The Best Movies Of 2018 So Far
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We're now ten months through 2018, and most movie fans would agree it's been a great year of cinema so far. Disney's three big properties--Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar--all had major releases, but many of the year's best films so far have come from more unexpected places. Following the huge success of Get Out last year, independent horror has shown that it's as strong as ever, with a handful of low budget chillers that have earned some of the best reviews of the year so far in any genre. And there have been some distinctive movies from some of the most singular directors working today, including new films from Lynne Ramsey, Alex Garland, and Wes Anderson.
Of course, it's been hard to escape the huge movies too, but luckily most have been great. Solo might have floundered at the box office but the fans who did see it weren't disappointed, and Marvel delivered two of its biggest movies ever, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, these two movies have dominated the superhero genre so completely in the first half of 2018, it's hard to see how they can be topped throughout the rest of the year, much less in 2019--but knowing Marvel, we'll be back in 12 months saying exactly the same thing.
Every year throws sequels our way, but 2018 has been stronger than most when it comes to follow-up films. The Mission Impossible movies continue to get bigger and better, Deadpool 2 doubled down on everything that made the first so successful, The Nun became the biggest movie in the Conjuring universe to date, and the Sicario sequel surprised many by being a superb, utterly uncompromising sequel to the acclaimed original. So in order of release, here's a look at the very best movies of 2018 so far...