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The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked 

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Updated May 12, 2020 4.5k votes 943 voters 39.2k views 71 items

List Rules Only Netflix original films distributed in the US.

As every year comes and goes, we get a plethora of new Netflix original movies—and 2018 didn't disappoint. Though Netflix only started getting into the movie game a few years prior, they've been releasing some serious gems we can all enjoy. Better yet, these original movies are available to subscribers the moment they drop, so we can enjoy brand new flicks from the comfort of our couches. All that aside, it's time to determine just which 2018 Netflix original movies were the best. 

Among the long list of 2018 Netflix original films, Mute and The Cloverfield Paradox are two such movies you'll definitely want to check out. The former is an exciting sci-fi film following a mute bartender as he fights a series of gangsters to find his partner, while The Cloverfield Paradox takes an intense trip through space as the third installment of the Cloverfield movies. Of course, these are just two of many great films from Netflix. Others to consider checking out include Irreplaceable You, The Outsider, Paradox, and more. Don't forget to check out some of the great original comedies from Netflix, either.

If you're in need of some new movie suggestions, check out the list below and get watching. Be sure to vote up your favorites to ultimately determine which were the best Netflix original movies of 2018. 

Want more? Check out this list of 2020 Netflix Original Movies.

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Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susan Johnson

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Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi

Released: 2018

Directed by: Vince Marcello

The Kissing Booth is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. A pretty, teenage girl (Joey King), who has never-been-kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she ...more

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Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Joan Smalls

Released: 2018

Directed by: Claire Scanlon

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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Roma Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf

Released: 2018

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Roma is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film follows the life of an indigenous live-in maid for a wealthy family named Cleodegaria "Cleo" ...more
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When We First Met Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ari Sandel

When We First Met is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Ari Sandel. After spending the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Alexandra Daddario), a guy (Adam DeVine) ...more
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Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Clay Kaytis

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Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

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Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco

Released: 2018

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Slade

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The Princess Switch Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Michael Rohl

The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael Rohl. When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they ...more
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Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Mackenzie

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Kyle Newacheck

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Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton

Released: 2018

Directed by: Gareth Evans

Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped by a religious cult, a mysterious man (Dan Stevens) travels to the remote island where he digs ...more

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Haifaa al-Mansour

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Released: 2018

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber

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Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough, James Bloor

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Orson Welles

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Candy Jar Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Uzo Aduba

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Shelton

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Mute Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux

Released: 2018

Directed by: Duncan Jones

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Young

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Lauren Miller Rogen

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Mike Newell

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The Cloverfield Paradox Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Onah

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