There were quite a few good movies that hit the theaters in 2018. Unfortunately, I was not able to see all of the movies that I wanted to see that were released this year. Aquaman, for example, I have not gotten around to watching. Probably won’t happen this year.
This is a list of my top 10 favorite movies of the year.
9. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Here is another animated film to show up on this year’s list. This one was directed by Peter Rida Michaeil and Aaron Horvath. It was released in July. It is based on the animated television series Teen Titans Go!
8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
This sequel to the highly popular 2015 film Jurassic World was directed by J.A. Bayona and released in May. It is the fifth overall installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.
6. Ant-Man and the Wasp
This superhero film that was released in June is the sequel to the 2015 film Ant-Man and marked the 20 film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was directed by Peyton Reed.
5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
This is the third (and last) animated film to make it on this year’s list. It was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman and released in December.
4. Avengers: Infinity War
Yet another (and not the last) superhero movie to show up on the list (yeah, I’m a big nerd, get over it). This one was released in April and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It is the 3rd film in the Avengers franchise (after 2012’s The Avengers and 2015s Avengers: Age of Ultron) and 19th film in the MCU.
Yup another one. Although this one is based on a Marvel character, it does not necessarily fit into the MCU. It was released in October and directed by Ruben Fleischer. It is based on the 1993 comic miniseries Lethal Protector, written by David Michelinie and the 1995 comic miniseries Planet of the Symbiotes, also written by Michelinie.
2. A Star is Born
The only movie on the list that is not a superhero or otherwise geek-friendly film. This one is directed by Bradley Cooper, who also stars in the movie opposite Lady Gaga. It was released in August and is a musical romantic drama which is a remake of the 1976 film with Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Streisand, which itself is a remake of a 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, which is also a remake of a 1937 film with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
1. Black Panther
Of course the best film on this list is a superhero movie. Would you have it any other way? It was directed by Ryan Coogler and released in January. It is the 18th film in the MCU franchise.
Here is a list of the highest grossing films of 2018 (in case you were wondering):
1. Avengers: Infinity War ($2.04 billion worldwide gross)
2. Black Panther ($1.34 billion worldwide gross)
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.3 billion worldwide gross)
4. Incredibles 2 ($1.2 billion worldwide gross)
5. Venom ($855 million worldwide gross)