Best of 2018

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1. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

12 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo

Votes: 4,460 | Gross: $8.33M

2. Black Panther (2018)

12 | 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: 443,888 | Gross: $700.06M

3. First Reformed (2017)

12 | 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: 22,469 | Gross: $3.45M

4. A Star Is Born (2018)

12 | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 135,981 | Gross: $203.86M

5. Beoning (2018)

16 | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 9,842 | Gross: $0.65M

6. Bodied (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.11M

7. Hereditary (2018)

16 | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 122,854 | Gross: $44.07M

8. Widows (2018)

16 | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 25,870 | Gross: $42.25M

9. Thunder Road (2018)

6 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

Director: Jim Cummings | Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer

Votes: 5,210

10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

16 | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

79 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 59,125

11. The Favourite (2018)

12 | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 24,436 | Gross: $21.75M

12. Fotbal Infinit (2018)

70 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

They talk about the beautiful game, but for Laurentiu Ginghina, it's not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players ... See full summary »

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Laurentiu Ginghina, Corneliu Porumboiu

Votes: 168

13. Roma (2018)

16 | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 49,731

14. Lazzaro felice (2018)

12 | 125 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher

Votes: 4,256

15. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

12 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 205,590 | Gross: $220.16M

16. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

16 | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 78,734 | Gross: $50.07M

17. Annihilation (2018)

16 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 201,656 | Gross: $32.73M

18. Support the Girls (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $0.13M

19. Minding the Gap (2018)

93 min | Documentary

93 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Kiere Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 1,553 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz

Votes: 9,225 | Gross: $12.32M

21. Un beau soleil intérieur (2017)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 3,697 | Gross: $0.87M

22. Her Smell (2018)

134 min | Drama, Music

63 Metascore

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Director: Alex Ross Perry | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn

Votes: 216

23. Zama (2017)

16 | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $0.20M

24. Mid90s (2018)

12 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonah Hill | Stars: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith

Votes: 10,658 | Gross: $7.36M

25. Tully (2018)

12 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Asher Miles Fallica

Votes: 33,464 | Gross: $9.23M

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

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 12,359 | Gross: $22.61M

27. Skate Kitchen (2018)

R | 106 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Kabrina Adams, Emmanuel Barco, Tom Bruno, Alexander Cooper

Votes: 1,610 | Gross: $0.24M

28. Manbiki kazoku (2018)

12 | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi

Votes: 10,608 | Gross: $1.95M

29. Eighth Grade (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Votes: 28,960 | Gross: $13.54M

30. The Rider (2017)

9 | 104 min | Drama, Western

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 7,420 | Gross: $2.42M

31. Zimna wojna (2018)

12 | 88 min | Drama, Music, Romance

91 Metascore

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 15,687 | Gross: $0.41M

32. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

12 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover

Votes: 13,384 | Gross: $11.25M

33. Game Night (I) (2018)

12 | 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: 143,424 | Gross: $69.00M

34. Wildlife (2018)

9 | 105 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.

Director: Paul Dano | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp

Votes: 6,949 | Gross: $1.03M

35. A Quiet Place (2018)

16 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 259,136 | Gross: $188.02M

36. The Price of Everything (2018)

98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a fun-house mirror up to our values and... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Amy Cappellazzo, George Condo, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Stefan Edlis

Votes: 315 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Vice (I) (2018)

16 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 15,229 | Gross: $36.73M

38. Leave No Trace (2018)

9 | 109 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 24,410 | Gross: $6.05M

39. The Death of Stalin (2017)

16 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin 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: 55,506 | Gross: $8.04M

40. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick

Votes: 30,325 | Gross: $17.49M

41. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

12 | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 83,533 | Gross: $48.27M

42. Private Life (2018)

16 | 123 min | Drama

83 Metascore

An author (Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband (Giamatti) on edge.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Gabrielle Reid, Amy Russ

Votes: 7,485



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