Will’s Best Films of 2018

[Artwork by Anthony Bauer]
I heard a lot from people that 2018 was a weak year for film. I also heard that it was a great one. Who knows what is what. But what I do know is that there were plenty of films that stuck with me this year and as usual if you took the time to dig around outside of the big-budget spectacles there were plenty of great films with worthy stories to explore.

As hard as I tried I didn’t get to see nearly everything I wanted. But here are 40 of my favorites from 2018:

40. The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

39. Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds still - Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy), Tim (Anton Yelchin), and Amanda (Olivia Cooke)

38. Lean On Pete

37. A Prayer Before Dawn

36. Tully

35. The Tale

34. Mandy

33. The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

32. Cold War

31. The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2 still - Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Huck Milner & Sarah Vowell

30. First Reformed

29. Free Solo

28. Private Life

27. The Old Man & The Gun

26. Can You Ever Forgive Me

25. The Death Of Stalin

24. BlacKkKlansman

23. Minding The Gap

22. First Man

21. Widows

20. The Guilty

19. Three Identical Strangers

18. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

17. Blindspotting

16. Hereditary 

15. Wildlife

14. Annihilation

13. Mission: Impossible – Fallout

12. Isle Of Dogs

Isle Of Dogs Still - Chief, King, Atari, Boss, Rex, and Duke

11. Burning

10. You Were Never Really Here

9. Won’t You Be My Neighbor

8. Paddington 2

7. A Star Is Born

6. The Favourite

5. Leave No Trace

4. Eighth Grade

3. Roma

2. Shoplifters

1. The Rider