These Are The Best Movies Of 2018 So Far

These Are The Best Movies Of 2018 So Far


2018 is shaping up to feature a bumper crop
of films, capable of winning over the hearts of audiences and critics alike, using craftsmanship
and artistry along with the usual loads of action and spectacle. From quirky historical comedies to unexpectedly
brilliant animated offerings, these are the very best films 2018 has to offer so far. Thoroughbreds Young actress Anya Taylor-Joy has been busy
carving out a niche for herself as a modern-day scream queen, earning starring roles in critically
acclaimed fright flicks The Witch and Split in just the last few years. So, it’s no surprise first-time writer-director
Cory Finley recruited her for his debut black comedy-thriller Thoroughbreds. And with the help of his clockwork script
and understated, tension-generating direction, he was able to score a winner on his first
outing. The plot follows a pair of reuniting friends
as they scheme to assassinate one’s stepfather, and critics were impressed with Finley’s ability
to bring a classical feel to the film, which had a nice balance of darkness and humor about
it. “The technique.” “Holy s—.” After Thoroughbreds, it’s clear auteur Cory
Finley will be one to watch. Annihilation Writer-director Alex Garland has made a name
for himself with dark, cerebral sci-fi thrillers that aim for a realm beyond simple entertainment. After penning the screenplays for such well-received
flicks as 28 Days Later and Dredd, he made his directorial debut in 2015 with Ex Machina,
which earned him his first Academy Award nomination and a whole lot of interest in what would
come next. His sophomore feature Annihilation proved
that the buzz surrounding his first outing was not a fluke. Adapted from Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel,
the mind-blowing, genre-subverting story makes good use of Garland’s talent for atmosphere
– not to mention its roundly excellent cast. Headed up by Natalie Portman and featuring
Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, Annihilation follows a team of
scientists who dare to explore the Shimmer, an anomalous area in which the very concept
of reality doesn’t seem to apply. The film received massive praise for its stunning
visuals and sweeping metaphors, and it was celebrated for being a film that challenged
expectations that left viewers perplexed and still massively entertained. Isle of Dogs Animated films don’t get much quirkier than
Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion feature from the King of Cinematic Quirk, Wes Anderson. The film follows a young Japanese boy in a
near-future dystopia on the hunt for his dog, who – along with all other dogs – has been
quarantined on an island after an outbreak of disease. The film features voice performances by Bryan
Cranston, Ed Norton, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton, and Yoko Ono, to name
just a few. Apart from a few stray dissenters, reviewers
were generally won over by the phenomenal work of the cast and by the film’s meticulous
artistry. “Thank you.” Even if Anderson’s works aren’t necessarily
your cup of tea, Isle of Dogs is a must-watch – if for no other reason than to witness Bryan
Cranston channeling Walter White in dog form. “Me? Uh, I don’t care.” Love, Simon Whether or not it was any good, Love, Simon
was destined to be important, since it was the first major studio Hollywood film to focus
on a gay teen romance. Fortunately, director Greg Berlanti delivered
a film that’s notable for more than just that reason – it’s also a funny, disarmingly sweet
rom-com that had audiences bawling and laughing out loud. Working from a 2015 YA novel, the script is
populated with strongly drawn characters, and actor Nick Robinson earns praise for his
leading role among a cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Alexandra Shipp. The film has been noted for its modern soundtrack,
diverse cast, and uplifting, feel-good storyline. Journey’s End This 90-year-old World War I story about British
officers pinned down in a dugout over several days has been brought to the screen many times
over. But while Journey’s End might not seem like
the kind of movie that might interest modern audiences, director Saul Dibb and screenwriter
Simon Reade, along with an amazing cast, have crafted it into a meditation on war and death
that feels surprisingly timely. Asa Butterfield stars as Raleigh, a young
officer under the command of Sam Claflin’s alcoholic and unstable Captain Stanhope, as
the soldier grapples with what it means to follow orders under the specter of near-certain
doom. Claflin’s performance was widely praised,
as was that of Paul Bettany as a mild-mannered officer who exhibits grace under pressure. The film’s period production design was also
deemed excellent, as was Dibb’s command of mood and atmosphere. It might be a movie we’ve seen plenty of before,
but Journey’s End is still as riveting today as it was in its original incarnation. The Death of Stalin Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci
is perhaps best-known stateside for his work on the HBO series Veep, and he’s taken that
penchant for political satire to a whole new realm with The Death of Stalin. This adaptation of a French graphic novel
provides an inside look at the chaos, humor, and horror surrounding the demise of the Russian
dictator. “How old are you?” “I’m old.” “You are not old! You’re not even a person, you’re a testicle!” It may seem an unlikely subject for a farce
– but the pitch-black comedy has been garnering the kind of eye-popping reviews normally reserved
for prestige pictures, with some reviewers labeling it a masterpiece. Featuring a stellar international cast which
includes Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev and Michael Palin as the title tyrant, the
ambitious film hit the sweet spot with critics who praised it for being surprisingly timely
and whip-smart. A Quiet Place John Krasinski might be best known for his
comedic timing in The Office, but he’s proven himself to be much more than just quick-witted,
thanks to his directorial debut of the unnerving original horror film A Quiet Place. Directing from a screenplay by the writing
