news The Most Anticipated Movies of Winter 2018  

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December 29, 2017 2.7k votes 358 voters 4.7k views 52 items Embed

List Rules Only 2018 films released from January 1 to March 16

While it may sound taxing to hike to a movie theater in the cold, these upcoming 2018 winter films may make you change your mind. A lot of hotly anticipated films in a variety of genres are set to be released in 2018. From Black Panther to Fifty Shades Freed, this list of 2018 winter releases includes movies released in January, February, and March. 

What new films in 2018 are catching the attention of audiences and critics? Dramas like Annihilation and The 15:17 to Paris are already getting some buzz. If you prefer something lighter, there are some great comedy movies set to be released, such as Love Simon, Gringo, and Game Night. There are also some great 2018 horror films coming out, such as Winchester, Den of Thieves, and Insidious: The Last Key.

If you're looking for some kid friendly films, you can expect some upcoming Disney movies as well. The adaptation of the popular book A Wrinkle In Time is coming out in 2018. There are also some animated movies to enjoy, such as Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad and Peter Rabbit

Which 2018 winter film are you most looking forward to? Vote for your favorites below and add anything you feel is missing. 

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voting closed at #1 Black Panther February 16 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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Tomb Raider March 16 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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A Wrinkle in Time March 9 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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Game Night February 23 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 #6 Winchester February 2 Winchester is a 2018 American-Australian supernatural horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), whose husband William and their child died suddenly, is ...more

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voting closed at #5 12 Strong January 12 12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a 2018 American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Following the September 11 attacks, Task ...more

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voting closed at #6 Maze Runner: The Death Cure January 26 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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Annihilation February 23 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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Red Sparrow March 2 Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by Jason Matthews. A Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) and ...more

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voting closed at #10 Peter Rabbit February 9 Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's (James Corden) feud with Mr. McGregor ...more

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voting closed at #11 The 15:17 to Paris February 9 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 #7 Insidious: The Last Key January 5 Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel, and the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) goes on to ...more

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Death Wish March 2 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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voting closed at #14 Freak Show January 12 Freak Show is a 2018 American drama film directed by Trudie Styler, based on the novel by James St. James. Despite attending an ultra conservative high school, Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) decides ...more

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voting closed at #17 The Commuter January 12 The Commuter is a 2018 psychological thriller-horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. While on his daily commute home, an insurance salesman (Liam Neeson) is offered $100,000 if he ...more

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voting closed at #16 Monster Family February 9 Monster Family is a 2017 British-German computer animated horror comedy film directed by Holger Tappe, based on the children's book by David Safier. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Frank ...more

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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall March 2 The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed and co-written by Shawn Christensen. After writing a generation defining book that makes him world famous, a young ...more

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voting closed at #23 Proud Mary January 12 Proud Mary is a 2018 American action-thriller directed by Babak Najafi. Successful hitwoman Mary (Taraji P. Henson) meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong, ...more

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voting closed at #20 Den of Thieves January 19 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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Love, Simon March 16 Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more

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voting closed at #31 The Strange Ones January 5 The Strange Ones is a 2017 American drama film directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein. Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American ...more

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The Strangers: Prey at Night March 9 The Strangers: Prey at Night is a 2018 American horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and the sequel to the 2008 film. A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are ...more

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voting closed at #42 Stratton Janaury 5 Stratton is a 2017 British action thriller film directed by Simon West, based on the novel series by Duncan Falconer. A British Special Boat Service operator (Dominic Cooper) tracks down an ...more

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voting closed at #36 Humor Me January 12 Humor Me is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Sam Hoffman. An aging father (Elliott Gould) refuses to engage emotionally with his son (Jemaine Clement), who is desperate for approval.

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The Lodgers February 23 The Lodgers is a gothic horror film directed by Brian O'Malley. In 1920s rural Ireland, twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) are bound to their estate by three rules set by a ...more

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voting closed at #25 Forever My Girl January 19 Forever My Girl is a 2018 romantic drama film directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. After being gone for a decade, a country star (Alex Roe) returns home to the love (Jessica Rothe) he left behind.

