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BYO Naked Top Ten Lists

Post your top movies you saw in 2018.

On first entries: NO TIES, NO COMMENTARY.


UPDATE: Okay… that’s a good start on lists, now start the back-and-forth!

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20 Responses to “BYO Naked Top Ten Lists”

  1. Pete B. says:

    1.) Venom
    2.) Solo
    3.) Mandy
    4.) Peter Rabbit
    5.) Sorry to Bother You
    6.) Avengers: Infinity War
    7.) Hotel Artemis
    8.) Mission Impossible: Fallout
    9.) Overlord
    10.) Black Panther

  2. BO Sock Puppet says:

    1. You Were Never Really Here
    2. The King
    3. Roma
    4. Leave No Trace
    5. Isle of Dogs

    I still need to see quite a few of the festival darlings, year-end awards sensations, etc. Maybe then I could fill out the other five.

  3. movieman says:

    No ties?!

  4. YancySkancy says:

    Of what little I’ve seen:

    1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    2. Support the Girls
    3. First Reformed
    4. Eighth Grade
    5. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    6. BlacKkKlansman
    7. The Mule
    8. A Star Is Born
    9. Black Panther
    10. Action Point (so sue me)

  5. Dr Wally Rises says:

    1. First Man
    2. Roma
    3. Mission Impossible Fallout
    4. A Quiet Place
    5. Blackkklansman
    6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    7. Solo A Star Wars Story
    8. Ready Player One
    9. Hereditary
    10. Black Panther

  6. Monco says:

    Abbreviated list so far. Haven’t seen nearly enough. Number one is definitive though.

    1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    2. Free Solo
    3. Annihilation
    4. Upgrade
    5. Mandy

  7. lazarus says:

    1. On Body And Soul
    2. First Reformed
    3. The Other Side of the Wind
    4. Ismael’s Ghosts
    5. Cold War
    6. Happy As Lazzaro
    7. If Beale Street Could Talk
    8. Shoplifters
    9. Madeline’s Madeline
    10. Burning

  8. movieman says:

    1. Roma
    2. Vice
    3. Isle of Dugs
    4. The Rider
    5. BlacKkKlansman
    6. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    7. First Man
    8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    9. Burning
    10. Minding the Gap

    1. The Other Side of the Wind
    4. Lean on Pete
    5. If Beale Street Could Talk
    6. Private Life
    7. Wildlife
    8. The Favourite
    9. Cold War
    10. Eighth Grade

  9. Geoff says:

    1. Black Klansman
    2. Annihilation
    3. Can You Ever Forgive Me
    4. Widows
    5. Sorry to Bother You
    6. Love Simon
    7. Revenge
    8. Bad Times at the El Royale
    9. A Star is Born
    10. Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

    Mandy, Creed II, and The Night Comes for Us are just outside my Top Ten so far.

    Still need to see: Roma, Vice, Vox Lux, If Beale Street Could Talk, and probably Green Book.

  10. Sideshow Bill says:

    1. Annihilation
    2. Hereditary
    4. First Reformed
    5. Mandy
    6. Mission Impossible: Fallout
    7. You Were Never Really Here
    8. Hold The Dark
    9. Suspiria
    10.Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

    Runner Ups:

    The House That Jack Built
    The Night Comes for Us
    The Endless
    Isle Of Dogs
    Ready Player One
    The Ritual, mainly because the monster was cool as hell

    Franchise Jury Prize: Black Panther/Avengers/ Ant-Man 2/ Deadpool 2/Halloween for all delivering more or less.


    The Meg
    Revenge (I don’t get all the love. Thought it was fairly pedestrian. And I have to admit rape/revenge is one of my least favorite sub-genres)

  11. Sideshow Bill says:

    Re:My List

    I still have a lot I want/need to see:

    Sorry To Bother You
    Buster Scruggs
    First Man
    The Favourite
    Aquaman (got tickets for the day after Christmas)

    and many others I’m forgetting.

    Love the variety in all these lists. I disagree with some but I love the rainbow of opinions. I love this blog and I love this group.

    Hope you all have a great Christmas!!

