Movies to Look Forward to in 2018 - Jan to Mar #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

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You know what the list is about from the title, don't you? I know fellow movie lovers would love to have this list too so I thought I would categorize some of the likely good Hollywood movies to hit the screen this year, based on the month of release. 

Since there are over 40 movies that made the final list, I've divided the list into four sections, based on the calender. 

After starting off with some strong script-oriented films in January, we change gears from February to offer quite a few intriguing options for science fiction and thriller fans. 
Without further adieu, let us dive in. 


I know fellow movie lovers would love to have this list too so I thought I would categorize some of the likely good Hollywood movies to hit the screen this year, based on the month of release. This one is from January to March


January 2018 

As January has already passed, I have the luxury of showcasing in this list movies that all opened up to rave critical reviews.

Best movies of January 2018 - I. Tonya, Phantom Thread, the Post and Call Me By Your Name


I, Tonya

A unique dark comical take on the real-life 1994 scandal about American skater Tonya whose family plotted to assault her rival. 

Phantom Thread

Daniel Day Lewis shines alongside Vicky Krieps in this historical drama of a renowned dressmaker whose tailored life is disrupted by love.

Call Me By Your Name

Insightful, this coming-of-age movie delves into the forbidden love between two young men discovering who they are. 

The Post

Based on real events, the movie focuses on the battle between the press and the U.S. government over cover-ups and lies told by the latter for decades.

February 2018


Black Panther 

After what transpired in "Captain America: Civil War", T'Challa returns to the technologically superior African country Wakanda to become its ruler. But political conflicts stemming from within the mysterious country ensure it will not be a peaceful beginning. 
USP (Unique Selling Point) - The reviews are already out with almost all critics rating it as one of top 5, if not the best, movie ever from Marvel studios. Well-fleshed out characters, a relevant political story, brilliant effects and a standout performance by Micheal B Jordan as the villain of the movie.

(Trailer here)

Movies to keep an eye out for in February 2018 - Annihilation, Black Panther and Mute

 Annihilation

When the sole survivor of a team of soldiers who went into a quarantined environmental disaster zone is left grievously wounded, his biologist wife (Natalie Portman) and three others volunteer for another expedition to find out what happened.
USP - Based on  Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach novel Trilogy, the movie is a blend of sci-fi, mystery and horror with stunning visuals from the director of Ex-Machina, Alex Garland. 

(Trailer here)

Mute (Netflix) 

In this science fiction mystery, a mute bartender searches for his missing girlfriend in a city filled with secrets of its own.
USP - Director Duncan Jones struck it big with his debut film in 2009 (Moon). Mute is a spiritual successor to that movie with a wonderful starcast including Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.  

(Trailer here)

March 2018


Movies to check out in March 2018 - Red Sparrow, Pacific Rim, Isle of Dogs, Tomb Raider, A Wrinkle in Time, Ready Player One

Red Sparrow

A ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) recruited by the Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence spy training agency, engages in a cat-and-mouse game with the Americans.
USP - It has been awhile since we had a good spy vs spy movie.  

(Trailer here)

A Wrinkle in Time

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the sci-fi movie, the movie follows the travails of a young woman who seeks the help of three astral travelers (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling) to save her father trapped in a distant planet.
USP - I am personally not sold on the premise but then, in addition to having the Disney banner, look at that star cast. In addition to those mentioned above, you also have Micheal Pena, Chris Pine and Zach Galifianakis. They must know better than me.  

(Trailer here)

Tomb Raider

Alicia Vikander stars as the iconic computer game adventuress Lara Croft aka Tomb Raider, here on her first mission to complete her father's research and uncover ancient artifacts.
USP - Nostalgia more than anything else will drive crowds to see how the series fares in 2018.

(Trailer here)

Isle of Dogs

Critically acclaimed director Wes Anderson returns with his second animated movie (after the 2009 Oscar nominated 'Fantastic Mr Fox') with a moving story of a dystopian Japan where dogs are quarantined after a 'canine flu' and how a team of five dogs help protect a boy who came looking for his dog from the Japanese authorities.
USP - The animation and the feel of the trailer is so different from the Pixel features we are used to. And with Wes Anderson, you know it will be a large-hearted story.

(Trailer here)

Ready Player One

This sci-fi movie (AGAIN!) based on a best-selling novel and directed by Steven Spielberg focuses on a future Earth where everyone spends their life interconnected in a virtual space called Oasis. When the founder of Oasis dies, he leaves games and puzzles behind which bequeath ownership of Oasis to those who solve it.
USP - High nostalgia feel for those from the 80s and 90s as much like in the book, you can expect to see hundreds of pop culture references (from movies like Nightmare on Elm Street, Back to the Future, Tomb Raider (!), King Kong, Child's Play, Mad Max etc).   

