24 Movies Coming Out in 2018 That Are So Good You'll Actually Pay $$ to See Them

It takes a lot to drag us off the couch. But these movies might just do it.

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Hi, it's time to say good bye/good riddance to 2017 and get excited for new chapter of pop culture, brought to you in part by the following movies. Please note: These are the movies that we're most excited about, but this list will be updated to narrow down the best of the best once we've seen everything.

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Proud Mary

Release date: January 12, 2018.

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, Billy Brown, Neal McDonough, and Xander Berkeley.

Why we're excited: Ummmm because it stars Taraji P. Henson as a professional assassin? Like....

Isle of Dogs

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Release date: March 23, 2018.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Harvey Keitel, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Yojiro Noda, and Yoko Ono.

Why we're excited: Mostly because it's a Wes Anderson movie about a bunch of cuddly dogs on an island. Yes his films often fall into the trap of being too West Anderson-y for their own good, but this will be fun.

Annihilation

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Release date: February 23, 2018.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, David Gyasi, Sonoya Mizuno, and Benedict Wong.

Why we're excited: Because Tessa Thompson is in it, and she's simply everything.

Fifty Shades Freed

Release date: February 9, 2018.

Starring: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

Why we're excited: Because these movies are always the most hilarious part of the year.

Black Panther

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Release date: February 16, 2018.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Why we're excited: Because this looks like the greatest movie of all time, not just of the year.

A Wrinkle in Time

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Release date: March 9, 2018.

Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

Why we're excited: Ava DuVernay made this. We repeat: Ava DuVernay. If you aren't excited you aren't living.

Mary Magdalene


Release date: March 16.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tahar Rahim.

Why we're excited: Mostly because of those set photos where Rooney Mara was smoking cigarettes while Joaquin Phoenix chilled on a cross. In fact, here you go:

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Tomb Raider

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Release date: March 16, 2018.

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Nick Frost, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Why we're excited: Because, unfortunately, female-fronted action films are a rarity, and this one looks legit.

Avengers: Infinity War

Release date: May 4, 2018.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Tom Holland, Danai Gurira, Don Cheadle, and a slew of other famous people.

Why we're excited: Because Marvel > DC. 😎

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Release date: May 25, 2018.

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

Why we're excited: THANDIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Poppins Returns

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Release date: December 25, 2018.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.

Why we're excited: In all honestly, we're not sure Mary Poppins is a movie that needs to be re-booted, or given a sequel. But if anyone can do it, Emily Blunt can. Also, like, c'mon, Meryl Streep.

Robin Hood

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Release date: September 21, 2018.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, and Paul Anderson.

Why we're excited: ~Men~ ~In~ ~Tights~

A Quiet Place

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Release date: April 6, 2018.

Starring: John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

Why we're excited: This is the couple's first major movie together and it looks completely insane.

The Girl in the Spider's Web

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Release date: October 19, 2018.

Starring: Claire Foy and Sylvia Hoeks.

Why we're excited: The BTS drama, mostly. Rooney Mara was recast in this sequel to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, despite having said she thought she was signed on while promoting Carol: "As far as I know I'm doing it until someone tells me otherwise," she said. "I'm doing it unless someone tells me that I'm not—and then I still might do it [anyway]."

New Mutants

Release date: April 13, 2018.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga.

Why we're excited: Mostly because the trailer looks deeply angst-ridden and extra.

Deadpool 2

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Release date: June 1, 2018.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, and Jack Kesy.

Why we're excited: Because some of us haven't laughed since January 20, 2017.

Widows

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Release date: November 16, 2018.

Starring: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, André Holland, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, Carrie Coon, Garret Dillahunt, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Jacki Weaver, Brian Tyree Henry, Lukas Haas, Michael Harney, and Jon Bernthal.

Why we're excited: Can we just talk about the plot of this movie? It's literally about four armed robbers who die in a heist and their WIDOWS have to take over for them. I mean. I MEAN!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Release date: July 20, 2018.

Starring: Cher, Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dominic Cooper.

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Why we're excited: The only appropriate reaction to this sequel is HJAKHDJKSHADKJAHSDKJAHHDKJASHDKJSAHD.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

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Release date: September 21, 2018.

Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle McLachlan.

Why we're excited: This movie is based on a book with illustrations by Edward Gorey (!!!) that's literally a gothic horror story for kids. Excited side-eyes.

First Man

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Release date: October 12, 2018.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, and Jason Clarke.

Why we're excited: This is Damien Chazelle's follow up to La La Land, and stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. It's bound to be at least decent if not good.

Oceans Eight

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Release date: June 8, 2018.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Damian Lewis, Richard Armitage, and James Corden.

Why we're excited: No comment because this should be obvious.

A Star Is Born

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Release date: May 18, 2018.

Starring: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Why we're excited: Gaga + Bradley = sure, we'll be there.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release date: November 16, 2018.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, and Claudia Kim.

Why we're excited: Anything even remotely related to Harry Potter has us excited, so like. It takes very little.

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