team of Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, Krasinski stars alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt
in the tale of a family plagued by mysterious creatures which hunt using sound, forcing
their family into a tense and silent existence. The film has been widely praised for its daring
conceptual framework and the cast’s creative and strong performances. Most importantly, the film is searingly bleak
and maddeningly scary, so even beyond its pure ambition, the movie is a treat for horror
junkies of all stripes. Black Panther After ten years of blockbuster features, it’s
no surprise that Marvel Studios is still churning out quality superhero movies, but Black Panther
took things to a new level altogether. Director Ryan Coogler joined forces with writing
partner Joe Robert Cole to create a story that, with star Chadwick Boseman in the lead,
managed to surpass even the highest creative expectations and stunned even the most optimistic
box office watchers with its massive ticket sales. The film has been heralded for its importance
to black audiences in offering a representative hero and celebrating African culture, and
on top of that, the story structure was astonishingly good. Black Panther explores themes of alienation
and loss more effectively than a comic book film has any right to – particularly by way
of Michael B. Jordan’s conflicted villain Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, who has been cited
as the MCU’s best villain ever thanks largely to Jordan’s towering performance. Paddington 2 Based on the beloved children’s character,
the first Paddington film was a surprise critical darling and a moderate hit at the box office. Its success made a follow-up inevitable, but
Paddington 2 does not suffer the sequel slump – thus far, the film has not earned a single
negative review, which gives it the rare distinction of a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some reviewers couldn’t help but marvel at
the fact that the film outdid even its formidable predecessor. With the talented Ben Whishaw reprising the
title role alongside an appropriately British cast that includes Hugh Grant in many, many
disguises, Paddington 2 ramps up the whimsy, adventure, and earnestness of the original
– and with comparable box office returns, a third installment is all but assured. Avengers: Infinity War Even the eye-popping box office success of
Black Panther was only a warm up act for Avengers: Infinity War, which has shattered as many
box office records as it did hearts. As the first part of the culmination of Marvel’s
three phase mega-arc, the powerful Infinity Stones are collected by the Mad Titan Thanos
with the goal of eradicating half of all life in the universe. Infinity War brought together nearly every
important character introduced in the MCU thus far – and fans responded by putting up
the kind of box office numbers which made it one of the top worldwide hits of all time. While the movie didn’t earn the widespread
critical adoration enjoyed by Black Panther, positive reviews recognized it as a singularly
Herculean feat of storytelling, one which takes time to deliver meaningful arcs for
characters we’ve come to know and love over the years – and, notably, for its villain. Josh Brolin’s motion-capture performance as
Thanos moved some critics to declare the Mad Titan the MCU’s best villain ever, and – especially
given the film’s amazingly dark cliffhanger ending – the only one to ever pose a true
threat to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Said ending was a sticking point for some
reviewers, who dubbed it a half-movie, but perhaps their tune will change when the as-yet
untitled Avengers 4 debuts in May of next year. Tully Jason Reitman is a man who knows his way around
thoughtful, engaging comedy. The director of hits such as Thank You For
Smoking, Juno, and Up in the Air returned in 2018 with Tully, which reunited him with
screenwriter Diablo Cody. With her famously quippy dialogue, the story
centers on Charlize Theron’s overburdened mother figure, who forms an unexpected bond
with her unusual nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis. While even positive reviews were quick to
point out the screenplay’s contrivances, critics were uniformly won over by another outstanding
performance from Theron, whose comedic chops and chemistry with Davis carried the film. Even negative reviews had to give the actress
credit for her passion and skill, and most reviewers agreed that Tully was a welcome
return for the dream team of Cody and Reitman. While the film may not have burned up the
box office, it seems like a candidate for a strong second life once released to video. Deadpool 2 Fans of Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With a Mouth eagerly
awaited the sequel to 2016’s ridiculously huge, comparatively low-budget R-rated hit
Deadpool – and Reynolds, along with incoming director David Leitch didn’t disappoint. “You know, you’re a lot taller in the-” “Shut up, you little a–hole.” Those who were even vaguely familiar with
the original knew what they could expect in terms of insane action and over-the-top vulgarity,
particularly with the introduction of the time-traveling cyborg Cable – but many of
them weren’t ready for the surprising amount of character building and emotion brought
along this time around. Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin both arrived as
immediate fan favorites, and Deadpool’s assembly of the mutant superhero team X-Force is said
to give the new series a stronger foothold in franchise land and an emotional payoff
that surpasses its predecessor. It’s the rare sequel that lives up to, let
alone surpasses the original, but some critics are calling Deadpool 2 a cut above the phenomenal
first run. “Ooh, I s— my pants.” “Actually, that may have been me.” Thanks for watching! Click the Looper icon to subscribe to our
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  1. Top best movie of 2018 so far in my opinion
    1# incredibles 2
    2# deadpool 2
    3# A quiet place
    4# Game night
    5# avengers infinity war
    6# black panther
    7# annihilation
    9# ready player one
    8# jurassic world fallen kingdom
    10# paddington 2

