Top 21 Hollywood Movies That You Should Not Miss In 2018: What are the best movies in Hollywood to watch? Which movies should one not miss? Everyone asks these questions once in a while. Well, here I am going to share with you some of my favorite and very popular movies Hollywood movies that you may have missed. These are some of my personal favorites too and these Hollywood movies have been reviewed by critics positively. Some of these movies are released in 2018 and some are released in previous years. What I can tell you is you won’t regret watching any of these.
Top 21 Hollywood Movies That You Should Not Miss In 2018
Let us have a look at the list of top 21 Hollywood movies that one should not miss in 2018:
1) Miss Sloane
Jessica Chastain plays Miss Sloane as an iron-willed consultant who has three vices: pills, prostitutes, and winning. Sloane gets hired to win a loser: restrict the Second Amendment. She proceeds to use people, every trick in the book and a carefree attitude towards the law to accomplish her goals. Unfortunately for her, she is caught and needs to make sure the Senate hearing against her goes smoothly. Miss Sloane is a tight thriller that’s well scripted, provides an interesting insight into what a lobbyist requires and shows a badass who kicks ass and doesn’t bother taking names.
2) Deadpool 2 (May 18)
The R-rated superhero returns! There isn’t a ton of information available about the plot, but the sequel introduces X-Men character Cable (played by Josh Brolin) — and it doesn’t look like the guys get along.
3) You Were Never Really Here
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
When Ellen passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
5) Paths of Glory
Kubrick’s debut film, Paths of Glory stars Kirk Douglas as an Officer in World War I. I don’t want to spoil too much, as this film depicts a ‘slice of life’ of soldiers experience in the trenches. The script is superbly elevated by Kubrick’s eye, showing this small experience to be the microcosm of what caused WWI to be the bloody conflict that it was: greed is mistaken for courage, cravenness is rewarded and dissent is silenced for expediency.
6) Come and See
An uncomfortable examination of the horrors perpetrated against the people of Belarus by the German Army in World War 2. The protagonist is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed teen who wishes to join the Resistance against the invading Nazis; however, Come and See shows how quickly naivety is snuffed out in the face of war. The style in which Come and See is filmed stays with you; somehow simultaneously causing you to experience the atrocities but also silently accusing your voyeurism as endorsement.
7) Avengers: Infinity War
Marvel puts out another well-polished superhero movie. As this is Part One of Two, I feel like I cannot make a full judgment until I see the conclusion of this film. There were a few disappointments but also surprises. Avengers 3 solves the usual problem of a bad villain: Thanos is anything but, plus his motivation is clearly defined and understandable. Furthermore, this feels much more like a payoff that the first Avengers did, instead of disappointing sequel which was mostly used to set up the next batch of films.
8) Possession (1981)
This is one of those allegorical movies where what you’re seeing is more metaphor than real. Possession is a horror-drama about divorce. Sam Neil plays a man who returns home from a long absence to find that his wife wants a divorce. As their relationship deteriorates, so does their humanity and the monsters that arise begin to threaten the relationships of people around them.
9) I, Tonya
Margot Robbie nails it as the infamous Tonya Harding. The style of the movie is akin to Goodfellas, except its about figure skating instead of the mob. I have felt that in the last few years, the only people who’ve made it were elevated by a privileged background. I, Tonya shows the last time a lower-middle class person could leverage talent alone to rise to the top, despite all of her naysayers. What’s upsetting is seeing her fall, knowing that because she doesn’t have that privilege she has to ally with idiots and screw ups – just like the rest of us.
10) In the Loop
Based off a British TV series, Peter Calpadi plays a foul mouthed whip who is in charge of a politician who can’t help being a royal screw up. This movie can be enjoyed without knowing the TV series, as I hadn’t watched it. It’s a black comedy that is like watching a slow motion train wreck. The politician proceeds to make every wrong choice and Calpadi’s character gets increasingly incensed over having to fix each mess.
I didn’t like the book as I didn’t dig the atmosphere but this movie delivers. Natalie Portman stars as the only survivor of a mission into a strange place, a place that she only went to because her husband mysteriously returned from that mission with no memory. I don’t want to talk too much more about this movie, as it is a mystery about the location Portman visits. I will say that it’s a scary movie as it challenges you to consider how much of you contributes to your sense of self.
12) Cool Hand Luke
Luke is a guy who just hates submitting to authority. When his act of vandalism lands him in jail with a heavy-handed warden, this movie shows the struggle of staying true to yourself in the face of persecution. After watching it, I can see so many movies it has inspired that I am kicking myself for not watching it sooner. If you’re somebody who likes seeing where directors get their inspiration, do not skip Cool Hand Luke.
13) Glengarry Glen Ross
Everyone has probably seen the Alec Baldwin speech in this movie but the rest of the movie is good as well. You’ve got plenty of actors that you either recognize from their face or from their name (Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris). This was adapted from a play, so it is a movie filled with incredible actors or typecast actors being able to chew up this script and make it come alive. If you want to see some pure acting, watch it.
14) Pacific Rim 2
Giant robots fighting giant monsters is my happy place. I watch mostly action, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy and horror because I want to see something I can’t experience in real life. I have childish glee from from seeing giant creatures fight. If you loved the first one, this movie is the less fun but more nuanced version. If discovering the powers of the kaiju and jaegers in the first movie was akin to finding out plot points (such as the discovery in the first movie that one of the kaiju could fly), then you’ll enjoy this movie. If not, well, you let your inner child die.
15) The Admiral: Roaring Currents
Choi Min-sik has amazing presence (star of Oldboy, I Saw the Devil). This is a historical film that is about a Korean Admiral who held off a Japanese invasion of 300 ships with his 12. While I could say it’s 300 on a Boat (aka the movie 300-2 should’ve been), it takes itself more seriously in that it takes an hour for each character and faction to be introduced and developed. The second hour is then nonstop naval battle with very interesting tactics employed.
16) The Day of the Jackal
This movie was engrossing, as the protagonist is the hitman only known as the Jackal. This movie takes its time showing how he debates how he will kill the French President in the 60s, and then how he proceeds. His opponent, France’s best detective, can only use the might of government bureaucracy to track this killer down due to paying attention to anomalies. Very suspenseful and you root for all main characters, even if they’re standing in each other’s way.
17) American Made
You’ve seen this movie before and you’ve seen it done better too, but Tom Cruise makes the standard ‘mafioso rise of power’ so much fun. Based on true events, this movie tells the story of the man who was sponsored by the CIA, FBI and multiple drug cartels. If you found Goodfellas too dark, Godfather too ponderous and Casino to be too long; American Made will be just right.
18) Secret in their Eyes
Argentina’s best thriller, this movie has been recommended numerous times and got adapted to English. I watched the original and it does a good job blending between the past and present. The protagonist has just retired from being a lawyer, he decides to write a book about the case and the woman who still haunts him after 20 years.
19) Black Panther
Well polished action movie that has one of the most positive role models for young African Americans. I’m a Marvel fanboy but I don’t know much about Black Panther. This movie doesn’t bother with the typical origins tale; in fact, this is more akin to a Shakespearean Tragedy except sword duels are replaced by superheroes. I will say that Michael B. Jordon, who plays the antagonist, might be one of the best supervillains in Marvel.
20) A Quiet Place
What happens when a supernatural entity can’t hunt you unless it can hear you? You stay completely quiet. And so the premise of this movie, which follows a family that has learned to stay fully silent in their home. The film stars real-life husband and wife Emily Blunt and John Karsinski (who also directs).
21) Solo: A Star Wars Story
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a 196-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission — the Millennium Falcon.
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