Best Fantasy Movies of 2018

1.

Black Panther

6.7
7.3/10

King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Release date: 2018-02-13
2.

Aquaman

6.3
7.0/10

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2018-12-07
3.

Christopher Robin

6.1
7.3/10

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2018-08-02
4.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

5.9
6.6/10

Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Johnny Depp, Jude Law
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2018-11-14
5.

Mary Poppins Returns

5.6
6.8/10

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2018-12-13
6.

Every Day

5.5
6.4/10

16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.

Starring: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan, Maria Bello, Lucas Jade Zumann
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Release date: 2018-02-22
7.

The Grinch

5.5
6.3/10

The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury
Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Release date: 2018-11-08
8.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

5.4
6.3/10

Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Drac Pack take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula falls in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka, who’s secretly a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Release date: 2018-06-28
9.

Bao

5.4
7.5/10
Bao
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
Starring: Daniel Kailin, Sindy Lau
Directed by: Domee Shi
Release date: 2018-06-15
10.

Tomb Raider

5.3
6.3/10

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas
Directed by: Roar Uthaug
Release date: 2018-03-05
11.

When We First Met

5.3
6.4/10

Noah spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams Avery but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night, and his fate, over and over again.

Starring: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig, Andrew Bachelor, Robbie Amell
Directed by: Ari Sandel
Release date: 2018-02-09
12.

Rampage

5.3
6.1/10

Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy
Directed by: Brad Peyton
Release date: 2018-04-12
13.

The Christmas Chronicles

5.1
7.1/10

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Martin Roach, Lamorne Morris
Directed by: Clay Kaytis
Release date: 2018-11-22
14.

Mortal Engines

5.0
6.1/10

Many thousands of years in the future, Earth’s cities roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive traction cities, the old London, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the wastelands who will change the course of his life forever.

Starring: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery
Directed by: Christian Rivers
Release date: 2018-11-27
15.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

5.0
6.0/10

When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.

Starring: Owen Vaccaro, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry
Directed by: Eli Roth
Release date: 2018-09-15
16.

Sorry to Bother You

5.0
7.0/10

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews
Directed by: Boots Riley
Release date: 2018-07-06
17.

Pacific Rim: Uprising

4.9
5.6/10

It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.

Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi
Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight
Release date: 2018-03-21
18.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

4.8
5.5/10

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant
Directed by: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
Release date: 2018-10-26
19.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

4.8
6.4/10

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

Starring: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Jordi Mollà, Joana Ribeiro
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2018-05-19
20.

Smallfoot

4.7
6.6/10

A bright young yeti finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

Starring: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James
Directed by: Jason Reisig, Karey Kirkpatrick
Release date: 2018-09-20

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