  2. Hey everyone, since this video had announced so early so here’s my wrap up the entire best so far films of 2018…

    – Isle of Dogs * (This will be later if it’s my top best 2018 films)
    – Avengers: Infinity War *
    – Black Panther *

    (*) This little star stated that these films were my traditional masterpiece classics…

    – Annihilation
    – Incredibles 2
    – Deadpool 2
    – Solo: A Star Wars Story
    – Game Night
    – Insidious: The Last Key
    – A Quiet Place

    Didn’t see, but I have to check it out I I have proper time…

    – Thoroughbreds
    – Love, Simon
    – Journey’s End
    – The Death of Stalin
    – Paddington 2 (2017)
    – Tully

    See ya and chao…

  3. The list is really what I expected….. But I just request you guys to let us know the name of background music that plays over the videos, because it is just awesome

  4. How the fuck is love, Simeon on this list or black panther it was good but most of the reviews are by white people who are afraid to say anything bad about a black movie. Don’t @ me

  5. Mine:
    The Avengers:Infinity War
    Hereditary
    Love,Simon
    Black Panther
    Annihilation
    The Shape of Water
    The Greatest Showman
    A Quiet Place
    Isle of Dogs
    Ready Player One
    The Incredibles 2

  6. Mine:
    The Avengers:Infinity War
    Hereditary
    Love,Simon
    Black Panther
    Annihilation
    The Shape of Water
    The Greatest Showman
    A Quiet Place
    Isle of Dogs
    Ready Player One
    The Incredibles 2

  7. Mine:
    The Avengers:Infinity War
    Hereditary
    Love,Simon
    Black Panther
    Annihilation
    The Shape of Water
    The Greatest Showman
    A Quiet Place
    Isle of Dogs
    Ready Player One
    The Incredibles 2

  8. Mine:
    The Avengers:Infinity War
    Hereditary
    Love,Simon
    Black Panther
    Annihilation
    The Shape of Water
    The Greatest Showman
    A Quiet Place
    Isle of Dogs
    Ready Player One
    The Incredibles 2

    Worst Movies:
    Fifty Shades Freed
    Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle
    Truth or Dare
    Insidious:The Last Key
    Rampage
    A Wrinkle in Time
    I Feel Pretty
    12 Strong
    Winchester
    Sherlock Gnomes

  9. Mine:
    The Avengers:Infinity War
    Hereditary
    Love,Simon
    Black Panther
    Annihilation
    The Shape of Water
    The Greatest Showman
    A Quiet Place
    Isle of Dogs
    Ready Player One
    The Incredibles 2

    Worst Movies:
    Fifty Shades Freed
    Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle
    Truth or Dare
    Insidious:The Last Key
    Rampage
    A Wrinkle in Time
    I Feel Pretty
    12 Strong
    Winchester
    Sherlock Gnomes

  10. Paddington Bear looks like a good watch just to see Hugh Grant in disqiuse. It took a lot to talk the Grandies into watching P1 especially when I wanted to watch it and told them how great it was. Shall give equal persuasion to getting the 2 & 4yold to watch P2 xxxx Grandies love it anyway xxx

  11. My list only 5

    5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    4. Black Panther
    3. Ready Player One
    2. Deadpool 2
    1. Avengers: Infinity War

  12. The Death of Stalin was one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. Highly recommended!

  13. Seriously ? Annihilation ?? has anyone seen the movie ? its one of the worst movies i have seen in the last 10 years. And the effects were not "stunning" ….they were awful .. it was like the movie was done using 1950 technologies ..

