2018

Ranker's Bests Of 2018  

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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 ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁoˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club ...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 (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film ...more

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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

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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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 (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and ...more

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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

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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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic ...more

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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Varsano (Hebrew: גל גדות‎, [ˈɡal ɡaˈdot]; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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

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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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 13 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

Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before leaving to begin a film ...more

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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

Chadwick Aaron Boseman (born November 29, 1976, or in 1977) (sources differ) is an American actor known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), ...more

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Mission: Impossible - Fa... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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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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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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The Hate U Give is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 20 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

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of ...more

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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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Won't You Be My Neighbor... is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 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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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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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