Here are my personal picks for the top fifteen best movies released in 2018.
Even with a messy script and weak villain, Aquaman has enough fun and humor to stay afloat.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a breath of fresh air for the superhero genre, with an emotional story, brilliant voice acting and animation, and an abundance of humor and fun.
Mary Poppins Returns has great musical numbers, a charming performance from Emily Blunt, but is quite forgettable in the long run.
Ralph Breaks the Internet proves to be better than its predecessor with an emotional storyline, excellent character development, and gorgeous animation.
The Grinch offers terrific animation and a great voice cast, but rehashes the same story and does not offer anything fresh and new to the table.
Bohemian Rhapsody manages to have just enough thrill and energy with a charismatic performance from Malek to make up for some of its flaws.
Halloween is a much welcomed sequel that has genuinely chilling moments, an amazing performance by Jamie Lee Curtis, and intriguing characters.
A film with raw performances and a gripping story even if some of its pacing is too slow.
Venom is an extremely forgettable film with under-developed characters, cringe-worthy dialogue, and a story that severely lacks in many regards.
Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born is an enthralling film that boasts beautifully written music, and contains a gritty story propelled by amazing performances.
Eighth Grade delivers a remarkable lead performance from Elsie Fisher, and one of the most realistic coming-of-age stories in years.
With forgettable performances, awful writing, bizarre editing, and an excruciatingly bland story, Life Itself is a film that falls flat on every level.
A bland story topped with bloated action sequences, surface level characters, and a far too comedic tone make The Predator a forgettable mess.
The Nun is a vastly disappointing film filled with cheap jump scares, a weak story, terrible humor, and characters who make horrible decisions.
Good performances from Jack Reynor and Zoë Kravitz still do not make Kin a good film, as it is bloated with various themes, has poor editing, and suffers from a severe lack of emotional pull.
An abysmal mix of bland characters, awful dialogue, lazy and boring scares, Slender Man is one of the worst horror films in years.
The Happytime Murders is an extremely unfunny, boring, and poorly written film that misses every opportunity.
The Meg has plenty of fun and comedic scenes, but suffers from a slow pace and can be hard to enjoy at times due to its silly story.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout is one of the most thrilling action films this decade and the best in the franchise yet.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun, lighthearted comedic ride, but severely lacks the thrill, suspense, and adventure of any Marvel Cinematic Universe film before it.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a colossal disappointment due to its extremely poor story, weak character development, and cliché antagonists.
The First Purge manages to have a genuinely great concept that results in pure disappointment.
Incredibles 2 is a film that has a gripping story with a nice blend of humor and truly stunning animation.
Ocean's 8 is an undeniably enjoyable, breezy watch with great performances all across the board. Where it falters however, is its originality factor, due to a script that feels all too familiar to the 2001 film.
With A Quiet Place, John Krasinski effortlessly brings to life one of the scariest horror films this decade.
Blockers can suffer at times from clunky pacing and has some unnecessary scenes in its conclusion, but it makes up for it with great humour and has brilliant chemistry from John Cena and Ike Barinholtz.
Ready Player One is big, bold, and has an extremely fun adventure at its core which is in part thanks to director Steven Spielberg, and the great acting coming from Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke.
The new rebooted Tomb Raider is an extremely fun film with heart and contains an amazing performance by Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.
Love, Simon has an absolutely beautiful and powerful message, and contains a brilliant performance by Nick Robinson.
A Wrinkle in Time has an amazing story with great characters and beautiful cinematography. However, due to its jumbled storytelling and pacing, occasional dull acting, and underused characters, this film is more disappointing than anything.
The Ritual is effective and exceptionally creepy, despite its fair share of clichés and standard storylines.
Annihilation is one of the most amazing and bone-chillingly bizarre films in several years.
An extremely clever script mixed with brilliant comedic performances from both Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams make Game Night an entertaining treat.
Ryan Coogler gives the character of Black Panther one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most refreshing films to date.
Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird proves to be a great start, as it boasts excellent performances from Saoirse Ronan, and Laurie Metcalf to name a few.
The Cloverfield Paradox is a colossal disappointment as its script is incredibly lazy, has next to no suspense, and its characters are unlikable due to thin character development.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of the most well-written and directed films in the past few years.
Great performances all across the board, most notably from Streep and Hanks, as well as an extremely tense and emotional script, The Post is a truly entertaining watch.
Thor: Ragnarok is an extremely fun, action-packed comedy extravaganza, topped off with a stellar soundtrack.
The performances by Desiree Akhavan and Mark Duplass elevate this sequel to great heights.
If you want to sit back, relax, and watch a mindless and entertaining horror film, Jigsaw will satisfy you immensely. But, viewers that are searching for something with a more intelligent story full of psychological thrills much like the original 2004 film, will be disappointed.
Happy Death Day is a fairly fun and enjoyable horror film that has some truly suspenseful and gruesome scenes, with a very talented cast.
Insidious: The Last Key only has one amazing performance, that of Lin Shaye. The rest of the film is a tired and uninspired attempt at scaring viewers by relying solely on jump scares, and inserts more unnecessary jokes than ever before.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi exceeds all expectations, delivering a deeply emotional and shocking story, while also further expanding on fan favorite characters.
With Paddington 2, the script has a surprising charm with a deeply touching emotional story at its core, and it is one of my favorite family films in recent years.
Blade Runner 2049 tells a truly gripping story and has a brilliant sense of direction thanks to Denis Villeneuve.