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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Directed by: Susan JohnsonTo 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 letters... more
Directed by: Claire ScanlonSet It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to set up their bosses on a date. ... more
RomaYalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira
Directed by: Alfonso CuarónRoma 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" Gutiérrez (Yalitza Aparicio), and... more
Directed by: Clay KaytisThe 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 (Kurt... more
When We First MetAdam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario
Directed by: Ari SandelWhen 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) gets the... more
MuteAlexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd
Directed by: Duncan JonesMute 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 what happened... more
Directed by: Ben YoungExtinction 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 his family... more
Directed by: David MackenzieOutlaw 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 (Chris Pine)... more
Directed by: David SladeBlack 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 fantasy... more
Directed by: Haifaa al-MansourNappily 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
Directed by: Gareth EvansApostle 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 deeper and... more
Directed by: Jeremy SaulnierHold 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 Core... more
Directed by: Kyle NewacheckGame 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 financed... more
Directed by: Orson WellesThe 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 to Hollywood... more
Been So LongMichaela Coel, Arinzé Kene
Directed by: Tinge KrishnanBeen 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 a handsome... more
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel SocietyLily James, Michiel Huisman
Directed by: Mike Newell
Directed by: Bradley WalshThe 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, the... more
Candy JarSami Gayle, Jacob Latimore
Directed by: Ben SheltonCandy 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 agree...
Directed by: John SchultzA 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 (Ben... more
The After PartyKyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer
Directed by: Ian EdelmanThe 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 Holzer)... more
Directed by: Mike FlanaganBefore 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 physically... more
Directed by: Ben Howling, Yolanda RamkeCargo 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.... more
The Cloverfield ParadoxDaniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki
Directed by: Julius OnahThe 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 group... more
Directed by: Stephanie LaingIrreplaceable 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 diagnosis.... more
IbizaGillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer
Directed by: Alex RichanbachIbiza 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.... more