2018 will probably end up going down as one of the decade’s best years for movies. It also proved to be a validating moment for superhero and comic book movies, as Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War reached greater heights than any of their predecessors. Hereditary, Suspiria, Halloween, and Unsane led the horror genre to a creative revival. Romantic comedies also found new life with Crazy Rich Asians, Set it Up, and Love, Simon. Even documentaries had crossover success with Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Three Identical Strangers, and Free Solo. As for action movies, Mission: Impossible – Fallout revived of the old-school spectacles of decades past, and it was one of the year’s best overall films.
Although we could easily include any of these movies from the year on this list, we’ll be limiting its focus to the three particular genres that Superhero Hype operates within: superhero/comic books, science fiction, and fantasy. Even though the aforementioned Fallout won’t be making an appearance on this list, it deserves an honorable mention. Ant-Man and The Wasp, Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut, and The House With A Clock In It’s Walls were also very enjoyable genre stories that just barely missed the cut.
Many of these movies were about more than just explosions and fight scenes. They explored inclusion, our collective fear of the unknown, legacies, and families, broken or otherwise. This was truly an exciting year to be a movie fan. Perhaps 2019 will be just as enticing as well. But 2018 really was a year for the ages.
You can check out Superhero Hype’s countdown of the Top 10 Films of 2018 in the gallery below! Don’t forget, we want to hear from you too. So share your favorite movies of 2018 in the comment section!