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Top Ten Films of 2018

Having seen all the movies that I plan to see in cinemas this year, I now feel confident in putting up my list of the top ten movies of 2018. I have not seen every movie this year, such as Widows or Creed 2, but this year I managed to see 38 films in cinema which is a lot more than of recent years. I hope to continue to increase this number next year as I make more time to go to the cinema. I already have a couple of cinema trips planned for January, so 2019 should be a fantastic year of film making.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – source: Marvel Studios

Before I go into my list, I want to give out some honourable mentions:
Solo: A Star Wars Story may have divided fans and critics, but I found it to be a fun Star Wars movie with a great story and exciting action sequences.
Ghost Stories may not meet up to the quality of the horror films on my list this year, but there were so many twists and turns that I was not expecting. Not enough people are talking about this film and the direction was quite different to a typical film, which I really enjoyed.
I, Tonya had some of my favourite actors leading the roles, which obviously put it in a good place. Whilst I do not agree with them making Tonya look good, this is still a fantastically shot film and gave a lot of information to the Tonya Harding case, something I went in with little knowledge about.

Now, it’s time for the top ten. This is my personal opinion, so some films will be different to those on your list. That’s okay, and it is good to discuss about what films we liked and disliked. Links to all the reviews I made for these films will be available by clicking on the film title.

10. Avengers: Infinity WarThis is the best Marvel film released this year by far, and is the most ambitious superhero movie to be released. This film will only get better once Avengers: Endgame is released next year, but for right now we have an awesome, exciting story filled with heart and passion. This film only gets better with every viewing.

Ready Player One (2018) – source: Warner Bros.

9. Deadpool 2 – I know not a lot of people will have this one on the list, but this is the most fun superhero movie of the year. What potentially helped this film is the viewing experiences I had with it, as I was able to simply enjoy the film and joke alongside it. Deadpool is one of my favourite characters in comic book and who doesn’t love Ryan Reynolds?

8. Ready Player One – This was potentially my most anticipated movie of 2018. I absolutely adored this book, and hearing that the source was getting a movie directed by none other than Spielberg made me so excited. Yes, this isn’t an exact copy of the book, but it would have been hard to actually manage that. All the changes they made in the film made sense for time and management issues. This film has one of the best scenes in film this year (you know it if you’ve seen it) and I have seen it twice since and still love it.

7. Incredibles 2 The Incredibles is my second favourite Pixar film ever made, so I had been eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel. It certainly did not disappoint. This film has the best superhero fight of the year between Jack Jack and the racoon, and because of the animation, this film has unlimited possibilities. A worthy sequel and so much fun.

A Quiet Place (2018) – source: Paramount Pictures

6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Like with a majority of Top Ten lists I have seen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is my favourite animated film as well as my favourite comic book film. The animation is stunning, the story is gripping from the beginning and all of the characters are well rounded and completely likeable. This film deserves all the praise it is getting and deserves to make more in the box office.

5. Hereditary – I am a horror fan, as you will know by now. This year presented us with two amazing horrors that are neck and neck for me, but I have given Hereditary my number five slot. This is a unique horror film that truly terrified me, and that one scene in particular (you know it if you have seen it) left me in shock. This is a truly divisive film, in which I have seen people hate this film and people like myself love it. This is a beautifully shot and executed film that left me shaking when walking out of the screen.

4. A Quiet Place – This is the other horror film that I absolutely adored, and it was easily the best cinematic experience of the year. This film made an entire cinema screen shut up from the moment it start until the credits, and that is a very hard thing to accomplish. Krasinski did a fantastic job directing this film, and this is such a unique concept which is worthy of all the love it is getting. The scene involving Emily Blunt and the nail was the best moment in cinema in 2018, due to how shocking and well executed it was. This was one you needed to see in cinema, but this is how a movie is made.

A Star is Born (2018) – source: Warner Bros.

3. Bohemian Rhapsody – You know a movie is special when I go to the cinema to see it four times, as well as have booking reservations to see it again. This is that movie. Malek gives a performance and a half here as Freddie Mercury, and this movie made me listen to Queen non stop and buy a bunch of their march. This movie changed the way I listen to music and my attitudes, which is huge. This is a fun, exciting movie with heart and not one moment feels rushed or dragged on.

2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – This was the first film I saw in 2018, and it started off with a perfect five-star movie. This was the film that for me deserved Best Picture, as it was just that gripping from start to finish. The performances are Oscar worthy, as Rockwell and McDormand rightfully got, and the story hits you hard.

1. A Star is Born – I knew from the moment this project was announced that this film would be special. Bradley Cooper has been my favourite actor working in Hollywood since Silver Linings Playbook, so him starring in this film instantly got me excited. He turns out to be just as great behind the camera as he directs this masterpiece. Lady Gaga gives one hell of a performance here, and Sam Elliott deserves the buzz to get a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. This is potentially the movie I have cried the most at ever, weeping my eyes out past the credits. Such a beautiful tale and I sincerely hope that this does win Best Picture at the Oscars this year.

Do you agree with my list? What are you favourite movies of 2018? Let me know in the comments below and we will have a discussion about it.

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