From quirky historical comedies to super-powered kings to unexpectedly brilliantly animated offerings, 2018 has been quite a fascinating year in the movie industry.

2018 is shaping up to feature a bumper crop of films capable of winning over the hearts and minds of audiences and critics alike, using craftsmanship and artistry instead of (or, sometimes, in addition to) action and spectacle.

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In no particular order 2018 has given us really spectacular movies, from multiple record-breaking King of Wakanda, Black Panther to Isle of dogs among others.

take a quick look at the best movies of 2018 so far, in case you haven’t seen them, you can check it out in the cinema today.

Black Panther

Journey’s End

Journey’s End is a story that has been brought to the screen many times over; written for the stage and presented as a play in 1928, it was first adapted by legendary director James Whale in 1930. The 90-year-old story of British officers pinned down in a dugout over four days near the end of World War I may not seem like it has a lot to offer contemporary audiences  but director Saul Dibb and screenwriter Simon Reade, along with an amazing cast, have crafted it into a meditation on war and death that feels surprisingly timely in today’s political climate.

Isle of Dogs

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Animated films don’t get much quirkier than Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion feature from King of Quirk Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom). The film follows a young Japanese boy in a near-future dystopia on the hunt for his dog, who — along with all other dogs — has been quarantined on an island after an outbreak of disease

Annihilation

Thoroughbreds

The Death of Stalin

A Quiet Place

Paddington 2

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