2018 Movies – A Full Ranking

Top 20 Films of 2018

I used to do this over on my Music by David Rosen website, but as this is the first year I’ve had Piecing It Together, I think this website is the new place to do my personal end of year lists.

As I always do, I’ve kept a running list of all the movies I saw this year… And ranked them all in order. We just did a Top 10 Movies of the Year Special Episode of the Podcast too which you definitely should listen to, but without further ado, here are all the movies I saw this year, in order (personal preference, not trying to rank them critically).

Movies

  1. Isle Of Dogs
  2. First Reformed
  3. Mission Impossible Fallout
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Searching
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Alpha
  8. Mandy
  9. Vox Lux
  10. Ant-Man & The Wasp
  11. Thoroughbreds
  12. The Favourite
  13. Hereditary
  14. Aquaman
  15. Deadpool 2
  16. Overlord
  17. Rampage
  18. BlackKklansman
  19. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix)
  20. Never Goin Back
  21. Upgrade
  22. Mid90s
  23. Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse
  24. Avengers: Infinity War
  25. Suspiria
  26. Can You Ever Really Forgive Me?
  27. You Were Never Really Here
  28. Tully
  29. The Long Dumb Road (VOD)
  30. Wildlife
  31. American Animals
  32. Black Panther
  33. A Quiet Place
  34. We The Animals
  35. Green Book
  36. Best F(r)iends Vol. 1
  37. Disobedience
  38. Blindspotting
  39. Vice
  40. Bumblebee
  41. The Hurricane Heist
  42. White Boy Rick
  43. Ready Player One
  44. Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot
  45. Creed 2
  46. Oceans 8
  47. Ralph Breaks The Internet
  48. A Simple Favor
  49. Crazy Rich Asians
  50. Super Troopers 2
  51. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix)
  52. Annihilation
  53. Game Night
  54. Blockers
  55. Sorry To Bother You
  56. Bohemian Rhapsody
  57. The Sisters Brothers
  58. Operation Finale
  59. Hold The Dark (Netflix)
  60. The Predator
  61. First Man
  62. Hostiles
  63. The Nun
  64. Red Sparrow
  65. Best (F)riends Vol. 2
  66. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  67. Widows
  68. Assassination Nation
  69. Skyscraper
  70. Sicario Day of the Soldado
  71. Death Wish
  72. The House With The Clock In Its Walls
  73. When We First Met (Netflix)
  74. Bad Times at the El Royale
  75. Tag
  76. The Spy Who Dumped Me
  77. Tomb Raider
  78. Den of Thieves
  79. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  80. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald
  81. Halloween
  82. The Meg
  83. Pacific Rim: Uprising
  84. Early Man
  85. The Girl In The Spiders Web
  86. The Commuter
  87. Mom and Dad (VOD)
  88. Gringo
  89. Mortal Engines
  90. Peppermint
  91. The Cloverfield Paradox (Netflix)
  92. Mute (Netflix)
  93. Holmes & Watson

Obviously there’s always plenty of movies I don’t get around to watching, so if a big one is missing, that’s why.

2017 Movies I saw in the theater this year: The Post, I, Yonya, Molly’s Game and Phantom Thread.

Movies I Either Worked On Or Know People Involved With So I Didn’t Include: Bus Party To Hell, In Memory Of, The Beast, Still/Born

Number of Times I saw a movie in the theater (including repeat viewings and classic films): 106

Number of Movies we covered on Piecing It Together (released episodes only): 41

2018 started off slow but honestly looking at this list, the quality doesn’t really drop off until the 40s, which is pretty amazing. There’s been some years that I had trouble even making a Top 10! Now that’s not to say I LOVED the Top 40, but I at least liked them. Probably love up until somewhere in the 20s. Still, that’s a great year in my book.

Most years I do an Albums list and a Video Games list as well, but lets just say between my own music and getting this podcast going, I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t kept great track of those things. What I can tell you is every video game I’ve played this year has been on Nintendo Switch except for the new God Of War (which i never did finish), and as far as new albums are concerned, I probably listened to the A Star Is Born soundtrack more than any other 2018 release.

What a great year. Can’t wait for 2019! And before I go, remember, if you haven’t yet, listen to my 2018 Top 10 Lists Special Episode featuring Josh Bell and Jason Harris!

About the Author
David Rosen is an award-winning music composer and producer who composes music for film and TV as well as his albums of instrumental music. He also hosts the Piecing It Together podcast and is the co-host of the Bird Road Podcast here on the All Points West Network.

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