It’s 2019 already and you know what that means? Well, not only does it mean it’s already 2019 but it also means it’s time to look back at the 10 of my favorite movies from 2018. Sure 2019 is gonna have a lot of awesome movies like 2018 did but here are the 10 that really stood out in my book. Without further ado, here are top ten best movies of 2018. Oh! And happy new year!
10. Bohemian Rhapsody: Well, this one is an unexpected one. I normally don’t put musicals that aren’t fiction but are reality in my top tens every year. But this one really stood out. Sure Mamma Mia 2 was better than expected and Mary Poppins Returns was delightful as it should be but the Queen movie is the most unique non fantasy musical film of the year. Not only does it deliver as a great biopic about Freddie Mercury but it’s also a rock concert brought to the silver screen. Rami Malek is terrific as Freddie Mercury and the film takes you behind the scenes of how Queen’s songs were made. Did I mention this made $702 million in global revenue? Maybe Kevin Feige should get Freddie Mercury to join the Avengers once the Disney/Fox deal starts in the summer.
9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Like Star Wars: The Last Jedi from 2017, this film is special in every way. It may not be your usual Spider-Man film but it’s a marvel to watch. There are people saying it’s the best Spider-Man film but I still think it’s Spider-Man: Homecoming that’s the best. Majorly because it gave the character justice and Tom Holland is excellent as the web slinger. But anyway, it’s one of the best animated films Sony has ever done, even if I had more fun with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the Hotel Transylvania films. It definitely serves as not only a movie that makes you look like your reading a comic book and a movie that pays tribute to Stan Lee, but it also serves an apology letter from Sony for doing Thou Shall Not Be Named. Peni Parker is as interesting as she can get, Nicholas Cage nailed it as Spider-Noir and (I’m not gonna lie but) as much as I love Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld was a better Gwen Stacy than her. Did I mention Spider-Ham was a fun character? I would not mind seeing a Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy solo film and/or a Spider-Ham solo film after this. It also makes Venom, Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man films all look like a movie where all of the acting is nothing but wooden or sock puppets.
8. Bumblebee: Sorry, Into the Spider-Verse fans but I placed the new Transformers film about the yellow robot with the same actress from your film one spot higher! Where to begin? When I first heard of this movie, I thought it was gonna be a disaster. Especially after the poor reception and box office results of Transformers: The Last Knight. But after seeing what it’s like, boy! Was I wrong or what! The fact that this has no countless explosions, no annoying or obnoxious robots, no unnecessary humans, and no juvenile humor just restored my faith in Transformers. See what happens when Michael Bay decides to not direct anymore? The movie has better humans, better robot designs, an actual plot, and Animaniacs-Like humor. Shatter and Dropkick were the cruel, colorful Decepticons we wanted them to be, Hailee Steinfeld was great and the Bumble-Mister himself was awesome. This makes me want Paramount to make more Transformers movies like this one. Oh and Hollywood, not only can you do that but can you also please put Steinfeld in more films? Thank you! On a side note, I’m a little upset that it came out the same day as Aquaman (A movie I liked but as much as this one).
7. Paddington 2: Of course! You can’t have a top ten best movies of 2018 list without this film! This is the case of your sequel being even better Than the original. It’s heartwarming, funny and charming. Paddington is such a likable character unlike (For example) Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks or Yogi Bear from Yogi Bear. With Paddington 3 in development, let’s hope Paddington becomes a trilogy that’s more in line with Toy Story where all three films are excellent and everybody agrees to them. On a side note, since this was out the same year as Christopher Robin, I kind of want a Winnie the Pooh and Paddington bear crossover right now.
6. Deadpool 2: Sorry Paddington fans but I placed the Merc with the mouth one spot higher than the bear who loves Marmalade sandwiches but I love both still. Anyway, this is without a doubt, the best R rated movie of 2018 (Unless you think A Star Is Born was better) and the funniest comedy of the year (Unless your a moron that sat through an entire thing of Holmes and Watson this Christmas and thinks it’s a new kind of funny which in reality, it’s not). It’s hard to decide which Deadpool film is better because I’m a fan of the character. And let’s please pretend that the PG-13 cut didn’t happen!
5. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Another great entry in the MCU. Next!
4. Black Panther: The fourth super hero movie on this list. Out of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe entries that came out for over 10 years, it’s the most unique one ever and that’s despite coming out super early in the year (Okay. February is kind of super early) It plays as “Live action The Lion King but it’s all humans and most of the movie has the same kind of humor Timon and Pumbaa would deliver” It has a mostly African American cast with only two non-African American actors (Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis) thrown in. This movie is great from beginning to end.
3. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Sorry, Black Panther fans but I placed the sequel to a movie about a big guy with big fists one spot higher than a movie about an African American guy in a Panther suit. Wreck-It-Ralph is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time. This sequel however is even better. I really liked how it’s not just internet jokes and Disney references but it’s also heartfelt like the first movie was. The animation is wonderful to look at, it had so many likable characters and it had the best thing about the whole movie… The Disney Princesses scene! I really loved seeing my favorite Disney Princesses all in one film it was awesome! Its not the best crossover I’ve seen this year but it’s right in line with what’s going to be talked about later. It’s also very emotional. It’s a great sequel to a great movie. Please make Wreck-It-Ralph 3! And while your at it, make Zootopia 2 as well!
2. Incredibles 2: I absolutely love the original Incredibles film. So it’s no surprise that the most anticipated film of the year absolutely lived up to the hype. The first movie remains a classic and aged very well but this one is even better. As much as I loved Finding Dory and Cars 3, it’s the best Pixar sequel since Toy Story 3. Jack-Jack definitely stole the show in this film. It’s both awesome and hilarious. Just like the original. Like Ralph Breaks the Internet, it’s a great sequel to a great movie. Please make Incredibles 3 and don’t make us wait 14 years again! On a side note, if you have seizure disorders, do not watch this movie! It has strobe lights in one scene! I’m just giving you a warning for those with seizure disorders!
And the best movie of the year is…. (Drum noises) Avengers: Infinity War!!! It’s just… Oh Snap!!! It is amazing! It was a tough choice between this and Incredibles 2 for best movie this year. There are just so many elements in this movie that I really liked. The downside? The ending. But other than that. It is one of the best Superhero movies ever made. Josh Brolin delivers as the mad titan himself and all the heroes were awesome. Now that’s how you do a villain! Take notes, DC! Cannot wait for next year’s slate of MCU films! They’re gonna be awesome!
Well that’s it for 2018! I do have honorable mentions like Mamma Mia 2, Christopher Robin and Mary Poppins Returns but it’s gonna take me forever to mention them. Join me next year for more awesome movies and hopefully, no bad movies for me this year! Avengers: Endgame is set to be the epic finale for The Avengers but Marvel is making more movies. Star Wars: General Hux’s Demise will likely be the first awesome Star Wars film since The Last Jedi. Captain Marvel looks to capitalize on girl power (again). The Lion King looks to be an amazing remake and I can go on and on about next year’s films. But here’s one fan theory for my first 2019 film. Is Rex Dangervest related to Emmet?!