The Best of 2018 The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked  

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June 6, 2018 3.5k votes 334 voters 2.9k views 35 items

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
150 70
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 32

A Star Is Born

2
112 60
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 35

A Quiet Place

Sherlock Gnomes

Mary Poppins Returns

3
118 68
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 35

Ocean's 8

Serenity

4
122 73
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 48

Ocean's 8

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

5
94 67
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 36

Annihilation

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

6
86 64
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 53

Ocean's 8

Bird Box

7
75 56
Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 32

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Anon

Gringo

First Reformed

The Clapper

8
66 52
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 39

Disobedience

Game Night

9
56 49
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
GekYen Lim added age 30

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Avengers: Infinity War

10
36 27
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
RPDouglass added age 31

11
59 58
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 23

Mary Queen of Scots

The Seagull

On Chesil Beach

12
72 74
Letitia Wright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 22

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

The Commuter

13
48 50
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Michelle Souleyret Perkins added age 47

14
50 54
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 38

Ant-Man and the Wasp

15
47 55
Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 33

Unsane

First Man

The Girl in the Spider's Web

16
45 55
Toni Collette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 43

Please Stand By

Hereditary

Hearts Beat Loud

Velvet Buzzsaw

17
44 55
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 19

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Bumblebee

18
31 39
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 57

Bel Canto

19
46 62
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 34

Westworld

Sorry to Bother You

Annihilation

Creed II

Furlough

20
0 0
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Lucy Lewin added age 25

21
8 12
Julie Walters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Sylvie Montenero Malhotra added age 65

Mamma Mia, Educating Rita, Billie Elliot, Paddington, 

22
40 58
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 47

Proud Mary

Acrimony

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

23
36 53
Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 37

I Feel Pretty

Venom

24
35 54
Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 32

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Mary Magdalene

25
36 56
Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked

Ocean's 8

Dude

Crazy Rich Asians

26
23 37
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 78

27
33 55
Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 29

Kin

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

28
23 40
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 80

29
32 58
Zazie Beetz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked

Deadpool 2

Slice

30
12 29
Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
tristiannnn added age 35

31
35 72
Dakota Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 28

Fifty Shades Freed

Bad Times at the El Royale

Suspiria

32
17 42
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 59

The Seagull

Life Itself

33
20 51
Elizabeth Debicki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 27

The Tale

The Cloverfield Paradox

Widows

34
26 62
Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 38

Uncle Drew

Night School

The List

35
19 52
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked

Alita: Battle Angel

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Bird Box