2018 Anticipated Movies

by chaitanyamaheshwari | created - 31 Dec 2017 | updated - 11 Mar 2019 | Public

This list comprises movies that look promising on the basis of their theatrical trailers and are releasing in 2018. The list is updated on a weekly basis.

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1. Humor Me (2017)

93 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

With an interminable case of writer's block and a personal family crisis, playwright Nate is forced to move into his father's retirement community.

Director: Sam Hoffman | Stars: Joey Slotnick, Bernie McInerney, Elliott Gould, Tibor Feldman

Votes: 975 | Gross: $0.04M

2. Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

75 Metascore

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 12,059 | Gross: $2.42M

3. Den of Thieves (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew clash as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director: Christian Gudegast | Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent

Votes: 93,015 | Gross: $44.95M

4. Union Leader (2017)

106 min | Drama

Resigned to his fate as a worker in a notoriously shoddy chemical plant, Jay realizes that he must not only find a way to support his family, but also overcome grave social and legal injustice in the system.

Director: Sanjay Patel | Stars: Rahul Bhatt, Tillotama Shome, Zala Akash, Prashant Barot

Votes: 686

5. The Insult (2017)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 14,718 | Gross: $1.00M

6. Please Stand By (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her 500-page manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition at Paramount Pictures.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Alice Eve, Toni Collette, Lexi Aaron

Votes: 10,702 | Gross: $0.01M

7. A Fantastic Woman (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim

Votes: 22,648 | Gross: $2.02M

8. Pad Man (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Comedy, Drama

Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor, Jyoti Subhash

Votes: 21,182 | Gross: $1.66M

9. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

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.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 623,682 | Gross: $700.06M

10. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva

Votes: 29,666 | Gross: $0.57M

11. Game Night (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

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.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan

Votes: 206,477 | Gross: $69.18M

12. Thoroughbreds (2017)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 34,675 | Gross: $2.83M

13. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 86,987 | Gross: $8.04M

14. The Leisure Seeker (2017)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call "The Leisure Seeker".

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney

Votes: 7,438 | Gross: $3.23M

15. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 97,898 | Gross: $40.83M

16. Flower (I) (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Adam Scott

Votes: 7,318 | Gross: $0.33M

17. Raid (2018)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A fearless income tax officer raids the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow after someone mysteriously draws his attention towards the evidence.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Amit Bimrot, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 15,279 | Gross: $1.01M

18. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 138,325 | Gross: $32.02M

19. Unsane (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

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?

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple

Votes: 40,376 | Gross: $7.73M

20. Final Portrait (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 5,016 | Gross: $0.46M

21. Hichki (2018)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Director: Siddharth Malhotra | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Rohit Saraf, Harsh Mayar, Neeraj Kabi

Votes: 10,577 | Gross: $0.33M

22. Blackmail (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Thriller

When Dev finds out his wife is cheating on him, he secretly blackmails his wife and her lover as a form of revenge.

Director: Abhinay Deo | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Alfredo Tavares, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 9,235

23. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

84 Metascore

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman

Votes: 103,686 | Gross: $2.52M

24. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 11,335 | Gross: $1.16M

25. Beirut (2018)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Jon Hamm, Jay Potter, Khalid Benchagra, Ania Josse

Votes: 18,910 | Gross: $5.02M

26. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Biography, Crime

76 Metascore

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | Stars: Joe Cole, Cherry Miko, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

Votes: 20,524

27. October (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A group of interns are going through the usual grind when suddenly an accident changes their lives. The protagonist can't get let go of it and becomes obsessed with it. What does it all lead to? Is it love or something else?

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao, Sahil Vedoliyaa

Votes: 13,398

28. Blue (XV) (2018)

76 min | Documentary

A dive in the heart of the ocean to discover, understand, love a world still mysterious and surprising. A world where nature invents wonderful colors, shapes and sounds. The ocean is unique... See full summary »

Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill | Star: Cécile de France

Votes: 174

29. I Feel Pretty (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

48 Metascore

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Directors: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein | Stars: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Hopper

Votes: 48,862 | Gross: $48.80M

30. The House of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.

Director: Peter Livolsi | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,711 | Gross: $0.04M

31. Omerta (2017)

98 min | Action, Biography, Crime

A recounting of the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Rajesh Tailang, Satwant Kaur, Blake Allan

Votes: 2,599

32. Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018)

133 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Nanu Ki Jaanu is a dark comedy, the story of which revolves around a Delhi land mafia agent (Abhay Deol) who tries to deal with the arrival of a ghost in his apartment.

Director: Faraz Haider | Stars: Abhay Deol, Patralekhaa Paul, Rajesh Sharma, Himani Shivpuri

Votes: 935

33. High Jack (2018)

102 min | Comedy

Four angry employees hijack a Goa to Delhi plane to settle their dues and take revenge against their employer. Things take a turn when the passengers accidentally consume drinks laced with drugs.

Director: Akarsh Khurana | Stars: Sumeet Vyas, Mantra Mugdh, Sonnalli Seygall, Boloram Das

Votes: 289

34. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 830,712 | Gross: $678.82M

35. Disobedience (2017)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser

Votes: 25,236 | Gross: $3.48M

36. Kings (2017)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

34 Metascore

The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Kaalan Walker

Votes: 2,989 | Gross: $0.27M

37. Overboard (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah

Votes: 34,325 | Gross: $50.32M

38. The Guardians (2017)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours

Votes: 1,872 | Gross: $0.18M

39. Hope Aur Hum (2018)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A father obsessed with an old school copying machine wreaks havoc on the family, causing a change in their relationships. Explores the life of each family member and how their lives are intertwined with each other.

Director: Sudip Bandyopadhyay | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Kabir Sajid, Virti Vaghani, Sonali Kulkarni

Votes: 374

40. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 47,625 | Gross: $3.45M

41. Show Dogs (2018)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

31 Metascore

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 4,191 | Gross: $17.74M

42. Bioscopewala (2018)

91 min | Drama

A woman meets her dead father's old friend, who was the operator of a Bioscope show that she loved in her childhood. Connecting India and Afghanistan, a story of love and cinema unfolds.

Director: Deb Medhekar | Stars: Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra

Votes: 850

43. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 158,638 | Gross: $11.98M

44. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama

The origin story of Bhavesh Joshi, an Indian superhero, who sets out to fulfill his slain friend's wish to clean and reform the country, by training himself to fight and wearing a mask.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Ashish Verma, Shreiyah Sabharwal

Votes: 6,792

45. Kaala (2018)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama

Kaala is about the life of Nellai / Tirunelveli based Tamils who live in large number in Mumbai.

Director: Pa. Ranjith | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 7,788

46. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography