Barack Obama Shares Favorite Movies of 2018 in Year-End List
The former president shared that 'Annihilation,' 'Black Panther,' 'BlacKkKlansman,' 'Blindspotting,' 'Burning,' 'The Death of Stalin,' 'Eighth Grade,' 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and 'Leave No Trace' were among his favorite movies of the year.
Barack Obama took to Facebook on Friday to post his annual year-end list, which includes his favorite movies, books and music that debuted over the past 12 months.
"As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring or just plain loved," he wrote before he shared the list.
The movies to make the former president's list include Annihilation, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Blindspotting, Burning, The Death of Stalin, Eighth Grade, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace, Minding the Gap, The Rider, Roma, Shoplifters, Support the Girls and Won’t You Be My Neighbor.
Obama shared 29 books on the list, though he noted that Michelle Obama's Becoming was "obviously my favorite."
Other books included on the list were An American Marriage by Tayari Jones; Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne; Educated by Tara Westover; Factfulness by Hans Rosling; Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner; American Prison by Shane Bauer; Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault; and Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday.
The list concluded with 22 of his favorite songs from the year. "Bad Bad News" by Leon Bridges, "Could've Been" by H.E.R. (feat. Bryson Tiller), "Ekombe" by Jupiter & Okwess, "Every Time I Hear That Song" by Brandi Carlile, "I Like It" by Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin), "Kevin’s Heart" by J. Cole, "King for a Day" by Anderson East, "Love Lies" by Khalid & Normani and "Make Me Feel" by Janelle Monae all made the list.
"And in honor of one of the great jazz singers of all time, who died this year, a classic album: The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson," he wrote at the end of the list.
Take a look at Obama's full year-end list below.