Best of 2018: Film Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: December 5, 2018
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Below, we collect every year-end Top Ten list published by major film critics and publications. This page will be updated throughout December and January whenever new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best movies of 2018

Recent updates:
Added 1/12: Florida Weekly, The Gate, Parallax View, Slashfilm (additional critics), Smashcut, We Got This Covered, Westword
Added 1/5: Cape Cod Times, CineVue, Cleveland Scene, Film Pulse, First Showing, IMDb, In Review, Lincoln Journal Star, Metacritic, Misc-Dermody, The Playlist (subbing individual critic lists for consensus list), Reverse Shot, Salt Lake City Weekly, Slashfilm (additional critics), The Virginian-Pilot, White CIty CInema
Added 1/2: The Film Stage (additional critics), Glide Magazine, JoBlo, San Francisco Examiner, Seattle Weekly, Slashfilm (additional critics)
Added 1/1: Collider (additional critics), Criterion Cast, Deadline, Den of Geek [UK], The Film Stage (additional critics), Misc-Koski, MovieWeb, Showbiz411, Slashfilm
Added 12/30: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Boston Herald, CBC, Chicago Daily Herald, The Daily Beast, Dazed, The Film Stage (additional critics), GateHouse Media, New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Observer, Omaha World-Herald, PopCrush, PopCulture.com, ReelViews, Screen Anarchy, Shepherd Express (Milwaukee), Taste of Cinema, These Violent Delights, Toledo Blade, Wichita Eagle
Added 12/29: The Arts Desk, Austin Chronicle, Birth Movies Death (additional critics), Boston Globe, CBS News, Collider (additional critics), Film School Rejects, The Film Stage, Filmspotting, Houston Press, The Independent, National Review, Parade, Sioux City Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, Toronto Star, Tulsa World
Added 12/28: Heat Vision, New York Post, Paste, Screen Rant, Seattle Times, The Young Folks
Added 12/26: Awards Campaign, Birth Movies Death (additional critics), Chicago Sun-Times, CinemaBlend, CNN, Collider, Complex, Houston Chronicle, Misc-Phipps, Rolling Stone (Fear), The Salt Lake Tribune, San Antonio Current, San Diego CityBeat, Sydney Morning Herald, USA Today, Washington City Paper, We Are Movie Geeks
Added 12/24: Austin360, Birth. Movies. Death., The Globe and Mail (additional critics), WhatCulture
Added 12/23: BBC, Consequence of Sound, NOW (additional critics), Popsugar, Relevant, Wired
Added 12/21: Business Insider, Charlotte Observer, Chicago Reader, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, ComingSoon.net, Fansided, Flavorwire, The Guardian, Irish Independent, Little White Lies, Misc-Larsen, National Post, Orlando Sentinel, Screen Daily, Star Tribune, Weekly Alibi
Added 12/19: The Atlantic, A.V. Club, Black Girl Nerds, Columbus Alive, Esquire, io9, Memphis Commercial Appeal, NOW (additional critics), San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, The Telegraph, Zimbio
Added 12/18: Baltimore Magazine, Exclaim!, NME, Salon, Total Film
Added 12/17: AP, Asbury Park Press, CommonSpace, Misc-Uhlich, Nerdist, NOW (additional critics), Wall Street Journal, Vogue UK, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Movies UK
Added 12/14: Harper's Bazaar, RogerEbert.com (additional critics), San Jose Mercury News, Slant
Added 12/13: Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, London Evening Standard, The New Zealand Herald, Newsday, NOW, RogerEbert.com, Slate, Time Out London, TimeOut New York, Vice, TheWrap
Added 12/12: BuzzFeed, Den of Geek, Film Comment, Flood, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Vogue
Added 12/11: The Globe & Mail, IGN, Junkee, The Movie Minute, Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer, Scene360, Variety
Added 12/10: The Guardian (Bradshaw), The Irish Times, Mashable, Misc-Tobias, NPR, The Playlist, Uproxx, Vox
Added 12/7: Detroit News, People, The Ringer, Rolling Stone, ScreenCrush, Us Weekly
Added 12/6: Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair (Collins), Washington Post
Added 12/5: Scorecard launched with 17 lists.

Best of 2018Below is our updated running tally of the films most frequently mentioned by individual critics on the year-end Top Ten lists. Note that if a critic ranks more than the standard 10 films, we will not include films ranked 11th or worse. (We do include unranked lists of 11-20 titles, though each film gets just one-half of a point.) In case of a tie for first or second, each film will receive the full points for that position. Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list of 10 or fewer titles
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 titles
Films Mentioned on Most Critic Top 10 Lists - 2018
Movie and Metascore # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Roma653377.5341.5
2 First Reformed2215101199.5
3 The Favourite131589.5161
4 Burning131069.5130.5
5 Eighth Grade13870129
6 If Beale Street Could Talk81076.5123.5
7 Black Panther6673107.5
8 Hereditary7768103.5
9 BlacKkKlansman3482.5100.5
10 Shoplifters8855.596.5
11 Leave No Trace4106195
Annihilation71345.595
13 You Were Never Really Here5664.592.5
14 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse5105492
15 The Rider7657.591.5
16 A Star Is Born7949.589
17 Sorry to Bother You4454.576.5
18 Cold War5348.571
19 Widows325470
20 Paddington 2643865
21 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs3345.561.5
22 Can You Ever Forgive Me?174160
23 Zama7429.559
24 Mission: Impossible – Fallout2148.558
25 Mandy5235.556
26 Blindspotting6330.555
27 Support the Girls1439.552
28 Minding the Gap183151
First Man124251
30 The Other Side of the Wind632650.5

Individual critic top ten lists

Below are the 334 individual top ten lists published by the film critics regularly included in Metacritic's score calculations, as well as a few extra lists from additional prominent film sources. Some critics merely list films without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Philip Martin View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Shoplifters
  3. First Reformed
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. Blaze
  6. Skate Kitchen
  7. Vice
  8. Isle of Dogs
  9. Wildlife
  10. The Rider
Melissa Anderson View full list
  1. Zama
  2. Eight Hours Don't Make a Day [theatrical release of 1973-73 TV miniseries]
  3. The Misandrists
  4. Personal Problems [1980]
  5. (tie) Let the Sunshine In
  6. (tie) High Life
  7. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  8. Nico, 1988
  9. Support the Girls
  10. From the Collection of Pearl Bowser [exhibit]
  11. Diamantino
J Hoberman View full list
  1. Wormwood
  2. The Image Book
  3. Transit
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. The Kavanaugh hearing [breaking news event]
  6. The Americans [Season 6]
  7. The Death of Stalin
  8. The Waldheim Waltz
  9. Org
  10. Dialogue With Che
James Quandt View full list
  1. Dead Souls
  2. The Image Book
  3. Un homme marche dans la ville [rerelease of 1950 film]
  4. Thomas Bayrle [retrospective]
  5. La Flor [specifically: Manet and Ravel sequences]
  6. Elegant Beast [1962]
  7. Burning
  8. The Load
  9. Ayka
  10. The Black Book
Amy Taubin View full list
  1. Adrian Piper [exhibit]
  2. The Image Book
  3. Roma
  4. Sorry to Bother You
  5. Life & Nothing More
  6. Ash Is Purest White
  7. Burning
  8. Happy as Lazzaro
  9. At Eternity's Gate
  10. American Dharma
Artforum *
John Waters View full list
  1. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
  2. American Animals
  3. Nico, 1988
  4. Mom and Dad
  5. Blindspotting
  6. The Green Fog
  7. Custody
  8. Sollers Point
  9. Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
  10. Permanent Green Light

* Note: Artforum critics include museum exhibits, retrospectives, and film-like releases in other media; only new 2018 movies listed here are included in our composite standings

