The Best of 2018 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
158 90
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 29

A Star Is Born

2
137 81
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 48

Ocean's 8

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

3
120 70
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 32

A Quiet Place

Sherlock Gnomes

Mary Poppins Returns

4
128 79
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 33

Ocean's 8

Serenity

5
105 75
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 34

Annihilation

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

6
98 72
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 51

Ocean's 8

Bird Box

7
81 65
Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 30

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Anon

Gringo

First Reformed

The Clapper

8
75 59
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 37

Disobedience

Game Night

9
63 57
Karen Gillan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
GekYen Lim added age 28

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Avengers: Infinity War

10
43 39
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
RPDouglass added age 31

11
77 84
Letitia Wright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 22

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

The Commuter

12
63 68
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 21

Mary Queen of Scots

The Seagull

On Chesil Beach

13
55 59
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Michelle Souleyret Perkins added age 45

14
56 61
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 36

Ant-Man and the Wasp

15
39 44
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 55

Bel Canto

16
50 61
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 19

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Bumblebee

17
54 67
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 32

Westworld

Sorry to Bother You

Annihilation

Creed II

Furlough

18
51 63
Claire Foy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 31

Unsane

First Man

The Girl in the Spider's Web

19
7 7
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Lucy Lewin added age 25

20
46 62
Toni Collette is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 43

Please Stand By

Hereditary

Hearts Beat Loud

Velvet Buzzsaw

21
41 57
Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 37

I Feel Pretty

Venom

22
27 39
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 76

23
43 63
Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 45

Proud Mary

Acrimony

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

24
10 16
Julie Walters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
Sylvie Montenero Malhotra added age 65

Mamma Mia, Educating Rita, Billie Elliot, Paddington, 

25
27 43
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 80

26
35 59
Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 30

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

Mary Magdalene

27
36 62
Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked

Ocean's 8

Dude

Crazy Rich Asians

28
33 62
Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 27

Kin

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

29
15 35
Melissa Fumero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
tristiannnn added age 33

30
32 66
Zazie Beetz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked

Deadpool 2

Slice

31
20 46
Annette Bening is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
marajanerogers added age 57

The Seagull

Life Itself

32
38 80
Dakota Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 26

Fifty Shades Freed

Bad Times at the El Royale

Suspiria

33
21 57
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 24

Alita: Battle Angel

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Bird Box

34
27 68
Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 36

Uncle Drew

Night School

The List

35
20 58
Elizabeth Debicki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Actresses Of 2018, Ranked
age 25

The Tale

The Cloverfield Paradox

Widows