Barack Obama Reveals His 15 Favorite Movies of 2018

Former President Barack Obama reveals his favorite movies of 2018, including Annihilation, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and more.

Barack Obama Best Movies 2018

President Barack Obama might be out of the White House, but he is hardly out of many Americans’ minds. While some politicians like to spend their holiday season shouting empty ultimatums on Twitter, the former 44th President of the United States continued his tradition of revealing his favorite books and music of the year that was, and now in 2018 he is adding movies to the list.

Taking to Facebook earlier this week, President Obama revealed his 15 favorite films of 2018, a number of which align with our own top 10 lists, including love for Annihilation, BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace, and Roma. The president also shows admiration for the documentaries Minding the Gap and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, as well as Blindspotting, Black Panther, Eighth Grade, and The Death of Stalin, many of which are on our Must See list as well. The full list, in alphabetical order, is below.


Black Panther

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The Death of Stalin

Eighth Grade

If Beale Street Could Talk

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Leave No Trace

Minding the Gap

The Rider



Support the Girls

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Obama describes end of year lists as one of his favorite traditions, one that dates back to his candidacy in 2008.

“It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers—some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before,” Obama wrote. “I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening.”

You can visit his page here that includes his full end-of-year lists, including books by Ben Rhodes, Patrick Deneen, and Michelle Obama (obviously), as well as songs by Beyoncé, Leon Bridges, and Janelle Monáe. Meanwhile, we’d love to his theories on that ambiguous Annihilation ending.

David Crow is the Film Section Editor at Den of Geek. He’s also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. Read more of his work here. You can follow him on Twitter @DCrowsNest.