The Arts Desk
Staff View full list
  • Custody
  • The Islands and the Whales
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Lean on Pete
  • Leave No Trace
  • Loveless
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Phantom Thread
  • Shirkers
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Zama
Asbury Park Press
Alex Biese View full list
  1. A Fantastic Woman
  2. Disobedience
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Sorry to Bother You
  5. Hereditary
  6. Beauty and the Dogs
  7. Black Panther
  8. First Reformed
  9. The Rider
  10. Suspiria
Lindsey Bahr View full list
  1. Cold War
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. Roma
  4. Wildlife
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Private Life
  8. The Favourite
  9. Juliet, Naked
  10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Associated Press
Jake Coyle View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Private Life
  3. First Reformed
  4. Shoplifters
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  6. Cold War
  7. The Rider
  8. Paddington 2
  9. The Favourite
  10. Zama
Christopher Orr View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Cold War
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. First Reformed
  5. Black Panther
  6. The Old Man & The Gun
  7. Widows
  8. The Death of Stalin
  9. The Rider
  10. A Simple Favor
The Atlantic
David Sims View full list
  1. Widows
  2. Shoplifters
  3. First Reformed
  4. A Star Is Born
  5. Leave No Trace
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Burning
  10. Let the Sunshine In
Joe Gross View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Blaze
  • Blindspotting
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mandy
  • People's Republic of Desire
  • Roma
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Support the Girls
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Widows
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Austin360
Marjorie Baumgarten View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. The Rider
  4. Private Life
  5. Minding the Gap
  6. Shoplifters
  7. Happy as Lazzaro
  8. The Favourite
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. Eighth Grade
Steve Davis View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Isle of Dogs
  3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. Roma
  6. Three Identical Strangers
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Shoplifters
  9. The Rider
  10. Mandy
Josh Kupecki View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Shoplifters
  3. First Reformed
  4. Thunder Road
  5. The Favourite
  6. Mandy
  7. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Lean on Pete
Matthew Monagle View full list
  1. Burning
  2. The Rider
  3. Leave No Trace
  4. What They Had
  5. Cam
  6. Roma
  7. Eighth Grade
  8. Sorry to Bother You
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. First Reformed
Marc Savlov View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. You Were Never Really Here
  3. Roma
  4. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  5. Hereditary
  6. Let the Corpses Tan
  7. Bomb City
  8. Sorry to Bother You
  9. Burning
  10. Mandy
Danielle White View full list
  1. Thunder Road
  2. Madeline's Madeline
  3. The Favourite
  4. Mandy
  5. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  6. First Reformed
  7. Hereditary
  8. Minding the Gap
  9. Bodied
  10. Cold War
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Richard Whittaker View full list
  1. Blindspotting
  2. You Were Never Really Here
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  5. Burning
  6. The Favourite
  7. A Simple Favor
  8. Hereditary
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. First Man
Austin Chronicle
A.V. Club
Charles Bramesco View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Mandy
  3. Cam
  4. Madeline's Madeline
  5. Let the Corpses Tan
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Vox Lux
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. Roma
  10. Isle of Dogs
Mike D'Angelo View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Support the Girls
  3. The Last Race
  4. Private Life
  5. Game Night
  6. Thoroughbreds
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Cold War
  9. Lean on Pete
  10. 24 Frames
A.A. Dowd View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Cold War
  3. Lean on Pete
  4. Hereditary
  5. First Man
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Zama
  9. Thoroughbreds
  10. Shoplifters
Lawrence Garcia View full list
  1. Western
  2. The House That Jack Built
  3. Burning
  4. Prototype
  5. The Other Side of the Wind
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Unfriended: Dark Web
  8. Isle of Dogs
  9. Golden Exits
  10. Maison Du Bonheur
Jesse Hassenger View full list
  1. Thoroughbreds
  2. Support the Girls
  3. Eighth Grade
  4. Tully
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  6. First Man
  7. The Old Man & The Gun
  8. Widows
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. First Reformed
Noel Murray View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  3. Burning
  4. Cold War
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Leave No Trace
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. A Star Is Born
  10. First Reformed
Katie Rife View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. Cold War
  4. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Burning
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. The Favourite
  10. Border
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky View full list
  1. The Other Side of the Wind
  2. First Man
  3. First Reformed
  4. A Bread Factory: Parts One and Two
  5. Support the Girls
  6. The Night Comes for Us
  7. Burning
  8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  9. Happy as Lazzaro
  10. The Favourite
Awards Campaign
Gregory Ellwood View full list
  1. Cold War
  2. Climax
  3. The Favourite
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Non-Ficton
  6. BlackkKlansman
  7. Roma
  8. Sauvage
  9. A Simple Favor
  10. Burning
Baltimore Magazine
Max Weiss View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. The Favourite
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Crazy Rich Asians
  6. Burning
  7. The Rider
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. WIdows
  10. Madeline's Madeline
BBC Culture
Nicholas Barber View full list
  1. A Quiet Place
  2. Shoplifters
  3. Cold War
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. The Favourite
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  7. The Rider
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. First Man
  10. Sweet Country
Leigh Monson View full list
  1. Sorry to Bother You
  2. Annihilation
  3. Black Panther
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. The Favourite
  6. The Hate U Give
  7. Cam
  8. Love, Simon
  9. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  10. Hereditary
Priscilla Page View full list
  • Annihilation
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Black Panther
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Destroyer
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Hotel Artemis
  • Mandy
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • The Night Comes for Us
  • Possum
  • The Predator
  • Revenge
  • Roma
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Suspiria
  • Widows
  • You Were Never Really Here
Evan Saathoff View full list
  1. Mandy
  2. Sorry to Bother You
  3. First Reformed
  4. The Night Comes for Us
  5. Champion
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Widows
  8. Suspiria
  9. Game Night
  10. Avengers: Infinity War
Emily Sears View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Pin Cushion
  3. Paddington 2
  4. The Favourite
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. Cold War
  7. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  8. Ben Is Back
  9. Shirkers
  10. Summer 1993
James Shapiro View full list
  1. The World Is Yours
  2. Burning
  3. First Reformed
  4. Suspiria
  5. Annihilation
  6. Cold War
  7. The House That Jack Built
  8. The Night Comes for Us
  9. Border
  10. Shirkers
Andrew Todd View full list
  1. Madeline's Madeline
  2. Annihilation
  3. First Reformed
  4. Minding the Gap
  5. Paddington 2
  6. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Blindspotting
  9. Searching
  10. Game Night
Birth. Movies. Death.
Scott Wampler View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. Suspiria
  3. Mandy
  4. The Favourite
  5. Eighth Grade
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  8. Cam
  9. Possum
  10. Shirkers
  11. Gotti
  12. Venom
Black Girl Nerds
Jamie Broadnax View full list
  1. In Fabric
  2. Colette
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Consequences (Posledice)
  5. Monsters and Men
  6. Halloween
  7. Black Panther
  8. Blindspotting
  9. Revenge
  10. Mandy
Boston Globe
Ty Burr View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Burning
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Cold War
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Eighth Grade
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Leave No Trace
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Minding the Gap
  • The Rider
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • Skate Kitchen
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Support the Girls
Boston Herald
James Verniere View full list
  • Capernaum
  • The Favourite
  • Filmworker
  • Hereditary
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Outlaw King
  • The Rider
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • Stan & Ollie
Business Insider
Jason Guerrasio View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. The Old Man & The Gun
  4. Andre the Giant
  5. Eighth Grade
  6. Widows
  7. The Favourite
  8. Mandy
  9. Icebox
  10. Blindspotting
BuzzFeed
Alison Willmore View full list
  1. The Rider
  2. The Favourite
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Minding the Gap
  5. Madeline's Madeline
  6. The Death of Stalin
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Burning
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. Support the Girls
Cahiers du cinéma
Staff consensus
  1. The Wild Boys
  2. Coincoin and the Extra-Humans
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Burning
  5. Paul Sanchez est revenu!
  6. The Post
  7. On the Beach at Night Alone
  8. The House That Jack Built
  9. Leto
  10. Treasure Island
Cape Cod Times
Tim Miller View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Wildlife
  3. First Reformed
  4. Cold War
  5. American Animals
  6. Shoplifters
  7. Disobedience
  8. Thoroughbreds
  9. The Rider
  10. Godard Mon Amour
CBC
Eli Glasner View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. Widows
  4. Boost
  5. Annihilation
CBS News
David Morgan View full list
  1. The Death of Stalin
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. The Favourite
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. The Rider
  6. Shirkers
  7. Cold War
  8. Wildlife
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Charlotte Observer
Lawrence Toppman View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. Isle of Dogs
  4. The Rider
  5. Leave No Trace
  6. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  7. Black Panther
  8. Roma
  9. Science Fair
  10. Lean on Pete
Chicago Daily Herald
Dann Gire View full list
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Green Book
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice
Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs View full list
  1. L'Enfant Secret
  2. Zama
  3. Ash Is Purest White
  4. Bitter Money
  5. 24 Frames
  6. The Arboretum Cycle
  7. Good Manners
  8. Roma
  9. Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
  10. The Commuter
  11. The Hate U Give
  12. The Third Murder
  13. Rainbow: A Private Affair
Chicago Sun-Times
Richard Roeper View full list
  1. Widows
  2. Roma
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. Lean on Pete
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Black Panther
  8. Blindspotting
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Chicago Tribune
Michael Phillips View full list
  1. The Rider
  2. Roma
  3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  4. The Favourite
  5. Minding the Gap
  6. Widows
  7. First Reformed
  8. Sorry to Bother You
  9. Zama
  10. Black Panther
Christian Science Monitor
Peter Rainer View full list
  1. At Eternity's Gate
  2. What Will People Say
  3. Amazing Grace
  4. Burning
  5. Paddington 2
  6. A Quiet Place
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. The Death of Stalin
  10. Monrovia, Indiana
CinemaBlend
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  2. Paddington 2
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. Roma
  5. Avengers: Infinity War
  6. Hereditary
  7. Mary Poppins Returns
  8. Deadpool 2
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. Bad Times at the El Royale
CineVue
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. Roma
  3. Happy as Lazzaro
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. The Sisters Brothers
  6. The Favourite
  7. Cold War
  8. Border
  9. The Grand Bizarre
  10. Ray & Liz
  11. Suspiria
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Staff consensus View full list
  • Annihilation
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Eighth Grade
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Favourite
  • The Happy Prince
  • Incredibles 2
  • The Little Stranger
  • Mandy
  • Paddington 2
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Roma
  • Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Vice
  • Widows
Cleveland Scene
Sam Allard View full list
  1. The Rider
  2. The Favourite
  3. Bad Times at the El Royale
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. First Reformed
  6. Hereditary
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Mandy
  9. Annihilation
  10. Free Solo
CNN
Brian Lowry View full list
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Cold War
  • Eighth Grade
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Incredibles 2
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Roma
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Adam Chitwood View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Roma
  4. Black Panther
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Widows
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. The Favourite
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. The Hate U Give
