2018 The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked  

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June 6, 2018 3.3k votes 302 voters 2.7k views 34 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. 

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148 61
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Lady Gaga age 32

A Star Is Born

2
99 57
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Emily Blunt age 35

A Quiet Place

Sherlock Gnomes

Mary Poppins Returns

3
109 69
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Cate Blanchett age 48

Ocean's 8

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

4
105 66
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Anne Hathaway age 35

Ocean's 8

Serenity

5
89 62
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Natalie Portman age 36

Annihilation

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

6
80 59
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Sandra Bullock age 53

Ocean's 8

Bird Box

7
64 54
Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Amanda Seyfried age 32

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Anon

Gringo

First Reformed

The Clapper

8
58 50
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Rachel McAdams age 39

Disobedience

Game Night

9
33 25
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
RPDouglass added Scarlett Johansson age 31

10
51 47
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
GekYen Lim added Karen Gillan age 28

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Avengers: Infinity War

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71 71
Letitia Wright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Letitia Wright age 22

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

The Commuter

12
55 53
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Saoirse Ronan age 23

Mary Queen of Scots

The Seagull

On Chesil Beach

13
46 46
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Michelle Souleyret Perkins added Melissa McCarthy age 47

14
48 53
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Evangeline Lilly age 38

Ant-Man and the Wasp

15
44 52
Toni Collette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Toni Collette age 43

Please Stand By

Hereditary

Hearts Beat Loud

Velvet Buzzsaw

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44 53
Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Claire Foy age 31

Unsane

First Man

The Girl in the Spider's Web

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45 60
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Tessa Thompson age 34

Westworld

Sorry to Bother You

Annihilation

Creed II

Furlough

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38 53
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Hailee Steinfeld age 21

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Bumblebee

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34 51
Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Michelle Williams age 37

I Feel Pretty

Venom

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25 38
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added Julianne Moore age 57

Bel Canto

21
33 50
Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Rooney Mara age 32

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

Mary Magdalene

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36 55
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Taraji P. Henson age 47

Proud Mary

Acrimony

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

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5 11
Julie Walters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Sylvie Montenero Malhotra added Julie Walters age 65

Mamma Mia, Educating Rita, Billie Elliot, Paddington, 

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33 54
Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Awkwafina

Ocean's 8

Dude

Crazy Rich Asians

25
20 35
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added Lily Tomlin age 78

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31 54
Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Zoë Kravitz age 29

Kin

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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20 38
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added Jane Fonda age 80

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31 56
Zazie Beetz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Zazie Beetz

Deadpool 2

Slice

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10 27
Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
tristiannnn added Melissa Fumero age 35

30
33 68
Dakota Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Dakota Johnson age 28

Fifty Shades Freed

Bad Times at the El Royale

Suspiria

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14 41
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added Annette Bening age 59

The Seagull

Life Itself

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18 49
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Rosa Salazar

Alita: Battle Angel

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Bird Box

33
23 60
Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Tiffany Haddish age 38

Uncle Drew

Night School

The List

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16 50
Elizabeth Debicki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Elizabeth Debicki age 27

The Tale

The Cloverfield Paradox

Widows