Film & TV

The HYPEBAE Best: Our Editors Ranked the Top 3 Movies & TV Shows of 2018

Where do your favorites land?

By
5,813 Hypes

It could be argued that we are in a golden age of film and television. The launch of streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu have prompted studios to improve their storytelling and diversify casts to better represent the times we live in. The audience has more power than ever thanks to social media and their ability to hand-pick the content they consume on the daily. It’s safe to say that the desire to binge-watch shows has become the new litmus test for quality content. This year we’ve received the second-t0-last season of cult-favorite saga Game of Thrones and got through another teary season of Jane The Virgin. Marvel has had a hallmark year releasing blockbuster films like Avengers: Infinity Wars and Black Panther capturing the minds and imaginations of a new generation of movie lovers.

Our editors have selected the top three movies and television shows of 2018 sorting through all of the year’s best releases. Peep our favorites below.

TV Shows

Queer Eye

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix

Netflix

The charming cast of Queer Eye has taken the world by storm. Each episode of the makeover show is a mix of humor, compassion and style all rolled into one. We watch men and women be transformed from the inside out giving us all hope for our own life journeys.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix

Netflix

Actress Kiernan Shipka has reprised the classic role of Sabrina The Teenage Witch. The Netflix series has become a hit thanks to the dynamic cast and phenomenal world-building. After two thrilling seasons, the show has been confirmed to return for a third season in 2019.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix

Pari Dukovic/FX

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story delves into the story behind the murder of Gianni Versace. It received three Emmy awards for the standout performances and script. The glamour and luxury of the show is also paired with a level of morbidity and sadness that are skillfully balanced.

Movies

Black Panther

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix

Marvel

Black Panther was one of the most-anticipated movie releases of the year. Everything from the cast to the wardrobe represented the industry’s highest talent available. Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira introduced us to our favorite female characters showcasing strength, wisdom and loyalty all at once. The film’s success at the box office speaks to the necessity for Black, African and woman-focused stories to be told.

Crazy Rich Asians 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix

Warner Bros.

Constance Wu served as the protagonist of the Crazy Rich Asians, a film adapted from the best-selling novel. Crazy Rich Asians was the first major studio film in almost 25 years made by an Asian filmmaker with a majority of Asians in the leading roles. Awkwafina‘s unique humor is juxtaposed against the romantic tale of lovers from different backgrounds that fight to stay together.

A Star Is Born

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix

Neal Preston/Warner Bros.

Lady Gaga steps into the role of Ally, a struggling artist who is recognized by Jackson Maine (played by Bradley Cooper). She is able to marry her immense singing talent with the fragility of her character for an illuminating performance. Those who have a love of musical films and stunning cinematography need to watch this movie.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Best Music of July: Steve Lacy, Beyoncé, BLACKPINK and More
Music 

Best Music of July: Steve Lacy, Beyoncé, BLACKPINK and More

A compilation of dance, pop, hip-hop and R&B-filled tracks.
38,756 Hypes

Welcome to Terminal G: Look Inside Glossier’s New Washington, DC Location
Beauty

Welcome to Terminal G: Look Inside Glossier’s New Washington, DC Location

The brand invades D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood for the long-haul.
3,257 Hypes

Exclusive: Sean Garrette Digs Deep Into Proper Skincare and His Latest Achievement With Dior Beauty
Beauty 

Exclusive: Sean Garrette Digs Deep Into Proper Skincare and His Latest Achievement With Dior Beauty

The brand’s newest skincare expert offers his knowledge on beauty and career milestones.
39,503 Hypes


H&M Is Being Sued for "Misleading" Sustainability Marketing
Fashion

H&M Is Being Sued for "Misleading" Sustainability Marketing

The fast fashion company is accused of greenwashing.
5,374 Hypes

BRUJAS Reveals New Sweatsuits For a Holiday 2018 Campaign
Fashion

BRUJAS Reveals New Sweatsuits For a Holiday 2018 Campaign

Just in time for Christmas.
2,350 Hypes



UPDATE: The UGG x BAPE Collection Is Slated to Release in 2019
Footwear

UPDATE: The UGG x BAPE Collection Is Slated to Release in 2019

Boots, slides and sneakers are completely revamped.
19,328 Hypes

The Top 10 Sex Gifts Worth Buying Ft. Vibrators, Toys & Lingerie
Sex & Dating

The Top 10 Sex Gifts Worth Buying Ft. Vibrators, Toys & Lingerie

Were you naughty or nice this year?
15,233 Hypes

The BAE Bulletin: Here's When and Where to Cop This Week's Best Releases
Beauty 

The BAE Bulletin: Here's When and Where to Cop This Week's Best Releases

Get ready for 10 new Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lipsticks.
5,269 Hypes

Nicki Minaj Announces New Europe Tour Featuring Juice WRLD
Culture

Nicki Minaj Announces New Europe Tour Featuring Juice WRLD

Starting in February in Munich.
3,194 Hypes



We Found the Perfect Last-Minute Gift for the Skincare Lover in Your Life
Beauty 

We Found the Perfect Last-Minute Gift for the Skincare Lover in Your Life

Run to the closest Aesop store, now.
3,914 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.