Haleigh Foutch View full list
  1. Suspiria
  2. Annihilation
  3. The Favourite
  4. Hereditary
  5. Bad Times at the El Royale
  6. You Were Never Really Here
  7. A Star Is Born
  8. Sorry to Bother You
  9. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  10. BlacKkKlansman
Matt Goldberg View full list
  1. Paddington 2
  2. The Favourite
  3. First Reformed
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. Roma
  6. The Hate U Give
  7. The Sisters Brothers
  8. Annihilation
  9. A Star Is Born
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Vinnie Mancuso View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. Bad Times at the El Royale
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Hereditary
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Annihilation
  8. Suspiria
  9. Widows
  10. Overlord
Collider
Perri Nemiroff View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Eighth Grade
  4. Love, Simon
  5. Black Panther
  6. Halloween
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. Vice
  9. Bad Times at the El Royale
  10. Free Solo
Columbus Alive
Brad Keefe View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Roma
  3. The Favourite
  4. Thoroughbreds
  5. Isle of Dogs
  6. Annihilation
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Mandy
  9. First Reformed
  10. You Were Never Really Here
Alan Cerny View full list
  1. Bodied
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. Hearts Beat Loud
  4. Destroyer
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Black Panther
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. Upgrade
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse
Scott Chitwood View full list
  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody
  6. Ready Player One
  7. Black Panther
  8. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  9. First Man
  10. Incredibles 2
Kalyn Corrigan View full list
  • Annihilation
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • First Reformed
  • Hereditary
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Roma
  • Suspiria
  • Widows
  • You Were Never Really Here
Max Evry View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. BlacKkKlansman
  3. Mandy
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  5. Boiled Angels: The Mike Diana Story
  6. The Other Side of the Wind
  7. Hold the Dark
  8. Game Night
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. The Quest of Alain Ducasse
Spencer Perry View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Assassination Nation
  3. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  4. The Favourite
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. Halloween
ComingSoon.net
Joshua Starnes View full list
  1. A Bread Factory: Parts One and Two
  2. Shoplifters
  3. Mirai
  4. The Favourite
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Paddington 2
  8. Sorry to Bother You
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. The Hate U Give
CommonSpace (Scotland)
Scott Wilson View full list
  1. Columbus
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. Lady Bird
  5. Phantom Thread
  6. Annihilation
  7. First Reformed
  8. Roma
  9. Thoroughbreds
  10. Hearts Beat Loud
Complex
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Widows
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  4. Black Panther
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Burning
  7. Hereditary
  8. Suspiria
  9. Avengers: Infinity War
  10. First Reformed
Consequence of Sound
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Paddington 2
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. First Reformed
  7. The Favourite
  8. The Tale
  9. Roma
  10. You Were Never Really Here
Criterion Cast
Joshua Brunsting View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. First Reformed
  3. Zama
  4. Happy as Lazzaro
  5. The Other Side of the Wind
  6. Paddington 2
  7. Western
  8. Cold War
  9. The Wild Boys
  10. Dead Souls
The Daily Beast
Marlow Stern View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. Shoplifters
  4. Burning
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. The Rider
  7. Widows
  8. Minding the Gap
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. A Star Is Born
Dazed
Staff View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Sorry to Bother You
  3. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  4. Isle of Dogs
  5. The Hate U Give
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  9. Burning
  10. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Pete Hammond View full list
  1. Green Book
  2. Mary Poppins Returns
  3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. Capernaum
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Crazy Rich Asians
  8. Vice
  9. Private Life
  10. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Deadline
Staff View full list
  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Black Panther
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. A Quiet Place
  7. Annihilation
  8. A Star Is Born
  9. The Shape of Water
  10. Hereditary
Den of Geek [UK]
David Crow View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Sorry to Bother You
  4. Free Solo
  5. Roma
  6. Annihilation
  7. Hereditary
  8. Three Identical Strangers
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Den of Geek [USA]
Don Kaye View full list
  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. You Were Never Really Here
  3. Three Identical Strangers
  4. First Reformed
  5. Roma
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Hereditary
  9. Annihilation
  10. A Star Is Born
Detroit News
Adam Graham View full list
  1. Paddington 2
  2. First Reformed
  3. Eighth Grade
  4. Roma
  5. Lean on Pete
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Blindspotting
  9. If Beale Street Could Talk
  10. Vice
Empire
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. Black Panther
  6. First Man
  7. Lady Bird
  8. A Star Is Born
  9. Phantom Thread
  10. BlacKkKlansman
Leah Greenblatt View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Roma
  3. Black Panther
  4. Annihilation
  5. Lean on Pete
  6. Green Book
  7. Burning
  8. Hereditary
  9. Free Solo
  10. The Guilty
Entertainment Weekly
Chris Nashawaty View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Roma
  3. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Paddington 2
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. First Man
  9. Green Book
  10. Mandy
Esquire
Nick Schager View full list
  1. Mandy
  2. Annihilation
  3. Love After Love
  4. The Rider
  5. Cold War
  6. You Were Never Really Here
  7. First Reformed
  8. Zama
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. Thunder Road
Exclaim!
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Sorry to Bother You
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. Black Panther
  5. Mandy
  6. Hereditary
  7. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  8. First Reformed
  9. Paddington 2
  10. BlacKkKlansman
Fansided
Joshua Axelrod View full list
  1. A Private War
  2. Blindspotting
  3. Roma
  4. The Favourite
  5. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  6. Sorry to Bother You
  7. The Hate U Give
  8. Black Panther
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. Anna and the Apocalypse
Film Comment
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Zama
  2. Burning
  3. First Reformed
  4. Roma
  5. Western
  6. Shoplifters
  7. Let the Sunshine In
  8. The Other Side of the Wind
  9. Happy as Lazzaro
  10. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Ken Bakely View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Paddington 2
  3. The Favourite
  4. Widows
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Support the Girls
  8. The Wild Boys
  9. Black Panther
  10. Shirkers
Blake Crane View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. The Rider
  3. Roma
  4. First Reformed
  5. Suspiria
  6. Hereditary
  7. Burning
  8. Revenge
  9. Mandy
  10. First Man
Chris Luciantonio View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. Hereditary
  3. You Were Never Really Here
  4. The Favourite
  5. Burning
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  7. River's Edge
  8. Suspiria
  9. Blindspotting
  10. Shirkers
Mynt Marsellus View full list
  1. Disobedience
  2. Blindspotting
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Black Panther
  5. Private Life
  6. Hereditary
  7. A Simple Favor
  8. Blockers
  9. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  10. Venom
Adam Patterson View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. The Endless
  4. Blindspotting
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Thunder Road
  8. Shoplifters
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. Black Panther
Kevin Rakestraw View full list
  1. Happy as Lazzaro
  2. The Wolf House
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. Faust
  5. Drift
  6. Black Panther
  7. The Rider
  8. Dim the Fluorescents
  9. Ouroboros
  10. Fail to Appear
Film Pulse
Film School Rejects
Rob Hunter View full list
  1. Blindspotting
  2. Borg vs McEnroe
  3. Shoplifters
  4. Thoroughbreds
  5. Damsel
  6. Happy as Lazzaro
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Vice
  9. Zama
  10. The Tale
John Fink View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Sorry to Bother You
  4. Lean on Pete
  5. Minding the Gap
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. Madeline's Madeline
  8. Support the Girls
  9. Happy as Lazzaro
  10. Vox Lux
Mike Mazzanti View full list
  1. Mandy
  2. Revenge
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Cam
  7. The Ritual
  8. Hell Fest
  9. The Other Side of the Wind
  10. Venom
Jared Mobarak View full list
  1. Custody
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Minding the Gap
  6. First Man
  7. Wildlife
  8. American Animals
  9. Madeline's Madeline
  10. Sorry to Bother You
Nick Newman View full list
  1. Lover for a Day
  2. Claire's Camera
  3. The Day After
  4. A Paris Education
  5. First Reformed
  6. Before We Vanish
  7. The Mule
  8. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
  9. The Green Fog
  10. Let the Sunshine In
  11. 24 Frames
Jordan Raup View full list
  1. 24 Frames
  2. Let the Sunshine In
  3. Burning
  4. Support the Girls
  5. First Reformed
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Minding the Gap
  8. Happy as Lazzaro
  9. Western
  10. Summer 1993
Christopher Schobert View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Roma
  3. First Reformed
  4. Shoplifters
  5. Cold War
  6. Paddington 2
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Burning
  9. The Favourite
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Jose Solís View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Burning
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Cold War
  5. Vox Lux
  6. First Reformed
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Blindspotting
  10. The House That Jack Built
Zhuo-Ning Su View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Shoplifters
  3. Burning
  4. An Elephant Sitting Still
  5. Long Day's Journey Into Night
  6. High Life
  7. The House That Jack Built
  8. Hereditary
  9. Petra
  10. Die Tomorrow
The Film Stage
Ryan Swen View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. The Other Side of the Wind
  3. The Day After
  4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  6. Bisbee '17
  7. Burning
  8. Zama
  9. Let the Sunshine In
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam Kempenaar View full list (and listen to podcast)
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. The Rider
  4. First Reformed
  5. Roma
  6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. Isle of Dogs
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. The Death of Stalin
Josh Larsen View full list (in haiku form)
  1. Isle of Dogs
  2. Roma
  3. First Reformed
  4. Sorry to Bother You
  5. Zama
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. Private Life
  8. Game Night
  9. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  10. Leave No Trace
Filmspotting
Tasha Robinson View full list (and listen to podcast)
  1. BlacKkKlansman
  2. The Death of Stalin
  3. The Favourite
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. Bad Times at the El Royale
  6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  7. Mid90s
  8. Marrowbone
  9. Apostle
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
First Showing
Adam Frazier View full list
  1. Upgrade
  2. Annihilation
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. Suspiria
  7. Assassination Nation
  8. Avengers: Infinity War
  9. Bumblebee
  10. Bad Times at the El Royale
Flavorwire
Jason Bailey View full list
  1. You Were Never Really Here
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Leave No Trace
  4. Private Life
  5. Blindspotting
  6. First Reformed
  7. Roma
  8. Burning
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. BlacKkKlansman
Flood Magazine
Staff consensus View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Annihilation
  3. Mandy
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Paddington 2
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Hereditary
  9. Three Identical Strangers
  10. Widows
Florida Weekly
Dan Hudak View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Ready Player One
  4. The Favourite
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  7. First Reformed
  8. The Front Runner
  9. Hereditary
  10. American Animals
GameSpot
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  • all others listed alphabetically:
  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • Creed II
  • Hereditary
  • Paddington 2
  • A Quiet Place
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Suspiria
The Gate
Andrew Parker View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Roma
  3. Widows
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. The Rider
  7. First Reformed
  8. Burning
  9. Shoplifters
  10. Support the Girls
GateHouse Media [various newspapers]
Ed Symkus View full list
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Border
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • The Favourite
  • Free Solo
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Ready Player One
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Stan & Ollie
  • Welcome to Marwen
Glide Magazine
James Roberts View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • Hereditary
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Rider
  • Vice
  • The Wife
