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The Best Movies No One Saw In 2018

Updated May 12, 2020 9.5k votes 1.3k voters 89.8k views97 items

List RulesOnly movies that have been released in 2018.

It's always a disappointment when a great film slips under the radar of critics and audiences, but this list of 2018 underrated movies should keep you informed of all the lesser-known films you should make a point of seeing. The best underrated movies this year may not have been smashes at the box office, and may only hit mid-level percentages on Rotten Tomatoes. Nevertheless, these great underrated movies deserve some recognition. 

Featuring good indie movies and foreign films, this list of top 2018 overlooked movies includes Lean on Pete, Gemini, A Quiet Place, A Fantastic Woman, and Thoroughbreds

Which of the best underrated films of 2018 do you like best? Cast your vote below and add anything you feel is missing.

If you are looking for more, be sure to check out this list of underrated 2020 movies.

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    Disobedience

    Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

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  • Mom And Dad27
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    Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair

    Released2018

    Directed byBrian Taylor

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    Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning

    Released2018

    Directed byReed Morano

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  • The Wife29
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    The Wife

    Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce

    Released2018

    Directed byBjörn Runge

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    The Long Dumb Road

    Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas

    Released2018

    Directed byHannah Fidell

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  • The Seagull31
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    The Seagull

    Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening

    Released2018

    Directed byMichael Mayer

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    Support the Girls

    Haley Lu Richardson, Regina Hall

    Released2018

    Directed byAndrew Bujalski

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    The Rider

    Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau

    Released2018

    Directed byChloé Zhao

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    Thunder Road

    Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr

    Released2018

    Directed byJim Cummings

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    22 July

    Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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    Golden Exits

    Emily Browning, Adam Horowitz

    Released2018

    Directed byAlex Ross Perry

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  • Damsel37
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    Damsel

    Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Zellner, Nathan Zellner

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  • In a Relationship38
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    In a Relationship

    Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano

    Released2018

    Directed bySam Boyd

    In a Relationship is an 2018 American comedy drama film directed by Sam Boyd. As long-term... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Burning39
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    Burning

    Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun

    Released2018

    Directed byLee Chang-dong

    Burning is a 2018 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Clovehitch Killer40
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    The Clovehitch Killer

    Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer

    Released2018

    Directed byDuncan Skiles

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  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle41
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    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

    Released2018

    Directed byAndy Serkis

    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a 2018 adventure fantasy film directed by Andy Serkis, based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Blaze42
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    Blaze

    Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat

    Released2018

    Directed byEthan Hawke

    Blaze is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Ethan Hawke, based on the novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Endless43
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    The Endless

    Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

    Released2018

    Directed byJustin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

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  • The Kindergarten Teacher44
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    The Kindergarten Teacher

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak

    Released2018

    Directed bySara Colangelo

    The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Jonathan45
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    Jonathan

    Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse

    Released2018

    Directed byBill Oliver

    Jonathan is a 2018 American drama science fiction film directed by Bill Oliver. Two brothers... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Strange Ones46
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    The Strange Ones

    Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein

    The Strange Ones is a 2017 American drama film directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Climax

    Alexandra Rice, Jana François

    Released2011

    Directed byJules Saulnier

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    At Eternity's Gate

    Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend

    Released2018

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

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  • Outside In49
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    Outside In

    Jay Duplass, Edie Falco

    Released2018

    Directed byLynn Shelton

    Outside In is a 2017 American drama film directed by Lynn Shelton. An ex-con (Jay Duplass)... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Assassination Nation50
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    Assassination Nation

    Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse

    Released2018

    Directed bySam Levinson

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