2018 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. 

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voting closed at #1 Avengers: Infinity War 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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voting closed at #2 Deadpool 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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voting closed at #3 Incredibles 2 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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voting closed at #5 Black Panther 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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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom June 22 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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voting closed at #6 Solo: A Star Wars Story May 25

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, 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 ...more

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Ant-Man and the Wasp July 6 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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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald November 16 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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Venom October 5 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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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018
Aquaman December 21 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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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 November 21 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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voting closed at #129 Blockers 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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The Predator September 14 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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voting closed at #14 A Wrinkle in Time 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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voting closed at #15 Ready Player One 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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Bohemian Rhapsody November 2 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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Sicario: Day of the Soldado June 29 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

The Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2018

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Mortal Engines December 14 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

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Sorry to Bother You July 6 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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Mission: Impossible - Fallout July 27 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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voting closed at #22 Pacific Rim: Uprising 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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Mary Poppins Returns December 25 Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. In 1935, during the era of the Great Depression in the United Kingdom, the now grown-up Jane (Emily ...more

The Most Anticipated Movies of Fall 2018

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voting closed at #23 Maze Runner: The Death Cure 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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voting closed at #24 Tully 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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voting closed at #25 Tomb Raider March 16

Opening weekend gross: $23.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond ...more

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voting closed at #26 Ocean's 8 June 8

Opening weekend gross: $41.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

Ocean's Eight is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross. Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s ...more

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Mowgli October 19 Mowgli is a 2018 live-action adventure fantasy film directed by Andy Serkis, based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. A human child (Rohan Chand) raised by wolves, must face off against a ...more

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Skyscraper July 13 Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. On assignment in China, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader Will Ford (Dwayne Johnson), who now assesses security ...more

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Alita: Battle Angel July 20 Alita: Battle Angel is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more

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voting closed at #29 Super Troopers 2 April 20

Opening weekend gross: $14.7 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%

Super Troopers 2 is a 2018 American crime comedy mystery film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with ...more

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Bumblebee December 21 Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on the Transformers' character. In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town ...more

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voting closed at #29 Isle of Dogs March 23

Opening weekend gross: $1.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 American stop-motion animated adventure film directed by Wes Anderson. In a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on a remote island, a boy ventures ...more

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Robin Hood November 21 Robin Hood is a 2018 American action-adventure film directed by Otto Bathurst, based on the classic tale. A war-hardened Crusader (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an ...more

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The Equalizer 2 July 20 The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer.

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voting closed at #27 A Quiet Place April 6

Opening weekend gross: $50 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more

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Holmes and Watson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018
Holmes and Watson November 9 Holmes and Watson is a 2018 American action-mystery comedy film directed by Etan Cohen. A humorous take on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and ...more

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voting closed at #33 Death Wish March 2

Opening weekend gross: $13 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 15%

Death Wish is a 2018 American vigilante action film directed by Eli Roth, a remake of the 1974 film, based on the 1972 novel. A mild-mannered father (Bruce Willis) is transformed into a killing ...more

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Christopher Robin August 3 Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more

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Creed II November 21 Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr., and a sequel to the 2015 film. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the ...more

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voting closed at #37 Annihilation February 23

Opening weekend gross: $11 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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The Darkest Minds August 3 The Darkest Minds is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the ...more

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation July 13 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy ...more

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voting closed at #40 Rampage April 13

Opening weekend gross: $34.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series. When three animals are mutated into giant monsters, primatologist Davis ...more

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voting closed at #38 The 15:17 to Paris February 9

Opening weekend gross: $12.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

The 15:17 to Paris is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the 2015 Thalys train attack. Three Americans (Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek ...more

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voting closed at #58 Game Night February 23

Opening weekend gross: $16.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

Game Night is a 2018 American comedy thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. A group of friends meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find ...more

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voting closed at #42 | ShawnReynolds added The Cloverfield Paradox February 2 The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more

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voting closed at #42 You Were Never Really Here April 6

Opening weekend gross: $129,911; Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, based on the novella by Jonathan Ames. A traumatized veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who tracks down missing girls for a ...more

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voting closed at #56 Den of Thieves January 19

Opening weekend gross: $15.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A corrupt LAPD cop (Gerard Butler) is hellbent on taking down en elite crew of robbers as they plan a ...more

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voting closed at #52 Kickboxer: Retaliation January 26 Kickboxer: Retaliation is a 2018 American martial arts film directed by Dimitri Logothetis, and the sequel to the 2016 film. Lured back to Thailand to defend his title, Kurt Sloan (Alain Moussi) ...more

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Johnny English Strikes Again September 20 Johnny English Strikes Again is a 2018 British spy action comedy film directed by David Kerr, and the third installment in the film series. When a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of ...more