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Barry Hertz View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Widows
  3. You Were Never Really Here
  4. First Man
  5. Burning
  6. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  7. The Other Side of the Wind
  8. Shirkers
  9. Free Solo
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  11. Maison du Bonheur
  12. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Globe & Mail
Kate Taylor View full list
  1. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
  2. Isle of Dogs
  3. Mary Poppins Returns
  4. The Favourite
  5. Foxtrot
  6. Sweet Country
  7. Transit
  8. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. Loveless
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Private Life
  6. Black Panther
  7. The Favourite
  8. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  9. Cold War
  10. Widows
The Guardian
Peter Bradshaw View full list
  1. Roma
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Cold War
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. Western
  6. Zama
  7. Hereditary
  8. Coco
  9. Widows
  10. Phantom Thread
Harper's Bazaar
Candice Frederick View full list
  1. Roma
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Widows
  4. Suspiria
  5. The Tale
  6. Black Panther
  7. Blindspotting
  8. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. What They Had
Heat Vision (at The Hollywood Reporter)
Borys Kit View full list
  1. Black Panther
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Revenge
  7. Annihilation
  8. Paddington 2
  9. Overlord
  10. Hereditary
Stephen Farber View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. The Rider
  4. Three Identical Strangers
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Boy Erased
  7. Free Solo
  8. Shoplifters
  9. The Hate U Give
  10. The Wife
Jon Frosch View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Shoplifters
  4. Roma
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Private Life
  8. The Favourite
  9. First Man
  10. A Star Is Born
Caryn James View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Favourite
  3. Cold War
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. The Death of Stalin
  6. At Eternity's Gate
  7. Shoplifters
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Happy as Lazzaro
Sheri Linden View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. Roma
  3. Burning
  4. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  5. Leave No Trace
  6. Three Identical Strangers
  7. Lean on Pete
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Cold War
  10. En el Septimo Dia
Todd McCarthy View full list
  1. Vice
  2. Roma
  3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  4. Cold War
  5. Free Solo
  6. Burning
  7. Eighth Grade
  8. The Rider
  9. Shoplifters
  10. The Other Side of the Wind
Michael Rechtshaffen View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Black Panther
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Minding the Gap
  5. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  6. The Favourite
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Burning
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. Paddington 2
David Rooney View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Favourite
  3. Shoplifters
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Burning
  6. Cold War
  7. First Man
  8. The Death of Stalin
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. Isle of Dogs
The Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Roma
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. Green Book
  6. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  7. The Death of Stalin
  8. Shoplifters
  9. Three Identical Strangers
  10. First Reformed
Houston Chronicle
Cary Darling View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Rider
  3. Black Panther
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Blindspotting
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Widows
  9. Wildlife
  10. Burning
Houston Press
Pete Vonder Haar View full list
  • Annihilation
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • The Hate U Give
  • Hereditary
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • You Were Never Really Here
HuffPost
Matthew Jacobs View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. Widows
  4. Sorry to Bother You
  5. Suspiria
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Eighth Grade
  8. Annihilation
  9. Roma
  10. The Old Man and the Gun
IGN
Staff View full list
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Game Night
  • Hereditary
  • A Quiet Place
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • A Star Is Born
IMDb
Col Needham View full list
  1. Wild Rose
  2. Ready Player One
  3. Cold War
  4. Life Itself
  5. Colette
  6. A Quiet Place
  7. Black Panther
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody
  9. Green Book
  10. Ocean's Eight
In Review
Staff View full list
  1. The Other Side of the Wind
  2. First Reformed
  3. The House That Jack Built
  4. Let the Sunshine In
  5. Support the Girls
  6. Zama
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. The Day After
  9. Golden Exits
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
The Independent
Staff View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Phantom Thread
  3. You Were Never Really Here
  4. Lady Bird
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. A Star Is Born
  8. The Rider
  9. Cold War
  10. Black Panther
David Ehrlich View video countdown
  1. First Reformed
  2. Paddington 2
  3. Madeline's Madeline
  4. Shoplifters
  5. The Tale
  6. Burning
  7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Wildlife
  10. Mandy
IndieWire
Eric Kohn View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Roma
  3. The Death of Stalin
  4. First Reformed
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Private Life
  7. Burning
  8. Madeline's Madeline
  9. If Beale Street Could Talk
  10. Free Solo
Germain Lussier View full list
  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  2. Hereditary
  3. Black Panther
  4. A Quiet Place
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Mandy
  7. Paddington 2
  8. Annihilation
  9. Anna and the Apocalypse
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
io9
Chris Wasser View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. The Shape of Water
  3. Lady Bird
  4. American Animals
  5. A Quiet Place
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. First Man
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. Michael Inside
  10. You Were Never Really Here
Irish Independent
Donald Clarke, Tara Brady View full list
  1. Loveless
  2. Cold War
  3. Mandy
  4. Hereditary
  5. Lady Bird
  6. Climax
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. The Rider
  9. Custody
  10. The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
The Irish Times
Staff consensus View full list
  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • First Reformed
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Paddington 2
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • A Star Is Born
JoBlo
Cameron Williams View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Shape of Water
  3. Hereditary
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  5. Private Life
  6. The Rider
  7. Black Panther
  8. Shirkers
  9. You Were Never Really Here
  10. First Man
Junkee
L. Kent Wolgamott View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. Roma
  3. Black Panther
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  5. Let the Sunshine In
  6. The Favourite
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. Blaze
  9. The Rider
  10. The Death of Stalin
Lincoln Journal Star
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Zama
  2. Roma
  3. The House That Jack Built
  4. First Reformed
  5. Leave No Trace
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. The WIld Pear Tree
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. Burning
  10. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Little White Lies
Bob Strauss View full list
  1. Roma
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • Black Panther
  • Blaze
  • A Ciambra
  • Cold War
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Life and Nothing More
  • Mid90s
  • Searching
  • Shoplifters
  • Wildlife
  • Zama
Los Angeles Daily News
Justin Chang View full list
  1. Burning
  2. First Reformed
  3. Zama
  4. Black Panther
  5. Private Life
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. The Rider
  8. Western
  9. Shoplifters
  10. Happy as Lazzaro
Mark Olsen View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Zama
  3. Private Life
  4. Support the Girls
  5. Widows
  6. The Favourite
  7. Burning
  8. Madeline's Madeline
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. The Other Side of the Wind
Kenneth Turan View full list
  1. (tie) Black Panther
  2. (tie) Leave No Trace
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • Cold War
  • Free Solo
  • Incredibles 2
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice
Los Angeles Times
Harry Fletcher View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. Lady Bird
  3. Widows
  4. Roma
  5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Hereditary
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. A Quiet Place
London Evening Standard
Angie Han View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. The Favourite
  3. First Man
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Roma
  7. Black Panther
  8. Hereditary
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Mashable
Marc Doyle (Editor in Chief)
  1. The Rider
  2. Roma
  3. Green Book
  4. Hereditary
  5. Blindspotting
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. First Reformed
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. The Sisters Brothers
  10. The Favourite
Metacritic
John Beifuss View full list
  1. Support the Girls
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Faces Places
  5. Hereditary
  6. Sorry to Bother You
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. Madeline's Madeline
  9. First Reformed
  10. You Were Never Really Here
  11. Mandy
  12. I Am Not a Witch
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Dennis Dermody View full list
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Gemini
  • The House That Jack Built
  • Nico, 1988
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Piercing
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma
  • The Strange Ones
  • Three Identical Strangers
Genevieve Koski View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Annihilation
  3. The Rider
  4. Support the Girls
  5. Private Life
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Leave No Trace
  8. Widows
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Bad Times at the El Royale
Keith Phipps View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Annihilation
  3. First Reformed
  4. Burning
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Private Life
  8. Bisbee '17
  9. The Favourite
  10. The Rider
Scott Tobias View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Annihilation
  3. First Reformed
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Burning
  8. The Rider
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. You Were Never Really Here
Keith Uhlich View full list
  1. 24 Frames
  2. Ready Player One
  3. The X-Files (episode "Rm9sbG93ZXJz")
  4. La Flor
  5. The Terror
  6. The Green Fog
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Sense8 ("Amor Vincit Omnia")
  9. Suspiria
  10. Monrovia, Indiana
  11. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Miscellaneous/unaffiliated critics
Joanna Langfield View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Mary Poppins Returns
  4. Happy as Lazzaro
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. Shoplifters
  7. Paddington 2
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. Support the Girls
  10. Private Life
The Movie Minute
Julian Roman View full list
  1. Roma
  2. BlacKkKlansman
  3. Black Panther
  4. Widows
  5. A Quiet Place
  6. Vice
  7. The Favourite
  8. Mary Poppins Returns
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. Suspiria
MovieWeb
Chris Knight View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Burning
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. A Private War
  10. Hereditary
National Post
Kyle Smith View full list
  1. First Man
  2. Blaze
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. First Reformed
  5. Three Identical Strangers
  6. Roma
  7. Mandy
  8. Black Panther
  9. Free Solo
  10. The Mule
National Review
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Black Panther
  2. Annihilation
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Paddington 2
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  7. Hereditary
  8. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. Eighth Grade
Nerdist
Mike Scott View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. The Favourite
  3. Roma
  4. First Man
  5. The Death of Stalin
  6. Isle of Dogs
  7. Tully
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. A Star Is Born
  10. Green Book
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Johnny Oleksinski View full list
  1. BlacKkKlansman
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Paddington 2
  4. A Quiet Place
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. Crazy Rich Asians
  7. The Favourite
  8. Colette
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. Green Book
New York Post
Sara Stewart View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Hereditary
  3. You Were Never Really Here
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Blindspotting
  7. First Reformed
  8. Three Identical Strangers
  9. The Favourite
  10. The Rider
Manohla Dargis View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Burning
  3. Shoplifters
  4. Zama
  5. Happy as Lazzaro
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. First Reformed
  8. The Death of Stalin
  9. Monrovia, Indiana
  10. Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle)
The New York Times
A.O. Scott View full list
  1. (tie) Bisbee '17
  2. (tie) Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  3. (tie) Minding the Gap
  4. (tie) Monrovia, Indiana
  5. Happy as Lazzaro
  6. First Reformed
  7. Private Life
  8. Roma
  9. Let the Sunshine In
  10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  11. BlacKkKlansman
  12. Capernaum
  13. The Favourite
The New Zealand Herald
