Movies are an important part of life. We watch movies to be entertained, learn new perspectives, laugh, cry, and love. Hollywood caters to our every dream, and these are the best movies released in 2018.
10. Leave No Trace (100% on Rotten Tomatoes)
An Iraq War veteran lives isolated in a park near Portland, OR with his teenage daughter. When they’re spotted in the woods by a jogger, they’re forced into social services and must face their anti-societal leanings.
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard
9. The Hate You Give (96% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Starr Carter attends a white private school, but she lives in a poor black neighborhood. When her childhood best friend is shot and murdered by the police, Starr becomes an anti-corruption activist.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby
8. A Star Is Born (90% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Aging rock star Jack brings underground lounge singer Ally on the ride of her life through fame and fortune. That ride also includes alcoholism, depression, and constant fights as his star burns out while hers heats up.
Director: Bradley Cooper
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott
7. Incredibles 2 (92% on Rotten Tomatoes)
The Parrs are a family of superheroes working to regain public trust in superheroes. Unfortunately, they’re being undermined by Evelyn Deavor and her villainous puppet, the Screenslaver.
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
6. Ready Player One (72% on Rotten Tomatoes)
When eccentric developer James Halliday dies, he leaves ownership of his vast virtual world, OASIS, to the winner of a scavenger hunt. Destitute orphan Wade Watts is on a mission to retrieve it.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
5. Crazy Rich Asians (92% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Rachel Chu is a successful economics professor in New York. When she travels to Singapore with her boyfriend for a wedding, she discovers he’s extremely wealthy. She fights to fit in with her new family, even though they’re several levels above her in society.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
4. Eighth Grade (99% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Kayla has anxiety and struggles to fit in with the rest of her classmates. As high school approaches, she tries to make friends, but she’s stuck in social media, where still nobody is paying attention to her.
Director: Bo Burnham
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
3. Black Panther (97% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Prince T’Challa is the heir to the throne of Wakanda, an advanced African civilization. But his reign as king is cut short by Erik Killmonger, a former Wakandian living in exile and ready to start a race war against western civilization.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
2. Paddington 2 (100% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Paddington is settled in and living happily ever after with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. When the perfect gift for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is stolen, Paddington and the Browns embark on a journey to unmask the thief.
Director: Paul King
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville
1. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (99% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Fred Rogers is one of the most iconic children’s television hosts in history. Relive his life, lessons, and legacy in this detailed documentary.
Director: Morgan Neville
Starring: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers