2018 has finally come to a close and it has been an incredible year… sorta. As we enter 2019 it is time to look back at our favorite movies of 2018. We thought it best to compile a list with our top ten movies from this year. Of course, narrowing it down to just 10 is easier said than done but we’ll give it our best shot!
First, let’s go through some honorable mentions: A Wrinkle in Time, Alex Strangelove, Aquaman, Bad Times at the El Royale, BlacKKKlansman, Bumblebee, Christopher Robin, Creed 2, Deadpool 2, Eighth Grade, Game Night, Halloween, Hereditary, Isle of Dogs, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Mandy, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Oceans 8, Overlord, RBG, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Roma, Searching, Skate Kitchen, Solo, A Star Is Born, Suspira, Tag, The Favourite, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Unsane, Upgrade, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, You Were Never Really Here, and Vox Lux.
Some December’s releases will not be featured as these movies were released after the list was compiled.
Without further delay here is GoC’s Top 10 Movies of 2018!
1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
This epic animated adventure has truly raised the bar for comic-book movies and for animation. It truly was a spectacular watch and a very worthy cinematic debut for Miles Morales. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still playing in theaters everywhere.
Check out our review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse here.
2. Black Panther
It’s still hard to believe that in 2018 we finally got a comic-book movie starring an all-Black cast. Epic cannot begin to describe Black Panther and the movement the followed it’s release. Black Panther is available on home video and streaming.
Annihilation was one of 3 Paramount movies this year to be completely ignored and disrespected by the studio. (The others being Overlord and Cloverfield: Paradox) It was given a limited theatrical release and unceremoniously dumped on Netflix. However, despite how Paramount treated the film and its director, Alex Garland, Annihilation is a great feat for science fiction filmmaking. A worthy successor to Garland’s Ex-Machina. Most memorable moment: Natalia Portman’s Lena shooting the heck out of a mutated alligator. Annihilation is available on home video and streaming.
Check out our review of Annihilation here.
4. Avengers: Infinity War
The first half of the epic “conclusion” of the Marvel Cinematic universe gave fans everything they could possibly want and more. To relive the experience you can now see Avengers: Infinity War on Netflix and rewatch it over-and-over again until Marvel’s next entry, Captain Marvel.
Check out our review of Avengers: Infinity War here.
5. Incredibles 2
Brad Bird’s 2004 The Incredibles was a remarkable animated film that was exciting, engaging, and incredible. For more than a decade fans have hoped and dreamed of a sequel, despite the fears of the sequel being bad. However, to doubt Brad Bird’s gifts is foolish and the sequel proved to be 10x more compelling and thrilling than the last. Incredibles 2 is now available on home video and streaming.
6. A Quiet Place
It’s hard to know what is scarier; a creature that attacks you for making a sound or a nail jutting out from a stair step. Well, John Krasinski’s gives us both nightmare scenario’s in his horror mega-hit starring the always lovely Emily Blunt. A Quiet Place is one of those horror films that make the central conceit not feel like a gimmick and audiences everywhere truly feel the need to remain very still and quiet.
Check out our review of A Quiet Place here.
7. Love, Simon/To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
It has been quite some time since there has been a teen dramedy that made waves with mainstream audiences. In 2018 we got two fantastic teen films with leads that have rarely been showcased. Love, Simon tells the story of a gay teen in a John Hughes-esque romance. And, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before follows the eccentric and adorable Lara Jean, an Asian-American girl at the center of her own John Hughes homage. Love, Simon is available on home video and streaming, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is only on Netflix.
8. Mission Impossible: Fallout
Henry Cavill’s mustache wasn’t the only masterpiece on display in Mission Impossible: Fallout. It is a rare thing to see a franchise get better and better with each entry, and Mission Impossible is even rarer with only one film in the six-film franchise to stand-out as bad. The sixth installment in many is is the culmination of all the great elements of the past films and any MI fan would feel very satisfied if this were the end. Mission Impossible: Fallout is available on home video and streaming.
Check out our review of Mission Impossible: Fallout here.
9. Sorry to Bother You
Wild. Of all the movies to come out in 2018, Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You should be considered the wildest of them all. There is nothing else to say, it is a movie that needs to be seen to be believed. Sorry to Bother You is available on home video and streaming.
10. Crazy Rich Asians
In 2018 we had to major mainstream movies grace silver screens that were not only fantastic movies but also huge milestones for representation. Crazy Rich Asians may have its problems, but it was an important step forward in seeing Asian actors in non-stereotypical roles. It was a lavish and fun comedy with an amazing roaster of Asian talent who became instant stars. Note to all producers: HIRE THESE ACTORS IN LEADING ROLES. Crazy Rich Asians is available on home video and streaming.
Check out our review of Crazy Rich Asians here.
That’s it for our Top 10 movies of 2018 and the many honorable mentions. These movies some of the best to be released and we hope you enjoy them as much as us.
Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2019.
Make sure to add Glass to your calendars; it hits theatres January 17, 2019.