OMG, I had been waiting for 2018 because wonderful-fantabulous-super awesome movies are releasing this year. And its a must watch at your favourite theatre. I have jotted some best movies of this year which you can plan accordingly as per your holidays, leaves, weekends, commitments.
What are we waiting? Let’s get started!
1. Fifty Shades Freed (Feb. 9)
Directed by: James Foley
Stars: Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
The third installment in the erotica series follows the story of Christian and Anastasia after their marriage, which is put to the test when vengeful former bosses and former lovers resurface.
2. Peter Rabbit (Feb. 9)
Directed by: Will Gluck
Stars: Margot Robbie, James Corden, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley
Based on the popular children’s stories by Beatrix Potter, the film follows Peter, an unruly rabbit who tries to break into a vegetable garden.
3. Black Panther (Feb. 16)
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Following the disastrous events of “Captain America: Civil War” (2016, pictured), T’Challa aka Black Panther returns to his homeland Wakanda as the new king. When enemies conspire to bring down his empire, he must team up with Wakanda’s special forces and the CIA to prevent an imminent war.
4. Early Man (Feb. 16)
Directed by: Nick Park
Stars: Maisie Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston
The animated adventure goes back to the prehistoric times, as the story revolves around Dug who tries to unite his tribe against the evil Lord Nooth.
5. Red Sparrow (March 2)
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Mary-Louise Parker, Joel Edgerton
The spy thriller tells the story of ballerina Dominika Egorova, who gets recruited into Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence institution which forcefully teaches her to turn her body into a weapon and become a covert assassin. Things get out of hand when in her first mission, she falls for her target, CIA officer Nathaniel Nash and decides to be a double agent.
6. Sherlock Gnomes (March 23)
Directed by: John Stevenson
Stars: Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy
A sequel to the rip-roaring 2011 comedy “Gnomeo & Juliet” (pictured) the movie stars Depp as the titular detective, who is hired to investigate into the curious case of disappearing garden gnomes.
7. Isle of Dogs (March 23)
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton
The stop-motion film is about dystopian Japan, where dogs are outlawed due to a “canine flu” and quarantined to the remote Isle of Dogs. The story takes a turn when a young human appears on the island in search for his missing dog.
8. X-Men: The New Mutants (April 13)
Directed by: Josh Boone
Stars: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton
In the eleventh installment in the “X-Men” series, five young mutants are introduced, who try to escape a secret facility where they are being held against their will.
9. Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland
The biggest Marvel superheroes come together as they face off against their greatest threat yet, the vile Thanos.
10. A Star Is Born (May 18)
Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Stars: Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Bradley Cooper
The musical revolves around an aged and alcoholic movie star who helps a gifted young singer achieve fame and success.
11. Untitled ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo film (May 25)
Directed by: Ron Howard
Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany
The space adventure will chronicle the rise of Han Solo as a young smuggler as he embarks on incredible adventures with his trustworthy companion Chewbacca. The film will also show his early encounters with Lando Calrissian.
12. Deadpool 2 (June 1)
Directed by: David Leitch
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand
Reynolds is back as the R-rated merc with a mouth, this time teaming up with his iconic partner from the comic books, Cable (Brolin), a no-nonsense time-travelling soldier.
13. Ocean’s Eight (June 8)
Directed by: Gary Ross
Stars: Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Olivia Munn
Both a sequel and spin-off of the Ocean’s trilogy, the heist comedy flick will feature an all-female lead cast, as they plan the heist of the century at the star-studded Met Gala in New York City.
14. Incredibles 2 (June 15)
Directed by: Brad Bird
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
Mr. Incredible and his super-family must stop the Underminer and foil his evil plans.
15. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum
Taking the story forward from its 2015-predecessor, “Fallen Kingdom” will bring back the characters of Claire, Owen and the eccentric Dr. Ian Malcolm.
16. The Nun (July 13)
Directed by: Corin Hardy
Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope
Introduced in “The Conjuring 2” (2016, pictured), the malevolent spirit of the Nun is back in yet another spine-tingling horror that revolves around her mysterious origins.
17. Hotel Transylvania 3 (July 13)
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Stars: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg
The lovable Count Dracula is back, this time taking a vacation aboard a luxury Monster Cruise ship. He falls for Ericka, the ship’s captain who is also the daughter of the infamous monster slayer, Abraham Van Helsing.
18. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (July 20)
Directed by: Ol Parker
Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Lily James, Colin Firth
A sequel to the 2008-film, “Mamma Mia!” the musical stars Lily James as the younger version of Donna, who was played by Meryl Streep in the previous film.
19. M:I 6 – Mission Impossible (July 27)
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan
The sixth installment in the wildly popular action spy series will feature several old characters, such as Ethan Hunt, Luther and Benji. Several new faces are also cast including Henry Cavill and Vanessa Kirby.
20. The Predator (Aug. 3)
Directed by: Shane Black
Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown
The fourth installment in the “Predator” franchise is set between “Predator 2” (1990) and “Predators” (2010). It is rumored that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who starred in the first film, is set to make an appearance in the film.
21. The Equalizer 2 (Aug. 10)
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman
Following the success of the 2014-prequel, Washington is back as the lethal former-CIA operative who becomes a hitman to exact revenge.
22. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2)
Directed by: Simon Kinberg
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy
The upcoming installment will see the X-Men face their greatest challenge yet, as their friend Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers and turns herself into the super-powerful antagonist, Dark Phoenix.
23. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Nov. 9)
Directed by: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch
The classic Dr. Seuss story has been turned into an animation in which Cumberbatch voices the character of Grinch, a creature who plans to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
24. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (Nov. 16)
Directed by: David Yates
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Zoë Kravitz
The movie takes the story forward from its 2016-prequel (pictured). As Gellert Grindelwald escapes imprisonment and begins to gather followers, Albus Dumbledore must take help from his former student Newt Scamander to stop him.
25. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Nov. 21)
Directed by: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Mandy Moore, Kristen Bell, Kelly Macdonald
Taking place six years after the first film, the story revolves around video game character Ralph and his misadventures in the world of internet.
26. Bumblebee (Dec. 21)
Directed by: Travis Knight
Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena
The sixth installment in the “Transformers” series, the film tells the story of Bumblebee (the popular transformer from previous films), as he is on the run in the guise of a Volkswagen Beetle.
27. Bohemian Rhapsody (Dec. 25)
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Stars: Rami Malek, Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
Charting the life of the eccentric rocker Freddie Mercury, the film showcases the meteoric rise of his band, Queen, from their formation to their iconic performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.
28. Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 25)
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Stars: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer
A sequel to the landmark 1964-musical, the upcoming film tells the story of Jane and Michael Banks, who are now all-grown up. Following a family tragedy, Michael’s three children get a visit from the magical nanny, Mary Poppins.
So start ticking your calendar ‘coz I have started 😉
Written By : Alka Prasad