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 |
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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

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Film, Drama

You Were Never Really Here

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.

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Film, Drama

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.

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Film, Science fiction

A Wrinkle in Time

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

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Film

Isle Of Dogs

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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Film, Drama

120 Beats Per Minute

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

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Film, Action and adventure

Avengers: Infinity War

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

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Film, Action and adventure

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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

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Film, Action and adventure

Deadpool 2

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

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Film

The Kid Who Would Be King

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

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Film, Drama

First Man

‘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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Film, Thrillers

Widows

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

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