2018 The Best Movies of 2018  

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List Rules Only movies that have been released 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. 

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Avengers: Infinity War

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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Black Panther

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 TÂ’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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A Quiet Place

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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Ready Player One

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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Isle of Dogs

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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Annihilation

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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Love, Simon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more

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Game Night

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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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2018
1524885101970 added Deadpool 2 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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Blockers

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Blockers is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Kay Cannon. When three parents stumble upon their daughtersÂ’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to ...more

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Bart Cartman added Peter Rabbit

Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%

Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's (James Corden) feud with Mr. McGregor ...more

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Bart Cartman added Early Man

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

Early Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park. At the dawn of time when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, a caveman ...more

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Unsane

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

Unsane is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A young woman (Claire Foy) is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is then ...more

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1521498039195 added Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Rotten Tomatoes score: 43%

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball. In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) leads his ...more

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12 Strong

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54% 

12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a 2018 American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Following the September 11 attacks, Task ...more

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Mary and the Witch's Flower

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84% 

Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2017 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that ...more

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WilliamHarris2 added A Wrinkle in Time

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more

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Thoroughbreds

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

Thoroughbreds is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Cory Finley. After years of growing apart, upper-class teenagers Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle their ...more

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Den of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2018
Dave Rad added Den of Thieves Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A corrupt LAPD cop (Gerard Butler) is hellbent on taking down en elite crew of robbers as they plan a ...more

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The Death of Stalin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire film directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the French graphic novel La mort de Staline. In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ...more

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Roxanne Roxanne

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

Roxanne Roxanne is a 2017 American drama film directed by Michael Larnell. In the early 1980s, a fierce teenage girl (Chanté Adams) is rapidly on her way to becoming a hip hop legend as ...more

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You Were Never Really Here

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, based on the novella by Jonathan Ames. A traumatized veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who tracks down missing girls for a ...more

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Stratton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2018
Dave Rad added Stratton Stratton is a 2017 British action thriller film directed by Simon West, based on the novel series by Duncan Falconer. A British Special Boat Service operator (Dominic Cooper) tracks down an ...more

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Chappaquiddick

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

Chappaquiddick is a 2017 American drama film directed by John Curran. In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) in Chappaquiddick drives his car into the water, killing his passenger (Kate ...more

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Insidious: The Last Key is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2018
Dave Rad added Insidious: The Last Key Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel, and the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) goes on to ...more

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Gringo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2018
Dave Rad added Gringo Gringo is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Nash Edgerton. After being sent to Mexico for work, mild-mannered businessman Harold (David Oyelowo) finds himself entangled with ...more

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Bart Cartman added Red Sparrow

Rotten Tomatoes score: 48%

Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by Jason Matthews. A Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) and ...more

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Borg vs McEnroe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Borg McEnroe is a 2017 internationally co-produced multi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Janus Metz Pedersen. The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid ...more

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Mom and Dad

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

Mom and Dad is a 2017 American horror comedy film directed by Brian Taylor. A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins ...more

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The Cloverfield Paradox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17% 

The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more

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Revenge

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Revenge is a 2017 French rape and revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being assaulted by three married men and left for dead, a young woman (Matilda Lutz) returns with revenge ...more

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Gemini

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Gemini is a 2017 American mystery thriller film directed by Aaron Katz. A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke) and her Hollywood ...more

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a 2018 computer-animated biographical family film directed by Richard Lanni. The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history, Sgt. Stubby, ...more

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Lean on Pete

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama film directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. A teenager (Charlie Plummer) gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends ...more

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The Rider

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

The Rider is a 2017 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy (Brady Jandreau) undertakes a search for new identity and what it ...more

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starwarssuperfan added I Can Only Imagine

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

I Can Only Imagine is a 2018 American drama film directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, based on the story behind the Christian song by MercyMe. Bart Millard (J. Michael Finley) finds inspiration for ...more

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Loveless

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% 

Loveless is a 2017 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. When their only young child goes missing, his two separated parents who are living apart are brought together to attempt to ...more

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The Commuter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58%

The Commuter is a 2018 psychological thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. While on his daily commute home, an insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) is offered $100,000 if he ...more

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Permission

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% 

Permission is a 2018 romantic dramedy film directed by Brian Crano. A woman (Rebecca Hall) on the brink of a marriage proposal from her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) is impeded by the suggestion of ...more

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A Fantastic Woman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92% 

A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her ...more

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Outside In

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Outside In is a 2017 American drama film directed by Lynn Shelton. An ex-con (Jay Duplass) struggling to readjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high school ...more

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Love After Love

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

Love After Love is a 2017 American independent drama film directed by Russell Harbaugh. Following the death of their father, brothers Nicholas (Chris O'Dowd) and Chris (James Adomian) deal with ...more

The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

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Disobedience

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

Disobedience is a 2017 British-Irish-American drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel by Noami Alderman. A woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home ...more

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The Endless

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

The Endless is a 2017 American horror film directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more ...more

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First Match

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

First Match is a 2018 American drama film directed by Olivia Newman. A teenage girl (Elvire Emmanuel) signs up for an all-boys wrestling team at her high school, causing more trouble than she ...more

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6 Balloons

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

6 Balloons is a 2018 American drama film directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan. Over the course of one night, a woman (Abbi Jacobson) drives across LA with her heroin addict brother (Dave Franco) in ...more

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A Prayer Before Dawn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2017 British-French drama film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. The true story of an English boxer (Joe Cole) incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious ...more

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Where Is Kyra?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

Where Is Kyra? is a 2017 American drama film directed by Andrew Dosunmu. In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income, ...more

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a 2017 British-American science fiction romantic comedy film directed by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman. An alien (Elle ...more

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Beirut

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

Beirut is a 2018 American political thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. In 1980s Beirut, a former U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) returns to service to save a colleague from the group responsible ...more