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I Can Only Imagine March 16 I Can Only Imagine is a 2018 American drama film directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, based on the story behind the Christian song by MercyMe. Bart Millard (J. Michael Finley) finds inspiration for ...more

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Samson February 16 Samson is a 2018 American biblical drama film directed by Bruce Macdonald, inspired by the Biblical story. When his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, Samson (Taylor James) embarks on ...more

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voting closed at #29 Early Man February 16 Early Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park. At the dawn of time when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, a caveman ...more

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voting closed at #36 Mary and the Witch's Flower January 18 Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2017 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that ...more

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voting closed at #34 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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The Leisure Seeker March 9 The Leisure Seeker is a 2017 Italian-French road movie directed by Paolo Virzì, based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian. A runaway couple (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren) embark on a ...more

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voting closed at #31 Fifty Shades Freed February 9 Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley, based on the novel by E. L. James. Now married, Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) face ...more

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7 Days in Entebbe March 16 Entebbe (titled 7 Days in Entebbe in the US) is a 2018 British crime thriller film directed by José Padilha. In 1976, four terrorists hijack Air France Flight 139 and hold the passengers ...more

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Gringo March 9 Gringo is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Nash Edgerton. After being sent to Mexico for work, mild-mannered businessman Harold (David Oyelowo) finds himself entangled with ...more

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Thoroughbreds March 9 Thoroughbreds is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Cory Finley. After years of growing apart, upper-class teenagers Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle their ...more

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Gnome Alone March 2 Gnome Alone is a 2018 Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis. When Chloe (Becky G) discovers that her new home’s garden gnomes are not what they seem, she ...more

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Flower March 16 Flower is a 2017 American drama film directed by Max Winkler. A sexually curious teen (Zoey Deutch) forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother (Joey Morgan).

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Loveless February 16 Loveless is a 2017 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. When their only young child goes missing, his two separated parents who are living apart are brought together to attempt to ...more

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voting closed at #39 Permission February 9 Permission is a 2018 romantic dramedy film directed by Brian Crano. A woman (Rebecca Hall) on the brink of a marriage proposal from her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) is impeded by the suggestion of ...more

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voting closed at #40 Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad January 26 Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad is a 2018 Canadian computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Aaron Woodley. With dreams of becoming a Top Dog, Swifty the Arctic fox (Jeremy Renner) secretly ...more

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voting closed at #42 The Party February 16 The Party is a 2017 British black comedy film directed by Sally Potter. Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear ...more

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voting closed at #43 Nostalgia February 16 Nostalgia is a 2018 American drama film directed by Mark Pellington. A group of people are connected through a loss.

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Every Day February 23 Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by David Levithan. 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a spirit named A, a traveling ...more

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Hannah February 23 Hannah is a 2017 Italian drama film directed by Andrea Pallaoro. Intimate portrait of a woman (Charlotte Rampling) drifting between reality and denial when she is left alone to grapple with the ...more

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Pickings March 2 Pickings is a 2018 American neo-noir crime film directed by Usher Morgan. When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they're soon confronted with ...more

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The Hurricane Heist March 9 The Hurricane Heist is a 2018 American disaster-thriller film directed by Rob Cohen. A team of tech hackers embark on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. mint facility at the same time a ...more

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voting closed at #44 Golden Exits February 9 Golden Exits is a 2018 American-Greek film directed by Alex Ross Perry. Two families living in Brooklyn are interrupted by the arrival of a young foreign girl (Emily Browning).

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voting closed at #46 A Fantastic Woman February 2 A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her ...more

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voting closed at #48 The Public January 31 The Public is a 2018 American drama film directed by Emilio Estevez. When a large group of homeless people led by Jackson (Michael Kenneth Williams) take shelter at the local library, the head ...more