The Nilsen Report’s 20 Favourite Movies of 2018

With the 91st-annual Academy Awards quickly approaching, we break down our favourite movies of the past year with a definitive top-20 list. Plenty of time remains to get caught up and fill out your annual friends-and-family Oscars pool picks before Sunday night’s show. So, without further ado, let the binge watching begin! (Just don’t get caught by your boss.)

20. Crazy Rich Asians
Comedy / Romance / Drama
Director: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong
How to Watch: iTunes / Google Play / Cineplex / Youtube

19. Columbus
Director: Kogonada
Starring: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes, Parker Posey
How to Watch: Netflix

18. Annihilation
Science Fiction & Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac
How to Watch: Netflix

17. Eighth Grade
Comedy / Drama
Director: Bo Burnham
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan
How to Watch: iTunes / Amazon / Cineplex

16. Searching
Mystery & Suspense
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
How to Watch: Cineplex

15. Avengers: Infinity War
Action & Adventure / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
How to Watch: Netflix

14. First Reformed
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston
How to Watch: Crave

13. Black Panther
Action & Adventure / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
How to Watch: Netflix

12. If Beale Street Could Talk
Drama / Romance
Director: Barry Jenkins (III)
Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
How to Watch: In Limited Theaters

11. First Man
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Correy Stoll
How to Watch: iTunes / Amazon / Cineplex / Google Play

10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Comedy / Drama
Director: Marielle Heller
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
How to Watch: iTunes

9. Widows
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell
How to Watch: In Theaters

8. A Quiet Place
Drama / Horror
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
How to Watch: Netflix

7. Sorry To Bother You
Comedy / Science Fiction
Director: Boots Riley
Starring: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun
How to Watch: iTunes / Cineplex / Amazon

6. You Were Never Really Here
Drama / Mystery & Suspense
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman
How to Watch: Amazon Prime

5. Mid90s
Comedy / Drama
Director: Jonah Hill
Starring: Sonny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-Kel Smith
How to Watch: iTunes / Cineplex

4. Green Book
Drama / Comedy
Director: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Masiscalco
How to Watch: In Theatres / iTunes (pre-order)

3. A Star Is Born
Drama / Romance
Director: Bradley Cooper
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot
How to Watch: iTunes / Google Play

2. Vice
Drama / Comedy
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell
How to Watch: In Theaters

1. BlacKKklansman
Comedy / Drama
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
How to Watch: iTunes / Google Play / Cineplex / YouTube