2018 in Film

Last year, I started strong thinking I was going to watch a ton of movies, my best year yet! It was even a resolution of mine, because I was armed with MoviePass and the opportunity to watch movies as a contributor for Punch Drunk Critics.

But then… well… I stumbled pretty hard. When my mental health took a hit, I definitely didn’t go see any movies, especially when MoviePass became harder and harder to use. My PDC reviews dropped off in the summer. (Sorry Travis!)

A couple of things I noticed with this year’s movies:

  • It was a big year for superhero movies for me and I didn’t even see all of them.
  • No early screenings this year! I just didn’t have the mental bandwidth to wait in line and spend the time this past year, and I was less incentivized once I started paying for movie subscription services.
  • Despite the long stretch of time I was in China this year, I didn’t get to go to the movies while I was there,

Without further ado, here are all the 2018 theatrical releases I watched last year:

2018 in movies
Collage of movie posters for movies watched in 2018

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  5. Ocean’s 8
  6. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
  7. Incredibles 2
  8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  9. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  10. Sorry to Bother You
  11. Mission: Impossible — Fallout
  12. Crazy Rich Asians
  13. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  14. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  15. Second Act

I considered adding the original Netflix titles I watched to this collage, but I’ve traditionally included theatrical releases; even indie films I watch have a limited commercial release. (But I indulged in a few romantic comedies, you probably know the ones.)

I didn’t do a great job tracking on Letterboxd, partially because it’s a social network where I have no friends and partially because I’m not really sure how to use it still.

What movies did you love last year? I still have to try to see some movies that came out in December, and I’ll have to wait to see other releases because this was a really great year for movies.

What movies are you excited for in 2019? It’s a big MCU year, with Avengers: Endgame being released after Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home later in the year. Star Wars: Episode IX comes out late 2019, too. Other titles I’m curious about are Men in Black: InternationalDetective Pikachu, and Artemis Fowl! I don’t know if I want to see Toy Story 4 because I don’t believe it should have been made but we’ll see!

Past years: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

One thought on “2018 in Film

  1. 2018 was a good year for movies in my opinion. There were plenty of releases for everyone, but especially for those of us who really enjoy the marvel franchise. I’ll admit I was also quite excited for The Crimes of Grindlewald having come around to Fantastic Beasts finally. I enjoyed my stop off at your blog as well, I love it!


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