Best Movies of 2018 (So far)
1) A Quiet Place
A horror film with elements of science fiction, A Quiet Place is completely different to what I expected. It is not a typical repetitive horror flick. It’s set in a world where sightless alien monsters hunt people by using their super hearing. The story revolves around the Abbott family. The story has limited dialogues given its plot and most of the conversations are in sign language. It is an intriguing and terrifying movie and its definitely one of the best movies of the year.
A Hindi spy thriller, Raazi is based on a true story of a young girl set in the 1970’s in India and Pakistan. The movie keeps you on the edge with its pace and compelling narrative. The cast is perfect for their respective roles and every character is real and empathetic in a way. This movie is one of the few instances where I saw the movie before reading the book. I really liked this movie for its plot and characters. It is one of my favorite movies.
3) Avengers Infinity War
I had to add this one. As a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, this movie was much anticipated and it totally lived up to its hype. I loved every second of the movie; it was a culmination of ten years of worth of story and character building. Seeing some of my favorite superheroes interacting with each other for the first time made me very happy. The pace of the film was really good and stakes so much bigger. That ending broke my heart and now I have to wait a year to find out what happens next. Now, its one of my favorite movies.
4) Love, Simon
A teen romantic comedy and drama film; Love, Simon is such a good movie. It is often just marketed as a gay romantic comedy but its so much more than that. The characters are fresh and you can relate to them, sympathize with them. Its funny yet at times it touching. The characters are charming and have a depth to them especially Simon’s portrayal by Nick Robinson is amazing. It’s a nice film and is different than a typical teen romance story.
One of the best psychological suspense thrillers I have seen recently. Thoroughbreds is an odd combination odd darkness and humor. Amanda is a wealthy teenager with some problems who is friends with Lily; they both bond over their hatred of Lily’s cruel step-father. The whole movie revolves around the girls plan to kill the step-father. It’s a gripping tale and says a lot about human psychology.
6) You were never really here
You were never really here is a crime drama film based on a book by the same name. It’s a story about Joe who uses violent methods to rescue girls from trafficking. Joe suffers from PTSD and is tired of fighting yet it’s the story of his redemption. Its movie is an overwhelming and compelling ride. It’s brutal, sad yet enigmatic especially the ending. It’s a completely different kind of experience. This movie is a must-see for cinema lovers.
This list is based only on the movies I have had a chance to see this year. These are one ones I really loved. I am sure there are many more movies to add to this list which are just as amazing that I haven’t seen yet.