Movies seen in 2018by Mictateur | created - 03 Jan 2018 | updated - 01 Feb 2019 | Public
This is my attempt at listing and ordering (from best to worst) all the recent movies I've seen in 2018. A few notable exceptions: * Numéro Une, Visages Villages, Faute d'Amour and Barbara, all released throughout 2017 and finally seen during their comeback in theaters in mid-January 2018, are not present on this list. * Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Wildlife and Astérix: Le secret de la potion magique, finally seen in early January 2019, are present on this list.
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1. Little Tickles (2018)
103 min | Drama
Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.
Starting with this one, these are the movies I label "exceptional". I cried like a baby. 'nuff said.
2. Dogman (2018)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.
Votes: 20,203 | Gross: $0.15M
The dogman broke my heart. Also, the setting was nothing short of breath-taking.
3. Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)
181 min | Comedy, Romance
A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in search for love (in 1994).
So nothing happens for three hours, but man, I was WITH them. I feel like I actually spent a summer with these guys/gals.
4. 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: 28,701 | Gross: $0.05M
The most unlikely movie of the year, which felt like a mix between Mulholland Drive and Inherent Vice. I loved it.
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Votes: 399,967 | Gross: $54.51M
The movie is badass through and through, with a fairly random pitch.
6. Ready Player One (2018)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.
Votes: 343,783 | Gross: $137.69M
Starting with this one, these are the movies I label "very good". Amazing movie, chock-full of pop culture references. I almost lost faith in Spielberg, and this movie made me a believer again.
7. 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: 152,911 | Gross: $44.94M
Damien Chazelle can do no wrong. I loved how most of the experience of the flights was through loud noises and blurry visuals, in stark contrast to other space-related movies.
8. 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: 12,406 | Gross: $2.42M
This one is as brutally honest as movies go. Also, these are not actors! *mind blown*
9. At War (2018)
113 min | Drama
After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Votes: 1,313 | Gross: $0.00M
A social movie done right. Gripping.
10. The Shape of Water (2017)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Votes: 350,707 | Gross: $63.86M
It was touching and beautifully made. The music, the sets, the cast, everything came together for this one.
11. Custody (2017)
93 min | Drama
A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.
Votes: 7,470 | Gross: $0.08M
So that's a first movie from an unknown dude. Suffice to say that is was so oppressing that I'll be watching his career with great interest.
12. Girl (II) (2018)
R | 105 min | Drama
A promising teenage dancer enrolls at a prestigious ballet school while grappling with her gender dysphoria.
Let's put it this way: if you don't feel for her, you're a robot.
13. Phantom Thread (2017)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Votes: 103,070 | Gross: $21.02M
This wasn't the masterpiece we all expected, but this was beautiful and quite surprising.
14. Leto (2018)
126 min | Biography, Music, Romance
A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.
The movie is really not that good, but a few scenes are so amazing that they put a huge smile on your face and you keep thinking about them long after the credits are over.
15. Sorry Angel (2018)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance
Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they'll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.
Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $0.03M
There wasn't really any plot, but the performances were incredible.
16. In Safe Hands (2018)
G | 110 min | Drama
Theo was born an unwanted child. The social services set out to find the perfect home for his adoption.
Votes: 1,322 | Gross: $0.00M
A simple and beautiful story. Very poignant.
17. 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: 49,040 | Gross: $9.23M
Charlize Theron + Jason Reitman = genius.
18. 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 Coen bros did not disappoint, with fun stories, a healthy dose of cynicism and a star-studded cast.
19. The Troubleshooter (2018)
81 min | Comedy, Drama
After a failed one-night stand, a mechanic ends up taking care of three children.
This is the poster child for the new recipe for comedies: start as a comedy and then made a 90-degree turn halfway through in drama territory.
20. A Quiet Place (2018)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Votes: 381,617 | Gross: $188.02M
Birdbox done right, with a great family story, edge-of-your-seat cold open and a monster revealed gradually.
21. 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: 37,904 | Gross: $0.21M
How to do a thriller without any budget? Just don't show anything, that's how. And the thing is, it works even better than with visuals.
22. Hostiles (2017)
R | 134 min | Drama, Western
In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
Votes: 64,554 | Gross: $29.82M
Everything about this neo-western is top notch, especially the cast.
23. 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: 128,801 | Gross: $32.02M
The slow resurgence of stop-motion is clearly not over. As quirky as expected with Wes, with probably the most A-listers in a movie this year.
24. 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: 6,553 | Gross: $0.85M
An out-of-left-field indie Icelandic gem with a pitch so weird it's hard to believe they actually got the movie funded.
25. In the Fade (2017)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.
Votes: 26,802 | Gross: $0.32M
Simple, raw and yet so effective. Diane Kruger may have a career in Germany yet.
26. The Insult (2017)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.
Votes: 13,525 | Gross: $1.00M
27. 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: 191,790 | Gross: $49.28M
28. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Votes: 301,586 | Gross: $404.52M
31. I, Tonya (2017)
R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Votes: 168,538 | Gross: $30.01M
32. 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: 582,653 | Gross: $700.06M
33. Deadpool 2 (2018)
R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.
Votes: 451,558 | Gross: $324.59M
35. 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: 319,387 | Gross: $190.24M
36. The Prayer (2018)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama
Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.
37. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Votes: 271,215 | Gross: $213.77M
39. The Disaster Artist (2017)
R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 128,365 | Gross: $21.12M
40. 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: 234,010 | Gross: $608.58M
41. 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: 54,319 | Gross: $2.47M
42. 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: 264,544 | Gross: $32.73M
43. Knife + Heart (2018)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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: 3,050 | Gross: $0.03M
44. Gaspard at the Wedding (2017)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
When his father gets remarried, Gaspard must return home to the family zoo. Afraid to deal with his siblings, he convinces a stranger, Laura, to be his date.
45. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery