Favorite Flicks, 2018

by brtnfink | created - 4 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public

My 2018 favorites, so far. Continually updating.

For a list of all the films I've seen, go to https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023397202/

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1. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons

Votes: 4,465 | Gross: $16.18M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

There once was a man who spent his life showing us the value in our neighbor.

#WontYouBeMyNeighbor? is perfectly constructed & lovely & yes I cried!

#MrRogersMovie has easily become one of my fave bio-docs ever!

#barbersblurbs #filmreview #143

2. November (2017)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt

Votes: 1,117 | Gross: $0.02M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

3. Foxtrot (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Drama

90 Metascore

A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Votes: 2,535 | Gross: $0.62M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

To dance the Foxtrot you make 3 moves & end where you began To witness the powerful genius that is Foxtrot you must prepare yourself to fully dance with your emotions Tilting & sinking Peaking & exploding

4. Estiu 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

81 Metascore

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 3,130 | Gross: $0.18M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

5. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick

Votes: 3,392 | Gross: $5.81M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

Folks will be hating on #SorryToBotherYou & I’ll be wondering what they’re snorting

While his cast is a stable full of greatness, director Boots Riley is the ⭐️

Perhaps polarizing but I say S2BU is pretty close to genius

6. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman

Votes: 37,043 | Gross: $2.52M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

7. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living in an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Michael Draper

Votes: 1,608 | Gross: $2.28M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

8. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford

Votes: 2,266 | Gross: $2.34M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

9. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 52,369 | Gross: $31.95M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

you heard the rumor, wes anderson strikes again? rumor is confirmed

cast away canines mix of heroes & bitches laughter & sweet tears

superb skills unleashed stop-motion at its finest i loved #IsleOfDogs

10. 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.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Mike Shandling

Votes: 827

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

11. La enfermedad del domingo (2018)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama

92 Metascore

A high-class old lady receives the unexpected visit of her long-time stranded daughter that she had left over thirty years ago, asking a strange request: to spend ten days the two together.

Director: Ramón Salazar | Stars: Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Greta Fernández, Bruna González

Votes: 903

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

12. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan

Votes: 2,293 | Gross: $0.10M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

13. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 1,556 | Gross: $0.20M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

14. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, History

88 Metascore

Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 40,852 | Gross: $8.03M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

#TheDeathOfStalin is political satire done very well. While the farcical infighting and backstabbing captivates, it is the casual indifference to the ongoing bloodshed that sears so true.

Put this one on your list!

15. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 4,100 | Gross: $1.16M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

16. 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: 353,861 | Gross: $699.90M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

U spent ur life wearing cowls&capes of heroes u idolized nm skin &/or sex was diff. I went to a party for a white 4yo & the bday boy ran around in a BP costume :) —Significant— Overall great acting/direction/dialogue/action

17. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their 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.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 399,803 | Gross: $676.12M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

18. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted discover that they are triplets who were separated at birth. They describe their lives, and what they've discovered about why they were separated.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, David Kellman

Votes: 740 | Gross: $2.54M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

19. The Final Year (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Barack Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes

Votes: 1,577 | Gross: $0.19M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

20. John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary

In-depth look at the life of John McCain, from his time as a POW in Vietnam to his three decades of service in the US Senate.

Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt

Votes: 204

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

21. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama, Haydar Salishz

Votes: 1,107 | Gross: $0.01M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

22. The Tale (2018)

TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

90 Metascore

An investigation into one woman's memory as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Laura Dern, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 4,056

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

23. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, Jane C. Ginsburg

Votes: 1,638 | Gross: $12.78M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

24. Itzhak (2017)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A look at the life, work and religious heritage of violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Director: Alison Chernick | Stars: Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda, Billy Joel

Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.58M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

25. Game Night (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan

Votes: 94,604 | Gross: $69.00M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

26. Werewolf (2016)

80 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley McKenzie | Stars: Andrew Gillis, Kyle M. Hamilton, Bhreagh MacNeil

Votes: 157

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

27. First Match (2018)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama, Sport

68 Metascore

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

Director: Olivia Newman | Stars: Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 1,112

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

28. King in the Wilderness (2018)

TV-14 | 111 min | Documentary

97 Metascore

A look at the final years in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt

Votes: 205

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

29. Mercury 13 (2018)

78 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.

Directors: David Sington, Heather Walsh | Stars: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Jerrie Cobb, Jacqueline Cochran

Votes: 445

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

30. David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Gerry Leonard

Votes: 1,694

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

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

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

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

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Pam Dawber, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 303

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

32. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 109 min | Documentary

Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Hal Blaine, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Elvis Presley

Votes: 379

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

33. Mountain (I) (2017)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

An experience about the highest peaks around the world.

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Star: Willem Dafoe

Votes: 1,145 | Gross: $0.24M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

34. Paddington 2 (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 31,317 | Gross: $40.44M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

35. Tully (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A mother of three hires a night nanny to help with her newborn.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston

Votes: 7,517 | Gross: $9.23M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

36. 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: 163,084 | Gross: $187.63M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

37. Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette

Votes: 992 | Gross: $2.11M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

38. 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: 179,378 | Gross: $316.35M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

#Deadpool2 is funny & irreverent of course Brutal obviously An enjoyable fun big red mess @VancityReynolds = MAX EFFORT (Is @TaikaWaititi a cocredited screenwriter or did the Wilderpeople kid bring some of the same dialogue?)

39. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

80 Metascore

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 64,042 | Gross: $538.11M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

40. Cargo (I) (2017)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius

Votes: 16,660

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

41. Jusqu'à la garde (2017)

93 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand | Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

Votes: 2,396 | Gross: $0.03M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

42. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: André the Giant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes

Votes: 3,080

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

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