11 Must-See Films in 2018
26th March 2018 by CH
Whether you’re a Netflix lover or you prefer a cinema trip, here’s 11 brand new films to look out for in 2018.
- Annihilation (available now on Netflix)
By now, you’ve probably heard people talk about this weird new film on Netflix called Annihilation and how great it is. But it really is. Natalie Portman is amazing in this mind-boggling, gut-wrenching Sci-Fi horror based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel of the same title. Complex and thought-provoking stuff.
Why You Should Watch It: If you’re in the mood for a thought provoking film that gives you more than the standard Netflix offering.
- Ready Player One (now in UK cinemas)
This feels like it’s going to be somewhere in between Tron and Hunger Games and we like it. Director Steven Spielberg returns with this Sci-Fi action film that is based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel of the same name, portraying the future of humanity in the not-so-far away 2045 when VR becomes a way to escape from reality.
Why You Should Watch It: If you’re a fan of fast paced action films and visually-immersive worlds, this is right up your street.
3. Solo: A Star Wars Story (25th May UK release)
This one is for all you Star Wars fans out there who want to soak up even more and learn more about Han Solo’s story. Plus, it’ll be interesting to see Emilia Clarke go from Khaleesi to Qi’Ra (at least they have the original names in common).
Why You Should Watch It: You’re a Star Wars fan, obvs 🙂
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6th June UK release)
Is the sequel to Jurassic World going to become a summer blockbuster? Well, It’s true that it’ll never have the impact that the first film did but if dinosaurs are your thing, then you’re bound to enjoy it. It could be contrived and a bit silly but we’ll probably buy a ticket.
Why You Should Watch It: Dinosaurs are being threatened with extinction so there’s the usual mayhem but Jeff Goldblum is revisiting his role as Dr Ian Malcolm so that’s exciting.
- Ocean’s 8 (22nd June UK release)
Can you believe it’s been over 10 years since the last film was released, but we think this female-focused spinoff featuring such an impressive cast will definitely be worth the wait. We’ve seen Danny Ocean in action, now it’s time to meet Debbie. Ocean’s 8 is adding to the new wave of female-centric movies and that’s a good thing.
Why You Should Watch It: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and wait for it… Rihanna. What a cast! If you liked Ghostbusters (the girly version) then you might like this. We think it’ll be great fun.
- Mission Impossible – Fallout (26th July UK release)
Admit it, you’re curious about what Tom Cruise is up to in this one. It’s a seemingly never-ending franchise but it’s going to be entertaining.
Why You Should Watch It: The stunts never disappoint. Great if you like action movies.
- Christopher Robin (17th August UK release)
We couldn’t leave a Disney film off this list, and this new take on the classic is supposed to be amazing. The story follows an adult Christopher Robin and combines live action with a CGI animated Winnie the Pooh like you haven’t seen before.
Why You Should Watch It: A great film for the entire family as you’d imagine and perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
- The Grinch (9th November UK release)
Staying within the family realms, there’s a new Grinch film coming to town. Produced by Illumination (Minions) and Universal Pictures, this year we’ll get to enjoy a new fully-animated film featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch.
Why You Should Watch It: Another good one for the kids. Illumination have a pretty good track-record so it’s a treat for the eyes as well.
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (16th November UK release)
Harry Potter fans will certainly have this on their radar already. Two years after the release of the first Fantastic Beasts is too long a wait for such a high-profile sequel but it looks so good. We’re back in Hogwarts and a storm is brewing. Plus Jude Law as a young Dumbledore? Very intriguing!
Why You Should Watch It: For all those Harry Potter fans who haven’t found closure and because your Harry Potter-loving spouse/partner/friend has asked you to. Unless you’re the one doing the asking, in which case you don’t really need any more reasons.
- Mary Poppins Returns (21st December UK release)
This teaser trailer gives us goosebumps. More than five decades after the original film, Disney has produced a sequel. This may be the longest ever gap between sequels, but it’s a great opportunity for younger generations to get acquainted with this perennial character, played by Emily Blunt this time round. Hamilton scribe and muso Lin-Manuel Miranda also steps in time as the chim-chim-cher-ee sweep.
Why You Should Watch It: The cast is nothing but impressive and it’s an excellent choice, especially in time for Christmas.
- Bohemian Rhapsody (28th December UK release)
(Trailer not released yet)
Will Rami Malek manage to do the impossible and convey a good-enough portrayal of the legendary Freddie Mercury? We hope so. We’re definitely keeping an eye out for more details about this ambitious biopic.
Why You Should Watch It: You’re thinking the same as us.