2018 has ended and it has been another year that has gone in a flash. It just feels like yesterday when Black Panther was released, and all the theatres were full. But that’s how time passes. It doesn’t wait for anyone.
Just like every year, numerous films were released in 2018 and looking at the titles, I can say that it has been a good year for movie buffs. Though, the genre that has been topping the charts is again of superhero movies. Yes, there were some great biopics and fictional movies released, but superheroes maintained their top spot.
Best Movies Of 2018
Despite the growth in streaming services, fans all across the world have tasted the beauty of cinema in a whole different manner this year. Many young filmmakers also gave their shot in creating some of greatest movies Hollywood has ever seen. And I am not surprised because every year they have been taking things to next level.
With that said, I would ask you to refresh your watchlist and add some of the classics that I am going to mention in this article.
So, without further ado, let us hop on the list and take a look at the best movies of 2018; I am sure you are going to love them. Even if you have already watched them, this is a good time to add these movies to your personal library.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is without a doubt one of the best movies released in 2018. The movie revolves around the character of T’Challa and his scientifically developed country, Wakanda.
With great performances by Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, there are high chances that the film will be giving a tough time to others at the 2019 Academy Awards.
The film not only created a positive wave in America but across the world because it finally gave the fans their first black superhero.
Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation takes the audience in the world of horror and tension. The movie revolves around the soldiers who sign up for biological experiments at a place called ‘Area X’.
The film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tessa Thompson, and has garnered some great critical reception for their performances. It is a perfect film for people who enjoy sci-fi mixed with horror and thrill.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Directors, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen take you on an unforgettable journey where the anthology of six short films take place. Every installment provides the audience with the humor, passion, and love.
With legendary actors including James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, and Liam Nelson, the movie combines the Western tales in the most beautiful manner. Even Zoe Kazan nails her part as a struggling single woman in the film.
Watch It On: Netflix
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Another classic movie with a blend of emotions. The film revolves around a police officer who is grieving the death of his mother, fighting his life after divorce and trying to manage his life with his daughter.
The movie tells what happens when a person’s life starts to fall into pieces and there’s nothing he or she can do about it. I would ask you to watch this film to get an understanding of pain and suffering and how to overcome it.
This revenge saga starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough takes madness and wildness to a whole another level.
The movie is the follow-up to 2011’s Beyond the Black Rainbow and revolves around the story of a couple that is taken hostage by a crazy guru. There’s everything in the movie including torture, mayhem and a lot more.
Sorry to Bother You
This absurdist dark comedy tells the story of an African-American telemarketer who is dragged into different conspiracies constantly and has to choose a white man’s accent in order to maintain his job.
He goes through a lot in the film and even has to sacrifice his whole life in order to get free food and lodging from the company he works for. It is a dark tale that is brilliantly depicted by the director, Boots Riley, who also made his directorial debut.
Avengers: Infinity War
This is the movie that created waves like a tsunami when it was released in the theatres in April. The biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie till now is the start of the end of one of the biggest franchises by Marvel Studios.
I think most of you might’ve seen the film as of now and if you have not, do watch it because the end is coming in the form of Avengers: Endgame next year and we will finally witness what the Avengers do to repair the damages done by Thanos.
The movie revolves around the first African-American detective, Ron Stallworth portrayed by John David Washington, who served in Colorado.
The detective with the help of his colleague tries to take down a hate group who tries to expand their violence and hate among the people. The film is directed by Spike Lee and has already earned several nominations including Palme d’Or.
One thing that I have been seeing in the recent years is the way directors are imagining a movie and Roma is one of the best examples of that. The movie is as beautiful as it can get.
As always, Alfonso Cuarón’s writing and direction come out on top. It tells the story of a Mexican family living in the 1970s and as one of the reviews of the movie said, ‘Roma is a movie that everyone should see’.
Watch It On: Netflix
If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story which we have seen in many films. A couple who is together and wants to live the same way forever comes across a situation in their life when one of them is being arrested for a crime which they never committed.
But, what separates the movie from others is the way it is being carried. It is flawless, the acting without a doubt one of the bests I’ve ever seen and what not. It is just beautiful to witness.
Watch It On: Play Store
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
This year Tom Cruise again came back with another Mission: Impossible movie. This time we witness Ethan Hunt joining hands with CIA to take down terrorists and that’s an impossible mission, but as always, Ethan finds a way to tackle the situation.
Tom Cruise nails the role for what he is most known for with pinch of stunts that he does by himself. It is another classic one in the franchise, but certainly not the best one. Though, the action sequences have been taken to whole another level.
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A Star Is Born
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have been the talk of the town ever since the trailer of the movie was first released. And, most importantly, they nailed their roles of Jackson Maine and Ally in the film.
Their voices are still melting my ear and I just enjoyed watching them onscreen. Lady Gaga especially lets the world know that she has some special skills when it comes to acting. And yes, the soundtrack is also out of this world.
As I said before, 2018 has been a year dominated by superhero movies and here’s another one on the list. Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin as Cable, not Thanos is the sequel to 2015 movie.
The humor as you would expect is sprinkled perfectly throughout the movie with a pinch of emotions generated by Cable. Deadpool 2 is a fun journey that even fires shots at Logan aka Hugh Jackman’s last movie as Wolverine.
Many people would not consider this the best movie to come out in 2018, but the way Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury makes it special. It is an instant classic which tells the story of the famous British Rock band, Queen.
Acting is one of the biggest reasons why this movie propelled to the heights we know it is today and also the story of Freddie. It is one of those movies that both movie buffs and music lovers can enjoy together.
Critics banished Venom at the time it was released, but it got a great reception from the audience. The movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock is the type of the origin story of an anti-superhero that world needed to witness.
Tom Hardy is already in talks to star in four Venom films and we all are excited after the post-credits scene showed that Carnage will come in the franchise too. Venom is without a doubt one of the best movies of 2018. I hope you enjoy it too. Now lets eagerly wait to see when Venom’s path will cross with Spiderman.
Ready Player One
One of the early release of the year which had a unique take on Virtual Reality. When there is an uncontrollable financial imbalance in the real world, a virtual gaming world gives everyone an equal chance to become what they want.
Death of the Game creator triggers a tournament to find the new owner of the world leading virtual reality game. Who will win and how he will shape the future of the game is something we need to watch in this movie. But it actually sparks a good debate on virtual interactions vs real interactions. Is virtual reality a substitute for human interaction?
So, that’s it. These were some of the best movies of 2018. I know that I might’ve have not included some of the films, but this list contains the films based on our thoughts. I hope you enjoy watching them with your friends and family in the new year season.