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The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the actresses based only on their 2018 film performances.

Every year, we all wish to have our "best year ever", and while it doesn't always work out that way, some actresses have truly been doing so in 2018. From leading reboots to stealing the show in the year's biggest blockbusters, some actresses completely stepped their game up and made 2018 a year for the books. Regardless of their stature in years past, these ladies rose to the top and became some of the top actresses of 2018. How do these actresses compare to the 2018's biggest actors

What's so great about these actresses is it's really a diverse group of women—in multiple aspects. From those who typically star in dramas to the more funny females, the most popular actresses in 2018 feature quite the array of women. Some of the most popular actresses right now in 2018 include Zazie Beetz, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Letitia Wright, Anne Hathaway, and Dakota Johnson.

In short, there were quite a few actresses to watch in 2018, but it's up to you as fans to decide just who had the best year. Check out the list below and vote up the actresses you were most impressed with. 

list ordered by
1
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 35

A Quiet Place

Sherlock Gnomes

Mary Poppins Returns

2
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 36

Ocean's 8

Serenity

3
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 46

Ocean's 8

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

4
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 37

Annihilation

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

5
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 54

Ocean's 8

Bird Box

6
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
RPDouglass added age 34
7
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 40

Disobedience

Game Night

8
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 32

A Star Is Born

9
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
GekYen Lim added age 31

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Avengers: Infinity War

10
Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 33

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Anon

Gringo

First Reformed

The Clapper

11
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Lucy Lewin added age 28
12
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 39

Ant-Man and the Wasp

13
Letitia Wright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 22

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

The Commuter

14
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 24

Mary Queen of Scots

The Seagull

On Chesil Beach

15
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 58

Bel Canto

16
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 22

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Bumblebee

17
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Michelle Souleyret Perkins added age 48
18
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 35

Westworld

Sorry to Bother You

Annihilation

Creed II

Furlough

19
Toni Collette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 43

Please Stand By

Hereditary

Hearts Beat Loud

Velvet Buzzsaw

20
Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 34

Unsane

First Man

The Girl in the Spider's Web

21
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 48

Proud Mary

Acrimony

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

22
Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 38

I Feel Pretty

Venom

23
Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
tristiannnn added age 36
24
Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 30

Kin

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

25
Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
lizzyeh06 added