2018

Ranker's Bests Of 2018 

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Updated March 4, 2019 5k votes 167 voters 2.8k views 92 items

List Rules Vote up the Best of 2018 winners you think are most deserving of being called the very best.

Here at Ranker, we put the power in your hands to decide what is truly and definitively "the best" of just about everything. With 50 million people generating 300 million votes on lists about everything from politics to pop culture, that's a lot of bests.

We've rounded up what stood out as the best of our "Best of 2018" lists this December to share what you voted to the top over the year. Some things are clear contenders for the overall best of 2018. To All the Boys I've Loved Before was voted Best Romantic Comedy, Best Netflix Original Movie, Best Movie Directed by a Woman, and Best Teen Movie of the year. Another movie that swept the lists was Avengers: Infinity War - which was voted Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2018, Best Sequel of 2018, and even Best Thing That Was a Thing in 2018.

Sweeping that many lists is impressive, but the total voters for all of those categories combined pales in comparison to the voters (you!) who placed Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" at the top of both Best Pop Song and Best Breakup Song. Rap experts and fans also dominated the votes, catapulting Eminem's 2018 work to the top of every rap list. Kamikaze was voted Best Rap Album and even Best Album, while "Lucky You" was voted Best Rap Song, and Eminem himself was voted Best Rapper.

From A Star Is Born to The Haunting of Hill House, Donald Glover to Gal Gadot, you voted on what was the best of the best in 2018. Check out the list below and see what was voted to the top of lists like the Best Makeup Product of 2018, the Hottest Toy of 2018, and even what Words We Should Really Retire in 2019.

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Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
Kamikaze

Eminem; Best Rap Album of 2018
123,000+ votes from 15,400+ voters

Runners up:
Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, The Weeknd
Astroworld, Travis Scott
KOD, J. Cole
Book Of Ryan, Royce da 5'9"

Eminem; Best Album of 2018
30,700+ votes from 3,700+ voters

Runners up:
Black Panther: The Album, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, The Weeknd
Ye, Kanye West
Kids See Ghosts, Kanye West, Kid Cudi
Queen, Nicki Minaj

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best All-Around Athlete of 2018
24,000+ votes from 1,730+ voters

Runners up:
Novak Djokovic
Kylian Mbappé
Luka Modrić
Roger Federer

More Cristiano Ronaldo 

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Rapper of 2018
164,300+ votes from 14,800+ voters

Runners up:
Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole
Travis Scott
Drake

More Eminem 

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Lucky You

Eminem, Joyner Lucas; Best Rap Song of 2018
114,800+ votes from 14,200+ voters

Runners up:
"Sad!" XXXTENTACION
"Lucid Dreams" Juice WRLD
"Killshot" Eminem
"King's Dead" Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future

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Venom

Eminem; Best Workout Songs of 2018
1,300+ votes from 370+ voters

Runners up:
"The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
"Chun-Li" Nicki Minaj
"Lucky You" Eminem ft. Joyner Lucas
"King's Dead" Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2018
7,100+ votes from 1,800+ voters

Runners up:
Ready Player One
Upgrade
Annihilation
A Quiet Place

Best Sequel of 2018
400+ votes from 50+ voters

Runners up:
Incredibles 2
Deadpool 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ant-Man and the Wasp

Best Thing That Was A Thing in 2018
9,400+ votes from 990+ voters

Runners up:
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Black Panther

2018 FIFA World Cup
Child Immigrants Being Separated From Their Parents

More Avengers: Infinity War 

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Celebrity Tweet of 2018
2,100+ votes 340+ voters

 

Runners up:
Gabourey Sidibe
Rainn Wilson
Dax Shepard
Chrissy Teigen

More Ryan Reynolds 

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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Thriller Movie of 2018
6,600+ votes from 2,800+ voters

Runners up:
Unsane
You Were Never Really Here
Game Night
Revenge

Best Horror Movie of 2018
22,300+ votes from 4,600+ voters

Runners up:
Hereditary
Halloween
Insidious: The Last Key
The Ritual

More A Quiet Place 

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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

America's Boyfriend of 2018
42,300+ votes from 2,700+ voters

Runners up:
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pratt
Ryan Reynolds
Shawn Mendes

More Chris Evans 

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Superhero Movie of 2018
180+ votes from 50+ voters

Runners up:
Avengers: Infinity War
Venom

Incredibles 2
Black Panther

More Deadpool 2 

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Ranker Video

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper; Best Karaoke Song of 2018
7,700+ votes from 1,600+ voters

Runners up:
"Sick Boy" The Chainsmokers
"Finesse (Remix)" Bruno Mars, Cardi B
"Love Lies" Kahlid, Normani
"Youth" Shawn Mendes, Kahlid

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Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
Chadwick Boseman

Everyone's Favorite New Celebrity of 2018
10,880+ votes from 930+ voters

Runners up:
Juice WRLD
Billie Eilish
Chloe Kim
Millicent Simmonds

More Chadwick Boseman 

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Mission: Impossible - Fa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
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Ranker Video
Friends

Marshmello, Anne-Marie; Best EDM Song Of 2018
20,700+ votes from 7,100+ voters

Runners up:
"Lullaby" R3HAB, Mike Williams
"Like I Do" David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Brooks
"The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
"Ocean" Martin Garrix feat. Khalid

17
Ranker Video
This Is America

Childish Gambino; Best Political Song of 2018
570+ votes from 300+ voters

Runners up:
"Americans" Janelle Monáe
"Brackets" J. Cole
"Ring the Alarm, Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3" The Black Eyed Peas
"Get It" Black Eyed Peas

18
Bae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
Bae

Word We Should Really Retire in 2019
3,600+ votes 320+ voters

Runners up:
Lit
Yoked
Laurel/Yanny
Yass Kween

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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
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The Hate U Give is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Black Movie of 2018
710+ votes from 250+ voters

Runners up:
Black Panther
Acrimony
Nappily Ever After
Roxanne Roxanne

More The Hate U Give 

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Ranker Video
God Is a Woman

Ariana Grande; Best Girl Power Song of 2018
1,200+ votes from 250+ voters

Runners up:
'Woman" Kesha
"I Do" Cardi B, SZA
"Cry Pretty" Carrie Underwood
"Fall in Line" Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato

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Ranker Video
thank u, next

Ariana Grande; Best Pop Song of 2018
49,400+ votes from 6,200+ voters

Runners up:
"No Tears Left to Cry" Ariana Grande
"Girls Like You" Maroon 5, Cardi B
"In My Blood" Shawn Mendes
"Back to You" Selena Gomez

Best Breakup Song of 2018
9,000+ votes from 2,300+ voters

Runners up:
"Call Out My Name" The Weeknd
"Changes" XXXTentacion
"Lucid Dreams" Juice WRLD
"SAD!" XXXTentacion

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best New Show That Premiered in 2018
16,570+ votes from 1,530+ voters

Runners up:
The Alienist
9-1-1
Altered Carbon
Lost In Space

Best Netflix Original Series of 2018
1,000+ votes from 180+ voters

Runners up:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Altered Carbon
Lost In Space
Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist

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Searching is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Mystery Movie of 2018
430+ votes from 230+ voters

Runners up:
Game Night
The Commuter
Replicas
A Simple Favor

More Searching 

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Won't You Be My Neighbor... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Documentary Movie of 2018
420+ votes from 120+ voters

Runners up:
André the Giant
Three Identical Strangers
Whitney
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling