2018 Ranked Filmsby TimMacAusland | created - 12 Jan 2018 | updated - 14 hours ago | Public
The ranked list of 2018 films that I have seen so far.
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1. First Man (2018)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Votes: 97,669 | Gross: $44.94M
Starkly realistic and wholly awesome in its solemn wonder, First Man is another perfect feature for Damien Chazelle that ensures you'll never look at the moon the same way again.
2. Hereditary (2018)
R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.
Votes: 132,237 | Gross: $44.07M
Horribly unnerving and tense throughout, Hereditary is a visceral and masterclass directorial debut for Ari Aster, and throws in a commanding Toni Collette performance for good measure.
3. Searching (III) (2018)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
Votes: 80,980 | Gross: $26.02M
Searching's main draw may seem like a gimmick, but it's executed to tremendous effect in this thrilling, well-acted and gripping mystery film with masterful storytelling.
4. Shoplifters (2018)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.
Votes: 17,150 | Gross: $3.09M
Sensitively rendered by writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters is an enriching slice-of-life film that makes sure to leave the viewer with some thought-provoking themes of poverty and family.
5. Roma (2018)
R | 135 min | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
With an Alfonso Cuarón at his most visually and emotionally affective, Roma is a masterclass in character development.
6. A Star Is Born (2018)
R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Votes: 187,636 | Gross: $210.12M
Though following three iterations before it, A Star is Born is surprisingly up to the task of injecting the story with its own brand of pathos, and offers a transcendent Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the bargain.
7. Paddington 2 (2017)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 43,370 | Gross: $40.44M
Hardly missing a beat in following up on its predecessor, Paddington 2 and its terrific ensemble cast deliver another perfectly charming family-friendly adventure.
8. The Favourite (2018)
R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Votes: 66,300 | Gross: $31.48M
As wry and intellectually arresting as any film of Yorgos Lanthimos's, The Favourite sets itself apart by presenting some richly drawn characters wondrously brought to life by its leading trio.
9. Capharnaüm (2018)
R | 126 min | Drama
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Votes: 5,886 | Gross: $1.03M
An emotionally raw coming-of-age tale, Capernaum is delicately crafted by writer-director Nadine Labaki and features an understated performance from child actor Zain Al Rafeea.
10. Ready Player One (2018)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Votes: 280,183 | Gross: $137.69M
Visually splendiferous, effervescent and fun, Ready Player One serves as another Spielberg classic while writing perhaps the quintessential ode to the importance of pop culture.
11. Green Book (2018)
PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Votes: 77,857 | Gross: $67.21M
Peter Farrelly's best cinematic effort to date, the crowd-pleasing but not thematically bereft Green Book gets plenty of mileage out of the rapport between Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.
12. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
The best writing-directing effort from the Coen Brothers in years, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a somberly quirky Western anthology that is deftly able to hold viewer interest between segments.
13. A Quiet Place (2018)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Votes: 276,531 | Gross: $188.02M
Its set-pieces may sometimes feel manufactured for the sake of thrills, but A Quiet Place is nothing if not thrilling, visceral, and an excellent directorial effort from John Krasinski.
14. American Animals (2018)
R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.
Votes: 25,667 | Gross: $2.86M
Deftly blending documentarian filming tactics with cinematic reenactments, American Animals manages to pull off telling a refreshingly grounded true crime story with plenty of food for thought.
15. Eighth Grade (2018)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.
Votes: 34,487 | Gross: $13.54M
Wonderfully awkward and wholly relatable, Eighth Grade and writer-director Bo Burnham take an apt snapshot of modern-day, early adolescence deftly channeled by Elsie Fisher.
16. Mid90s (2018)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Votes: 14,308 | Gross: $7.36M
An awesomely poignant debut for writer-director Jonah Hill, Mid90s takes an apt snapshot of the youth zeitgeist of its time, and features a handful of promising young performers to boot.
17. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Votes: 19,446 | Gross: $11.28M
Featuring a genial final performance from Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun takes the audience on a spirited journey of cops and robber with emotional resonance aplenty.
18. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 110,873 | Gross: $48.69M
BlacKkKlansman is far from subtle in delivering its potent message, but combine a fantastic cast and a shrewd screenplay and you get Spike Lee's best film in years.
19. Creed II (2018)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago.
Votes: 44,540 | Gross: $115.67M
Packing even more of an emotional and visceral punch than its predecessor, Creed II doubles down on what makes the franchise great, and proves it still has more rounds left in the tank.
20. Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 464,448 | Gross: $700.06M
Unlike any film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the best way possible, Black Panther splendidly constructs a vivid and dynamic microcosm of it and throws in some profound sociopolitical commentary to boot.
21. Boy Erased (2018)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Votes: 12,532 | Gross: $6.79M
Somber but emotionally raw and instigating, Boy Erased finds writer-director-star Joel Edgerton traversing some heavy themes with tact and poise.
22. The Death of Stalin (2017)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 58,244 | Gross: $8.04M
With an all-star cast leading the way, The Death of Stalin is a riotous piece of revisionist history and another notch in the belt of Armando Iannucci.
23. First Reformed (2017)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Votes: 27,792 | Gross: $3.45M
Admittedly, First Reformed will test viewer patience, among other things, but a captivating narrative from Paul Schrader will nevertheless impart a profound amalgamation of theological and ecological themes.
24. Colette (I) (2018)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Votes: 9,053 | Gross: $5.14M
Thematically progressive and boasting a marvelous turn from Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a captivating period piece drama and a testament to its subject's pertinence.
25. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 588,748 | Gross: $678.82M
Avengers: Infinity War can't always juggle a sprawling narrative, but aside from that, it's an impressively exciting if heavy punctuation of the MCU.
26. The Rider (2017)
R | 104 min | Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 8,373 | Gross: $2.42M
Beautifully rendered by director Chloé Zhao, The Rider is a deeply moving human drama and a poignant look at the contemporary cowboy.
27. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Votes: 103,881 | Gross: $183.89M
Spinning a sprawling and enriching cinematic web, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a delightfully colorful and vivacious superhero flick that will please all fans of the wall-crawler.
28. Love, Simon (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 75,591 | Gross: $40.83M
Sweet, funny and profound, Love, Simon plays within genre but manages to find a unique voice in depicting adolescent tribulations thanks to a charming young cast.
29. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Votes: 79,656 | Gross: $174.53M
Crazy Rich Asians doesn't do a whole lot to dispel classic rom-com tropes, but essentially employs them to perfection largely thanks to a terrific cast.
30. Assassination Nation (2018)
R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.
Votes: 6,691 | Gross: $1.96M
Surely not for the politically sensitive or bodily squeamish, Assassination Nation is a bold statement film that's as electrifying as it is scarily relevant, and an impressive feat for Sam Levinson.
31. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
Votes: 15,315 | Gross: $8.69M
Headlined by fantastic performances from Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? paints a compelling character study courtesy of Marielle Heller.
32. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 64,514 | Gross: $2.52M
While perhaps not the most narratively accessible film, You Were Never Really Here finds Lynne Ramsay utilizing every shot to construct a visceral and haunting hitman thriller.
33. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Votes: 12,609 | Gross: $16.47M
A few narrative hiccups notwithstanding, Mary Queen of Scots is a compelling historical drama largely thanks to the powerhouse duo of Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
34. Tully (2018)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.
Votes: 36,747 | Gross: $9.23M
Finding Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody re-teaming to great effect, Tully is a wry and poignant take on motherhood that headlines one of Charlize Theron's best performances.
35. Blindspotting (2018)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.
Votes: 13,753 | Gross: $4.33M
Though not always making the smooth transition between its two tones, the visceral Blindspotting nevertheless benefits from the terrific work put in by writers-actors Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs.
36. Isle of Dogs (2018)
PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.
Votes: 97,640 | Gross: $32.02M
Isle of Dogs isn't the most fluid of Wes Anderson's character-driven stories, but some inspired stop-motion animation mixed with his own idiosyncratic humor is enough to classify it as one of his finer works.
37. Breath (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 115 min | Drama, Sport
After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.
Votes: 1,674 | Gross: $0.04M
There's plenty of reverence for its backdrop's subject matter, but it's the terrific coming-of-age story inherent that makes Breath so refreshing.
38. The Front Runner (2018)
R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.
Votes: 3,787 | Gross: $2.00M
With a layered performance from Hugh Jackman leading the charge, The Front Runner is an absorbing political drama with plenty of pertinence to modern media.
39. Annihilation (2018)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Votes: 212,631 | Gross: $32.73M
Though perhaps too abstract for casual viewership, Annihilation with its fascinating sci-fi concepts and dreamlike visuals nevertheless exists as another ponderous achievement for Alex Garland.
40. Thoroughbreds (2017)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
Votes: 23,156 | Gross: $2.83M
At times Thoroughbreds exercises an air of admittedly appropriate listlessness, but it lifts itself on the weight of its thematic richness and interesting characters.
41. Incredibles 2 (2018)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Incredibles hero 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.
Votes: 179,354 | Gross: $608.58M
Though never living up to the high standards set by its predecessor, Incredibles 2 proves that Pixar is more than able to dish out an exciting and colorful, if disposable, follow up to a classic.
42. Unsane (2018)
R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?
Votes: 29,092 | Gross: $7.73M
Unsane isn't as narratively sound as one would hope, but with a committed performance from Claire Foy, it's a technically unique entry in Steven Soderbergh's filmography.
43. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
PG | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
Votes: 54,549 | Gross: $199.41M
While not the breath of fresh air the first film was, Ralph Breaks the Internet still has plenty of fun with its boundless premise and will please scores of Disney fans.
44. Leave No Trace (2018)
PG | 109 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 28,099 | Gross: $6.05M
Its understated and matter-of-fact approach may leave something to be desired, but Leave No Trace is given the emotionality it needs to tread forward powerfully by young talent Thomasin McKenzie.
45. On the Basis of Sex (2018)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Votes: 4,266 | Gross: $24.34M
Conventional in its approach but just as convincing, On the Basis of Sex does justice to its central figure thanks to a stirring performance from Felicity Jones.
46. Widows (2018)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Votes: 45,384 | Gross: $42.40M
Tense directing from Steve McQueen and a slew of grounded performances from an all-star cast yield Widows being a top-tier crime offering, even if it feels less than the sum of its parts.
47. The Wife (I) (2017)
R | 99 min | Drama