Top 18 Movie Scenes of 2018

While I will post my top films of 2018 on the last day of the year, here are 18 of my favorite scenes from cinema in 2018, listed in alphabetical order by title. I’ve included film clips when available, so there may be spoilers:

A Star Is Born – Ally’s first moment on stage singing “Shallow”

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – “Pan shot!”

Black Panther – Entering Wakanda’s borders

Burning – Haemi’s twilight Great Hunger dance at Jongsu’s farm

Chosen: Custody of the Eyes – The nuns raking leaves

Eighth Grade –  The fireside backyard conversation between Kayla and her dad

First Man – The moon landing and Armstrong’s moment at the crater edge

First Reformed – The final scene, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

Leave No Trace – “You can feel the warmth of the hive”

Madeline’s Madeline – Madeline’s various performances as a cat

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – The baptism, “My Love, My Life”

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – the HALO jump

Monrovia, Indiana – The debate over funding for a library bench

The Rider – Taming a wild horse

Roma – The beach

Support the Girls – Regina Hall flipping the bird at a bird and Haley Lu Richardson’s confetti cannon (also the final rooftop shot)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles’ leap of faith in his new Spider-suit

You Were Never Really Here – Choosing a hammer

What were your favorite movie scenes from 2018? Share them in a comment.


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