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The Best Movies Of 2018 

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Updated February 2, 2020 64.6k votes 5.9k voters 152.2k views 174 items

List Rules Only movies released in the US in 2018.

With so many highly anticipated films coming out, it's hard to decide on the best movies of 2018. From blockbusters to the smaller movies, these are the best 2018 movies. What is the best film of 2018?

Featuring foreign films, superhero movies, indie films, romcoms, and Netflix original movies, this list of 2018 movies ranks the best movies released in the year. Some new 2018 movies that have been well-received by both audiences and critics include Avengers: Infinity WarBlack Panther, Annihilation, Isle of Dogs, Ready Player One, and Love, Simon

Vote up the movies of 2018 you feel were the highest quality films of the year. If you feel any of the best films of 2018 are left out, feel free to add them to the list.

If you are looking for more movies, check out the best 2020 movies list.

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more

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Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% 

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more

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Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more

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Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the sixth installment in the film series. When IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tries to ...more

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Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more
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Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A movie star (Cooper) helps a young singer/actress (Stefani Germanotta) find fame, even as age and ...more

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Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 American-British biographical drama film directed by Bryan Singer. A chronicle of the years from the formation of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) ...more

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John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee, based on the book by Ron Stallworth. An African American detective (John David Washington) in Colorado Springs, Colorado ...more

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Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more

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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Game Night is a 2018 American comedy thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. A group of friends meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find ...more
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Aquaman
Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are ...more

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Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more

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Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.
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Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 American stop-motion animated adventure film directed by Wes Anderson. In a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on a remote island, a boy ventures ...more

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Mary Poppins Returns
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. In 1935, during the era of the Great Depression in the United Kingdom, the now grown-up Jane (Emily ...more

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Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more

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Paddington 2
Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

Paddington 2 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Paul King, based on the stories by Michael Bond. Now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, Paddington ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

First Man is a 2018 American historical biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission ...more

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