2017 gave way to some pretty good movies. We got to see what Belle and Beast would look like in real life, found out The Fate of the Furious, and were blown away by Wonder Woman. While 2017 was good, we’re here to say that 2018 movies just might be a whole lot better.

This year gives us WAY more Marvel movies. Some would say too many. We would say not enough. Not to mention we’re finally getting a couple Disney sequels it seems like we’ve waited far too long for. These 2018 movies have us counting down the days until we’re in the theater, popcorn ready, on basically a weekly basis.

Fifty Shades Freed, February 9

This is the third and final movie in the BDSM-themed series that took the world by storm. What started out as an erotic book (and Twilight fan-fic) that women everywhere secretly fell for turned into one of the guiltiest pleasures ever on film. We cannot wait to see how it all wraps up. Well, those of us who weren’t all about reading the series. We’re kind of glad they didn’t choose to split the last flick in two — because we’re not sure how much patience we’ve got left.

Black Panther, February 16

I’m sorry to every other Marvel movie, but Black Panther is about to be the most ~LIT~ one ever. With a cast that is beyond phenomenal and graphics that take things to the next level, we are all about seeing this opening night… then every night that follows for about a week straight.

A Wrinkle in Time, March 9

A Wrinkle in Time novel lovers are excited to see one of their favorite books turned into a movie. We’re excited to see our girls, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey in a movie together, though book adaptations can be a bit hit or miss. It’s about to be a fantasy-come-true in more ways than one with this Disney flick. Check out those graphics!

Tomb Raider, March 16

We’re actually surprised it took Hollywood this long to reboot the franchise made famous by Angelina Jolie. Of course, Jolie is out and saving the world in real life, so that means Alicia Vikander is in. The Oscar winner is trading in her usual dramatic roles for a bit more action with this one and we dig it.

Pacific Rim: Uprising, March 23

We didn’t really care about the first one. We’ll admit that. So why are we counting down to Pacific Rim: Uprising? Well first off, Star WarsJohn Boyega is the lead. Secondly, Scott Eastwood is a part of the cast and anywhere that hottie goes… we follow. Honestly!

The New Mutants, April 13

By now, we’ve been there done that with the OG X-Men. We love them, but how many times can we watch Storm, Wolverine, and Beast do the same old $h*!? It’s time for a new crop of mutants to come into the mix. The New Mutants is just that. Starring Stranger ThingsCharlie Heaton and Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, this is about to be a big hit. See you there?

Overboard, April 13th

Nothing beats the original Overboard starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, but this could be a close contender. This remake of the classic film flips the gender roles with Anna Farris as a working-class single mom and Eugenio Derbez as a rich Mexican womanizer. When he falls off his luxury yacht and loses his memory, Farris’s character convinces him they’re married and brings him home to do manual labor and support the family. Sure, in 2018, it sounds a little more messed up than it did in 1987, but we’re interested to see how it goes.

Super Troopers 2, April 20th

We’re going to need to see this movie right meow! Seventeen years after the original cult comedy classic hit theaters, the misfit Vermont state troopers are back at it again. This time, an international border dispute sends them to Canada to deal with the issues. The whole original cast is back for more hijinks and ridiculous silliness – which is pretty surprising. It’s guaranteed to be feel good and funny, and we can all use more of that right now!

I Feel Pretty, April 27th

Amy Schumer is back on the big screen in your next favorite comedy. Schumer plays a pretty but insecure woman who suffers from a fall and wakes up thinking she’s drop-dead gorgeous. The film focuses on confidence and learning to accept one’s self, and those are messages anyone can get behind. And knowing Schumer, it’ll be hilarious no matter what!

Avengers: Infinity War, May 4

First off, don’t you think it shouild be a Star Wars movie that’s dropping on May 4th? You know… ‘May the fourth be with you’ and all? Aside from missed opportunities in marketing, we’re still excited to see yet another Avengers movie on deck. It’s like a grand family reunion, but one that is sure to end with an epic fight. Oh wait… so it’s exactly like a typical family reunion. LOL.

