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The 2018 movies we can't wait to see

This year is shaping up to be a cracker. Here are the upcoming movies we’re most excited about.

By Phil de Semlyen

There’s plenty of cinematic joys to look forward to over the next 12 months, with sharp-edged indies, ambitious blockbusters and, yes, the odd sequel ahead. Here’s a select few to put in your diaries...

Upcoming movies in 2018

2. Thoroughbreds


Expect good things from this off-kilter thriller, set in the amoral East Coast world of Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy’s suburban girls.


3. A Wrinkle in Time

Film Science fiction

Ava DuVernay’s sci-fi epic boasts Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, plus visual landscapes that may explode your eyeballs.

4. Isle Of Dogs


Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation will feature quirky humour, Bill Murray and lots of the Texan auteur’s handmade élan.


6. Avengers: Infinity War

Film Action and adventure

Featuring more stars than the Milky Way, ‘Infinity War’ pitches virtually all of Marvel’s superheroes against intergalactic jawline Thanos.


7. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film Action and adventure

Ever wondered how Han met Chewie or how he first got into waistcoats? This ‘Star Wars’ spin-off starring Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke should provide the answers.

Picture credit: Alden Ehrenreich/

8. Deadpool 2

Film Action and adventure

New director, same deranged, sweary, ultra-violent mayhem. Do not, under any circumstances, take your parents.


9. The Kid Who Would Be King

Film Fantasy

If you loved ‘Attack the Block’, mark your diary for Londoner Joe Cornish’s follow-up: a schoolboy adventure involving Excalibur.

Picture credit: Joe Cornish/

10. First Man

Film Drama

‘La La Land’ director Damien Chazelle reunites with Ryan Gosling in a biopic about original moonwalker Neil Armstrong. Expect fewer songs, more rockets.

Picture credit: Ryan Gosling/


11. Widows

Film Thrillers

The first genre outing from Steve McQueen (‘12 Years a Slave’) is a tough feminist heist thriller scripted by ‘Gone Girl’ writer Gillian Flynn. Our advice? Don’t miss it.

Picture credit: Steve McQueen/

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