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The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2018, Ranked

Updated May 12, 2020 10.0k votes 948 voters 39.9k views71 items

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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. 

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

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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    Lana Condor, Janel Parrish
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan...  more
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    186

    Set It Up

    Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell
    Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to...  more
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    113

    Roma

    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira
    Roma is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film follows the life of an...  more

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    The Christmas Chronicles

    Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis
    The Christmas Chronicles is a 2018 American Christmas family film directed by Clay Kaytis. The...  more
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    When We First Met

    Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario
    When We First Met is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Ari Sandel. After...  more
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    40

    Mute

    Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd
    Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute...  more
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    30

    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña
    Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When...  more

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    49

    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    Outlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A...  more

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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter
    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 sci-fi mystery film directed by David Slade, and part of...  more
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    49

    Nappily Ever After

    Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson
    Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour,...  more
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    76

    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen
    Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped...  more

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    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough
    Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel...  more
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    126

    Game Over, Man!

    Adam Devine, Anders Holm
    Game Over, Man! is a 2018 Netflix action comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. Three friends...  more

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    76
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    The Other Side of the Wind

    John Huston, Bob Random
    The Other Side of the Wind is a 2018 film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and...  more
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    113
    95

    Been So Long

    Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene
    Been So Long is a 2018 musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical by Arthur...  more
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    57
    39

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

    Lily James, Michiel Huisman
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    55
    39

    The Holiday Calendar

    Kat Graham, Quincy Brown
    The Holiday Calendar is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Bradley...  more
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    Candy Jar

    Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore
    Candy Jar is a 2018 comedy film directed by Ben Shelton. An introverted high school girl from...
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    50
    41
    A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film...  more
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    61
    54

    The After Party

    Kyle Harvey, Harrison Holzer
    The After Party is a 2018 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Ian Edelman. When an...  more
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    85
    82

    Before I Wake

    Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane
    Before I Wake (also known as Somnia) is a 2016 American dark fantasy horror film directed by...  more

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    #579 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#11 of 42 The Best Horror Movies On Netflix

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    56
    55

    Cargo

    Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes
    Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin...  more
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    136
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    The Cloverfield Paradox

    Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki
    The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius...  more

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    Irreplaceable You

    Claire Holt, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
    Irreplaceable You is a 2018 American drama film directed by Stephanie Laing. The lives of two...  more
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    Ibiza

    Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer
    Ibiza is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Alex Richanbach. A young American...  more