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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.

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen
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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

You Were Never Really Here
  • Film
  • Drama

After an ill-fated stint on ‘Jane Got a Gun’, gifted British filmmaker Lynne Ramsay is back with a poetic, violent drama that stars Joaquin Phoenix.

Thoroughbreds
  • Film

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.

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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.

Isle Of Dogs
  • Film

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

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120 Beats Per Minute
  • Film
  • Drama

Last year was a stellar one for LGBT+ cinema and this French drama, a moving torch song to 1980s Aids campaigners, continues the trend.

  • Film
  • Action and adventure

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

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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/shutterstock.com

Deadpool 2
  • Film
  • Action and adventure

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

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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/shutterstock.com

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/shutterstock.com

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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/shutterstock.com

Can't wait until then?

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