Lights, camera, action! 2018 was a year that left movie buffs on the edge of their seats, with a slew of must-see films hitting the big screen. From superheroes to real-life heroes, animated delights to biographical dramas, there was something for everyone. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the The Ultimate Must Watch Movie Guide for 2018!
(Note: these 13 movies are in alphabetical order and not sorted in any ranking system – just 13 of the must watch movies from the year. Pro tip: 13 movies per year means 1 movie every 4 weeks to finish the entire guide in a year)
A Star is Born
IMDB Top User Rated Film
Director: Bradley Cooper
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga
Release Date: October 5, 2018
First up, we have “A Star is Born.” This remake of the classic movie tells the story of a musician, played by Bradley Cooper, who helps a young singer, played by Lady Gaga, find fame and success. With amazing musical performances and heart-wrenching moments, this movie have you singing along and shedding a tear.
Director: James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe
Release Date: December 21, 2018
Next, we dive into the deep end with “Aquaman.” This DC superhero movie follows the journey of Arthur Curry, played by Jason Momoa, as he tries to save his underwater kingdom from impending war.
Avengers: Infinity War
IMDB Top User Rated Film
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, etc.
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Moving onto the superhero event of the year, “Avengers: Infinity War.” This Marvel blockbuster brings together all of our favorite heroes as they try to stop the evil Thanos from collecting all the infinity stones and destroying the universe. With non-stop action and jaw-dropping twists, this movie will have you feeling like you just got snapped out of existence.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Release Date: February 16, 2018
Up next, we have “Black Panther.” This groundbreaking Marvel movie takes us to the technologically advanced and culturally rich world of Wakanda, where T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, must defend his throne from those who wish to harm his people. With a fantastic cast and powerful themes, this movie will have you saying, “Wakanda forever!”
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver
Release Date: August 10, 2018
We then shift gears to the true story of “BlacKkKlansman.” Based on the memoir of Ron Stallworth, this movie follows the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department as he infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. This movie is compete with sharp writing and outstanding performances – a definite must watch.
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton
Release Date: November 2, 2018
Moving on to the rock biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This movie chronicles the rise of Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek, and the legendary band Queen. With electrifying musical performances and a touching portrayal of Mercury’s life, this movie will have you singing, “We will, we will rock you!”
Best Picture Winner at The Oscars, IMDB Top User Rated Film
Director: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali
Release Date: November 16, 2018
The heartwarming tale of “The Green Book” tells the story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on tour in the 1960s. Superb performances from Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are the spotlight of this beautiful film.
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Next, we have the long-awaited sequel “Incredibles 2.” This animated delight picks up right where the first movie left off, as the Parr family tries to balance their superhero lives with their civilian ones. Hilarious moments and thrilling action mixed in with the importance of family prove that parenting is a heroic act.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Next on the list, we then journey back to Isla Nublar for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” This movie sees the return of Owen, played by Chris Pratt, and Claire, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, as they try to rescue the dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill
Release Date: July 27, 2018
Next up, we have the action-packed “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” This sixth installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise sees Tom Cruise returning as Ethan Hunt as he tries to stop a terrorist group from acquiring nuclear weapons. Filled with adrenaline-fueled stunts and a thrilling plot, this movie will have you asking is there anything Tom Cruise can’t do?
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Moving on to the critically acclaimed “Roma.” This black-and-white masterpiece from director Alfonso Cuarón tells the story of a domestic worker in Mexico City in the 1970s. This movie is passionate with stunning cinematography and deeply emotional performances.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
IMDB Top User Rated Film
Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
Release Date: December 14, 2018
Next up is “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” This animated movie follows teenager Miles Morales as he becomes Spider-Man and teams up with other versions of the hero from different dimensions to stop a threat to all of reality. This film is widely adored because of it’s unique and amazing animation and an incredible soundtrack.
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
Release Date: December 25, 2018
Finally, we have “Vice,” a biographical comedy-drama that follows the life of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale’s incredible transformation into Cheney and sharp political commentary make this movie a definite must watch.
In conclusion, 2018 was a year that brought us some unforgettable movies. From superheroes to true stories, animated fun to heart-wrenching dramas, there was something for everyone. So grab your popcorn and get ready to be entertained with these must-watch movies from 2018.
Are there any movies that we missed? Are there any movies that you think should not be on the list? Let us know!
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