The Best of 2018 The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked  

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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. 

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Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more

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Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf Roma is a 2018 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi 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 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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Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp The Christmas Chronicles is a 2018 American Christmas family film directed by Clay Kaytis. The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush Dumplin' is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a ...more

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Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 sci-fi mystery film directed by David Slade, and part of the Black Mirror science fiction anthology. After a young programmer (Fionn Whitehead) makes a ...more

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Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a 2018 American western anthology film directed by the Coen brothers. Six chapters present a different story from the wild frontier.

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Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell 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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Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh Outlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A David and Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish "outlaw king" Robert the Bruce ...more

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Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton 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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John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich The Other Side of the Wind is a 2018 film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and 1976. The story of a legendary director named J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (John Huston), who returns ...more

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Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene, George MadKay Been So Long is a 2018 musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical by Arthur Darvill and Ché Walker. Simone (Michaela Coel), a single mother, meets and falls in love with ...more

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Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A young camgirl (Madeline Brewer) discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar 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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Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson, Lyriq Bent Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas. Tired of waiting for her longtime boyfriend (Ricky Whittle) to ...more

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Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen Like Father is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. A workaholic woman (Kristen Bell) who is left at the altar takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her overachieving ...more

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Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough, James Bloor Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel by William Giraldi. After the deaths of three children suspected to be by wolves, writer Russell ...more

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell

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Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson Game Over, Man! is a 2018 Netflix action comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. Three friends (Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson) are on the verge of getting their video game ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo, based on the 2014 Israeli film. A kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in New York becomes obsessed with ...more

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Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Romaine Waite The Holiday Calendar is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Bradley Walsh. A struggling but talented photographer (Kat Graham) inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, ...more

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Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out ...more

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Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Uzo Aduba Candy Jar is a 2018 comedy film directed by Ben Shelton. An introverted high school girl from a working-class background (Sami Gayle) and her wealthy, debate-team nemesis (Jacob Latimore) can't ...more

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Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by John Schultz, and a sequel to the 2017 film. A year after Amber (Rose McIver) helped Richard ...more

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Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay Before I Wake (also known as Somnia) is a 2016 American dark fantasy horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest ...more

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Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer, Shelley Hennig The After Party is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Ian Edelman. When an aspiring rapper (Kyle Harvey) goes viral for all the wrong reasons, his best friend (Harrison ...more

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Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle The Night Comes for Us is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Timo Tjahjanto. A former triad enforcer (Joe Taslim) must protect a young girl while trying to escape his former gang, setting ...more

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Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson Ibiza is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Alex Richanbach. A young American woman (Gillian Jacobs) and her two best friends seek out a hot DJ (Richard Madden) in Spain.

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Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie 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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Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the ...more

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John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more

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Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin Freeman) tries to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali, Nia Long 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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Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran Calibre is a 2018 thriller film directed by Matt Palmer. Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip, but nothing could prepare them for ...more

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Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more

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Claire Holt, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman Irreplaceable You is a 2018 American drama film directed by Stephanie Laing. The lives of two best friends and romantic soulmates comes crashing down when one is given a terminal cancer

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Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler Alex Strangelove is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Craig Johnson. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), ...more

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Daniel Doheny, Eduardo Franco, Geraldine Viswanathan The Package is a 2018 black comedy film directed by Jake Szymanski. When a group of teenage friends goes on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to ...more

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The Open House Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Sharif Atkins The Open House is a 2018 American horror film directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. A teenager (Dylan Minnette) and his mother (Piercey Dalton) find themselves besieged by threatening forces ...more

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Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rachel Dratch The Week Of is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Robert Smigel. The parents of a soon-to-be married couple make the final preparations for the wedding ceremony.

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Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Kayli Carter Private Life is a 2018 American drama film directed by Tamara Jenkins. An author (Kathryn Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her ...more

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David Spade, Nat Faxon, Bridgit Mendler Father of the Year is an 2018 American comedy film directed by Tyler Spindel. When a drunken debate about whose father would in a fight is taken too seriously, two friends must come to grips ...more

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22 July Anders Danielson, Jon Øigarden, Thorbjørn Harr

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Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell, Sasson Gabai The Angel is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen, based on the nonfiction book by Uri Bar-Joseph. The true story of Ashraf Marwan (Marwan Kenzari), who was President ...more

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Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Charlotte Carel 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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Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore Anon is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective (Clive Owen) meets a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who threatens their

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Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp Dude is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Olivia Milch. A group of teenage girlfriends deal with life after high school.