From Sci-Fi and fantasy to adventure-action and thrillers, a lot of amazing movies were released in 2018.
If you’re thinking about watching a good movie from last year, you’re at the right place. We’ve listed up 17 of the best movies released in 2018. We’ve also added a short description explaining each movie so you can have an idea of what to expect.
Plan a movie night with your friends and bid goodbye to 2018 by watching some of the best movies that were released in that year.
Scroll on and enjoy peeps.
1 Black Panther (2018)
"Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
IMDb Rating: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
2 Roma (2018)
The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighbourhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst the political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theatres and on Netflix later this year.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Nancy García García, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
3 Leave No Trace (2018)
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey
IMDb Rating: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mashershala Ali
IMDb Rating: 8.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
5 Dogman (2018)
Hanklin Purvis enjoys the outdoors, and he loves to hunt. He and his wife, Dorothy, live on a farm in the rural mid-west. Then one summer, things start happening. The first victims are family pets, then wild animals - and Hanklin is suddenly thrust into a series of encounters with a beast he never believed existed. When people start getting injured, the police get involved. Then the town discovers that the wounds have a deadly bacteria, and the clock is ticking for those infected. The attacker is not human, that's for sure - and it needs to be stopped. Hanlin's neighbour, Francis Wellman, is a Native American who believes she has discovered an ancient antidote. Will they find the perpetrator of these horrifying attacks?
IMDb Rating: 7.4
Director: Richerd Brauer
Starring: Mariann Mayberry, Kimberly Norris, Stacie Hadgikosti, Tom Cilluffo
6 Cold War (2018)
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza
IMDb Rating: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
7 Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson
IMDb Rating: 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
8 A Star Is Born (2018)
In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook"), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.
Director: Bradley Cooper
Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, SamElliott, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
9 Green Book (2018)
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humour-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Director: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark
IMDb Rating: 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
10 First Man (2018)
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark, Kyle Chandler
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
11 Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero 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.
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
IMDb Rating: 8.5
12 Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Lazzaro is a naive and optimistic twenty-year-old farmer; Tancredi is instead a young man with a fervid imagination. Between the two it is born an unexpected friendship, that above all for Lazzaro turns out to be an important moment of growth. Over time, the two face many difficulties together, until Tancredi makes his tracks lose in the city, and Lazzaro sets out to search for him.
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Starring: Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Tommaso Ragno, Luca Chikovani
IMDb Rating: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
13 Hereditary (2018)
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne
IMDb Rating: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
14 Madeline's Madeline (2018)
Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women's lives.
Director: Josephine Decker
Starring: Helena Howard, Okwui Okpokwasili, Julee Cerda, Miranda July
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
15 Venom (2018)
Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego: Venom. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organisation looking for a symbiote of their own.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate
IMDb Rating: 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
16 Aquaman (2018)
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime--one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king.
Director: James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe
IMDb Rating: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
17 Bumblebee (2018)
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Director: Travis Knight
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, John Ortiz, Jason Drucker
IMDb Rating: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%