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Top 100 Movies of the Decade: 2018

Are you actually kidding me? I’ve done 8 of these lists now, you’d think I would have become hardened to only picking the very best movies that I truly loved. I should have it down to a cold-hearted process, right? I just counted my starter list for 2018, and it has 21 movies on it. 21! That’s not including a lot of movies I really enjoyed but knew they weren’t quite Top 10 material. I have to cut this list in half, and chop another off after that.

Maybe 2018 was a fantastic year for movies, but it’s maybe more down to me re-finding my love for this little hobby of mine after losing myself at the start of the year. Either way, this is going to be tough. Here goes nothing. You can find my other lists here.

2018 Movies Watched: 84
Movies that just missed out: Bandersnatch, Bird Box, The Favourite, Incredibles 2, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, Game Night, Love Simon, American Animals

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#10 BlacKkKlansman

I knew what to expect about a movie where an African American cop teams up with a Jewish cop to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, but I didn’t think it would be so entertaining. Come for the important message, stay for the performances.

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#9 Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Watching this movie was never on my agenda until Melissa McCarthy started getting nominations left, right and centre for it. I’m very love her or hate her with McCarthy but she was incredible here, and Richard E. Grant is a delight too. It’s a story that some might find a bit dry but I was enthralled.

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#8 Hereditary

Hereditary was the first movie I went to see by myself with my shiny new Odeon card. I must have been mad, but it was a great experience. I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending but there are scenes in that movie that still bug me and haunt me, and they always will!

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#7 Widows

Badass women doing badass things – count me in. Viola Davs is absolutely terrifying in Widows, I 100% would not want to be on her bad side. There are bound to be some copycat style movies following this, but Widows will remain the original and best.

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#6 Ant-Man and the Wasp

Look – I don’t know what to tell you. I’m sure this is at the bottom of everyone’s favourite MCU movies but there was something about Ant-Man and the Wasp that struck a chord with me. It’s funny, it’s got great action scenes and it’s just…wholesome.

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#5 Green Book

Green Book is another of those movies I would have skipped if I didn’t make a habit of watching all the Best Picture nominees. I know it wasn’t a popular winner but I loved it. The story was engaging, the message powerful, and it had a surprising number of funny moments. I’m still a little mad Mahershala Ali was considered a Supporting Actor rather than Lead Actor, though.

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#4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

So the internet decided that Into the Spider-Verse was the best Spider-Man movie ever made. I thought there was no way that could be true, but there’s only one way to find out. Turns out, the internet was right! From the stylish animation, to the smart story, funny one-liners and characters that should be annoying but aren’t, I loved every minute of this.

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#3 A Simple Favor

A comedy/mystery movie directed by Paul Feig and starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively is like, right up there on my list of dream movies. There was no way I wasn’t going to love A Simple Favor. It’s stylish, sexy and mysterious, and although it gets way too over the top at the end, it’s a wild ride.

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#2 A Star Is Born

I’ve listened to the soundtrack from A Star Is Born countless times since watching the movie, but I’m yet to bring myself to actually rewatch it. It’s such a beautifully painful story, but ugh, my heart hasn’t recovered quite yet.

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#1 Searching

An odd choice, I admit, but let me explain. I love movies that bring something a little different to the table. All scenes in Searching are through a screen, be it a laptop, mobile, CCTV, FaceTime. That alone makes it great in my eyes. The cherry on the top is a simply brilliant mystery story that twists and turns constantly, with a hugely satisfying conclusion. Love it.

17 thoughts on “Top 100 Movies of the Decade: 2018

  1. Searching was so much better than it had any right to be. The trailer for that was honestly awful. I had it on my Top 10 as well. This was a wrong year. I still can’t believe Widows got zero Oscar love.

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  2. such a great list allie!

    Spider verse was my #1. Loved A Star us Born and agree that Searching s a great ad unique film.
    Havent seen A Simple Favor yet, but it’s now on my watchlist based on ur recommendation!

    Keep up the great work!

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  3. I only saw 3 of these movies: Ant-Man, Spider-Man and Searching. But I definitely think Searching was the best of the 3. I thought it would really suck but it was really good. It actually used the gimmick effectively too.

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  4. So far, the films I haven’t seen are: Can You Ever Forgive Me (it’s in my DVR list), Green Book (not interested), Hereditary (in my local library watchlist), A Simple Favor (not interested), and Searching (in my DVR list). I just saw A Star is Born and man, that’s an incredible film. The best film of 2018 that I’ve seen so far as I’m sure many wouldn’t want to see is The House That Jack Built by my favorite Satanic filmmaker, Lars von Trier.

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      1. The runtime is nothing to be worried about. Yeah, it’s slow but that is the thing you shouldn’t be worried about as it’s at least structured in chapters.

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  5. Hey, I liked Ant-Man and the Wasp. In fact, I thought it was the best MCU movie released that year. 😛

    Interesting top choice with Searching. I enjoyed that one. Not one you see appear on lists like this all too often. I’m glad someone took the gimmick that was done rather poorly in Unfriended and actually did something good with it. 🙂

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