2018 Review of the Year

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

61 Game Over, Man!

60 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

59 A Wrinkle in Time

58 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

57 When We First Met

56 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

55 Early Man

54 The Predator

53 Aquaman

52 All the Money in the World

51 Mom and Dad

50 The Christmas Chronicles

49 Downsizing

48 The Hurricane Heist

47 Ocean’s Eight

46 Cargo

45 Lady Bird

44 A Star is Born

43 The Cloverfield Paradox

42 Darkest Hour

41 The Post

40 Tomb Raider

39 Rampage

38 I, Tonya

37 Tully

36 Bird Box

35 You Were Never Really Here

34 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

33 The Commuter

32 Auntie Edna

31 Molly’s Game

30 Tag

29 Ant-Man and the Wasp

28 Green Book (technically this is a 2019 film, but I saw it at an advance screening)

27 The Meg

26 First Man

25 Deadpool 2

24 Phantom Thread

23 Solo: A Star Wars Story

22 Blockers

21 Mary Poppins Returns

20 The Hate U Give

19 Avengers: Infinity War

18 Bao

17 Black Panther

16 Annihilation

15 Coco

14 The Shape of Water

13 Ready Player One

12 Thoroughbreds

11 Incredibles 2

10 Halloween

9 Game Night

8 A Quiet Place

7 Widows

6 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

4 Bad Times at the El Royale

3 Mission: Impossible – Fallout

2 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

1 Isle of Dogs

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.

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8 thoughts on “2018 Review of the Year

  1. 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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