2018 Ranker's Bests Of 2018  

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December 5, 2018 4.6k votes 118 voters 2.4k 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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 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

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more
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Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more
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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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18 53
Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 5 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

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 6 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

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more
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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

Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Reynolds portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel ...more
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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 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

Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...more
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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

America's Sweetheart of 2018
110,200+ votes from 6,900+ voters

Runners up:
Betty White
Margot Robbie
Emma Watson
Anne Hathaway

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She is the leading fashion ...more
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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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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 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

Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Movie By A Black Director in 2018
60+ votes from 20+ voters

Runners up:
Sorry To Bother You
The Equalizer 2
The Hate U Give
Uncle Drew

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Best Action Movie of 2018
19,100+ votes from 10,000+ voters

Runners up:
Upgrade
Venom
Incredibles 2
The Equalizer 2

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the sixth installment in the film series. When IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tries to ...more
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9 47
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

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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

"Shallow" is a song from the 2018 film A Star Is Born, performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, written by Gaga with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, and produced ...more
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Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

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

Runners up:
Juice WRLD
Billie Eilish
Chloe Kim
Millicent Simmonds

Chadwick Aaron Boseman is an American actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up.
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Bae is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
9 53
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

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Won't You Be My Neighbor? is listed (or ranked) 19 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

Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Morgan Neville. An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
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Searching is listed (or ranked) 20 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

Searching is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty, shot from the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens. When David Kim (John Cho) discovers that his daughter, ...more
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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Actor Who Is Having Their Best Year in 2018
3,700+ votes from 400+ voters

Runners up:
Chris Pratt
Benedict Cumberbatch
Josh Brolin
Ryan Reynolds

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor, The Avengers, ...more
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6 47
Shane Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Most Popular YouTuber of 2018
46,000+ votes from 4,200+ voters

Runners up:
Liza Koshy
PewDiePie
LazarBeam
David Dobrik

Shane Lee Dawson is an American YouTube personality, actor, comedian, and film director. Dawson is known for making comedy videos featuring many recurring characters, impersonations, and spoofs ...more
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Excessively Bejewelled Nails is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Ranker's Bests Of 2018
Excessively Bejewelled Nails

2018 Fashion Trends You Want to Disappear
3,400+ votes 280+ voters

Runners up:
Teeny-Tiny Sunglasses
Rainbow Everything
Loud Pattern-Clashing
See-Through Skirts With Visible Underwear

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

Most Influential Actor of 2018
2,800+ votes from 220+ voters

Runners up:
Ryan Reynolds
Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Chris Hemsworth

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more
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The Hate U Give is listed (or ranked) 25 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

The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Constantly switching between the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where ...more