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Ben’s BEST Scenes of 2018 in Film

by Ben Rolph

I have chosen a total of 20 scenes looking back and going through the films I watched. Every single one of these scenes were clear standouts and truly effected me in one way or another. I have ranked the 20 scenes but it must be stressed the ranking is purely for the article and I believe every single one of these deserves the honour of ranking as some of the best moments in film during 2018.

I saw a total of over 80 films ranging from independent, art house, horror, to blockbusters to just name a few. My favourite film of 2018 was tied between the bone-chilling ‘Suspiria’ and the gentle ‘Leave No Trace’.

The Top 20 Best Scenes of 2018 in Film

  1. Leave No Trace – I Don’t Want To Leave 


  2. Suspiria – Volk1

  3. First Reformed – Leaning (the ending)2-2.jpg
  4. Suspiria – Mother Suspiriorum 3
  5. Leave No Trace – Opening4
  6. The Oldman and The Gun – Prison Break Montage (Different photo)5
  7. You Were Never Really Here – Joe and The Hallway1
  8. Leave No Trace – Folk Singing at Community Gathering3
  9. Hereditary – All Hail Paimon6
  10. Suspiria – Olga’s Death7
  11. The House That Jack Built – Jack and Verge Walk 5
  12. A Quiet Place – Giving Birth in a Bathtub 6
  13. Hereditary – Charlie’s Death7
  14. First Man – Moon Landing8
  15. The Favourite – Ridiculous Dancing
  16. You Were Never Really Here – Hitman’s Song2
  17. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – The Gates of Hell10
  18. Bad Times at the El Royale – This Old Heart of Mine13
  19. Isle of Dogs – Ok, It’s Worth It14
  20. At Eternity’s Gate – Paul Gauguin Leaves Vincent11

An incredible year of film. Full of humour, tragedy, melancholy, fear, happiness, admiration, horror and awe ranging from a wide range of films. Below you can see my Top 10 Films of 2018 ranked:

  1. Leave No Trace & Suspiria
  2. Mary Poppins Returns
  3. The House That Jack Built
  4. First Man & Green Book
  5. A Quiet Place & Hereditary
  6. Bad Times at the El Royale
  7. The Favourite
  8. Fantastic Beasts 2 & Aquaman
  9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. The Sisters Brothers

Films that are EXCELLENT and just missed the top 10 – David Lowery’s The Oldman and The Gun, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, Steve McQueen’s  Widows, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War, László Nemes’ Sunset, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux and Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger… yeah I liked a lot of films in 2018. 

Article by Ben Rolph



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