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Black Panther
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Annihilation
  4. Hereditary
  5. Incredibles 2
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. Lady Bird
  8. Crazy Rich Asians
  9. First Man
  10. You Were Never Really Here
Newsday
Rafer Guzmán View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Hereditary
  3. Sorry to Bother You
  4. The Favourite
  5. First Reformed
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  8. Black Panther
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. Science Fair
NME
Olly Richards View full list
  1. Lady Bird
  2. Black Panther
  3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. Hereditary
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. The Shape of Water
  8. Love, Simon
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. Widows
Susan G. Cole View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Roma
  3. The Hate U Give
  4. Mouthpiece
  5. Private Life
  6. The Favourite
  7. Angels Wear White
  8. The Wife
  9. Widows
  10. Meditation Park
Kevin Ritchie View full list
  1. Madeline's Madeline
  2. Her Smell
  3. Let the Sunshine In
  4. Bisbee '17
  5. High Life
  6. Diamantino
  7. Shirkers
  8. Support the Girls
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Minding the Gap
Radheyan Simonpillai View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Transit
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. First Reformed
  5. Zama
  6. The Rider
  7. Support the Girls
  8. Shoplifters
  9. Leave No Trace
  10. Widows
NOW Magazine (Toronto)
Norman Wilner View full list
  1. Roma
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Burning
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Madeline's Madeline
  7. First Reformed
  8. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  9. Isle of Dogs
  10. Paddington 2
NPR
Staff consensus View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Burning
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Capernaum
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • The Rider
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Widows
  • Wildlife
The Observer [UK]
Mark Kermode View full list
  1. Leave No Trace
  2. The Breadwinner
  3. Widows
  4. Cold War
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. A Fantastic Woman
  7. The Shape of Water
  8. Jeune Femme
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. They Shall Not Grow Old
Omaha World-Herald
Micah Mertes View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Eighth Grade
  4. The Night Comes for Us
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. Support the Girls
  8. Mandy
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. Hereditary
Orlando Sentinel
Hal Boedeker View full list
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Isle of Dogs
  • A Quiet Place
  • RBG
  • Widows
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Parade
Samuel R. Murrian View full list
  1. The Rider
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. First Reformed
  6. The Favourite
  7. Free Solo
  8. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  9. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  10. Widows
  11. You Were Never Really Here
  12. Hereditary
  13. Mandy
  14. A Quiet Place
Sean Axmaker View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. The Rider
  3. Roma
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Private Life
  7. Burning
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. Hereditary
  10. Zama
David Coursen View full list
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • Claire's Camera
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Family Tour
  • First Reformed
  • Happy Hour
  • Loveless
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Private Life
  • Roma
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Wormwood
Robert C. Cumbow View full list
  • Annihilation
  • The Endless
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Hostiles
  • Isle of Dogs
  • The Old Man & The Gun
  • The Party
  • You Were Never Really Here
Jim Emerson View full list
  1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  2. Roma
  3. The Rider
  4. The Sisters Brothers
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Blindspotting
  8. Hereditary
  9. Bird Box
  10. A Quiet Place
  11. Eighth Grade
  12. Mid90s
  13. Minding the Gap
  14. First Reformed
John Hartl View full list
  1. Leave No Trace
  2. First Reformed
  3. Fair Game
  4. Springsteen on Broadway
  5. Three Identical Strangers
  6. Love, Gilda
  7. The Death of Stalin
  8. A Moment in the Reeds
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Outside In
Richard T. Jameson View full list
  1. Roma
  2. First Reformed
  3. Leave No Trace
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Border
  • Burning
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Hereditary
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Rider
  • Shoplifters
  • You Were Never Really Here
Kathleen Murphy View full list
  1. Leave No Trace
  2. First Reformed
  3. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  4. Roma
  5. Shoplifters
  6. Burning
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. The Rider
  9. Support the Girls
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
Amie Simon View full list
  1. Suspiria
  2. Revenge
  3. Apostle
  4. Hereditary
  5. Mandy
  6. Sorry to Bother You
  7. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. Love, Gilda
  10. Black Panther
Andrew Wright View full list
  1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  2. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
  3. Hereditary
  4. Paddington 2
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. First Reformed
  7. Roma
  8. The Rider
  9. Mandy
  10. Cold War
Parallax View
Paste
Staff consensus View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Annihilation
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Black Panther
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Hereditary
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. Burning
  10. The Rider
People
Tom Gliatto View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. Crazy Rich Asians
  4. Green Book
  5. Three Identical Strangers
  6. The Favourite
  7. Black Panther
  8. Paddington 2
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. A Quiet Place
Philadelphia Daily News/Philadelphia Inquirer
Gary Thompson View full list
  • After Auschwitz
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • The Death of Stalin
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • The Hate U Give
  • The Rider
  • Support the Girls
  • Tully
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Oktay Ege Kozak View full list
  1. You Were Never Really Here
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. Blindspotting
  4. Roma
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. The Favourite
  7. Hereditary
  8. How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  9. Annihilation
  10. Isle of Dogs
Kimber Myers View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. You Were Never Really Here
  3. Paddington 2
  4. The Favourite
  5. Wildlife
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  9. Shoplifters
  10. Widows
Ryan Oliver View full list
  1. You Were Never Really Here
  2. The Favourite
  3. Mandy
  4. Foxtrot
  5. Burning
  6. Suspiria
  7. Wildlife
  8. Roma
  9. Blindspotting
  10. Isle of Dogs
Jordan Ruimy View full list
  1. Burning
  2. The Favourite
  3. Roma
  4. Cold War
  5. The Tale
  6. Custody
  7. Leave No Trace
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. Hereditary
The Playlist
PopCrush
Staff consensus View full list
  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Black Panther
  • Boy Erased
  • Cam
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Deadpool 2
  • Halloween
  • The Hate U Give
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Love, Simon
  • A Quiet Place
  • RBG
  • Searching
  • A Simple Favor
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • Tully
  • Unsane
PopCulture.com
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Paddington 2
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. Black Panther
  4. A Quiet Place
  5. Widows
  6. Hereditary
  7. Incredibles 2
  8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  9. Avengers: Infinity War
  10. A Star Is Born
Popsugar
Quinn Keaney View full list
  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • Hereditary
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Incredibles 2
  • Leave No Trace
  • A Quiet Place
  • Searching
  • A Star Is Born
  • Support the Girls
  • Suspiria
  • Widows
ReelViews
James Berardinelli View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. Roma
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Black Panther
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. A Quiet Place
  8. The Hate U Give
  9. Private Life
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
Relevant
Tyler Daswick View full list
  1. Black Panther
  2. First Reformed
  3. Roma
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Widows
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. Annihilation
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. Crazy Rich Asians
Reverse Shot
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Zama
  2. Let the Sunshine In
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. Burning
  5. Happy as Lazzaro
  6. First Reformed
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Western
  9. Roma
  10. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
The Ringer
Sean Fennessey and Adam Nayman View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Roma
  4. Zama
  5. Black Panther
  6. First Reformed
  7. Let the Sunshine In
  8. Annihilation
  9. Support the Girls
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
Simon Abrams View full list
  1. Bisbee '17
  2. Sorry to Bother You
  3. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  4. Pow Wow
  5. 24 Frames
  6. Bodied
  7. Shoplifters
  8. The Guardians
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Nick Allen View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Shirkers
  3. Madeline's Madeline
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. Mandy
  6. Cold War
  7. Makala
  8. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
  9. Searching
  10. Bird Box
Monica Castillo View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. Cold War
  4. Shirkers
  5. Shoplifters
  6. Private Life
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Zama
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. Annihilation
Godfrey Cheshire View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Rider
  3. Western
  4. First Reformed
  5. A Bread Factory: Parts One and Two
  6. 24 Frames
  7. Green Book
  8. Vice
  9. En el Septimo Dia
  10. Crime + Punishment
Seongyong Cho View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Shoplifters
  3. Leave No Trace
  4. First Reformed
  5. Private Life
  6. The Rider
  7. Cold War
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. Hereditary
  10. Annihilation
Mark Dujsik View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. The Death of Stalin
  3. First Man
  4. Paddington 2
  5. Eighth Grade
  6. You Were Never Really Here
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. First Reformed
  9. If Beale Street Could Talk
  10. Blindspotting
Matt Fagerholm View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Roma
  4. First Reformed
  5. Muppet Guys Talking
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Custody
  8. The Tale
  9. Life and Nothing More
  10. Mary Poppins Returns
Odie Henderson View full list
  1. Blindspotting
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Black Panther
  5. Amazing Grace
  6. Paddington 2
  7. Roma
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. I Am Not a Witch
Quinn Hough View full list
  1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  2. Hereditary
  3. Mandy
  4. Leave No Trace
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Cam
  9. Madeline's Madeline
  10. The Other Side of the Wind
Ben Kenigsberg View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Other Side of the Wind
  3. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  4. Support the Girls
  5. Classical Period
  6. You Were Never Really Here
  7. Thoroughbreds
  8. Western
  9. The Favourite
  10. Monrovia, Indiana
Glenn Kenny View full list
  1. Zama
  2. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  3. The Other Side of the Wind
  4. Mandy
  5. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  6. Shirkers
  7. Madeline's Madeline
  8. Skate Kitchen
  9. Support the Girls
  10. (tie) Sorry to Bother You
  11. (tie) Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Tomris Laffly View full list
  1. Roma
  2. You Were Never Really Here
  3. Burning
  4. Private Life
  5. First Man
  6. Cold War
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Custody
  9. 1985
  10. Hereditary
Christy Lemire View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Roma
  3. Burning
  4. First Reformed
  5. Suspiria
  6. Sorry to Bother You
  7. Eighth Grade
  8. Hereditary
  9. Support the Girls
  10. A Star Is Born
Violet Levoit View full list
  1. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  2. Shoplifters
  3. Wild Wild Country
  4. Mister Rogers: It's You I Like
  5. Tully
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. Avengers: Infinity War
  8. McQueen
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. Black Panther
Kristen Lopez View full list
  1. Blindspotting
  2. On the Basis of Sex
  3. Bad Times at the El Royale
  4. A Simple Favor
  5. The Favourite
  6. Widows
  7. Black Panther
  8. Hereditary
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. Sorry to Bother You
Nell Minow View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Blindspotting
  • Eighth Grade
  • Green Book
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • A Star Is Born
  • Support the Girls
Omer Mozaffar View full list
  1. Blindspotting
  2. Searching
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Annihilation
  5. Crazy Rich Asians
  6. Black Panther
  7. A Quiet Place
  8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  9. Widows
  10. The Hate U Give
Vikram Murthi View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Support the Girls
  3. The Other Side of the Wind
  4. Burning
  5. Private Life
  6. Shirkers
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  9. Cold War
