The Top 2018 Movies to Look Forward To, By Month

From Marvel to magical to monstrous, here’s some of the top upcoming movies 2018 has to offer us. The major movies coming out in 2018 include reboots, sequels, and revisits to classic franchises like Harry Potter, The Avengers, Mary Poppins, Deadpool, Predator, Fifty Shades, and Jurassic Park, but there are quite a few lesser-known franchises and film adaptations of big books that might come to rule movies in 2018. “List a few of them?” you ask? Well, we think Oprah’s going to rule in A Wrinkle in Time and Spielberg’s Ready Player One will be the film 80s nerds were hoping for. Out of the other 2018 films to look forward to, we’re also hoping to have fun with some original screenplays, like that off A Quiet Place in April and the super-cool Alita: Battle Angel in July.

Without further adieu, here’s our big list of 2018 movies to watch out for:

January

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

January 26, 2018

A sequel in a popular dystopian YA series, this film features a riskier mission through a labyrinth.

 

Insidious: The Last Key

January 5, 2018

This is the fourth installment in the horror series Insidious and follows the events of the previous film.

 

The Post

January 12, 2018

Blowing open a massive government coverup depends on the partnership between an editor (Tom Hanks) and the first female publisher of an American newspaper (Meryl Streep). Look at that cast!

 

The Commuter

January 12, 2018

We just want to know who took Liam Nielson’s child this time.

 

Proud Mary

January 12, 2018

An assassin played by Taraji P. Henson meets a young boy, and her path goes awry.

 

February

Black Panther

February 16, 2018

The king of Wakanda takes his place on the throne as one of Marvel’s most important characters finally enters the scene in his debut film.

 

Cloverfield Movie

February 2, 2018

[Trailer not yet released.]

A particle accelerator produced some unexpected results and astronauts have found themselves isolated.

 

Fifty Shades Freed

February 9, 2018

Psh. You know what this is.

 

Annihilation

February 23, 2018

Based on a novel, this sci-fi thriller is about a biologist (Natalie Portman) journeying into the unknown.

 

The 15:17 to Paris

February 9, 2018

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film follows the true story of three American heroes who stopped a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train. The Americans, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos will actually star in the film as themselves.

 

March

A Wrinkle in Time

March 9, 2017

The classic bestselling children’s book has become a sweeping, magical film starring Oprah, Chris Pine, and many other stellar actors.

 

Pacific Rim: Uprising

March 23,2018

A new generation of Jaeger pilots fight against new Kaiju.

 

Ready Player One

March 30, 2018

One of the most anticipated movies of 2018, the film adaptation of the best selling book is full of 80s references as well as great effects from the likes of Spielberg.

 

Tomb Raider

March 16, 2018

The world-renown video games series gets another film, this time dealing with Lara Croft’s backstory.

 

Isle of Dogs

March 23, 2018

After a dog epidemic threatens Megasaki City, all puppers and doggos are exiled. An little boy visits the isle of dogs in a desperate attempt to find his good boy.

 

Death Wish

March 2, 2018

This soft reboot of a classic action franchise is being brought to life by Bruce Willis.

 

April

New Mutants

April 13, 2018

This new installment of X-Men has a horror element. Government officials try to control the new mutants, who may end up being too much to handle.

 

A Quiet Place

April 6, 2018

If you make a noise, any at all, they’ll find you in this new horror movie.

 

Rampage

April 20, 2018

Ah-yup. A super obscure video game from the 80s is now a very serious action flick starring the Rock. Wow.

 

The Miracle Season

April 13, 2018

Remember all those 90s sports movies that were so popular? They made a new one. This time with a bunch of girls and Helen Hunt.

 

May

Avengers: Infinity War

May 4, 2018

If you’re going to see only one film in 2018, it’s probably going to be this Marvel mash-up movie 20 years in the making.

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 28, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Reports of this production have made it seem like bantha poodoo so far, but we’ll see if this side-quest Solo story can punch it.

 

Slender Man

May 18, 2018

[Trailer not yet released.]

Based on the online meme from creepypasta, the horror film tells the tale of a tall thin figure who steals children.

 

June

Untitled Deadpool Sequel

June 1, 2018

(We hope this is actually the name.) This R-rated superhero brought audiences to their seats with his debut movie, and this sequel is likely to bring even more people. Just … don’t bring your kids this time, okay?

 

Incredibles 2

June 15, 2018

Disney and Pixar’s super-interesting superhero family is back! Since the first one is so critically acclaimed and loved by fans (“No capes!”), we’re hoping that this one will pack a similar punch.

 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 22, 2018

The soft reboot of this franchise made a ton of money, so of course they needed to do a sequel. This one involves the island being threatened with a potential volcanic explosion.

 

Ocean’s 8

June 8, 2018

This female-lead version of the classic heist movie franchise might steal your heart. Or your time. Too soon to say.

 

July

Alita: Battle Angel

July 20, 2018

With so few original ideas on this list of 2018 movies, Alita, based only on a lesser-known manga, sure is a unique bean. A scrapped AI is rescued in this sci-fi world that blends CGI and live-action.

 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

July 6, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Two of the favorite tiny characters in the Marvel universe team up in this film. Will Marvel movies continue to perform after Infinity War?

 

The Purge: The Island

July 4, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

This is a prequel to the dystopian series, and tells the origin story of the the concept of the yearly purge events.

 

M:I 6 – Mission Impossible

July 27, 2018

 

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Tom Cruise is getting old but is apparently too legit to quit.

 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

July 13, 2018

This series is a hit with families and this time the spooky characters are going on a monster cruise.

 

August

The Predator

August 3, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

This soft reboot involves much of the same storyline of the first – a group of men are stranded in a jungle with something hunting them.

 

Barbie

August 8, 2018

[Trailer not yet released.]

Not much yet is know about the live-action Barbie movie based on the famous toy line, not even the main star. It is rumored to be Anne Hathaway, who gets kicked out of Barbieland for being “not perfect enough.”

 

The Equalizer 2

August 10, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Denzel Washington stars in the sequel to the 2014 action film.

 

September

Robin Hood

September 21, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Pitched on IMDB as a “gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story,” this version features Taron Egerton.

 

October

The Jungle Book

October 19, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Yes, another Jungle Book. This time it’s not going to be a Disney version, but based on the original books now in the public domain. It will star Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

November

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

November 2, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

One of the most beloved comic-book arcs in history is now one of the most anticipated movies of 2018.

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

November 16, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Despite fans complaining vehemently about the casting of Johnny Depp, Grindelwald will still hit theaters in November.

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

November 21, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

We’ll expect lots of Nintendo references and quite a bit of social commentary.

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

November 9, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch in this animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss tale. Will it resemble the original or the Jim Carrey version more?

 

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

November 2, 2018

The classic ballet is being brought to life by Disney in a live-action feature reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.

 

December

Aquaman

December 21, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Wonder Woman proved that not everything with DC is terrible, and Jason Momoa is likely going to make the most-frequenly-made-fun-of superhero character fun.

 

Mary Poppins Returns

December 25, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

After the apology note that was Saving Mr. Banks, it’s hard to say if this new film will retread old steps or if it will pay more homage to P.L. Travers’s original works.

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

December 25, 2018

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[Trailer not yet released.]

Freddie Mercury and the band Queen changed a lot of lives during the AIDS crisis, and this film tells that story.

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

December 14, 2018

The popular Miles Morales character appears in this animated film.

So that’s our list of movies to look out for in 2018. Did we forget one you’re excited about? Let us know!

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