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2018’s films ranked

A duplicate of the 2018’s films ranked page, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

The most up-to-date version of this ranking is always here.


This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2018 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the OFCS and AWFJ awards); some films released in the UK without US releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2018 unless otherwise noted.


other yearly rankings:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now

[none at the moment]

confused smiley
my reaction under consideration

[none at the moment]

green light
worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]
Paddington 2 (10.29.17/01.12/11.10.17)
The Death of Stalin (10.02.17/03.09/10.20.17)
A Quiet Place (04.02/04.06/04.02)
Tully (05.01/05.04/05.04)
Black Panther (02.13/02.16/02.13)
A Wrinkle in Time (03.17/03.09/03.23)
Mary Magdalene (03.05/TBA/03.16)
Beast (09.18.17/05.11/04.27)
Summer 1993 (05.12/05.25/TBA)
First Reformed (05.30/05.18/07.13)
Studio 54 (06.11/TBA/06.15)
The Insult (02.13/01.12/TBA)
A Fantastic Woman (01.25/02.02/03.02)
Makala (09.21.17/TBA/02.02)
Even When I Fall (04.09/TBA/04.13)
McQueen (05.14/07.20/06.08)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (07.17/07.06/08.02)
Hotel Artemis (07.17/06.08/07.20)
A Second Chance (10.11.14/07.13/03.20.15)
RBG (04.28/05.04/TBA)
Eighth Grade (05.31/07.13/TBA)
Whitney (06.14/07.06/07.06)
Three Identical Strangers (07.16/07.29/TBA)
Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.07/02.09/direct to VOD)

[4.5 stars]
Isle of Dogs (03.19/03.23/03.30)
I Kill Giants (03.27/03.23/04.06)
The Cinema Travellers (01.17/TBA/01.26)
Adrift (07.03/06.01/06.29)
The Wife (07.18/08.17/09.28)
Woman Walks Ahead (06.16/06.29/TBA)
A Kid Like Jake (05.31/06.01/TBA)
Generation Wealth (05.29/07.20/07.20)
ACORN and the Firestorm (05.08/04.06/TBA)
Loveless (01.16/02.16/02.09)
Where Is Kyra? (04.06/04.06/TBA)
Game Night (02.22/02.23/03.02)
Funny Cow (04.04/TBA/04.20)
Leave No Trace (05.30/06.29/06.29)
My Generation (09.22.17/TBA/03.14)
Pad Man (02.25/02.09/02.09)
Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.11/02.09/direct to VOD)

[4 stars]
I Am Not a Witch (10.03/09.07.18/10.20)
Journey’s End (11.20.17/03.16/02.02)
The Mercy (12.16.17/TBA/02.09)
Unsane (03.13/03.23/03.23)
The First Purge (07.02/07.04/07.04)
93Queen (07.13/07.25/TBA)
Nancy (06.02/06.08/TBA)
Disobedience (04.24/04.27/TBA)
Half the Picture (05.29/06.08/TBA)
Angels Wear White (05.04/05.04/TBA)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (05.30/08.03/08.31)
The King (aka Promised Land) (09.19.17/06.22/TBA)
Annihilation (03.25/02.23/direct to Netflix)
Ocean’s Eight (06.12/06.08/06.18)
Madame (03.17/03.23/07.20)
Borg vs McEnroe (09.11.17/04.13/09.22.17)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
(04.08/direct to Netflix/04.20)
The Chamber (01.18.17/02.23/03.10.17)
The Party (10.09.17/02.16/10.13.17)
Sweet Country (04.22/04.06/03.09)
Marrowbone (aka The Secret of Marrowbone) (03.25/04.13/07.13)
Dark River (06.30/06.29/02.23)
The Happy Prince (06.12/10.05/06.15)
Love After Love (04.28/03.30/TBA)
New Town Utopia (05.03/TBA/05.04)
Love, Simon (04.03/03.16/04.06)
Finding Your Feet (03.07/03.30/02.23)
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (05.17/07.20/06.27)
Tehran Taboo (02.15/02.14/TBA)
Please Stand By (01.25/01.26/TBA)
Edie (05.01/TBA/05.25)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (01.18/01.19/05.18)
Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story (01.18/01.19/TBA)
Final Portrait (08.18.17/03.23/08.18.17)
The Judge (04.29/04.13/TBA)
Dark Money (07.07/07.13/TBA)
Saving Brinton (05.17/05.18/06.26)
Jeune Femme (aka Montparnasse Bienvenüe) (05.15/TBA/05.18)
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.07/02.09/direct to VOD)