  12. palmtree says:

    Man, after Moviepass went kaput I haven’t seen hardly anything at all. But now I have a lot of great suggestions from you all. Thanks!

  13. Pete B. says:

    Between this thread and the “Criminally Overlooked” one, I’m gonna have to give Upgrade a 2nd chance. I walked out feeling ‘meh’, but maybe I was just having a bad day.

  14. Monco says:

    Upgrade was the best action movie I saw all year (yes I saw Fallout). It’s efficient and tight and does the best parts of venom (person not in control of their body kicking ass) a lot better. Loved the ending too.

    Mandy is the one I initially was like meh but now see as significant the more I think about it. I need to see it some more but it might be a major work.

  15. Christian says:

    10. The Old Man and the Gun
    9. A Quiet Place
    8. Annihilation
    7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    6. Madeline’s Madeline
    5. Blindspotting
    4. The Favourite
    3. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
    2. The Death of Stalin
    1. The Rider

  16. Andy says:

    The Favourite

    Are my top three. Genre had an excellent year, as did Marvel specifically. I can’t believe how generally excellent those movies are becoming.

    Roma was solid but maybe for me it suffered too much from overhype?

    I don’t get the love for Buster Scruggs, I turned it off after skipping through the first four episodes. But I don’t get Barton Fink either 🙂

  17. Geoff says:

    Buster Scruggs is an acquired taste for sure….but half of the segments are pretty strong.

  18. Christian says:

    On the main blog page we’ve been encouraged to start the back-and-forth in this thread, so let me mention a few movies I just didn’t get:

    You Were Never Really Here: I sensed what Ramsay was going for here, I think, but it just didn’t come together. The psychology behind the protagonist, suggested through flashbacks, seemed facile. Others find the film profound. I don’t know how to bridge the gap.

    BlacKkKlansman: I’m a fan of several Spike Lee films, but this one plays as such a one-note harangue/cartoon that I found it easy to dismiss early on. And I’m even a sometimes fan of “Bamboozled”! (Talk about a harangue!) There were a few moments that spark to life, and the ending is just horrifying/awful. But it didn’t justify the, dare I say, dull/boring story that preceded it. Hey, that guy’s a racist. And that OTHER guy? He’s a racist too! And the third guy is the most racist of all of ’em! OK. Got it.

    If Beale Street Could Talk: This was my second Jenkins film. I’m OK with “Moonlight” – didn’t love it, but appreciated its aesthetic and its performances. This film felt kind of one-note and boring to me. Interest waned early. I watched the whole thing, hoping it’d be rekindled. Nope. Now everyone has it in their Top 10 lists. Not me.

    A Star Is Born: I’d never seen the earlier versions of this story. It started strong, but it slipped away in the second half. Why? I’m not sure, but I’ve heard others claim that the second half is a big drop-off from the first. I definitely lost whatever interest I’d had in the film to that point.

    Really, though, I prefer to talk about the films I loved rather than the ones I didn’t. My reasons for not liking the above films are admittedly thin, but they’re honest. I won’t lie and say I liked, or even admired, a film that just didn’t work for me. Part of me wonders if “Beale Street” simply suffered from being seen late during screener-glut season, when patience wanes and I see too many movies too close together. But it was during that screening surge that I saw “Buster Scruggs” and other movies I loved, so it’s hard to blame the crunch for not liking a certain film.

  19. mark says:

    Ben is Back – Julia Roberts is a force of nature in this film and really transforms. Can she be nominated?
    Having delt with addicts in my life, the film was authentic (even though some had a problem with the second act). This film cracked me open. Kathryn Newton was also strong in a small role.

  20. John E says:

    Of what I’ve seen:
    1. BlacKkKlansman
    2. A Star Is Born
    3. Sorry to Bother You
    4. A Quiet Place
    5. Spider-Man into the Spiderverse
    6. Green Book
    7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    8. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
    9. Annihilation
    10. Hereditary
    Also really liked: Searching, Mission Impossible 6, The Favourite, Game Night, You Were Never Really Here, The Death of Stalin, Upgrade, Bumblebee, and the trio of Black Panther, Avengers 3, and Ant-Man & the Wasp.

    Didn’t enjoy as much as I’d hoped: First Man, Vice.

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