Favorite Flicks, 2018

by brtnfink | created - 7 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

My 2018 favorites, so far. Continually updating.

For a list of the 101 films from 2018 I've seen so far, 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: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 9,198 | Gross: $22.61M

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, Horror

79 Metascore

In a poor 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: 1,528 | Gross: $0.02M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

3. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 13,050 | Gross: $17.49M

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

4. 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: 3,477 | 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

5. 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: 3,760 | Gross: $0.18M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

6. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 48,724 | 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 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, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 11,252 | Gross: $6.05M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

8. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 36,876 | Gross: $48.27M

1️⃣0️⃣/ 1️⃣0️⃣

9. 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, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 4,781 | Gross: $2.40M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

10. The Hate U Give (2018)

PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 1,906 | Gross: $2.85M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

11. 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: 75,301 | Gross: $32.02M

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

12. Minding the Gap (2018)

93 min | Documentary

93 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu

Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.01M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

13. 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: 1,009

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

14. La enfermedad del domingo (2018)

PG-13 | 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: 1,300

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

15. 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, Luka Magdeline Cole, Shanika Cole, Matt Day

Votes: 3,871 | Gross: $0.10M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

16. 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: 2,408 | Gross: $0.20M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

17. Crime + Punishment (2018)

112 min | Documentary

88 Metascore

A group of brave NYPD officers risk it all to expose the truth about illegal quota practices in police departments.

Director: Stephen Maing | Stars: Manuel 'Manny' Gomez, Sandy Gonzales, Rukia Lumumba

Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.02M

09 / 1️⃣0️⃣

18. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

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

Votes: 48,399 | Gross: $8.04M

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!

19. Blindspotting (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 3,211 | Gross: $4.33M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

20. 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: 6,321 | Gross: $1.16M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

21. 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: 401,687 | Gross: $700.06M

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

22. We the Animals (2018)

R | 94 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

Director: Jeremiah Zagar | Stars: Sheila Vand, Raúl Castillo, Evan Rosado, Josiah Gabriel

Votes: 658 | Gross: $0.40M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

23. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

76 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting ... See full summary »

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins

Votes: 57 | Gross: $0.03M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

24. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield, Stephen K. Bannon

Votes: 4,164 | Gross: $6.22M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

25. Blaze (2018)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music

76 Metascore

The life of musician Blaze Foley.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Edgar Arreola

Votes: 506 | Gross: $0.68M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

26. 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: 505,033 | Gross: $678.82M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

27. Support the Girls (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy

85 Metascore

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

Votes: 1,180 | Gross: $0.13M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

28. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz

Votes: 4,735 | Gross: $12.32M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

29. Eighth Grade (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Votes: 15,367 | Gross: $13.54M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

30. 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: 1,819 | Gross: $0.19M

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

31. 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: 374

08 / 1️⃣0️⃣

32. 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: 1,220 | Gross: $0.02M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

33. Disobedience (2017)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser

Votes: 12,113 | Gross: $3.48M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

34. Bisbee '17 (2018)

PG | 112 min | Documentary, Western

87 Metascore

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

Director: Robert Greene | Stars: Mike Anderson, Charles Bethea, Ken Boe, Benjamin Joel Caron

Votes: 124 | Gross: $0.09M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

35. The Tale (2018)

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

90 Metascore

A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Frances Conroy, Laura Dern, Jason Ritter

Votes: 6,920

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

36. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, James Steven Ginsburg

Votes: 3,194 | Gross: $14.02M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

37. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 143,044 | Gross: $220.12M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

38. 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: 115 | Gross: $0.61M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

39. 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: 121,298 | Gross: $69.00M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

40. 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: 268

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

41. 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: 1,291

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

42. 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: 274

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

43. 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: 530

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

44. 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: 1,760

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

45. 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: 3,336

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

46. Recovery Boys (2018)

89 min | Documentary

In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse. Recovery Boys, from Academy Award nominated director... See full summary »

Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Votes: 376

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

47. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 109 min | Documentary

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

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Chris Bearde

Votes: 517

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

48. 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: 1,533 | Gross: $0.24M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

49. 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: 36,507 | Gross: $40.44M

07 / 1️⃣0️⃣

50. Science Fair (I) (2018)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.9