[3.5 stars]
12 Strong (01.23/01.19/01.26)
Never Goin’ Back (05.29/08.03/TBA)
Puzzle (07.19/07.27/09.07)
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (06.07/06.08/03.23)
Little Pink House (04.14/04.20/TBA)
The Hurricane Heist (04.03/03.09/04.06)
Avengers: Infinity War (04.26/04.27/04.26)
Far from the Tree (07.19/07.20/TBA)
Goldstone (10.16.16/03.02/TBA)
The Final Year (01.21/01.19/01.19)
In the Land of Pomegranates (01.05/01.05/TBA)
Journeyman (10.08.17/TBA/03.30)
Oh Lucy! (02.19/03.02/TBA)
The Receptionist (07.17/TBA/07.20)
Yardie (05.29/TBA/08.24)
Mountain (11.08.17/05.11/12.15.17)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (04.08/04.13/08.10)
Postcards from the 48% (07.02/TBA/07.06)
Rampage (04.11/04.13/04.11)

yellow for maybe
worth seeing, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it

[3 stars]
Boundaries (05.21/06.22/TBA)
Eating Animals (06.15/06.15/TBA)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (06.05/06.22/06.06)
Freak Show (05.25/01.12/06.22)
Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (04.17/04.27/04.20)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (03.21/03.23/03.23)
Thoroughbreds (04.07/03.09/04.06)
Gemini (09.20.17/03.30/TBA)
Never Steady, Never Still (04.17/TBA/04.20)
Crowhurst (03.23/TBA/03.23)
Revenge (05.09/05.11/05.11)
Every Day (04.14/02.23/04.20)
Mohawk (03.02/03.02/TBA)
Half Magic (02.18/02.23/TBA)
Blockers (03.22/04.06/03.30)
Incredibles 2 (07.18/06.15/07.13)
Anon (04.30/direct to Netflix/05.11)

[2.5 stars]
Hereditary (05.29/06.08/06.15)
Custody (Jusqu’à la garde) (02.21/06.29/04.13)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (05.22/05.25/05.24)
Lean on Pete (09.26.17/04.06/05.04)
Foxtrot (09.26.17/03.02/TBA)
Mary Shelley (05.19/05.25/07.06)
In Darkness (05.24/05.25/TBA)
The Cured (02.23/02.23/05.11)
All I Wish (aka A Little Something for Your Birthday) (03.27/03.30/direct to DVD)
Furlough (03.16/03.16/TBA)
Scorched Earth (02.02/02.02/TBA)
Wildling (04.09/04.13/04.20)
Breaking In (05.10/05.11/05.11)

red for no
give it a miss

[2 stars]
Skyscraper (07.16/07.13/07.12)
Beirut (04.15/04.11/TBA)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (05.01/05.25/05.11)
Tomb Raider (03.14/03.16/03.14)
Ghost Stories (12.04.17/04.20/04.06)
Early Man (01.14/02.16/01.26)
Small Town Crime (10.10.17/01.19/TBA)
Winchester (02.02/02.02/02.02)
The Boy Downstairs (02.16/02.16/06.08)
The Endless (06.01/04.06/06.29)
Claire’s Camera (03.03/03.09/TBA)
Midnight Sun (03.15/03.23/03.30)
Sherlock Gnomes (04.22/03.23/05.11)

[1.5 stars]
On Chesil Beach (10.07.17/05.18/05.18)
The Lodgers (02.25/02.23/direct to DVD)
The Commuter (01.11/01.12/01.19)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (01.22/01.26/01.26)
Gringo (03.08/03.09/03.09)

[1 star]
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (aka Sicario 2: Soldado) (07.03/06.29/.06.29)
Anything (05.16/05.11/TBA)
The Titan (04.17/direct to Netflix/04.13)
Basmati Blues (02.12/02.09/direct to VOD)
Social Animals (05.26/06.01/direct to VOD)
Double Lover (L’Amant Double) (08.08.17/02.14/06.01)
You Were Never Really Here (10.13.17/04.06/03.09)
Ready Player One (03.28/03.29/03.28)
Attraction (Prityazhenie) (01.18/TBA/01.19)
Peter Rabbit (02.04/02.09/03.16)
Fifty Shades Freed (02.09/02.09/02.09)
Black Hollow Cage (09.28.17/02.09/TBA)
Life of the Party (05.10/05.11/05.10)
November (02.23/02.23/TBA)
Mom and Dad (02.05/01.19/03.09)
Book Club (06.01/05.18/06.01)

[.5 stars]
Padmaavat (01.31/01.25/01.25)
Red Sparrow (03.01/03.02/03.01)
Submission (03.13/03.02/TBA)
Show Dogs (04.15/05.18/05.25)

[0 stars]
Truth or Dare (04.12/04.13/04.13)
Lies We Tell (11.08.17/02.02/02.02)
Native (02.13/TBA/02.23)
Mute (02.24/03.23/02.23)
The 15:17 to Paris (02.09/02.09/02.09)
I Feel Pretty (05.04/04.20/05.04)
Deadpool 2 (05.15/05.18/05.15)
Terminal (05.27/05.11/07.06)
Overboard (06.13/05.04/06.22)


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