My Top 5 Movies of 2018!


I have watched 44 films this year! Most of them haven't been great, but some have been wonderful. I've really watched a variety of movies, watched many outside of my favourite genre (action thriller), and I plan to be even more adventurous in 2019.






 The Greatest Showman -  2017




 Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. . .






  Review

I don't usually love musicals, but this one is magnificent. The production, the soundtrack, the acting, the characters, the energy....it's utterly breathtaking. I've rewatched many times.

 Mean Girls - 2004





 Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.





Can you believe I'd never watched Mean Girls until this year?! I didn't know what I was missing out on!

It's such a fun, entertaining film, with a stellar cast and brilliant writing. I love it.


 Lady Bird - 2017




In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.







Review

Greta Gerwig has shot to my favourite directors list. She's just incredible. This whole movie is so well written, so moving, and the actors are amazing.

 Battle of the Sexes - 2017



The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.








Review

I was riveted by this film. It was non-stop entertainment, the cinematography was excellent, and Emma Stone and Steve Carell shined. Considering I'm not tennis fan, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did.

                         Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - 2017





A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.







Review

This was a tough film to watch - and love - but the acting is just so good and the cinematography and aesthetic so powerful. That is what makes it one of my favourite moviesf this year.




Honourable Mentions:

- I, Tonya - 2017
- Tomb Raider - 2017




What were some of your favourite movies from this year? Have you watched any of my choices?