The top ten movies of 2018. That’s a tall order to fill for anyone. Why? Well, because dishing out a top ten movies of 2018 is purely a subjective thing. Not everyone is going to agree with my top ten movies of 2018. There may be one or two which you
That’s perfectly fine. This list of top ten movies of 2018 is solely based on my tastes and what I watched over this past year. Agree or disagree with my picks, this is only my opinion. I would love to hear your thoughts on which movies made your top ten movies of 2018 list. So be sure to sound off in the comments after you scroll through my list. Now, without further ado, I present Alex’s top ten movies of 2018. Listed in backward order.
#10 The Commuter
In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.
Sure it’s your basic action/thriller movie and Neeson plays an often used stereotypical character. That being said, it was fun and familiar. Nothing wrong with that!
#9 I Can Only Imagine
This one I wasn’t sure about going in at all. While I am familiar with the band MercyMe, I am not a fan of their music. Even after watching the movie, I’m not much of a fan of the music. But, the story was absolutely fantastic and the acting from Dennis Quaid and J. Michael Finley was top notch.
The movie revolves around Bart Millard and the band MercyMe. The movie was billed as the story behind MercyMe’s song I Can Only Imagine. What it turned out to be was a powerful telling of a very personal story, Bart Millard’s story. This movie is worth watching, even if you’re not a fan of MercyMe. It’s got a moving story to tell and one that many of us can relate to.
#8 The Christmas Chronicles
Okay, so this one wasn’t a theatrical release, and I don’t care. The Christmas Chronicles is now (in my opinion) one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. Kurt Russell is absolutely perfect as Santa Clause and (in my estimation) takes the title of best movie Santa ever. Sorry, Tim Allen. This movie was a Netflix Original and can still be watched on Netflix.
The story is of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. This one is really great for the whole family and even worth watching right now.
#7 Ready Player One
Some people loved it and some people hated it. The sheer amount of nostalgia in this movie made me a lover of it. Steven Spielberg hit every memory in my grey matter and pulled me in hook, line, and sinker.
When the creator of a virtual reality world, called the OASIS, dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. If you’re a movie nerd and have a soft spot for nostalgia, this one is for you!
#6 Ant-Man and the Wasp
First, let me say this. I did not enjoy the first Ant-Man at all, and I still don’t think Paul Rudd is the right choice for this role. Don’t get me wrong, I like Rudd in plenty of other movies, but he’s just not my first choice here. That being said, this film is miles better than the first and we can thank Evangeline Lily and Michael Douglas for that. With the addition of Wasp to the cast, it gave the Ant-Man character a solid catalyst to work off of.
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. Although I don’t like it so much, I’d recommend watching the first film before watching this one, if you haven’t.
#5 Christopher Robin
What an absolutely amazing film this one is! Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin is just spot on. I love the story from a
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. A must watch for all families!
#4 The Incredibles 2
The Incredibles are back, baby! The first movie was pure enjoyment and Pixar doesn’t disappoint with the sequel. We’ve literally watched this movie a dozen times at my house since its Blu-Ray release. Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter return as the voices of Mr. Incredible and Elsatigirl. Jack Jack reveals his talents to everyone. It’s a fun ride!
The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. Get this now!
#3 Solo: A Star Wars Story
There’s been a lot of hate for this movie. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d like it before I actually saw it. I was listening to the talking heads all over the internet who didn’t like it, so I wasn’t expecting much. Boy, was I wrong. I’m putting myself out there on this one but…this is easily one of the best Star Wars franchise movies ever made. I said it!
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Watch this movie!
#2 Avengers: Infinity War
It’s the Avengers…what more do I need to say? The Marvel Cinematic Universe movies aren’t always a hit. Some of them are amazing, some of them are acceptable but could have been better. This one hit the mark for me, and I loved it!
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. All your favorite actors are back, and Josh Brolin as Thanos was awesome. If you haven’t seen any of the MCU movies I’d suggest you catch up before watching this.
#1 Deadpool 2
Well, this is it. My top movie of 2018, Deadpool 2. Ryan Reynolds is an absolute comedic genius as Deadpool. He nails Wade Wilson perfectly and everything about both the first and second movie is just perfect. If you were to ask me what my top 2 favorite superhero movies were, the answer would be Deadpool and Deadpool 2.
Josh Brolin plays Cable, and I was all giddy when I heard Cable was going to be in this one. Brolin did a great job playing this character, and
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.
Word of warning parents. It is my humble opinion that while this movie is awesome in every way, this is certainly not a movie for kids, even though it’s based on a comic book.
There you have it! Alex’s top ten movies of 2018. What are