(Trailer here)

Pacific Rim 2

The successor to the iconic first film once more features the huge human-controlled robots - the Jaegers - coming back to action as disturbances within the ocean suggest the huge creatures (Kaijus) have returned.
USP - Big Robots vs Huge Monsters. What part of that did you not get?

(Trailer here)


Rest assured, there are so many more awesome movies in the months to come and I will update the next 3 sections for this year in the coming posts. For now, from this list, which movies excite you the most?


Authors note:

The article is written as part of the #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 by #Instacuppa conducted by HealthWealthBridge.com, FashionableFoodz.com and AllAboutTheWoman.com and should not be re purposed, republished or use otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any infringement caused.

36 Comments

  1. Thats a ready reckoner! Thank you Doctor for this "hatake" prescription...
    I am planning to watch "Black Panther" over this or next week end.

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  2. The Isle of Dogs tops my list, for obvious reasons! Some of the rest sound interesting, too. 'I, Tonya', especially.
    Hey, have you seen the Oscar entries? I heard, 'The Shape of Water' is a really good movie! Want to see that now!

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  3. I'm really excited for Red Sparrow. I love Jenifer Lawrence and been awhile since I enjoyed a film by her.

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    1. True. I am looking forward to it too. It has been awhile

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  4. Hi Dr.Roshan! That´s quite an exhaustive list with a stellar star cast. I wanted to watch The Post after listening to its rave reviews. Will watch it shortly. I watched Downsizing which was one of the worst movies I´ve ever seen and 12 strong which was watchable. Looking our for your next! Please do read my Week 1 post for the #Superbloggerchallenge2018: https://thetinaedit.com/2018/02/16/getting-back-on-track-superbloggerchallenge2018/. Cheers!

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    1. Haha... haven't considered Downsizing at all... was aware of how bad it would be :)

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  5. Good list. Already watched The Post. Was an awesome watch.
    Waiting to watch Black Panther.
    Will catch up on other movies too.

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  6. What a great list. red sparrow seems so exciting. looking forward to watching it. thanks for sharing this list..it is great to get connected with you, through #Superbloggerchallenge2018. hoping to have a wonderful journey ahead.

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    1. looking forward to it and more posts from you too during the challenge :)

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  7. I'm yet to see The Post and you've presented such a well-laid out list here, Roshan.
    There are always so many movies to see and so many books to read ans so little time! :-)

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    1. Haha.. Yes. So many books to on top of this!

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  8. That's a great list, Roshan. P would be super-thrilled to watch these. However, we live in a place where there are no movie theaters. Heee :)

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  9. That's a great list! I still have to watch the Post and Black Panther about which I have heard good things. Red sparrow is something I wish to watch as you rightly said, its been long since a good spy movie.

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    1. Both Post and the Black Panther are definitely worth watching.

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  10. This is a comprehensive list of movies to enjoy in this year. I am looking forward to many from here.

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    1. Many more to go for the rest of the year. Still making those lists.

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  11. I am very excited about Black Panther.Its just in time.Maybe he will save the world

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    1. Saw it yesterday. Totally worth watching.

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  12. That's incredibly list. I'm excited about black panther after reading your review. Plan to watch soon

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  13. What a mind-blowing list Doc. Thank you so very much.

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  14. This is just awesome. My husband is a big English movie fan. I will forward this mail to him and he will be thankful to you

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  15. I want to watch The pacific rim 2 and the tomb raider. Great picks

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  16. I am not a movie buff but I like superhero movies. So I am looking forward to watch Black Panther and Tomb Raider (in march).

    #SupperBloggerChallenge2018

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  17. Wow, that's a list to save. Only if I could. My movie days got over once my daughter turned 1.5 :( Sigh! Though she let us see 9 movies till she was one (took her to every movie) :)

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  18. Would love to watch “The Post”. Noting down other movies...will catch up for sure. It is a very extensive list though

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  19. superb list. though few Netflix ones are not available in my region but I will try to get their DVDs or download them. Thanks for the list

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  20. A really good list of movies. Will definitely take a cue and watch some of them. Nice article !

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  21. Black panther is my pick if I could watch just one. I am picking only one cause i havent had any time to watch movies off late

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  22. Wow... thats quite a lost I must say!!! Isnt Black Panther out??? I have been reading great reviews about it.

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  23. now this is quite an exhaustive list that you have provided. Looking forward to a couple of these movies

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  24. Isle of Dogs...!! Have been waiting/wanting to watch this movie for so long!! You know, one I was a movie buff and never failed to watch good movies (or at least the ones that interests me!). But now, with a toddler and a baby, life has changed variably! Still, hoping to watch this one pretty soon!!

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  25. Wrinkle in Time abd Black panther are my top picks.#SuperBloggerChallenge2018

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