Good movies don’t wait for awards season, which means loving movies is a year-long gig. You’re probably used to seeing best-of lists pop up at the end of the year, but when you wait that long, too many good ones inevitably get lost in the shuffle. There are just too many good movies these days, and whether they land in theaters, head straight to video or pop up on your favorite streaming network, there’s always a new release to get excited about, no matter what time of year it is. With that in mind, we’re casting a wider net and kicking things off early with our best movies of 2018 so far, from big-hype blockbusters to indie horror, studio comedy, animated gems, and everything in between.
We’ll keep this list updated throughout the year — and goodness knows there’s plenty to look forward to as 2018 wears on — but for now, check out our recommendations for the must-watch movies of the year below. And if you’re looking for even more recent movies to tune into, be sure to check out our Best Movies of 2017 as well.