Well, that’s another year over, so it’s time for my traditional ranking of all the new releases I saw in the past twelve months. I find that the only way I can ever actually finish these lists is if I just post the list, with pictures, and no explanations why. If there’s a particular placing that’s puzzles you, ask in the comments, and remember, I’m in the UK, so not all these films may be considered 2018 releases for you, but they are for me. As such, Paddington 2 isn’t on here, but it’d be pretty darn close to #1. Here’s my list:
62 The Competition
60 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
58 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
56 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
34 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
28 Green Book (technically this is a 2019 film, but I saw it at an advance screening)
6 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
3 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
2 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Is there anything I missed that I should definitely check out? I’m already aching to catch up with Blindspotting, Leave No Trace, First Reformed, Crazy Rich Asians, Roma, BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sorry to Bother You, Searching, Burning, The Sisters Brothers and The Night Comes For Us.
where’s ralph breaks the internet?
great list Jay, u’ve seen more 2018 films than I have so far 🙂
Thanks Rob, I’ve not seen Ralph Breaks the Internet, and given that Wreck It Ralph was at best just OK (it was the worst of the Best Animated Feature nominees that year) I’m not in any great rush to see the sequel. I’ll check it out when it hits streaming.
Makes sense. Enjoy. What else came out that yr animation wise?
Brave, ParaNorman, Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, Frankenweenie
Ooo your high placement of Bad Times at the El Royale makes me even more annoyed that I haven’t seen it yet! I feel like I haven’t seen nearly enough 2018 releases to make an informed list. Not sure what happened that I just fell off going to theaters so badly.
I seem to have liked Bad Times quite a bit more than most people – on the Best Films of 2018 no-one else even had it as an honourable mention – but what can I say, I loved it. It’s basically Cabin in the Woods meets The Hateful Eight, but with more (and better) singing. I hope you like it when you eventually see it!
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