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The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked

Updated May 12, 2020 9.0k votes 946 voters 39.6k views71 items

List RulesOnly 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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    To All the Boys I've Loved Bef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish

    Released2018

    Directed bySusan Johnson

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    Roma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Roma

    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

    Released2018

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Roma is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film follows the life of an... more on Wikipedia
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    Set It Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell

    Released2018

    Directed byClaire Scanlon

    Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to... more on Wikipedia
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    The Kissing Booth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The Kissing Booth

    Joey King, Joel Courtney

    Released2018

    Directed byVince Marcello

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    Mute is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Mute

    Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd

    Released2018

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute... more on Wikipedia
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    Like Father is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Like Father

    Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2018

    Directed byLauren Miller Rogen

    Like Father is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. A workaholic woman... more on Wikipedia
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    Outlaw King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

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    The Guernsey Literary and Pota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

    Lily James, Michiel Huisman

    Released2018

    Directed byMike Newell

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    Nappily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Nappily Ever After

    Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson

    Released2018

    Directed byHaifaa al-Mansour

    Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour,... more on Wikipedia
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    A Christmas Prince: The Royal  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Schultz

    A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film... more on Wikipedia
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    Apostle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

    Released2018

    Directed byGareth Evans

    Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped... more on Wikipedia

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    The Open House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The Open House

    Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton

    Released2018

    Directed byMatt Angel, Suzanne Coote

    The Open House is a 2018 American horror film directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Hold the Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

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    The Other Side of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The Other Side of the Wind

    John Huston, Bob Random

    Released2018

    Directed byOrson Welles

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    Been So Long is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Been So Long

    Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene

    Released2018

    Directed byTinge Krishnan

    Been So Long is a 2018 musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical by Arthur... more on Wikipedia
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    Next Gen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Next Gen

    John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi

    Released2018

    Directed byKevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

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    Game Over, Man! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Game Over, Man!

    Adam Devine, Anders Holm

    Released2018

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

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    The Holiday Calendar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The Holiday Calendar

    Kat Graham, Quincy Brown

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Walsh

    The Holiday Calendar is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Bradley... more on Wikipedia
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    Extinction is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Young

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    The Christmas Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The Christmas Chronicles

    Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis

    Released2018

    Directed byClay Kaytis

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    Cam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Cam

    Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh

    Released2018

    Directed byDaniel Goldhaber

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    The After Party is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    The After Party

    Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer

    Released2018

    Directed byIan Edelman

    The After Party is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Ian Edelman. When an... more on Wikipedia
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    Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Dumplin'

    Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald

    Released2018

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

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    Father of the Year is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Father of the Year

    David Spade, Nat Faxon

    Released2018

    Directed byTyler Spindel

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    Cargo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked
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    Cargo

    Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Howling, Yolanda Ramke

    Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin... more on Wikipedia
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