Little White Lies contributors’ Top 10 films of 2018

Our extended team of writers select the best new features screened to critics this calendar year.

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Now that you’ve perused our official Top 30 films of 2018, here are some more great new releases for you to check out as chosen by our regular contributors. These individual Top 10 lists comprise films that screened to critics at some point in 2018, either in cinemas or on streaming platforms, at film festivals, or as part of the forthcoming awards season nominations. We’d love for you to share your personal Top 10 with us @LWLies

David Jenkins @daveyjenkins

1. Zama
2. Roma
3. The House That Jack Built
4. Leave No Trace
5. The Wild Pear Tree
6. Let the Sunshine In
7. If Beale Street Could Talk
8. Isle of Dogs
9. Hereditary
10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Hannah Woodhead @goodjobliz

1. High Life
2. First Reformed
3. Her Smell
4. The House That Jack Built
5. Eighth Grade
6. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
7. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
8. Mandy
9. Zama
10. Hereditary

Adam Woodward @AWLies

1. Roma
2. Zama
3. Burning
4. First Reformed
5. The Other Side of the Wind
6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
7. You Were Never Really Here
8. Leave No Trace
9. The Wild Pear Tree
10. If Beale Street Could Talk

Sophie Monks Kaufman @sopharsogood

1. You Were Never Really Here
2. Let the Sunshine In
3. First Reformed
4. Shoplifters
5. Revenge
6. Faces Places
7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
8. Bad Times at the El Royale
9. Unsane
10. Cold War

Michael Leader @MichaelJLeader

1. You Were Never Really Here
2. Shoplifters
3. Roma
4. Private Life
5. One Cut of the Dead
6. Shirkers
7. BlacKkKlansman
8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
9. Zama
10. Mirai

Matt Thrift @Matt_Cinephile

1. High Life
2. The Other Side of the Wind
3. Roma
4. An Elephant Sitting Still
5. The Wild Pear Tree
6. The House That Jack Built
7. Milla
8. Ash is Purest White
9. Leave No Trace
10. First Reformed

Christina Newland @christinalefou

1. You Were Never Really Here
2. If Beale Street Could Talk
3. First Reformed
4. Cold War
5. A Star is Born
6. Leave No Trace
7. The Other Side of the Wind
8. High Life
9. The Sisters Brothers
10. Sorry to Bother You

Justine Smith @redroomrantings

1. First Reformed
2. Padmaavat
3. Genèse
4. Annihilation
5. Hereditary
6. Cam
7. Black Mother
8. Profile
9. The Rider
10. Birds of Passage

Caitlin Quinlan @csaquinlan

1. Happy as Lazzaro
2. Roma
3. A Star is Born
4. Shoplifters
5. The Old Man & the Gun
6. Columbus
7. If Beale Street Could Talk
8. Eighth Grade
9. Widows
10. Cold War

Glenn Heath Jr @MatchCuts

1. Zama
2. Lean on Pete
3. El mar la mar
4. A Bread Factory
5. 24 Frames
6. Bisbee ’17
7. First Reformed
8. Western
9. If Beale Street Could Talk
10. Araby

Elena Lazic @elazic

1. Burning
2. First Reformed
3. Birds of Passage
4. Obscuro Barroco
5. The House That Jack Built
6. Revenge
7. Dragged Across Concrete
8. Ray & Liz
9. Jessica Forever
10. Support the Girls

Manuela Lazic @ManiLazic

1. Let the Sunshine In
2. Support the Girls
3. First Reformed
4. Zama
5. The House That Jack Built
6. Burning
7. Revenge
8. High Life
9. Happy as Lazzaro
10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Beth Webb @BethKWebb

1. Roma
2. You Were Never Really Here
3. Shoplifters
4. Burning
5. A Star is Born
6. The Rider
7. Minding The Gap
8. The Breadwinner
9. American Animals
10. The Favourite

Josh Slater-Williams @jslaterwilliams

1. Burning
2. Support the Girls
3. Shirkers
4. You Were Never Really Here
5. Mandy
6. Shoplifters
7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
8. First Man
9. Mirai
10. Jeune Femme

Thomas Hobbs @thobbsjourno

1. Sorry to Bother You
2. You Were Never Really Here
3. Revenge
4. Annihilation
5. First Reformed
6. Tomb Raider
7. Studio 54
8. Mandy
9. Roma
10. If Beale Street Could Talk

Published 21 Dec 2018

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