The Film Stage's Best Films of 2018 (So Far)

It's halfway through 2018, so it’s time to take a look back at the first six months and round up our favorite titles thus far. While the end of this year will bring personal favorites from all of our writers, think of the below entries as a comprehensive rundown of what should be seen before heading into a promising back half of the year. These are all based on U.S. theatrical and/or digital releases in 2018.

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  • 24 Frames
  • Annihilation
  • Araby
  • Before We Vanish
  • Claire's Camera
  • The Day After
  • The Commuter
  • Custody
  • Damsel
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  • Double Lover
  • The Endless
  • First Reformed
  • Golden Exits
  • The Great Buddha Plus
  • The Green Fog
  • Ismael's Ghosts
  • The King
  • Lean on Pete
  • Leave No Trace
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Lover for a Day
  • Paddington 2
  • The Rider
  • Summer 1993
  • The Tale
  • Unsane
  • Western
  • Where Is Kyra?
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Zama