Best films of the year 2018

Nigel Andrews selects his top 10, from the dizzying heights of Free Solo to the hellish depths of The House That Jack Built

The story of one man’s attempted ascent of a 3,000ft bluff without a harness is an amazing piece of cinema

The director’s Mexico City-set film tells a vivid story in a world of social injustice and inequality

First-time writer-director Hu Bo crafted this extraordinary social drama-thriller before taking his own life at 29

Archive first world war footage is brought vividly to life with sound, colour and 3D imagery

A Mafia kidnapping case is transformed into something extraordinary

Matt Dillon gives the performance of his life as a serial killer in this brutal film

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Sebastián Lelio’s film follows a trans woman reeling from the loss of her partner

A calm and murderously watchable first feature from Daniel Kokotajlo

Led by Viola Davis, the four female leads in this heist drama are electrifying

Mamoru Hosoda’s film tells the story of an endearingly fractious toddler