Best movies of 2018

BEST MOVIES OF 2018

Joe O'Brien
Posted on: 11/3/19

10

LOVE SIMON

 Do you ever feel weird? 

Love Simon Screenshot
20th Century Fox

There's something that rings very true about Love Simon. Although we can't all specifically relate to being a gay teenager, it's easy to empathise with Simon as he progresses through the many ups and downs of High School. Well written characters and a likeable cast made this heartfelt dramedy into probably the best of its kind in 2018.


09

WIDOWS

 You reap what you sow 

Widows Screenshot
20th Century Fox

Steve McQueen shows that he has filmmaking range with the relentless heist thriller, Widows. From the outset it's dark, exciting and complex. Viola Davis leads a stellar, mostly female cast who give their all for their meticulous director. As the twists come quick and fast, it's proper edge-of-your-seat stuff. Sorry Ocean's 8, but this is how you make a heist movie.


08

A STAR IS BORN

 All you got to do is trust me  

A Star is Born Screenshot
Warner Bros Pictures

With universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike, there’s no denying Bradley Cooper’s version of a classic film is deserving of high praise. Having been largely unproven in a serious dramatic role, Lady Gaga puts the debate on her acting abilities to rest, giving an emotional performance that will be long remembered alongside the movie's original soundtrack.


07

I-TONYA

 We also judge on presentation 

I-Tonya Screenshot
Neon

Regardless of necessity for pinpoint accuracy in a biopic, the main responsibility of a film like I-Tonya is to entertain, and it absolutely does. Margot Robbie gets her meatiest role to date with Harding, and she gives it socks, portraying a damaged, hilarious and uncompromising character. It's utterly shocking and hilarious in equal measures, and never boring.


06

AMERICAN ANIMALS

 How can I tell you if I'm in or I'm out without telling me the first thing about what I might be in or out of? 

American Animals Screenshot
The Orchard

It's a mystery why American Animals didn't get a wider release, as its an even better heist film than Widows. A young, up-and-coming cast including Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan inject an incredible amount of energy into this unbelievably true story about college students who decide to commit grand theft. Director Bart Layton turns the anxiety up to 10 with some of the year's most intense scenes. It's a hell of a cinema experience.


05

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

 You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards 

Avengers Screenshot
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.


04

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

 Stick to the script 

Sorry to Bother You Screenshot
Annapurna Pictures

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.


03

HEREDITARY

 She isn't gone 

Hereditary Screenshot
A24

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.


02

MANDY

 You are a vicious snowflake 

MandyScreenshot
RLJE Films

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.


01

BLACKKKLANSMAN

 You undercover or something? You ask too many questions 

BlackKklansman Screenshot
Focus Features

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Gravida dictum fusce ut placerat. At risus viverra adipiscing at in tellus integer.