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Ranker's Bests Of 2018

Updated March 4, 2019 7.9k votes 176 voters 2.9k views92 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • Kamikaze1


    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

  • Eminem2

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

    Runners up:
    Kendrick Lamar
    J. Cole
    Travis Scott

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo3

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

    Runners up:
    Novak Djokovic
    Kylian Mbappé
    Luka Modrić
    Roger Federer

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  • Lucky You4

    Lucky You

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

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

  • Venom5


    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

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout6

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

    Runners up:
    Incredibles 2
    The Equalizer 2

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  • Avengers: Infinity War7

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

    Runners up:
    Ready Player One
    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

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  • Friends8


    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

  • Bae9


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

    Runners up:
    Yass Kween

  • Chris Evans10

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

    Runners up:
    Chris Hemsworth
    Chris Pratt
    Ryan Reynolds
    Shawn Mendes

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  • Ryan Reynolds11

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


    Runners up:
    Gabourey Sidibe
    Rainn Wilson
    Dax Shepard
    Chrissy Teigen

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  • A Quiet Place12

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

    Runners up:
    You Were Never Really Here
    Game Night

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

    Runners up:
    Insidious: The Last Key
    The Ritual

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  • Black Panther13

    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

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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?14

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

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

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  • Gal Gadot15

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

    Runners up:
    Betty White
    Margot Robbie
    Emma Watson
    Anne Hathaway

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  • Excessively Bejewelled Nails16

    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

  • Benedict Cumberbatch17

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

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

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  • Shane Dawson18

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

    Runners up:
    Liza Koshy
    David Dobrik

  • Deadpool 219

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

    Runners up:
    Avengers: Infinity War

    Incredibles 2
    Black Panther

    More Deadpool 2 

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  • Girls Like You20

    Girls Like You

    Maroon 5, Cardi B; Best Love Song of 2018
    2,300+ votes from 770+ voters

    Runners up:
    "Mine" Bazzi
    "Love Lies" Khalid, Normani
    "For You" Liam Payne, Rita Ora
    "One Kiss" Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa

  • We're Going Home21

    We're Going Home

    Vance Joy; Best Indie Song of 2018
    2,700+ votes from 770+ voters

    Runners up:
    "4EVER" Clario
    "Tieduprightnow" Parcels
    "Hurt Somebody" Noah Kahan, Julia Michaels
    "Everybody Wants To Be Famous" Superorganism

  • Shallow22

    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

  • Mario Tennis Aces23

    Best Sports Game of 2018
    140+ votes from 30+ voters

    Runners up:
    Madden NFL 19
    NBA 2K19
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
    Laser League

  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes24

    My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

    Best Anime Movie of 2018
    600+ votes from 220+ voters

    Runners up:
    Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms
    Dragon Ball Super: Broly
    Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple


  • This Is America25

    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