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The Best Movies No One Saw In 2018

Updated May 12, 2020 7.4k votes 1.3k voters 89.9k 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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    Thoroughbreds

    Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2018

    Directed byCory Finley

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    Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal

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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

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    Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams

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    Directed bySebastián Lelio

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    Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie

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    Directed byDebra Granik

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    Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov

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    Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

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    Robert Redford, Casey Affleck

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    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo

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    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    First Reformed

    Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Schrader

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    Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson

    Released2018

    Directed byBoots Riley

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    John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2018

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    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens

    Released2018

    Directed byCoralie Fargeat

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  • A Fantastic Woman15
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    A Fantastic Woman

    Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

    Released2017

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

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    Mandy

    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough

    Released2018

    Directed byPanos Cosmatos

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  • Hereditary17
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    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

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    Directed byAri Aster

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    Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan

    Released2018

    Directed byBart Layton

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    The Endless

    Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

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    Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun

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    Directed byLee Chang-dong

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    Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke

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    Directed byJesse Peretz

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    Directed byDaniel Goldhaber

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