Out of all the movies I've seen that were released in 2018, I've seen 162 of them. 10 more than in 2017. I didn’t even need to drive to Hollywood to watch some of those limited release films this year either. Of course that meant that as of this list below, I haven’t seen Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman, or On The Basis Of Sex starring Felicity Jones playing Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and several other movies on my to-watch-list like Free Solo or Slice.
2018 was truly the year that proved superhero movies are here to stay. With successes from Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse, teen titans go to the movies, Incredibles 2, Avengers Infinity War, Black Panther, aquaman, ant-man and the wasp, venom, and even psychokinesis.
2018 was also the year Netflix flexed its muscles even more in getting more people to watch their movies. Bird Box, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the Kissing Booth, Set It Up, The Christmas Chronicles, the Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Bandersnatch, the Princess Switch, the Night Comes For Us, Cam, and the Cloverfield Paradox, all were successful in getting moviegoers to check them out. Despite the quality of some of those movies that is.
2018 was surprisingly also the year where movies really stopped being afraid to let their characters sing on screen. Mary Poppins Returns, Anna and the Apocalypse, Vox Lux, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Been So Long, Teen Titans go to the movies, Mama Mia Here We Go Again, Hearts Beat Loud, and even Holmes & Watson, as well as Ralph Breaks The Internet and the Ballad Of Buster Scruggs got some song numbers in them as well. Plus there’s also rap action, with movies like Bodied, and The After Party.
The numbered list below are all the movies I gave a grade of "Loved It” and “Enjoyed It” on my isawthatmovie blog, and that’s 73 movies out of the 162 I’ve seen in 2018. There were actually only 12 movies that I gave a “Loved It” grade, and that's equivalent to an A or A+. 94% and up, 9 out of 10, 10 out of 10, two big enthusiastic thumbs up, two snaps, a twist, high fives, and a booty shake. An “Enjoyed It” grade is equivalent to a B, B+, or A-, and it’s also where most people would give a grade of 8 out of 10, or an 84% to 93%.
Either way, I recommend any of these movies below. Click on the movie to get directed to my no spoilers review of it. Now I know everybody has different tastes of course, but I believe that any of the movies below are definitely worth checking out.
Happy New Year 2019 Everybody! Enjoy a whole New Year of watching movies.
P.S. Just for fun, here are the bottom 6 movies that I just did not like in 2018…