Best Movies of 2018 So Far: Good Movies to Watch

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 29 Jun 2018

What are the best movies of 2018 at the halfway point of the year? Here are the favorites of the team here at IMDb. How many have you seen?

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1. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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: 676,846 | Gross: $700.06M

2. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 397,143 | Gross: $137.69M

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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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: 480,410 | Gross: $188.02M

4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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: 924,792 | Gross: $678.82M

5. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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87 Metascore

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 268,638 | Gross: $44.07M

6. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 201,297 | Gross: $140.22M

7. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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62 Metascore

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in an epic action-adventure that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 312,798 | Gross: $213.77M

8. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 106,034 | Gross: $40.83M

9. Game Night (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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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: 219,577 | Gross: $69.18M

10. Every Day (2018)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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52 Metascore

A shy teenager falls for a spirit who wakes up in the body of a different person every morning.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan, Jeni Ross

Votes: 20,114 | Gross: $6.10M

11. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu

Votes: 202,421 | Gross: $58.25M

12. Deadpool 2 (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool) assembles 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: 517,900 | Gross: $324.59M

13. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 283,209 | Gross: $417.72M

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

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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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: 24,544 | Gross: $22.84M

15. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.2
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53 Metascore

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 43,155 | Gross: $100.48M

16. The Kissing Booth (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Megan du Plessis

Votes: 76,267

17. Set It Up (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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62 Metascore

Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Director: Claire Scanlon | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs

Votes: 46,895

18. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.8
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79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 297,924 | Gross: $32.73M

19. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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80 Metascore

The Incredibles family takes on a new mission which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

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

Votes: 269,047 | Gross: $608.58M

20. Tag (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Director: Jeff Tomsic | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 124,132 | Gross: $54.55M

21. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen

Votes: 41,869 | Gross: $2.86M

22. Isle of Dogs (2018)

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

7.9
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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: 151,289 | Gross: $32.02M

23. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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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: 111,888 | Gross: $2.52M

24. SuperFly (2018)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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52 Metascore

With retirement on his mind, a successful Atlanta-based drug dealer sets up one last big job while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.

Director: Director X. | Stars: Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 6,714 | Gross: $20.55M

25. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

TV-MA | 101 min | Biography, Comedy

6.8
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55 Metascore

In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Douglas Kenney.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Frank Gingerich, Morgan Gingerich, Annette O'Toole, Harry Groener

Votes: 14,952

26. Early Man (2018)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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68 Metascore

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

Votes: 21,199 | Gross: $8.27M

27. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 171,923 | Gross: $11.98M

28. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich 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: 94,559 | Gross: $8.04M




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