Movie Recommendation: Top 10 Best Films Of 2018 That You Should Not Miss Out

Kanchana Ngan |Dec 31, 2018

From the warm family relationship in Hearts Beat Loud, to Roma's aching childhood story, here are 10 best movies of 2018 that you should watch once.

Movie is not impossible or limited access any more in these modern days. Gone is the time when audience had to break a ridiculous number of laws in order to watch the latest Oscar winner. Now everything is just one click away, in other words, all you need to do is getting the internet connected, exploring and acquiring sorts of information you wish. The same goes for movie watching.

Although cinema masterpieces are easily in hand, a delicate matter is still posed. Are there any good creations which deserve people's spending time on? Actually, it is reported to be an odd time here in India, when barely any of 2018’s biggest festival hits have scored any sort of distribution deals, and the long-awaited Oscar nominees still need a couple of months to appear.

For that reason, while anticipating the best to come, this list is presented with 10 top released movies of 2018 that are worth your time watching. All are personally arranged in ascending order in terms of quality and attraction.

Hearts Beat Loud

movie hearts beat loud

The movie released at the very beginning of this year will clean your heart with absolutely feel-good father-daughter drama. The plot goes around Frank Fisher (Nick Offerman), who owns a failing record shop and is terribly pessimistic after his wife's death in an accident, and his daughter Sam Fisher (Kiersey Clemons). His misunderstanding and restraint on Sam's wishes and expectations lead to two family members' possibility of distance. However, after all, the father realizes that there is nothing more important than remaining a close relationship with his loving daughter. The movie is a representative of the old saying, "God never shuts one door without opening another". Hearts Beat Loud deeply moves audience with its thorough sweetness, comfortable familiarity, especially, ear-catching soundtrack and meaningful lyrics.


movie hereditary

So polarized are reviews about the supernatural horror movie that even the director, Ari Aster, himself cannot imagine. He shared that it is a common thing when a film receives different opinions,  “but I’ll admit that I’ve been surprised by just how deeply some viewers hate the thing", he added. The movie centres around Annie Graham (Toni Collette) and her family, who are all haunted since her secretive mother, Ellen Leigh's death. It takes good advantage of classic framework, which is surely proper for a horror film. Hereditary is also reviewed by many moviegoers to possess thrilling scenes that will leave you on the edge of your seat and make cold touch lingers along your backbone. Collette's presence in the movie also obtains huge praise. However, the film is also criticized in different aspects. If you are a fan of movies like The Shining or Rosemary’s Baby, watching Hereditary is not the right choice for you.

Demon House 

movie Demon House

2018 is indeed the peak year for horror movies. And Demon House can be considered among the most attractive and successful ones. No exaggeration, not until Demon House release could any horror films be as effective as 2007’s first Paranormal Activity. The footage described Zak Bagans entering a haunted house, then the crew led by himself investigating the house and gradually becoming fearful of what they have discovered. Horror may be a rather subjective genre, but it cannot be denied that the number of horror movie fans is increasing day by day.


movie BlackKklansman

BlackKklansman is selected as one of the top 10 films of 2018 by The American Film Institute for some reasons. It uses history to offer trenchant commentary on current events, emphasizes both political and provocative perspectives on the balance of entertaining yet brilliant tonal elements. Especially, the spotlight of the show that cannot be missed out is director Spike Lee's trademark shots. For example, Quentin Tarantino's fetish, Zack Snyder's slow-motion scenes, Martin Scorsese's playing the Rolling Stones and Spike Lee's glides.


movie Searching

Going beyond the genre's limitations, the 2018 thriller movie directed by Aneesh Chaganty self imposes these restrictions. Not only does Searching bring about a fresh wind on a familiar theme, produce smooth twists and turns, but it can also urge movie watchers to seek it out and spread to the world. Possessing a truly unique type of approach, the film provokes strong emotions. Even if Searching is not effective in terms of abnormal technological angle, it can still well deliver the story's spirit and steal people's attention.

Three Identical Strangers

movie Three Identical Strangers

A life story of twins or siblings is not a rare topic to be seen on television films. And Three Identical Strangers well employs and develops the theme to a degree that it leaves people in tears. Tim Wardle's documentary narrates triplets' adventure to discover the fact that each had their own brothers and fight the way back to find them. Previously, they were separated as infants due to an undisclosed scientific study, in which they want to track the development of genetically identical siblings raised in differing circumstances. The movie is as heartbreaking as you can imagine.


movie Bodied

Being one of the first Youtube Red original films, Bodied grasps huge attention and has been awarded at Toronto International Film as well as Fantastic Festival. It is a comedy-drama movie depicting the underground face of rap world where the lead actor Adam Merkin (Calum Worthy) is immersed and becomes a competitive battle rapper. The movie bravely reflects racial, cultural and historical situation at that time, and dares to opposite people's normal opinions and expectations on cinematic as well as social issues.

The Tale

movie The Tale

Although the movie is not released at cinemas, The Tale is still of great concern as being considered one of the most heartbreakingly terrific film. Screenwriter and director Jennifer Fox reveal her own story of childhood sexual abuse and the way it immensely affects her later life. Lead actress Laura Dern makes an impressive on-screen appearance, maybe one of her finest performances in an entire career, when movingly convey Fox's tragedy as well as her depression and hopelessness. It is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding cinematic experience of the year.

Eighth Grade

movie Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade needs only 30 beginning seconds to impress movie watchers and prove it is worth being called a masterpiece. Of course, there is nothing much revealed at the opening credits, yet the movie's unique tone has already settled in. Challenging as it may be, the film is a testament to filmmaking capability. And young director Bo Burnham definitely did it in her debut work at the age of 26. The plot centres around Kayla (Elsie Fisher), a 13-year-old girl during her last week at secondary school before graduation. At the first stage of maturing and being sensitive, she has to struggle with the heavy use of social media, mental health particularly social anxiety.


Movie Roma

Just as Eighth Grade, Roma follows the topic of childhood. It is a semi-autobiographical story, a half-remembered dream captured from vague memories. It is a game-changing masterpiece that the audience can barely find a tiny piece of boredom while watching it. In contrast, it effortlessly steals people's thought and interest, urging them to watch this movie of the year over and over again.


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