2018 has been a massive year for movies, from superhero blockbusters like “Black Panther” to cultural phenomena like “Crazy Rich Asians” and critically acclaimed documentaries like “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”.
Now, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has unveiled its “Cerified Fresh” list, revealing the best-reviewed films of 2018. The website determines an aggregate score based on a set number of reviews and declares a film “certified fresh” if it reaches 75% or higher.
Almost 200 movies were labelled “certified fresh” in 2018, including “Paddington 2”, which tops the list as the best-reviewed film with an approval rating of 100%.
Debra Granik’s drama “Leave No Trace”, starring Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie, is the second-best-reviewed film of the year with a 100% score.
The top 10 also includes comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix standup special “Nanette”, skateboard documentary “Minding the Gap”, and Bo Burnham’s potential Oscar nominee “Eighth Grade”.
Hollywood blockbusters, such as “Black Panther” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, land just outside the top 20. While Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” and John Krasinski’s directorial debut “A Quiet Place” fall at No. 38 and No. 39 respectively.
“Crazy Rich Asians”, which became the highest-grossing studio rom-com in almost a decade, placed at No. 79 with a 91% fresh rating.
The Top 10
- Paddington 2
- Leave No Trace
- Summer 1993
- Minding the Gap
- Pick of the Litter
- Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
- Oh Lucy!
- Night Comes On
- Eighth Grade
Check out the complete list of Rotten Tomatoes’ certified-fresh movies.