2018 faves

by zogarreal | created - 09 Jan 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Best films I've seen in 2018

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1. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 316,623 | Gross: $63.86M

2. Veronica (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Horror

Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates.

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer, Iván Chavero

Votes: 29,660

3. Thelma (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 21,515 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Darkland (2017)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A successful doctor who loses his little brother in a gang-related assault gives up his privileged life to become a masked warrior and avenge his brother's death.

Director: Fenar Ahmad | Stars: Dar Salim, Stine Fischer Christensen, Ali Sivandi, Dulfi Al-Jabouri

Votes: 4,717

5. 12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 52,258 | Gross: $45.50M

6. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 534,464 | Gross: $700.06M

7. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 10,833 | Gross: $0.13M

8. 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: 317,607 | Gross: $188.02M

9. Jupiter's Moon (2017)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai

Votes: 2,452

10. Hostiles (2017)

R | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

65 Metascore

In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper, Stella Cooper

Votes: 55,546 | Gross: $29.82M

11. Revenge (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

Votes: 28,193 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Red Sparrow (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 141,099 | Gross: $46.87M

13. 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: 233,719 | Gross: $213.77M

14. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 84,366 | Gross: $40.83M

15. Deadpool 2 (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 408,685 | Gross: $324.59M

16. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 166,213 | Gross: $44.07M

17. The 12th Man (2017)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History, Thriller

70 Metascore

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen

Votes: 13,141

18. Tully (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Asher Miles Fallica

Votes: 42,980 | Gross: $9.23M

19. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 5,308

20. God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Votes: 18,697 | Gross: $0.34M

21. Tom of Finland (2017)

Not Rated | 117 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Pekka Strang, Seumas F. Sargent, Chris Myland, Alf Myreen

Votes: 4,534 | Gross: $0.38M

22. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 114,659 | Gross: $21.12M

23. The Children Act (2017)

R | 105 min | Drama

62 Metascore

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead

Votes: 8,047 | Gross: $0.51M

24. Ghoul (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In a totalitarian near-future India, a mysterious prisoner is sent to a remote military interrogation center where he turns the tables on his captors by exposing their most shameful secrets and unleashing a demon from Arabic folklore.

Stars: Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Rohit Pathak, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee

Votes: 10,254

25. Paths (2017)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

How long is an eternity? A few years or just a breaking of the waves at the rugged Baltic coast? Andreas and Martin share all the ups and downs of life, and their son is maturing. A cautious approach to the traces of a long relationship.

Director: Chris Miera | Stars: Mike Hoffmann, Mathis Reinhardt, Cai Cohrs, Tom Böttcher

Votes: 351

26. UFO (2018)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

Director: Ryan Eslinger | Stars: Alex Sharp, Gillian Anderson, Ella Purnell, Benjamin Beatty

Votes: 7,116

27. What Keeps You Alive (2018)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Director: Colin Minihan | Stars: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac, Joey Klein

Votes: 3,546

28. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 112,136 | Gross: $11.87M

29. Do You Trust This Computer? (2018)

78 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Artificial Intelligence: Monster or Shangri-La?

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: James Barrat, Rana El Kaliouby, David Ferrucci, Christine Fox

Votes: 1,371

30. Mandy (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

81 Metascore

The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

Director: Panos Cosmatos | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy

Votes: 46,924 | Gross: $1.21M

31. Black '47 (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

65 Metascore

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox

Votes: 7,392 | Gross: $0.05M

32. 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: 33,175 | Gross: $6.71M

33. Bleach (2018)

TV-14 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A Japanese teenager can see ghosts and sees a cute girl fighting an evil monster. He ends up with her reaper power and she as human in his high school class. He discovers a connection between his mom's death and these monsters.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Miyavi

Votes: 8,769

34. Lowlife (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong.

Director: Ryan Prows | Stars: Nicki Micheaux, Ricardo Adam Zarate, Jon Oswald, Shaye Ogbonna

Votes: 1,562

35. Active Measures (2018)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Russian president Vladimir Putin attacks the 2016 American presidential election in collaboration with the Trump campaign.

Director: Jack Bryan | Stars: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Jeremy Bash, Nina Burleigh

Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Terrified (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.

Director: Demián Rugna | Stars: Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto, George L. Lewis

Votes: 6,375

37. Beast (III) (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Director: Michael Pearce | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Shannon Tarbet

Votes: 7,605 | Gross: $0.80M

38. Outlaw King (2018)

R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin, Billy Howle

Votes: 46,946

39. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 99 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater

Votes: 27,130 | Gross: $9.60M

40. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 17,673 | Gross: $17.96M

41. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

55 Metascore

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 285,379 | Gross: $335.06M

42. Everybody Knows (2018)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 20,613 | Gross: $2.66M

43. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 39,715 | Gross: $0.09M

44. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 13,009 | Gross: $0.03M

45. Heavy Trip (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Music

72 Metascore

Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal,... See full summary »

Directors: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren | Stars: Johannes Holopainen, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen, Max Ovaska

Votes: 4,538 | Gross: $0.01M



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