  14. 1 Infinity war 2 hereditary 3 annihilation 4 deadpool 2 5 a quiet place 6 black panther 7 ready player one 8 isle of dogs 9 upgrade 10 unsane my list so far

  15. 1. Hereditary
    2 incredibles 2
    3. Avengers
    4. Deadpool 2
    5. A quiet place
    6. Ant man
    7. Unfriended dark web
    8. Blockers
    9. Game night
    10. Jurassic world
    I haven’t seen a ton of movies so some of the movies at the bottom I didn’t care much for

  16. My favorite movies of 2018 so far
    1. Avengers infinity war
    2. Ant-man and the wasp
    3. Black panther
    4. Deadpool 2
    5. The strangers prey at night
    6. A quiet place
    7. Ready player one
    8. The incredibles 2
    9. Solo a star wars story
    10. Jurassic world fallen kingdom
    11. Mission impossible fallout
    12. Won’t you be my neighbor?
    13. Paddightion 2
    14. Annihilation
    15. Benji (2018)
    16. Rampage
    17. Skyscraper
    Worst movies i seen
    1. Pacific rim uprising
    2. Tomb raider
    3. A wrinkle in time
    4. Maze runner the death cure
    5. Insidous the last key
    6. The hurricane heist
    7. Winchester
    8. Teen tians to the movies
    9. The first purge
    10. Day of the dead bloodline
    11. Tremors a cold day in hell
    12. Open water 3:cage dive

  17. this video cannot be taken seriously if they are saying that Annihilation and A Quiet Place are good movies, they are really bad.

  18. We could've had a good slenderman film. We waited 6 years and all we get is Sony bullshit? Even Disney would make the movie better. Everyone wants a good slenderman or creepypasta film. The ones we have are either shit, TV Movies, or no one knows they exist

  19. This should read "The Best "English Language" movies", otherwise… A Fantastic Woman, On Body and Soul, The Handmaiden …

  20. Tbh It was ages since I watched a movie over and over again, which I think my favourite has to be Ready Player One it is wildly entertaining and great to watch for family and friends… I've watched it 30 times and thinking of watching it again which I'm crazy but thats my opinion.. black panther I thought was ok but could of been great…

  21. Too bad Island of Dogs isn't a movie about a bunch of dogs who angrily attack and eat people in parts of China like Yulin who eat dogs but also treat them horrendously before they eat them

  22. Black Panther was a merely Black American thing. Avengers made more money outside the US alone then Black Panther did all over.

  23. …Black Panther was good? I saw it, had to force myself to stay awake. Was really a weak marvel movie. On par with ant man. A quiet place was also shit. You know what? All these movies were shit. I don't how this video is mostly likes. Know your audience I guess. I haven't seen a real good movie where I was like "Damn, that was a good movie" in a long time.

  24. Avengers: Infinity War worst movie in last few years
    Black Panther:waste of time
    Deadpool 2:for kids
    I love Marvel and DC but that movies are joke,only X-Men franchise i'm excited for

  25. Am I the only one who caught that he said the villain from the Black Panther movie and the villain from the infinity war movie where both the best villain in MCU history how can they both be the best

  26. I hate when people say: "We have already seen a movie like this.." So what? There will ALWAYS be new ideas in a movie, changing from the next to the next. Yes, there was alot of battles during WW1 & WW2 and we have gotten alot of them like "Saving Private Ryan" and a BUNCH of other movies.. Nothing will probably ever beat the best of the best movies, but still, you should always give them a chance. It might end up being one of the better movies.

  27. I know this may not be the right place but can you help me find the title of a movie I have watched many years ago. I remember it was about four people that get on the rooftop to kill them selves but in the end they end up being friends and enjoying their life. It is messing up with my head. i would appreciate it if you help me ❤️

  28. those computer movies can cost 10 dollars and you included then as Best Movies Of 2018 So Far ? por el amor de dios! …

  29. Black Panther was the best from everything. white people are trying hard to beat the black director's success, rating all these none entities above it. No one knows all these other movies. None of these crap can hold a candle to black panthers box office record and ratings.

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