2018 Rewind

At the conclusion of every year, we hit rewind and look back at the best movies, TV shows, performances, moments, and much more in a series of essays and lists published in late December. This is the archive for the 2018 Rewind.

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Explore the entire 2018 Rewind below

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The 50 Best Shots of 2018


The best movies, shows, music videos, and more of 2018 get the One Perfect Shot treatment.

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The 50 Best Movies of 2018


We used science, technology, math, and heart to assemble this definitive list of the best movies of 2018.


Filmmaker of the Year (2018): Netflix


In which we honor our streaming overlords and all the talent they empowered in 2018.

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Critic’s Picks: The Best Movies of 2018


Our chief film critic Rob Hunter presents his 18 best films of the year, in order.

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Movie of the Year (2018): Black Panther


When the histories are written, ‘Black Panther’ will stand alone as The Movie of 2018. Carl Broughton explains why.

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The Best Foreign Language Movies of 2018


18 films from 13 different countries make up our list of the best foreign language movies of 2018.

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The Best Comedy Movies of 2018


Here are the 18 movies that made us laugh the most this year, ranked.

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The 2018 Nominees for The Plot Twist Hall of Fame


From Tyler Durden reprises to witch-swarmed hellscapes, 2018’s plot twists are juicy enough to seep into film history canon. Which do you think we’ll remember?

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The Best Documentaries of 2018


We’ve assembled the best nonfiction films of the year.