Notable Films of 2018by StoreSusan | created - 23 Mar 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Just a bunch of films I enjoyed and would recommend that is listed as a 2018 release on IMDb in no particular order. The list is far from being finished, there is still a lot of foreign films I'd like to watch, and films that I just missed in the cinema and will watch eventually.
Side note: Turns out 2018 was a great year for Danish cinema.
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1. Climax (I) (2018)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Votes: 38,668 | Gross: $0.80M
2. 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.
3. Checkered Ninja (2018)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A possessed Ninja doll teams up with a teenage boy to avenge the murder of a poor child factory worker.
4. November 13: Attack on Paris (2018)
55 min | Documentary
Documentary chronicling the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.
5. Utøya: July 22 (2018)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.
6. 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: 122,891 | Gross: $32.02M
7. Suspiria (I) (2018)
R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Votes: 50,414 | Gross: $2.47M
8. Burning (2018)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Votes: 35,373 | Gross: $0.72M
9. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)
R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.
Director: Peter Jackson
Votes: 23,201 | Gross: $17.96M
10. Under the Silver Lake (2018)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sam, a disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
Votes: 26,286 | Gross: $0.05M
11. 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: 76,908 | Gross: $42.40M
12. The Sisters Brothers (2018)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Western
In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.
Votes: 44,622 | Gross: $3.14M
13. 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: 146,338 | Gross: $44.94M
14. Journal 64 (2018)
Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A series of mysterious disappearances in 2006 are eerily connected to the same institution.
15. Three Identical Strangers (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.
Votes: 19,438 | Gross: $12.32M
16. American Vandal (2017–2018)
TV-MA | 34 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.
7/10 - Season 2
17. Hereditary (2018)
R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.
Votes: 194,788 | Gross: $44.07M
7/10 - would have been an 8/10 if the ending was more subtle, there also are a few other issues I have with the film but none of them really impacted my enjoyment. While it still is a good film, I'd just recommend watching Rosemary's Baby and The Tenant instead
18. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.
Votes: 34,623 | Gross: $14.92M
19. Before the Frost (2018)
104 min | Drama
As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ... See full summary »
7/10 - It goes on for maybe 5-10 minutes too long other than that the beginning of the film wasn't that interesting but once I realized what it set up for the second part it made up for it.
20. The Guilty (2018)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.
Votes: 34,740 | Gross: $0.21M
7/10 - It definitely has its problems but I still enjoyed it so incredibly much, a very clear case of a film whose positives heavily outweighing its negatives.
21. The House That Jack Built (2018)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
Votes: 47,684 | Gross: $0.09M
22. 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.
23. 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: 119,183 | Gross: $26.02M
24. Apostle (2018)
TV-MA | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.
25. A Star Is Born (2018)
R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Votes: 297,613 | Gross: $215.29M
26. 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: 53,120 | Gross: $13.54M
27. 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: 35,912 | Gross: $7.73M
28. Knife + Heart (2018)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of cheap gay porn. When Lois, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to get her back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald.
Votes: 2,695 | Gross: $0.03M
29. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy
An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.
30. Woman at War (2018)
Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.
Votes: 5,660 | Gross: $0.85M
31. A Fortunate Man (2018)
TV-14 | 162 min | Drama
In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, ... See full summary »
6/10 - I would have to watch it again to finalize my opinion as there are parts of it that I enjoyed a lot but there also is quite a few times where I thought some of it was subpar or not as good as it should have been. not entirely sure if this is a 6 or a 7/10
The book is also better by a lot.
32. Tag (I) (2018)
R | 100 min | Comedy
A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.
Votes: 98,192 | Gross: $54.55M
33. Game Night (I) (2018)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 182,558 | Gross: $69.18M
34. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
Votes: 60,086 | Gross: $33.56M
35. Venom (2018)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.
Votes: 322,505 | Gross: $213.52M
5/10 One of the most entertaining superhero film I've ever seen, it is incredibly flawed, but I was so entertained by the film that it didn't bother me
36. 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: 36,497 | Gross: $7.36M
37. Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018)
PG | 84 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
Votes: 14,666 | Gross: $29.56M
38. Game Over, Man! (2018)
TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Comedy
Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.
7/10 - As a fan of 'Workaholics' - their previous work, I highly enjoyed 'Game Over, Man', as it's basically the same characters but in a Die Hard scenario, how ever if you're not a fan of 'Workaholics' you probably won't get much out of it, as the quality of the film making skills at display isn't anything special at all.
39. Blockers (2018)
R | 102 min | Comedy
Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night.
Votes: 63,852 | Gross: $59.84M
40. Summer of 84 (2018)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
Votes: 27,713 | Gross: $0.09M
41. Mandy (I) (2018)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
Votes: 53,350 | Gross: $1.21M
5/10 - For me there isn't really anything in the substance of the film that I get that much out of, but I really enjoy the style and how Unapolagetic the film is as a whole.
42. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Votes: 262,545 | Gross: $220.16M
43. A Simple Favor (2018)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
Votes: 107,037 | Gross: $53.55M