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The 13 Best Movies of 2018, According to the IndieWire Film Staff

The 13 members of the IndieWire film staff pick the 13 best movies of 2018, with “The Favourite,” “Annihilation,” and “First Reformed” singled out.

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The individual ballots of the IndieWire film team, in alphabetical order.

Christian Blauvelt, Managing Editor

1. First Man
2. The Death of Stalin
3. Shoplifters
4. Cold War
5. Leave No Trace
6. Crazy Rich Asians
7. The Favourite
8. What Will People Say?
9. Vox Lux
10. If Beale Street Could Talk

Tom Brueggemann, Box-Office Editor
1. Roma
2. Burning
3. First Reformed
4. Minding the Gap
5. Zama
6. Hale County This Morning This Evening
7. Shoplifters
8. Cold War
9. Leave No Trace
10. Sorry to Bother You

Bill Desowitz, Crafts Editor

1. Roma
2. The Mule
3. Won’t You Be My Neighbor
4. A Star Is Born
5. Green Book
6. First Man
7. The Favourite
8. If Beale Street Could Talk
9. Black Panther
10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Jude Dry, Staff Writer

1. The Favourite
2. Paddington 2
3. Shoplifters
4. Madeline’s Madeline
5. The Tale
6. Cold War
7. Roma
8. If Beale Street Could Talk
9. Shirkers
10. Widows

David Ehrlich, Senior Film Critic

1. First Reformed
2. Paddington 2
3. Madeline’s Madeline
4. Shoplifters
5. The Tale
6. Burning
7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
8. If Beale Street Could Talk
9. Wildlife
10. Mandy

Kate Erbland, Film Editor

1. A Star Is Born
2. Eighth Grade
3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
4. Paddington 2
5. The Tale
6. Widows
7. Roma
8. Shirkers
9. Mary Poppins Returns
10. Annihilation

Eric Kohn, Executive Editor & Chief Critic

1. The Favourite
2. Roma
3. The Death of Stalin
4. First Reformed
5. Sorry to Bother You
6. Private Life
7. Burning
8. Madeline’s Madeline
9. If Beale Street Could Talk
10. Free Solo

Michael Nordine, Weekend Editor

1. Burning
2. First Reformed
3. The Favourite
4. At Eternity’s Gate
5. You Were Never Really Here
6. Roma
7. The Sisters Brothers
8. Annihilation
9. Vox Lux
10. Hereditary

Tambay Obenson, Staff Writer

1. The Favourite
2. Mandy
3. I Am Not a Witch
4. If Beale Street Could Talk
5. First Reformed
6. Black Panther
7.Annihilation
8. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
9. Madeline’s Madeline
10. Into the Spider-Verse

Chris O’Falt, Filmmaker Toolkit Editor

1. Cold War
2. First Reformed
3. Mission Impossible: Fallout
4. Zama
5. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
6. First Man
7. Madeline’s Madeline
8. Leave No Trace
9. You Were Never Really Here
10. Roma

Jamie Righetti, Social Media Coordinator

1. First Reformed
2. Shoplifters
3. You Were Never Really Here
4. Suspiria
5. Mission: Impossible — Fallout
6. The Favourite
7. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
8. Cold War
9. Roma
10. Burning / If Beale Street Could Talk (Tie)

Zack Sharf, Staff Writer

1. You Were Never Really Here
2. Madeline’s Madeline
3. The Rider
4. Roma
5. Annihilation
6. The Tale
7. Suspiria
8. The Kindergarten Teacher
9. Mission Impossible Fallout
10. Wildlife

Anne Thompson, Editor at Large

1. Roma
2. The Favourite
3. Cold War
4. Black Panther
5. A Star is Born
6. Leave No Trace
7. First Man
8. First Reformed
9. If Beale Street Could Talk
10. Blindspotting

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