  10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Max O'Connell View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Burning
  3. The Other Side of the Wind
  4. Madeline's Madeline
  5. Zama
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Support the Girls
  9. Roma
  10. Lean on Pete
Sheila O'Malley View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Roma
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Shirkers
  5. Shoplifters
  6. The Rider
  7. Mandy
  8. A Star Is Born
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. The Other Side of the Wind
Michal Oleszczyk View full list
  1. The Other Side of the Wind
  2. Dogman
  3. Roma
  4. The Last Family
  5. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  6. Summer 1993
  7. McQueen
  8. Dovlatov
  9. Shirkers
  10. The Death of Stalin
Kristy Puchko View full list
  1. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  2. The Favourite
  3. Paddington 2
  4. The Little Stranger
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. Border
  7. Eighth Grade
  8. Hereditary
  9. American Animals
  10. A Wrinkle in Time
Barbara Scharres View full list
  • The Area
  • Ash Is the Purest White
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Border
  • Dogman
  • Loro
  • Minding the Gap
  • Museo
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
Matt Zoller Seitz View full list
  1. A Bread Factory, Part 1: For the Sake of Gold
  2. A Bread Factory, Part 2: Walk With Me A While
  3. Annihilation
  4. Sorry to Bother You
  5. Private Life
  6. Shoah: Four Sisters
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Hereditary
  9. Searching
  10. Minding the Gap
  11. Bodied
Allison Shoemaker View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. The Favourite
  3. Roma
  4. Annihilation
  5. Shoplifters
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. Leave No Trace
  8. Madeline's Madeline
  9. Paddington 2
  10. Shirkers
Justine Smith View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Padmaavat
  3. Genèse
  4. Annihilation
  5. Hereditary
  6. Cam
  7. Black Mother
  8. Profile
  9. The Rider
  10. Birds of Passage
Peter Sobczynski View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. Madeline's Madeline
  3. First Reformed
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  5. Roma
  6. Cold War
  7. The Favourite
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. Mandy
  10. A Simple Favor
Collin Souter View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Blindspotting
  3. The Death of Stalin
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. Lean on Pete
  7. Hereditary
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. Minding the Gap
  10. Paddington 2
Scout Tafoya View full list
  1. Black Mother
  2. Personal Problems
  3. Widows
  4. 24 Frames
  5. Barbara
  6. Piu Piu
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. High Life
  9. Scarred Hearts
  10. First Reformed
Brian Tallerico View full list
  1. Roma
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Leave No Trace
  4. Burning
  5. Widows
  6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  7. Annihilation
  8. Shoplifters
  9. You Were Never Really Here
  10. Sorry to Bother You
RogerEbert.com
David Fear View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Hereditary
  3. First Reformed
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Support the Girls
  6. Amazing Grace
  7. The Rider
  8. Cold War
  9. The Old Man & The Gun
  10. Zama
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers View full list
  1. Roma
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Black Panther
  4. The Favourite
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. First Man
  8. First Reformed
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. Green Book
Salon
Gary M. Kramer View full list
  • Burning
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Rider
  • Roma
  • We the Animals
  • You Were Never Really Here
Salt Lake City Weekly
Scott Renshaw View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Burning
  3. Paddington 2
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Free Solo
  6. You Were Never Really Here
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. The Favourite
  10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Salt Lake Tribune
Sean P. Means View full list
  1. Sorry to Bother You
  2. Roma
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Black Panther
  5. Minding the Gap
  6. Paddington 2
  7. The Hate U Give
  8. Incredibles 2
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. Crazy Rich Asians
San Antonio Current
Kiko Martinez View full list
  1. Vice
  2. Roma
  3. Leave No Trace
  4. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  5. Private Life
  6. The Favourite
  7. At Eternity's Gate
  8. The Rider
  9. First Reformed
  10. You Were Never Really Here
San Diego CityBeat
Glenn Heath Jr. View full list
  1. Zama
  2. Lean on Pete
  3. El Mar la Mar
  4. A Bread Factory: Parts One and Two
  5. 24 Frames
  6. Bisbee '17
  7. First Reformed
  8. Western
  9. If Beale Street Could Talk
  10. Araby
San Francisco Chronicle
Mick LaSalle View full list
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Blindspotting
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Disobedience
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • The Oath
  • Vox Lux
Jeffrey M. Anderson View full list
  1. Roma
  2. BlacKkKlansman
  3. First Reformed
  4. The Other Side of the Wind
  5. 24 Frames
  6. Let the Sunshine In
  7. Black Panther
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
San Francisco Examiner
Anita Katz View full list
  1. Roma
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. Shoplifters
  4. First Reformed
  5. Cold War
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. The Sisters Brothers
  9. The Favourite
  10. 1945
San Jose Mercury News
Randy Myers View full list
  1. The Rider
  2. Roma
  3. Blindspotting
  4. The Favourite
  5. First Reformed
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. The Hate U Give
  9. Burning
  10. Black Panther
Scene360
Martyn Conterio View full list
  1. You Were Never Really Here
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. First Reformed
  5. The Wild Pear Tree
  6. An Elephant Sitting Still
  7. Sweet Country
  8. Coco
  9. Cold War
  10. Dead Souls
Screen Anarchy
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Favourite
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Mandy
  7. Annihilation
  8. Hereditary
  9. One Cut of the Dead
  10. Phantom Thread
  11. Shoplifters
ScreenCrush
Matt Singer View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Private Life
  3. Annihilation
  4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  5. The Rider
  6. Roma
  7. First Man
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. Minding the Gap
  10. Widows
Tim Grierson View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Annihilation
  3. Cold War
  4. Widows
  5. Roma
Fionnuala Halligan View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. Roma
  3. Shoplifters
  4. Burning
  5. Girl
Allan Hunter View full list
  1. Cold War
  2. Roma
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. Shoplifters
  5. Border
Wendy Ide View full list
  1. Roma
  2. All Good
  3. Holiday
  4. The Favourite
  5. Her Smell
Lee Marshall View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. The Favourite
  3. Border
  4. Long Day's Journey Into Night
  5. Vox Lux
Lisa Nesselson View full list
  1. Paddington 2
  2. Woman at War
  3. Cold War
  4. The Favourite
  5. First Man
Jonathan Romney View full list
  1. Sunset
  2. The Other Side of the Wind
  3. The Green Fog
  4. Happy as Lazzaro
  5. Roma
Screen Daily
Sarah Ward View full list
  1. Cold War
  2. Burning
  3. Roma
  4. The Nightingale
  5. Madeline's Madeline
Screen Rant
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. Annihilation
  4. Black Panther
  5. Venom
  6. A Quiet Place
  7. Bumblebee
  8. Eighth Grade
  9. Widows
  10. Upgrade
Seattle Times
Moira Macdonald View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Paddington 2
  • The Rider
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • Widows
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Seattle Weekly
Robert Horton View full list
  1. The Rider
  2. Support the Girls
  3. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  4. Lean on Pete
  5. First Reformed
  6. Roma
  7. Hereditary
  8. Zama
  9. Leave No Trace
  10. You Were Never Really Here
  11. First Man
SF Weekly
Sherilyn Connelly View full list
  1. Sorry to Bother You
  2. Incredibles 2
  3. Star
  4. Oh Lucy!
  5. 24 Frames
  6. Damsel
  7. Annihilation
  8. Hearts Beat Loud
  9. 306 Hollywood
  10. The Other Side of the Wind
Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
Daniel Barnes View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Mandy
  3. The Favourite
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Isle of Dogs
  6. Madeline's Madeline
  7. Cold War
  8. The Death of Stalin
  9. Burning
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Showbiz411
Roger Friedman View full list
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Destroyer
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Never Look Away
  • A Quiet Place
Sioux City Journal
Bruce R. Miller View full list
  1. Roma
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. The Favourite
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. First Man
  6. Vice
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  9. Black Panther
  10. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Slant
Chuck Bowen View full list
  1. Monrovia, Indiana
  2. First Reformed
  3. The Other Side of the Wind
  4. Bisbee '17
  5. Zama
  6. Golden Exits
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Claire's Camera
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. Let the Sunshine In
Pat Brown View full list
  1. Burning
  2. Bisbee '17
  3. First Reformed
  4. Shoah: Four Sisters
  5. The Favourite
  6. 24 Frames
  7. Cold War
  8. Let the Sunshine In
  9. Western
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
Jake Cole View full list
  1. Milla
  2. 24 Frames
  3. First Reformed
  4. Zama
  5. Burning
  6. The Day After
  7. Prototype
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Madeline's Madeline
  10. Let the Sunshine In
Greg Cwik View full list
  1. The Other Side of the Wind
  2. First Reformed
  3. The House That Jack Built
  4. Prototype
  5. Golden Exits
  6. The Favourite
  7. Let the Sunshine In
  8. Monrovia, Indiana
  9. Claire's Camera
  10. Shoplifters
Clayton Dillard View full list
  1. Burning
  2. The House That Jack Built
  3. First Reformed
  4. Mrs. Hyde
  5. Before We Vanish
  6. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
  7. Western
  8. Tyrel
  9. El Mar La Mar
  10. Bodied
Peter Goldberg View full list
  1. Zama
  2. First Reformed
  3. Dead Souls
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. The Other Side of the Wind
  6. 24 Frames
  7. Milla
  8. Minding the Gap
  9. Support the Girls
  10. A Bread Factory: Parts One and Two
Ed Gonzalez View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. BlacKkKlansman
  3. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  4. Bisbee '17
  5. Monrovia, Indiana
  6. Paddington 2
  7. Bodied
  8. The Day After
  9. The Green Fog
  10. Let the Sunshine In
Christopher Gray View full list
  1. Let the Sunshine In
  2. First Man
  3. First Reformed
  4. Zama
  5. If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. Bisbee '17
  8. The Rider
  9. Western
  10. Leave No Trace
Wes Greene View full list
  1. Bisbee '17
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Araby
  4. A Bread Factory: Parts One and Two
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  6. Support the Girls
  7. The Green Fog
  8. First Reformed
  9. Happy as Lazzaro
  10. Roma
Carson Lund View full list
  1. Let the Sunshine In
  2. 24 Frames
  3. Monrovia, Indiana
  4. First Reformed
  5. The Other Side of the Wind
  6. El Mar La Mar
  7. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  8. Shoplifters
  9. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  10. Unfriended: Dark Web
Sam C. Mac View full list
  1. The House That Jack Built
  2. Dead Souls
  3. Blind Detective
  4. Golden Exits
  5. Prototype
  6. Isle of Dogs
  7. A Star Is Born
  8. The Other Side of the Wind
  9. Shoplifters
  10. Support the Girls
Paul O’Callaghan View full list
  1. Roma
  2. First Reformed
  3. Burning
  4. Custody
  5. Leave No Trace
  6. Madeline's Madeline
  7. You Were Never Really Here
  8. Shoplifters
  9. Sorry to Bother You
  10. Vox Lux
Niles Schwartz View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  3. Burning
  4. The Other Side of the Wind
  5. Let the Sunshine In
  6. Zama
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Unsane
  9. The Rider
  10. Roma
Diego Semerene View full list
  1. Shoah: Four Sisters
  2. 24 Frames
  3. Happy as Lazzaro
  4. Burning
  5. Western
  6. Loveless
  7. Caniba
  8. The House That Jack Built
  9. Of Fathers and Sons
  10. Vice
A.J. Serrano View full list
  1. Mandy
  2. First Reformed
  3. The Rider
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  6. The Other Side of the Wind
  7. Paddington 2
  8. Burning
  9. Roma
  10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Derek Smith View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Zama
  3. Burning
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. Prototype
  7. El Mar La Mar
  8. November
  9. The House That Jack Built
  10. Let the Corpses Tan
Keith Watson View full list
  1. The Other Side of the Wind
  2. Paddington 2
  3. The House That Jack Built
  4. Caniba
  5. Support the Girls
  6. Madeline's Madeline
  7. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
  8. The Death of Stalin
  9. First Reformed
  10. Let the Corpses Tan
Ethan Anderton View full list
  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Roma
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. BlacKkKlansman
  5. Vice
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. First Man
  8. Annihilation
  9. Game Night
  10. Avengers: Infinity War
Hoai-Tran Bui View full list
  1. Shoplifters
  2. You Were Never Really Here
  3. The Favourite
  4. Paddington 2
  5. Roma
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. Burning
  9. Blindspotting
  10. Minding the Gap
Jeff Cannata View full list
  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  2. Bad Times at the El Royale
  3. Game Night
  4. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  5. Minding the Gap
