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross)

20. The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)


01. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)

02. Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen) — tie

02. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams) — tie

03. Carol (Todd Haynes)

04. Room (Lenny Abrahamson)

05. Mommy (Xavier Dolan)

06. What We Do in the Shadows (Taika Waititi, Jermaine Clement)

07. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)

08. The Big Short (Adam McKay)

09. The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu)

10. Creed (Ryan Coogler)

11. Wild Tales (Damian Szifron)

12. Ex Machina (Alex Garland)

13. Sicario (Dennis Villeneuve)

14. The Martian (Ridley Scott)

15. The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)

16. Phoenix (Christian Petzold)

17. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) — tie

17. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) — tie

18. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie)

19. 45 Years (Andrew Haigh)

20. Brooklyn (John Crowley)


01. Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

02. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

03. Gone Girl (David Fincher)

04. Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)

05. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

06. Calvary (John Michael McDonagh)

07. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)

08. Frank (Lenny Abrahamson)

09. Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

10. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)

11. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)

12. The LEGO Movie (Christopher Miller & Phil Lord)

13. Enemy (Dennis Villeneuve)

14. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves)

15. Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)

16. The Raid 2 (Gareth Evans)

17. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois)

18. The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)

19. Begin Again (John Carney)

20. Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman)


  1. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)
  2. Her (Spike Jonze)
  3. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
  4. The Wolf of the Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
  5. The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt)
  6. Rush (Run Howard)
  7. Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
  8. Prisoners (Denis Villeneuve)
  9. The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg)
  10. Short Term 12 (Destin Cretton)

11. Dallas Buyers Club (Jean Marc Vallee) 12. 12 Years A Slave (Steve McQueen) 13. Captain Philips (Paul Greengrass) 14. Man of Steel (Zack Snyder) 15The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson) 16. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth) 17Stoker (Park Chan-wook) 18Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee) 19Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding-Refn) 20The Conjuring (James Wan)


  1. Argo (Ben Affleck)
  2. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)
  3. Skyfall (Sam Mendes)
  4. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
  5. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
  6. The Avengers (Joss Whedon)
  7. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
  8. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  9. Safety not Guaranteed (Colin Trevorrow)
  10. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

11. Amour (Michael Haneke) 12. Looper (Rian Johnson) 13. The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans) 14. Cloud Atlas (Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer)15. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin) 16. Life of Pi (Ang Lee) 17. The Cabins in the Wood (Drew Goddard) 18. Lincoln (Steven Spielberg) 19. Wreck-it Ralph! (Rich Moore) 20. Chronicle (Josh Trank)


  1. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
  2. Drive (Nicolas Winding-Refn)
  3. Warrior (Gavin O’Connor)
  4. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  5. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
  6. Incendies (Denis Villeneuve)
  7. Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
  8. Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
  9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
  10. X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn)

11. Submarine (Richard Ayoade) 12. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Thomas Alfredson) 13. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt) 14. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird) 15. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (Eli Craig) 16. The Intouchables (Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano)  17. The Descendants (Alexander Payne) 18. The Ides of March (George Clooney) 19. Shame (Steve McQueen) 20. The Help (Tate Taylor)


  1. The Social Network (David Fincher)
  2. True Grit (Joel Coen & Ethan Coel)
  3. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)
  4. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
  5. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
  6. How to Train Your Dragon (Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois)
  7. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
  8. The Fighter (David O. Russell)
  9. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
  10. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)

11. 127 Hours (Danny Boyle) 12. Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (Jose Padilha) 13. The Town (Ben Affleck) 14. Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn) 15. I Saw the Devil (Kim Jee-won) 16. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Edward Wright) 17. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese) 18. The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper) 19. Tangled (Nathan Greno & Byron Howard) 20. Buried (Rodrigo Cortés)

  1. An Education (Lone Scherfig)
  2. Thirst (Park Chan-wook)
  3. Up (Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
  4. District 9 (Neil Blomkamp)
  5. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
  6. (500) Days of Summer (Mark Webb)
  7. Mary and Max (Adam Elliot)
  8. The Damned United (Tom Hooper)
  9. Star Trek (J.J. Abrams)
  10. Zombieland (James L. Frachon , Ruben Fleischer)
  11. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
  12. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
  13. A Single Man (Tom Ford)
  14. Watchmen (Zack Snyder)
  15. Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi)

  1. Let the Right One In (Thomas Alfredson)
  2. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
  3. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
  4. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
  5. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh)
  6. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
  7. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen)
  8. Burn After Reading (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
  9. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard)
  10. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
  11. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
  12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller)
  13. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro)
  14. Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone)


  1. No Country For Old Men (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
  2. The Assassination of Jesse James (Andrew Dominik)
  3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  4. 5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai)
  5. Once (John Carney)
  6. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass)
  7. Juno (Jason Reitman)
  8. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
  9. Zodiac (David Fincher)
  10. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
  11. Gone Baby Girl (Ben Affleck)
  12. Ratatouille (Jan Pinkava, Brad Bird)
  13. This Is England (Shane Meadows)
  14. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
  15. Lars and The Real Girl (Craig Gilespie)

  1. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
  2. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
  3. Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
  4. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
  5. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)
  6. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
  7. Borat (Larry Charles)
  8. Slither (James Gunn)
  9. Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
  10. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)



  1. Capote (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  2. Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez)
  4. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
  5. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan)
  6. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)
  7. Corpse Bride (Tim Burton)
  8. Munich (Steven Spielberg)
  9. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Shane Black)
  10. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas)

  1. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
  2. Sideways (Alexander Payne)
  3. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
  4. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
  5. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
  6. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron)
  7. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
  8. Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder)
  9. Downfall a.k.a Der Untergang (Oliver Hirschbiegel)
  10. The Machinist (Brad Anderson)