Favourites from 2018by FilmsFillMyHoles | created - 19 Feb 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
Favourite films, specials and new shows (etc.) throughout the year.
Shout-outs: Birds of Passage, Hereditary, Widows, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Springsteen on Broadway, Avengers: Infinity War, Bandersnatch, Damsel, Queer Eye s1-2, Deadpool 2, Revenge, Outlaw King, Castle Rock, Strange Angel, Solo, Hearts Beat Loud...
Still need to check out: The Favourite, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sunset, Les filles du soleil, Shoplifters, Anna and the Apocalypse.
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1. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 259 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.
2. Mandy (2018)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 42,316 | Gross: $1.21M
Mandy utilizes the power of cinema to the fullest extent. I felt transported to another world the moment I heard the King Crimson song. Mandy's made with immense talent, style and passion and I can't ask anything more from a film. To me it's flawless.
4. Cold War (2018)
R | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.
Votes: 31,328 | Gross: $4.57M
How can you fit sooo much heart into one film?
5. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
Votes: 16,129 | Gross: $22.61M
Moved me to tears. This film couldn't have come out at a better time.
6. Joe Pera Talks with You (2018– )
TV-PG | Comedy
Joe, beloved choir teacher, discusses topics of interest. First up, iron!
I genuinely wish Joe Pera, Jo Firestone and Connor O'Malley all the success in the world.
7. One Day (2018)
99 min | Drama
A day in the life of a mother, caught in the relentlessness of daily life, between her work, her home and her children.
One Day hit me on a very personal level.
8. First Man (2018)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Votes: 113,888 | Gross: $44.94M
Seeing First Man in the theatres was truly special. It's a film for that little kid inside still dreaming of becoming an astronaut.
9. Halloween (I) (2018)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Votes: 84,119 | Gross: $159.34M
Kinda hated it the first time around, but I decided to give it a second chance. Watched it again the very next morning and wound up in love.
11. Suspiria (I) (2018)
R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Votes: 32,350 | Gross: $2.47M
12. Barry (2018– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.
Barry has layers, man. I don't know how, but Bill Hader & friends made the simplistic and sorta worn out premise of a hitman struggling to retire into something truly special.
13. Climax (I) (2018)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Votes: 21,509 | Gross: $0.80M
14. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
The Coens never cease to amaze!
15. Burning (2018)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Votes: 19,170 | Gross: $0.72M
16. First Reformed (2017)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Votes: 32,121 | Gross: $3.45M
A borderline remake of Winter Light, but instead of Bergman's restraint, Schrader goes for the punch.
17. Hold the Dark (2018)
TV-MA | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.
I knew beforehand that Hold the Dark wasn't going to be like Green Room, so I adjusted my expectations and loved it. It's a slow-paced mystical Western, people, what's the big problem here?!
18. The Rider (2017)
R | 104 min | Drama, Western
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Votes: 9,354 | Gross: $2.42M
The Rider has a real beating heart. It's filled to the brim with emotions in its raw performances and tender care in its beautiful direction.
20. Thoroughbreds (2017)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
Votes: 24,318 | Gross: $2.83M
A masterfully executed piece of black comedy.
21. Under the Silver Lake (2018)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
Votes: 13,770 | Gross: $0.04M
22. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)
R | 116 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.
23. An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only."
Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $0.01M
The funniest film I've seen this year!
25. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Votes: 69,120 | Gross: $2.52M
Still enamoured by Lynne Ramsay's beautiful and unique direction.
27. The House That Jack Built (2018)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 32,658 | Gross: $0.09M
28. Annihilation (2018)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Votes: 222,681 | Gross: $32.73M
The first half is dry (kind of a chore to get through), but the second half truly makes up for it in its fascinating underlying themes, tension and creativity in f#cked-upness.
29. Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (2018 TV Special)
TV-14 | 74 min | Comedy
Comedians and writers Steve Martin and Martin Short perform a live comedy set with music by The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist, Jeff Babko, at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.
It truly warmed my heart to see these two perform together.
34. The Predator (2018)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.
Votes: 89,405 | Gross: $51.02M
I had a blast with this one! It's one GLORIOUS big budget B-movie.
35. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy
John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.
I adore John Mulaney and Kid Gorgeous had me in giddy stitches the whole way through.
36. The Haunting of Hill House (2018– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
I feel like I'm in the minority of people who liked the second half more than the first. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
37. Aquaman (2018)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 236,813 | Gross: $335.06M
There's a simple sincerety to it that's just plain dumb fun.
38. Norm Macdonald Has a Show (2018– )
30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Based on his podcast, comedian and former Saturday Night Live (1975) alumni Norm Macdonald and his sidekick Adam Eget sit down and chat with celebrity guests about their life, career and views in a somewhat unconventional and often irreverent way.
39. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )
30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.
Hoping for a second season with a bigger budget.
40. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
R | 85 min | Horror
A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths.
Votes: 21,081 | Gross: $24.43M
41. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 136,905 | Gross: $48.69M
Even though BlacKkKlansman is has its cheesy moments and a few lulls in the middle, it's one of the most entertaining and poignant films of the year.
43. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)
Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography
A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
Votes: 564 | Gross: $0.46M
It's less of an informative documentary and moreso a sincere portrait of the life and times of one Scotty Bowers.
44. Unsane (2018)
R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?
Votes: 30,960 | Gross: $7.73M
A disjointed bonkers Kafka-esque nightmare that's never boring.
45. Disenchantment (2018– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Princess Tiabeanie, 'Bean', is annoyed at her imminent arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer. Then she meets Luci, a demon, and Elfo, an elf, and things get rather exciting, and dangerous.
Even though this entrée was slightly underwhelming compared to Groening's other classics (Simpsons, Futurama), Disenchantment definitely has the potential to be great.
47. Action Point (2018)
R | 85 min | Comedy
A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends.
Votes: 6,048 | Gross: $5.06M
Pure summery fun. The cast and spirit of the whole film was enough for me to overlook the underdeveloped story and overall schmaltz.