2018 A History of Film

by isthisbetterb | created - 15 Jan 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

A History of Movies made in 2018 from best to worst

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1. 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: 61,873

2. 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: 207,984 | Gross: $220.16M

3. Isle of Dogs (2018)

6 | 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: 91,584 | Gross: $32.02M

4. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

92 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 7,324 | Gross: $8.34M

5. A Simple Favor (2018)

12 | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells

Votes: 61,647 | Gross: $53.54M

6. Deadpool 2 (2018)

16 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 338,068 | Gross: $324.57M

7. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

12 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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: 572,738 | Gross: $678.82M

8. Joe Rogan: Strange Times (2018 TV Special)

63 min | Comedy

Outspoken as ever, comedian Joe Rogan takes on current culture, pro wrestling, pot laws, cats, vegans and more in a stand-up special shot in Boston.

Director: Anthony Giordano | Star: Joe Rogan

Votes: 1,772

9. Hostiles (2017)

16 | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

65 Metascore

In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper, Stella Cooper

Votes: 47,345 | Gross: $29.82M

10. Game Over, Man! (2018)

101 min | Action, Comedy

32 Metascore

Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.

Director: Kyle Newacheck | Stars: Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, Chloe Bridges

Votes: 19,936

11. Gringo (2018)

16 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Thandie Newton

Votes: 19,049 | Gross: $4.97M

12. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen

Votes: 24,154 | Gross: $2.86M

13. The Yellow Birds (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama, War

56 Metascore

Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Director: Alexandre Moors | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, Tye Sheridan

Votes: 2,216

14. Den of Thieves (2018)

12 | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew 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: 62,359 | Gross: $44.95M

15. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

6 | 101 min | Biography, Comedy

55 Metascore

In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Douglas Kenney.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Frank Gingerich, Morgan Gingerich, Annette O'Toole, Harry Groener

Votes: 9,732

16. 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: 145,127 | Gross: $69.00M

17. Paterno (2018 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Crime, Sport

The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Kathy Baker, Kenneth Maharaj, Michael Mastro

Votes: 4,590

18. 12 Strong (2018)

16 | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 44,880 | Gross: $45.50M

19. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

12 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Votes: 185,310 | Gross: $216.65M

20. 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: 448,010 | Gross: $700.06M

21. The Polka King (2017)

12 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 6,638

22. Arizona (2018)

85 min | Comedy, Thriller

41 Metascore

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

Director: Jonathan Watson | Stars: Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lolli Sorenson, Luke Wilson

Votes: 3,561

23. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

12 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Votes: 227,136 | Gross: $404.52M

24. Night School (2018)

12 | 111 min | Comedy

43 Metascore

A group of high school dropouts are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco

Votes: 16,096 | Gross: $77.34M

25. Tag (I) (2018)

12 | 100 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Director: Jeff Tomsic | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 67,391 | Gross: $54.55M

26. Super Troopers 2 (2018)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

41 Metascore

When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

Votes: 17,496 | Gross: $30.62M

27. Venom (2018)

12 | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

Votes: 218,611 | Gross: $213.51M

28. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

12 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 193,364 | Gross: $417.72M

29. The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018)

70 min | Documentary

This documentary explores various urban legends around Hollywood's most elusive star.

Director: Tommy Avallone | Stars: Tommy Avallone, John Barnhardt, Johnathan Davis, Albert DiGiacomo

Votes: 823

30. Mile 22 (2018)

16 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

38 Metascore

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of Indonesia.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich

Votes: 38,740 | Gross: $36.11M

31. Beirut (2018)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 13,132 | Gross: $5.02M

32. Accident Man (2018)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Greene, David Paymer

Votes: 5,013

33. The Debt Collector (2018)

95 min | Action

A classically-trained martial artist goes to work as a mob debt collector. The job seems easy enough, until a client drags him into a situation deeper than could ever be anticipated.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor, Vladimir Kulich, Tony Todd

Votes: 2,445

34. Action Point (2018)

16 | 85 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends.

Director: Tim Kirkby | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl

Votes: 5,303 | Gross: $5.06M

35. True Crimes (2016)

16 | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

24 Metascore

A murder investigation of a slain businessman turns to clues found in an author's book about an eerily similar crime. Based on the 2008 article "True Crimes - A Postmodern Murder Mystery" by David Grann.

Director: Alexandros Avranas | Stars: Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen

Votes: 7,349

36. Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up (2018 TV Special)

62 min | Comedy

Kevin James is back with a new stand-up special dishing on parenting, allergies, his fans, and more.

Director: Andy Fickman | Star: Kevin James

Votes: 959

37. Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish (2018 TV Special)

68 min | Documentary, Comedy

An American stand-up comedy special starring Marlon Wayans who jokes about politics, racism, hip-hop, gay rights, and raising kids.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Diana Hernandez

Votes: 942

38. Hilarity for Charity (2018 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

Seth Rogen hosts an evening of comedy to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Benji Allonbe, Ike Barinholtz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lakecia Benjamin

Votes: 1,675

39. Stano (2019)

Drama | Completed

After serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made in his youth, a once-aspiring baseball player returns to his Bronx neighborhood.

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Sofía Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Robbie DeRaffele, Denis O'Hare

40. Holmes & Watson (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

24 Metascore

A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Director: Etan Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 7,351 | Gross: $30.39M



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