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The Best Movies Of 2018 

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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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Krasinski

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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Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Leitch

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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

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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starwarssuperfan added Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: June 15, 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

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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Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bradley Cooper

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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Directed by: Peyton Reed

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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Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

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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John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

Released: 2018

Directed by: Spike Lee

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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ari Aster

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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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez

Directed by: Alex Garland

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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Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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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Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

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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Paddington 2 Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Released: 2017

Directed by: Paul King

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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Released: 2018

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Bo Burnham

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Released: 2018

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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Fred Rogers

Released: 2018

Directed by: Morgan Neville

Rotten Tomatoes score: 99%

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Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Leigh Whannell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

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Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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Directed by: Rob Marshall

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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