What is the best movie you’ve watched this year? They are too many to decide from, but we will give you our recommendation of the top 10 best movies that had been released this year. Without further ado, here they are.
The list started with the funny one. Booksmart is a comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde. It stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two graduating high school girls who set out to finally break the rules and party on their last day of classes.
The movie follows Amy and Molly, academic overachievers Amy and Molly who thought academic achievements will give them advantages in school life. But on graduation night, they realize that they have missed the special moments of their teenage years. To compensate they regrets, the girls decide to have a chaotic adventure.
9. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is an animated fantasy movie based on Cressida Cowell‘s book. It is produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and the final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy, written and directed by Dean DeBlois.
As Hiccup fulfills his dreams of creating a dragon utopia and rules it alongside Astrid, a sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced. Hiccup and Toothless must find the mythical Hidden World before Grimmel, a hired tyrant, finds it first. As their true destinies are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together to the very ends of the Earth.
This is one good movie for aspiring musicians or music enthusiasts. Rocketman is a biopic based on the life of one of the best musicians of all time, Elton John. John is played by Taron Egerton, an actor who is also a singer himself.
The movie follows Elon John’s early life at the Royal Academy of Music to his life-changing works with another famous musician, Bernie Taupin. It depicts how a shy piano prodigy turned into an international superstar. The film is titled after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man”.
7. Apollo 11
Apollo 11 is a documentary film edited, produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It tells about the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, where the first time humans landed their feet on the Moon. The film consists solely of archival footage, including those which previously unreleased, and doesn’t have any narration or interviews.
The Apollo 11 mission was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the spacecraft on July 20, 1969. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later.
6. The Souvenir
It is a British drama, written and directed by Joanna Hogg. The movie stars Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, and Tilda Swinton. Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.
The movie follows a shy film student who begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with an untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
5. High Life
High Life is a 2018 sci-fi horror movie written and directed by Claire Denis. It focuses on a group of criminals sent on a mission to travel on a spaceship toward a black hole while taking part in scientific experiments. It is Denis’s first English-language movie.
The movie sets in deep space outside the milky way. Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his daughter Willow (Jessie Ross) live isolatedly together aboard a spacecraft. Actually, Monte fathered her against his will. Willow is his biological daughter, as a result of insemination carried out using Monte’s sperm. Monte and the woman who is the host were death row inmates. They were sent on the mission, but now only Monte and Willow remain. Through his daughter, he experiences the birth of a powerful love. Together, father and daughter face the black hole.
Shazam is one of DC superheroes. Produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by David F. Sandberg, the film stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi.
Shazam! follows Billy Batson’s, an abandoned teenage boy looking for his parents. He isolates himself from anyone willing to give him anything until he is given a final chance to settle in with a new foster family hoping they can help him. Billy finds himself out of his depth quickly and runs away from the family. But this time, he runs into a powerful wizard and must take the mantle of Shazam, which make him a superhero.
3. John Wick 3: Parabellum
John Wick 3: Parabellum is an action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as the main character. It is the third movie in the John Wick series, following John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and based on a story by Derek Kolstad.
After gunning down a member of the High Table, an international hitman association. John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization’s protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world’s most ruthless killers.
2. Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. It is the 22nd movie in the cinematic universe. It was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The movie begins in space, where Tony Stark adrift with no food or water. Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos.
Us is a psychological horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. It stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. The movie is scored 94% by Rotten Tomatoes.
Accompanied by her husband, son, and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to her childhood beach home. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide concerned that something bad will happens. Until one night, four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the family to fight. When the masks come off, they are horrified to know that the four attackers are physically their twins.
That is our recommendation for the top 10 best movies of this year so far. For more movie news, check Wowkia’s movie section. Happy watching.