My Top 10 Movies of 2018 Revealed!

What. A. Year! To be honest, I’m not 100% certain that this year has been the best at the movies but I say that this has been a standout year for movies all the same! With 2018 all wrapped up, now is the time to reflect on what I like to believe has been the best of the best this year had to offer. I should note that I may not have written reviews for all of these films but each has left a profound mark on me when it came to storytelling, execution, performance, technical expertise, themes; these movies had everything I could possibly ask for and more.

Without further ado, here is my list of the top 10 movies of 2018:

The #10 Movie of 2018 is:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Director: Morgan Neville

Cast: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers, Bill Isler, Max King, Hedda Sharapan, Margaret Whitmer, Junlei Li, Joe Negri and David Newell.

The #9 Movie of 2018 is:

A Quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski

Written by: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski

Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Leon Russom

Crew: Marco Beltrami (score), Charlotte Bruus Christensen (cinematography), Christopher Tellefsen (film editing), Jeffery Beecroft (production design), Sebastian Schroeder (art direction), Kasia Walicka-Maimone (costume design)

The #8 Movie of 2018 is:

First Man

Director: Damien Chazelle

Written by: Josh Singer (based on the book written by James R. Hansen)

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, Olivia Hamilton, Pablo Schreiber and Shea Whigham

Crew: Justin Hurwitz (score), Linus Sandgren (cinematography), Tom Cross (film editing), Nathan Crowley (production design), Erik Osusky (supervising art direction), Mary Zophres (costume design)

The #7 Movie of 2018 is:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman

Written by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Voice Talents: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Bryan Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicholas Cage, Kathryn Hahn and Liev Schreiber

Crew: Daniel Pemberton (music), Robert Fisher Jr. (film editing), Justin Thompson (production design), Dean Gordon and Patrick O’Keefe (art direction)

The #6 Movie of 2018 is:

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins

Written by: Barry Jenkins (based on the book by James Baldwin)

Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Diego Luna, Finn Wittrock, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Pedro Pascal and Bryan Tyree Henry

Crew: Nicholas Britell (score), James Laxton (cinematography), Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (film editing), Mark Friedberg (production design), Robert Pyzocha, Oliver Rivas Madera and Jessica Shorten (art direction), Caroline Eselin (costume design)

The #5 Movie of 2018 is:

BlacKkKlansman

Director: Spike Lee

Written by: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee (based on the book by Ron Stallworth)

Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Robert John Burke, Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins, Topher Grace, Michael Buscemi, Brian Tarantina, Arthur J. Nascarella, Ken Garito, Demaris Lewis, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Ashley Atkinson, Harry Belafonte and Alec Baldwin

Crew: Terence Blanchard (score), Chayse Irvin (cinematography), Barry Alexander Brown (film editing), Curt Beech (production design), Marci Mudd (art direction), Marci Rodgers (costume design)

The #4 Movie of 2018 is:

The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, LillyRose Stevens, Paul Swaine, Willem Dalby, James Smith and Horatio, the Fastest Duck in the City

Crew: Robbie Ryan (cinematography), Yorgos Mavropsaridis (film editing), Fiona Crombie (production design), Lynne Huitson (supervising art director), Sandy Powell (costume design)

The #3 Movie of 2018 is:

Widows

Director: Steve McQueen

Written by: Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn (based on the book by Lynda La Plante)

Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, Bryan Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo, Jackie Weaver, Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Coburn Goss

Crew: Hans Zimmer (score), Sean Bobbitt (cinematography), Joe Walker (film editing), Adam Stockhausen (production design), Gregory S. Hooper and Heather Ratliff (art direction) and Jenny Eagan (costume design)

The #2 Movie of 2018 is:

A Star is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper

Written by: Eric Roth, Will Fetters and Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot, Rafi Gavron, Dave Chapelle, Andrew Dice Clay, Greg Grunberg, Anthony Ramos, Ron Rifkin, Derek Kevin Jones, William Belli, Eddie Griffin, Alec Baldwin and Brandi Carlisle

Crew: Matthew Libatique (cinematography), Jay Cassidy (film editing), Karen Murphy (production design), Matthew Horan and Bradley Rubin (art direction), Erin Benach (costume design)

The #1 Movie of 2018 is:

Roma

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Written by: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Courtney Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, Verónica García, Andy Cortés, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, and José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza

Crew: Alfonso Cuarón (cinematography), Adam Gough and Alfonso Cuarón (film editing), Eugenio Caballero (production design), Carlos Benassini and Oscar Tello (art direction), Anna Terrazas (costume design)

Here is one last look at my top 10 films of 2018!

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There you have it! Let me know in the comments section or my social media accounts what you think! See you guys in 2019!

7 thoughts on “My Top 10 Movies of 2018 Revealed!

  1. We share two films! I am still waiting for a couple of them to come out in the UK. The Favourite is released tomorrow so I will make it my first cinema film of 2019!

  2. Such a rock-solid list with several films I love and that made my list as well. I really struggled with mine this year. Several movies I really liked and hated to leave off. Also lots of new and fresh voices. Great year.

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