FML's Favorite Films of 2018

@fabs · Fabs
Jan 6, 2019, 2:54pm PSTEdited

No, you're not seeing a ghost: it's me, alright.


Now, I know there's been a plethora of new players to join the game in my absence, and most of you probably either don't know me or don't remember me (probably for the better). But some of you dinosaurs do remember me, and I must say that I missed you guys! Even though I burnt out on the game about a year ago, my fond memories and love for this site never died, and I've made sure to pop my head into the Chatter every once in a while just to keep ties and reminisce a bit. I'm happy to see that this community is still thriving, and still serving as a healthy place for film lovers to interact with one another!

But anyways, it doesn't matter who I am--what matters is my plan. You may remember that last year, I did an end of year round-up to figure out the FML community's favorite films of 2017 (links at the bottom of this post). Since I still love creating and reading end of year lists, and it doesn't seem like there are any plans for one as far as I can tell, I'd like to do it again!.....but for 2018 films this time. Not 2017 again. That'd be weird.

If you are so inclined, list your top 5 favorite films of the year (short films and documentaries are welcome). I will allocate 5 points to your #1 film, 4 points to your #2 film, 3 points to your #3 film, 2 points to your #4 film, and 1 point to your #5 film. After all of the voting takes place, I'll tally up all of the points, and calculate FML's collective top 10 films of 2018 (as well as some other stats).

I'll leave the voting open until locktime on Friday, February 1st, so if you've got any movies you still need to catch up on, go for it! You can even put your top 5 for now, and if something sneaks in between now and then, just edit your original post; I won't start counting anything until the first day of February, so just make sure your list is finalized by then. I know that's a good bit of time away, but last year I gave two weeks notice and a good amount people still missed the post, so I'd like to get this going early and try to garner as many votes as possible.

Also, feel free to discuss anything else about the films of 2018 here. Got any honorable mentions? Missed one that you need to catch up with soon? Biggest disappointment or most pleasant surprise? Let's hear ‘em! Hope you all had a great year guys, and here's to even better in 2019!


2017 Poll:
2017 Results:

36 Replies

  • Reply #31

    5 Upgrade
    4 Avengers: Infinity War
    3 Suspiria
    2 Eighth Grade
    1 Sorry To Bother You

    @botbotb · Botbotb
    Jan 14, 2019, 1:58pm PST
  • Reply #32
    1. The Hate U Give
    2. Black Panther
    3. A Star is Born
    4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    5. Colette
    @lll · Lola's Palooza
    Jan 14, 2019, 2:06pm PST
  • Reply #33

    For a game for film fanatics it sure seems like a lot of people here only go see blockbusters

    @eli108 · Eli's Cineplex
    Jan 14, 2019, 2:30pm PST
  • Reply #34

    I have two toddlers, so I don't see many movies. However, I did make time for the latest Mission Impossible and it lived up to the hype. Great flick. Plus, it's got a dude cocking his arms looks cool I guess?


    I also watched Hereditary over a few nights but have to admit I didn't quite get the love for it. It seemed like a relatively straightforward possession horror movie to me.

    @sparty · Sparty®
    Jan 14, 2019, 2:40pm PSTEdited
  • Reply #35

    Don't get me wrong, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is some of the most fun I had in a theater this year, and Spider-Verse is an all-time great superhero and all-time great animated movie. But I see a lot Deadpool 2 and Infinity War on here, which... is mildly disappointing to say the least

    @eli108 · Eli's Cineplex
    Jan 14, 2019, 2:42pm PST
  • Reply #36

    I agree with you on Hereditary, I was very disappointed

    @eli108 · Eli's Cineplex
    Jan 14, 2019, 2:45pm PST
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