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Searching
  8. Blindspotting
  9. The Favourite
  10. Roma
David Chen View full list
  1. The Favourite
  2. The Rider
  3. Private Life
  4. Roma
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. Free Solo
  8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  9. Paddington 2
  10. Eighth Grade
Chris Evangelista View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Roma
  3. You Were Never Really Here
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Annihilation
  6. Mandy
  7. Destroyer
  8. The Favourite
  9. Hereditary
  10. Blindspotting
Jacob Hall View full list
  1. Mandy
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. Suspiria
  4. Annihilation
  5. Hereditary
  6. The Favourite
  7. Blindspotting
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Devindra Hardawar View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Black Panther
  3. Annihilation
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. First Reformed
  7. Blindspotting
  8. Widows
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. The Rider
Ben Pearson View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. If Beale Street Could Talk
  4. Searching
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Hereditary
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Blindspotting
  9. First Reformed
  10. A Quiet Place
Slashfilm
Peter Sciretta View full list
  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. Searching
  4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  5. Avengers: Infinity War
  6. Minding the Gap
  7. Annihilation
  8. Roma
  9. Love Simon
  10. Bumblebee
Slate
Dana Stevens View full list
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Eighth Grade
  • First Reformed
  • Leave No Trace
  • Minding the Gap
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Support the Girls
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Zama
Smashcut
Staff consensus View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Roma
  3. Zama
  4. 24 Frames
  5. Burning
  6. The Favourite
  7. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  8. Vice
  9. The Other Side of the Wind
  10. November
Spectrum Culture
Staff View full list
  • Annihilation
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Burning
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Halloween
  • Isle of Dogs
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Paddington 2
  • Shoplifters
  • Support the Girls
  • Suspiria
  • Unsane
  • Widows
  • You Were Never Really Here
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Chris Hewitt View full list
  1. Paddington 2
  2. Roma
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Shoplifters
  5. At Eternity's Gate
  6. Creed II
  7. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. Annihilation
  10. Game Night
Sydney Morning Herald
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Sweet Country
  3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Leave No Trace
  6. Blackkklansman
  7. The Favourite
  8. Shoplifters
  9. Foxtrot
  10. Phantom Thread
Tallahassee Democrat
Mark Hinson View full list
  1. Annihilation
  2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  3. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  4. The Favourite
  5. Final Portrait
  6. Upgrade
  7. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  8. The Sisters Brothers
  9. Suspiria
  10. First Reformed
  11. The Death of Stalin
Taste of Cinema
Shane Scott-Travis View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Roma
  3. Eighth Grade
  4. Capernaum
  5. Suspiria
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. The Rider
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. Zama
  10. Cold War
The Telegraph
Robbie Collin View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Phantom Thread
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Suspiria
  5. Shoplifters
  6. You Were Never Really Here
  7. The Other Side of the Wind
  8. A Gentle Creature
  9. Hereditary
  10. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
These Violent Delights
Tom Shone View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Death of Stalin
  3. Widows
  4. Juliet, Naked
  5. First Man
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. A Quiet Place
  8. The Favourite
  9. You Were Never Really Here
  10. Crazy Rich Asians
Time
Stephanie Zacharek View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  3. First Reformed
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. The Favourite
  6. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  7. A Star Is Born
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody
  10. Paddington 2
Time Out London
Staff consensus View full list
  1. You Were Never Really Here
  2. Widows
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Hereditary
  5. Roma
  6. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  7. Cold War
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  9. Loveless
  10. Lady Bird
TimeOut New York
Joshua Rothkopf View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Burning
  3. Widows
  4. Suspiria
  5. The Death of Stalin
  6. Bisbee '17
  7. Private Life
  8. Happy as Lazzaro
  9. Shoplifters
  10. Support the Girls
Toledo Blade
Kirk Baird View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Black Panther
  3. Crazy Rich Asians
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. First Reformed
  8. First Man
  9. Vice
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk
  11. A Star Is Born
  12. The Old Man & The Gun
Toronto Star
Peter Howell View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Burning
  3. Capernaum
  4. Green Book
  5. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
  6. Black Panther
  7. First Reformed
  8. BlacKkKlansman
  9. The Favourite
  10. Sorry to Bother You
Total Film Magazine
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Hereditary
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  5. Roma
  6. Lady Bird
  7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  8. Black Panther
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. The Shape of Water
Tulsa World
Michael Smith View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Favourite
  3. The Rider
  4. The Hate U Give
  5. Black Panther
  6. BlacKkKlansman
  7. Tully
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. A Star Is Born
  10. Game Night
Uproxx
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Sorry to Bother You
  2. Roma
  3. Eighth Grade
  4. A Star Is Born
  5. Private Life
  6. Black Panther
  7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  9. Paddington 2
  10. First Man
Us Weekly
Mara Reinstein View full list
  1. Eighth Grade
  2. Green Book
  3. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  4. The Favourite
  5. Roma
  6. First Man
  7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  8. Widows
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody
  10. A Quiet Place
USA Today
Brian Truitt View full list
  1. Black Panther
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. The Favourite
  5. First Reformed
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  7. Cold War
  8. Three Identical Strangers
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. Hereditary
K. Austin Collins View full list
  1. First Reformed
  2. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  3. You Were Never Really Here
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  6. The Other Side of the Wind
  7. Minding the Gap
  8. Zama
  9. First Man
  10. Sollers Point
Vanity Fair
Richard Lawson View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Leave No Trace
  3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  4. Free Solo
  5. Shoplifters
  6. The Favourite
  7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  8. A Star Is Born
  9. Happy as Lazzaro
  10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Peter Debruge View full list
  1. Blindspotting
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. Shoplifters
  4. The Hate U Give
  5. Eighth Grade
  6. Museo
  7. Life and Nothing More
  8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  9. Burning
  10. In Syria
Variety
Owen Gleiberman View full list
  1. A Star Is Born
  2. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  3. The Rider
  4. Green Book
  5. Chappaquiddick
  6. Red Sparrow
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. First Man
  9. Wild Wild Country
  10. Eighth Grade
Noel Ransome View full list
  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • Creed II
  • Eighth Grade
  • Halloween
  • Hereditary
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Upgrade
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Vice
Mal Vincent View full list
  1. Roma
  2. The Green Book
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. Lean on Pete
  5. Isle of Dogs
  6. Black Panther
  7. The Favourite
  8. Mary Poppins Returns
  9. Pick of the Litter
  10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Virginian-Pilot
John Powers View full list
  1. (tie) Burning
  2. (tie) Roma
  3. Shoplifters
  4. Zama
  5. Happy as Lazzaro
  6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  7. The Favourite
  8. Lean on Pete
  9. Leave No Trace
  10. Blindspotting
Vogue
Giles Hattersley View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Cold War
  • The Escape
  • The Favourite
  • Love, Simon
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters
  • A Star Is Born
  • Widows
Vogue UK
Alissa Wilkinson View full list
  1. Cold War
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. Bisbee '17
  4. First Reformed
  5. Amazing Grace
  6. Leave No Trace
  7. Support the Girls
  8. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  9. Eighth Grade
  10. Burning
Vox
David Edelstein View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. First Reformed
  4. The Rider
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Private Life
  9. Fahrenheit 11/9
  10. Leave No Trace
Vulture
Emily Yoshida View full list
  1. Roma
  2. First Reformed
  3. Shirkers
  4. Suspiria
  5. The Rider
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Shoplifters
  8. Sorry to Bother You
  9. Have a Nice Day
  10. A Star Is Born
Joe Morgenstern View full list
  1. Roma
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • Black Panther
  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • Eighth Grade
  • First Man
  • Free Solo
  • Shoplifters
  • A Star Is Born
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
The Wall Street Journal
Staff consensus View full list
  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Free Solo
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Little Stranger
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Minding the Gap
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Vice
  • Widows
Washington City Paper
Ann Hornaday View full list
  1. Roma
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk
  3. The Rider
  4. First Reformed
  5. BlacKkKlansman
  6. Green Book
  7. Eighth Grade
  8. Tully
  9. Blindspotting
  10. A Quiet Place
Washington Post
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Roma
  2. First Reformed
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. The Favourite
  5. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  6. Green Book
  7. Vice
  8. You Were Never Really Here
  9. Widows
  10. A Quiet Place
We Are Movie Geeks
Luke Parker View full list
  1. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  2. Isle of Dogs
  3. Sorry to Bother You
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Mary Poppins Returns
  8. A Quiet Place
  9. The Death of Stalin
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody
We Got This Covered
Devin D. O’Leary View full list
  • Black Panther
  • Burning
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • Mandy
  • The Rider
  • We the Animals
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque)
Westword
Alan Scherstuhl View full list
  1. Amazing Grace
  2. Roma
  3. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  4. The Rider
  5. Burning
  6. Blindspotting
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Leave No Trace
  10. The Favourite
WhatCulture
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Hereditary
  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Avengers: Infinity War
  6. Roma
  7. Leave No Trace
  8. First Man
  9. Annihilation
  10. Mandy
White City Cinema
Michael Glover Smith View full list
  1. The Other Side of the Wind
  2. Zama
  3. The Mule
  4. Phantom Thread
  5. Burning
  6. 24 Frames
  7. Madeline's Madeline
  8. Ash Is Purest White
  9. First Reformed
  10. The Woman Who Left
Rod Pocowatchit View full list
  1. A Quiet Place
  2. Ready Player One
  3. Black Panther
  4. A Star Is Born
  5. Green Book
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. BlacKkKlansman
  8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  9. Bad Times at the El Royale
  10. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
The Wichita Eagle
Staff consensus View full list
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Minding the Gap
  • Roma
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • A Star Is Born
  • Widows
Wired
Alonso Duralde View full list
  1. Paddington 2
  2. Roma
  3. Leave No Trace
  4. Lean on Pete
  5. The Sisters Brothers
  6. The Other Side of the Wind
  7. The Hate U Give
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Happy as Lazzaro
  10. Support the Girls
  11. Eighth Grade
TheWrap
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Black Panther
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  8. Leave No Trace
  9. Widows
  10. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Yahoo Movies
Hanna Flint View full list
  1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  2. Roma
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Shoplifters
  6. Annihilation
  7. A Quiet Place
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  9. Coco
  10. They Shall Not Grow Old
Yahoo Movies UK
Staff consensus View full list
  1. Roma
  2. Eighth Grade
  3. Hereditary
  4. Annihilation
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. Widows
  7. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Shoplifters
  9. BlacKkKlansman
  10. Burning
The Young Folks
Joe Robberson View full list
  1. BlacKkKlansman
  2. The Favourite
  3. Roma
  4. First Reformed
  5. You Were Never Really Here
  6. Mandy
  7. The Rider
  8. Widows
  9. Madeline's Madeline
  10. A Star Is Born
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Comments (14)

