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BUST’s 24 Best Movies Of 2018

by BUST Magazine


It’s the end of 2018, and that means year-end lists! Here, we’re bringing you our 24 best movies of the year, listed by release date. This list was chosen by BUST editors Erika W. Smith and Jenni Miller, with input from other BUST contributors.

1. Private Life, directed by Tamara Jenkins (January 18)


2. Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler (February 16)
Read “Let’s Talk About The Women Of Black Panther” by Lalaina Rackson.



3. Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland (February 23)
Read our review by Erika W. Smith.


4. A Wrinkle In Time, directed by Ava DuVernay (February 26)
Read “Why I Needed A Wrinkle In Time” by Carrie McClain

5. Sadie, written and directed by Megan Griffiths (March 10)
Read our review by Samantha Ladwig.

6. RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen (May 4)
Read our review by Erika W. Smith

7. Tully, directed by Jason Reitman (May 24)
Read our review by Erika W. Smith

8. Hearts Beat Loud, directed by Brett Haley (June 8)
Read our review by Deborah Krieger

9. Leave No Trace, directed by Debra Granik (June 29)
Read our review by Victoria Albert

10. Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham (July 13)
Read our review by Jenni Miller

11. Sorry To Bother You, directed by Boots Riley (July 13)
See our spotlight in our Week Of Women column, and shop our Sorry To Bother You gift guide

12. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, co-written and directed by Desiree Akhavan (August 3)
Read our review by Erika W. Smith

13. Madeline’s Madeline, written and directed by Josephine Decker (August 10)
Read our review by Erika W. Smith

14. BlackKklansman, directed by Spike Lee (August 10)
Read “BlackKklansman Draws A Direct Line From The KKK To Trump” by Erika W. Smith

15. Crazy Rich Asians, directed by John M. Chu (August 15)
Read our review by Jennifer Chen

16. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, directed by Susan Johnson (August 17)
Read our review by Deborah Krieger

17. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, directed by Marielle Heller (September 1)
Read our review by Erika W. Smith

18. The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr. (October 5)
See our spotlight in Week Of Women

19. Wildlife, directed by Paul Dano (October 18)
See our spotlight in Week Of Women

20. Shirkers, directed by Sandi Tan (October 26)

21. Widows, directed by Steve McQueen (November 16)
See our spotlight in Week Of Women

22. The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lathimos (November 23)
See our spotlight in Week Of Women

23. Destroyer, directed by Karyn Kusama (December 25)
Reviewed in our forthcoming January/February 2019 print issue

24. If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry Jenkins (December 25)
See our spotlight in Week Of Women

Top image: Eighth Grade

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