My Must-See Movies of 2018

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1. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 230,786 | Gross: $220.16M

2. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 107,024 | Gross: $32.02M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

3. Unsane (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple

Votes: 31,683 | Gross: $7.73M

Seen it. Soderbergh never disappoints. 10 out of 10

4. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 94,283 | Gross: $50.07M

Seen it. Much better than original Sicario.10 out of 10

5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 661,890 | Gross: $678.82M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Expect the unexpected.

6. Awaken (I) (2018)

93 min | Drama, Music

A film of epic scale, AWAKEN spans the globe bringing unseen sights and breathtaking perspectives to the human eye for the first time.

Director: Tom Lowe | Stars: Shayni Couch, Brender Eberhard, Daria Hubanova, Paola Ibrahim

Votes: 26

7. The Commuter (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 82,369 | Gross: $36.34M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Duo Collet-Serra and Neeson never disappoint.

8. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu

Votes: 162,344 | Gross: $57.42M

Seen it. 8 out of 10. Great Adventure Movie

9. Game Night (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan

Votes: 161,586 | Gross: $69.00M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

10. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Toby, a disillusioned film director, becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: José Luis Ferrer, Ismael Fritschi, Juan López-Tagle, Adam Driver

Votes: 7,781 | Gross: $0.37M

Seen it. 8 out of 10.

11. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl

Votes: 8,386 | Gross: $10.76M

12. Arizona (2018)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy, Thriller

41 Metascore

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

Director: Jonathan Watson | Stars: Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lolli Sorenson, Luke Wilson

Votes: 4,397

13. Early Man (2018)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

Votes: 15,757 | Gross: $8.27M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Aardman never disappoints

14. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Votes: 239,938 | Gross: $216.65M

Seen it. 10 out of 10.

15. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

80 Metascore

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 201,050 | Gross: $608.58M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

16. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 301,709 | Gross: $188.02M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

17. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 217,123 | Gross: $417.72M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

18. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 223,648 | Gross: $213.77M

Seen it. 8 out of 10

19. Hotel Artemis (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

Director: Drew Pearce | Stars: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 29,974 | Gross: $6.71M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Great movie with a fast-paced, tight script

20. Christopher Robin (2018)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 51,727 | Gross: $99.22M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

21. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson

Votes: 46,318 | Gross: $4.28M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Don't trust the trailers. Atkinson delivers as always.

22. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 83,029 | Gross: $17.84M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

23. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

60 Metascore

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Cher

Votes: 59,419 | Gross: $120.63M

Seen it. 10 out of 10

24. The Equalizer 2 (2018)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean

Votes: 96,355 | Gross: $102.08M

25. Holmes & Watson (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

24 Metascore

A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Director: Etan Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall

Votes: 16,973 | Gross: $30.57M

26. The Grinch (2018)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

51 Metascore

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams

Votes: 29,209 | Gross: $270.62M

Seen it. 10 out of 10. Great update on an Christmas classic. Really think it improves the story.

27. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

87 Metascore

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 203,215 | Gross: $190.24M

28. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Callie Hernandez

Votes: 15,725 | Gross: $0.05M

29. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

90 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 113,259 | Gross: $34.24M

30. Gringo (2018)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Thandie Newton

Votes: 21,128 | Gross: $4.97M

Seen it. 8 out of 10. There is not many black comedies around these days so it is always appreaciated if some studio gives one a chance

31. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 32,499 | Gross: $68.55M

32. The Sisters Brothers (2018)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 31,249 | Gross: $3.14M

33. Robin Hood (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

32 Metascore

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson

Votes: 40,358 | Gross: $30.82M

34. Parallel (II) (2018)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

A group of friends stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a "multiverse", but soon discover that importing knowledge from the other side in order to better their lives brings increasingly dangerous consequences.

Director: Isaac Ezban | Stars: Alyssa Diaz, Kathleen Quinlan, Shannon Chan-Kent, Georgia King

Votes: 83

35. Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

39 Metascore

An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror.

Director: Crispian Mills | Stars: Margot Robbie, Michael Sheen, Asa Butterfield, Simon Pegg

Votes: 3,901 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 83,604 | Gross: $201.09M

37. Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Following a fall during mistletoe picking, Druid Panoramix decides that it is time to secure the future of the village. Accompanied by Astérix and Obelix, he undertakes to travel the Gallic... See full summary »

Directors: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy | Stars: Christian Clavier, Guillaume Briat, Alex Lutz, Alexandre Astier

Votes: 3,069 | Gross: $1.27M

38. Vice (I) (2018)

R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 70,059 | Gross: $47.84M

39. Overlord (2018)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

60 Metascore

A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

Director: Julius Avery | Stars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk

Votes: 54,768 | Gross: $21.70M

40. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 197,332 | Gross: $85.08M

41. Halloween (I) (2018)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney

Votes: 86,432 | Gross: $159.34M

42. Ophelia (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective.

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George MacKay, Clive Owen

Votes: 510



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