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Ranking the Films of 2018: Part One

Ranking the Films of 2018: Part One

Oscars week is here, and now that all of the nominees have been viewed it’s time to look back at the cinematic year that was. Per tradition, laid out slightly over 365 days ago, every feature I watched in 2018 will get some attention, from an unusually strong year for mainstream studio releases to another excellent, though overall down release slate for independent titles.

I've split the 232 new releases I saw over that span — up 24 from last year! — into five groups, sorted chronologically from worst to best, and will continue the countdown each day this week until we reach #1. If you're so moved (especially seeing as numerous critics have some of the first titles mentioned here in their Top 10 lists), please comment at the end of the post and I'll be glad to discuss my rankings with you there.

232. Blockers

231. Madeline's Madeline

230. Kin

229. Life Itself

228. Assassination Nation

227. Support the Girls

226. Ben Is Back

225. A Wrinkle in Time

224. The Grinch

223. The Oath

222. The First Purge

221. Peppermint

220. The Nun

219. Bad Samaritan

218. The Equalizer 2

217. The Darkest Minds

216. Samson

215. Truth or Dare

214. Mute

Mute (Netflix)

Mute (Netflix)

213. Oh, Lucy!

212. Happy End

211. Let the Sunshine In

210. Winchester

209. Flower 

208. Tomb Raider

207. Fifty Shades Freed

206. Suspiria

205. The Devil and Father Amorth

204. I Feel Pretty

203. Life of the Party

202. Red Sparrow

201. Rampage

(Photo: Universal Pictures)



Isn't It Romantic

Isn't It Romantic