2018 Movies

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018  

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If you thought 2017 was packed with good movies, prepare for the most highly anticipated films of 2018. Featuring blockbuster sequels (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), reboots of classic movies (The Predator), franchise spinoffs (Solo: A Star Wars Story), and action movies with strong female leads (Tomb Raider and Ocean's Eight), this list of upcoming 2018 movies also includes new trailers and official posters. Which new and must see 2018 films are you most excited to watch?

On May 4, 2018, comic book fans and superhero movie lovers will witness all the MCU characters on one screen: Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Not only will the Avengers assemble again, but they will be joined by Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Black Panther (his standalone movie premieres February 16). Other 2018 superhero movies include Deadpool 2, which stars Josh Brolin as Cable; Aquaman with Jason Momoa and Amber Heard; Ant-Man and the Wasp with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly; and Venom starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock.

After almost 15 years, Disney and Pixar are finally releasing Incredibles 2, with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and their kids suiting up for another adventure. Other 2018 animated movies include Wes Anderson's stop-motion film Isle of Dogs and Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Vote up the best 2018 upcoming movies you will definitely be watching and vote down the ones you don't care to miss. Feel free to also add any 2018 must-watch films missing from the list.

Want more movies to rank? Be sure to check out the Most Anticipated Movies of 2019 list. 

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #1 April 27

Opening weekend gross: $258.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #2 May 18

Opening weekend gross: $125.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #3 June 15

Opening weekend gross: $183.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #7 Cole Rothacker added The Nun September 7

Opening weekend gross: 53.8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%

The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in The Conjuring series. In 1952 at the Cârța Monastery in Romania, a nun (Charlotte Hope), a ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 February 16

Opening weekend gross: $241 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 June 22

Opening weekend gross: $150 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #6 May 25

Opening weekend gross: $84.8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #7 July 6

Opening weekend gross: $76 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #9 November 16

Opening weekend gross: $62.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy drama film directed by David Yates. After Gellert Grindelward (Johnny Depp) escapes imprisonment, his closest friend, Albus ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #10 October 5

Opening weekend gross: $80 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 31%

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #129 April 6

Opening weekend gross: $21.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

Blockers is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Kay Cannon. When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #12 November 21

Opening weekend gross: $55.7 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #11 December 21

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #14 March 9

Opening weekend gross: $33.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 43%

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #19 July 6

Opening weekend gross (limited): $717,302; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #13 September 14

Opening weekend gross: $24 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%

The Predator is a 2018 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Shane Black. It is the fourth installment in the Predator film series, set to take place between Predator 2 (1990) ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #15 November 2

Opening weekend gross: $51.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 American-British biographical drama film directed by Bryan Singer. A chronicle of the years from the formation of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #15 March 30

Opening weekend gross: $41.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #16 June 29

Opening weekend gross: $19.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

Soldado is a 2018 American action crime-thriller film directed by Stefano Sollima, and the sequel to 2015's Sicario. After discovering drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the US border, the ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #24 May 4

Opening weekend gross: $3.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Tully is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman. Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #19 July 27

Opening weekend gross: $61.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the sixth installment in the film series. When IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tries to ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #22 March 23

Opening weekend gross: $28 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%

Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Steven S. DeKnight. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #28 October 19

Opening weekend gross: $77.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the Halloween franchise. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #23 January 26

Opening weekend gross: $23.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 44%

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball. In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) leads his ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #21 December 14

Opening Weekend gross: $7.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27%

Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, based on the novel by Philip Reeve. In a future where gigantic moving cities roam the Earth, a disfigured ...more