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 T’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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Deadpool 2

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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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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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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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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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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starwarssuperfan added Incredibles 2

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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Blockers

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Blockers is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Kay Cannon. When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ 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

The Best Movies No One Saw in 2018

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, 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 ...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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Hereditary

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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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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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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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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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 99%

Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Morgan Neville. An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

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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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Ocean's 8

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

Ocean's Eight is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross. Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s ...more

The Worst Movies of 2018

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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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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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Set It Up

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to set up their bosses on a date.

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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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Hearts Beat Loud

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Hearts Beat Loud is a 2018 drama music film directed by Brett Haley. A father (Nick Offerman) and daughter (Kiersey Clemons) form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for ...more

The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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Upgrade

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A self-identified technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental ...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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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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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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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

The Best Drama Movies of 2018

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In Darkness

Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%

In Darkness is a 2018 thriller film directed by Anthony Byrne. Blind pianist Sophia (Natalie Dormer) is caught up in the dangerous underworld of London after she hears someone kill a girl.

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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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American Animals

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

American Animals is a 2018 British-American crime drama film directed by Bart Layton. Rebelling against their suburban upbringing, childhood friends Spencer (Barry Keoghan) and Warren (Evan ...more

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Nancy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Nancy is a 2018 American drama film directed by Christina Choe. Convinced she was kidnapped as a child, Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, ...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

The Best Things About Fall

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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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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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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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Tully

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

Tully is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman. Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother ...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

The Best Comedy Movies of 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Journey's End

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Journey's End is a 2017 British war film directed by Saul Dibb, based on the play by R. C. Sherriff. In a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating ...more