The year is nearly out – which is odd because I swear it just started – and while a lot has happened, people only care about the films, right?
I mean, absolutely probably not, but you know what I’m getting at. In fact I’ll tell you exactly what I’m getting at:
Sometimes it’s hard to start an article whilst staying fun, relatable and concise. Sorry.
Anyway, I digress – of course I do – here’s the top rated films of the year according to IMDb. I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s been a bloody good year for Marvel properties.
20. 12 Strong
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
19. Boy Erased
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
18. Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Based on “The Little Broomstick” by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.
17. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.
14. Game Night
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.
13. Solo: A Star Wars Story
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.
11. Sicario 2: Soldado
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
10. Ant-Man and the Wasp
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
9. Black Panther
T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.
8. Ready Player One
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
7. First Man
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
6. Deadpool 2
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary, Deadpool, brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-travelling cyborg, Cable.
5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
4. Incredibles 2
Bob Parr is left to care for the kids while Helen is out saving the world.
3. A Star Is Born
A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert.
1. Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
It had to be Avengers, didn’t it?
Such an amazing film. I can’t wait for Avengers 4.
With all of this said, some film between now and 31st December could really knock it out of the park, and I can’t see Venom being rated that highly for much longer.
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