  • adam_f  

    I don't really like the system of giving "points" based on inclusion on top 10 lists. Seems to me that if a critical consensus places one film at third, and another at tenth, that ought to be factored into the ratings. One system that properly takes this into account is Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). The way it works is that there are several rounds of voting; in each round every critic votes for their most preferred film, and at the end of the round the film(s) with the least votes is eliminated. Eventually only 2 films are left and the one with the most votes wins. For example, I ran IRV on the data from this page and in the last round Roma beats First Reformed on 131-83 ballots. The full top 10:

    1. Roma
    2. First Reformed
    3. The Favourite
    4. Burning
    5. Eighth Grade
    6. If Beale Street Could Talk
    7. BlacKkKlansman
    Tie: Shoplifters, Black Panther
    10. You Were Never Really Here

    Maybe the most interesting result is that Annihilation (16) and Hereditary (15) do much worse under IRV. While they are included on enough ballots to do well under this page's system, they don't have the kind of broad critical consensus needed to win an instant runoff vote. Perhaps this reflects the critical bias against sci-fi and horror? You decide.

  • asmanraj  

    My top 5:

    5. Anna and the Apocalypse
    4. A Quiet Place
    3. Hereditary
    2. Halloween
    1. Love, Simon

  • FelicityFenwick  

    I can see why Roma is at the top of the list. Two incredibly heart-breaking moments. But for my money, it's Green Book for Best Picture. beautiful film.

  • DreamScreen  

    What the bleep is The Movie Minute? Looks like some random nobody's blog. I thought this site only included major critics?

  • Shiira  

    I like the contrarians who put "Suspiria" on their top ten lists. The film never made it to Hawaii. Polarizing films are sometimes the most interesting films. Like Gaspar Noe's "Irreversible" or Lars Von Trier's, well, entire ouevre. But in particular, "Dancer in the Dark" because the audience booed the film when it took home the Palm d'or. 152 minutes? Hell, yeah. You should always reward ambition. I hate how ambition is almost categorically looked down as pretentiousness.

  • MovieJay  

    BlacKkKlansman was NOT the best Spike Lee movie of the year; that'd be Blindspotting, which has only made 3 of these first 27 top ten lists so far. That Green Book is on 6 of these lists tells you something. People don't like being truly engaged or challenged on race-related issues. Much better to laugh a bunch w/Green Book and pat ourselves on the backs for "how far we've come" than to immerse ourselves in the world of Blindspotting, which has its finger on the pulse of today's issues. It's a great movie and Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs should be the Damon & Affleck of this awards season with what they created w/their screenplay. I hate that everyone's sleeping on it.

  • xChrRome  

    Casper has some of the worst hot takes I've seen in a while.

  • Casper  

    There was nothing exceptional whatsoever about Black Panther. It is cerainly the best of the MCU films, but that's not saying much. I'd say it's a good movie, but in the same ballpark as the other Coogler films. They're watchable but have next to nothing to say and nothing extraordinary about them. Plus, the last third of Black Panther is literally just a remake of The Phantom Menace with the divided attention across multiple action sequences not working in 1999 or 2018.

    Black Panther will inevitably make lists but be on virtually zero lists of critics who are into film as ART rather than popcorn munching.

    As for Avengers, it topped two "voted for" lists merely because those publications are just fanboy magazines that favor comic book films and other genre stuff. It will continue to fall as it's hard to imagine how any actual film critic can make a case for it being in their Top 10.

  • israeldorneles  

    Am I seeing this with my own eyes? One of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year, the most critically acclaimed superhero movie EVER a.k.a. Black Panther, is nowhere to be found on this list??? Meanwhile, Infinity War is Top 5(ish)??? Speechless.

  • invein  

    Climax should be on there imo...most intense movie of the year.

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