Life of the Party, May 11th

Melissa McCarthy is going back to college y’all! This comedy, written by McCarthy and her real-life beau Ben Falcone, is all about picking yourself back up after a tragedy. When McCarthy’s Deanna is dumped by her husband, she decides to go back to college to restart her life — and ends up at the same school as her daughter. It’s sure to be a hilarious look at college à la Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School. We trust McCarthy to make this a whole lot of fun!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette, May 11th

This film is based on the hit 2012 novel of the same name about a girl whose mother disappears and her mission to find her. The cast is stacked. Cate Blanchett plays the titular Bernadette with Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, and Judy Greer rounding out the cast. We should also mention that it’s being directed by Richard Linklater, best known as the guy who gave us School of Rock and hasn’t had a bad film yet. Yeah, we’re in.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, May 25

Really? Couldn’t it have come out just a few weeks earlier? That’s going to bug us until June, most likely. It won’t bother us enough to keep us from being first in line to see this movie, though. A prequel that takes us to a time when Han Solo was just a young Corellian. Oh yes, please! Plus, we cannot wait to see Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian!

Deadpool 2, June 1

Ryan Reynolds. Tight suit. It doesn’t take much to persuade someone to be excited about a movie when Ryan Reynolds is involved, but considering it’s the sequel to the much-loved Deadpool, we’re doubley excited.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, June 8th

If you were ever wondering if Fred Rogers was really as great as his Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood character seemed, you’re about to find out. This documentary explores the life of the gentle TV host who changed children’s programming forever with his hit show. The classic show was TV comfort food for kids and adults alike during its time on air, and Mister Rogers himself was a beacon of hope. We need Rogers’s true kindness more than ever now, and this documentary may just give us a bit of it.

Ocean’s Eight, June 8

We’ve seen all of those Ocean’s movies already and usually all we get is your typical sausage fest with one lady in the mix. Ocean’s Eight is all about that girl power, baby! Mindy Kaling, Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and so many others. I mentioned Rihanna, right? When are tickets available?

We’ve seen all of those Ocean’s movies already and usually all we get is your typical sausage fest with one lady in the mix. Ocean’s Eight is all about that girl power, baby! Mindy Kaling, Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and so many others. I mentioned Rihanna, right? When are tickets available?

The Incredibles 2, June 15

YES! FINALLY! Disney fans have been patiently (and not-so-patiently) waiting far too long for this movie. Since the first came out, the world has gotten far too many Cars movies and not enough of this super-family. Now it’s time for the Disney heroes to come back, and we. literally. can’t. even. This will be the sequel of 2018. The movie of 2018, even! We’re sure of it.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, June 22

Chris Pratt has Avengers: Infinity War AND another Jurassic World coming up in 2018. He must’ve been a busy man in 2017 but we are not disappointed that we get to see him in two different action classics in one year. We have no idea what this sequel holds but as long as there are dinosaurs and action included, we’re definitely in.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado, June 29th

Sicario was one of the most thrilling crime-dramas in recent memory, so we’re psyched for a sequel. Benicio Del Toro is back as Alejandro, and this time, he’s working with CIA agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to take down drug smugglers. They deliberately begin a war between the cartels in an attempt to stop them from smuggling terrorists into the U.S. The film promises to be as effed up and crazy as the first, and we cannot wait.

Sorry to Bother You, June 29th

It’s hard to come up with a truly unique movie concept these days, but Sorry to Bother You seems to have nailed it. This science-fiction comedy follows an African-American telemarketer who realizes that when he uses his “white voice,” he sees greater success at his job. The cast is stacked and includes Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Terry Crews. Oh, and this isn’t even including the actors who play the characters’ “white voices,” including Patton Oswalt and David Cross. It’s one of the most original plots we’ve seen in a long time and we’re excited to see how it plays out!

The First Purge, July 4th

Fans of The Purge films are going to be pumped for the franchise’s de facto origin story. This film will explore how the purge, a.k.a a night where everything is legal — even murder — began. While the experiment is supposed to be isolated in one community, it spreads across the nation and causes chaos and havoc. Considering the state of the union right now, it almost seems appropriate that the film’s poster would be a ubiquitous red hat coupled with the films Fourth of July release date. Oh, America the beautiful.

Ant-Man and The Wasp, July 6th

The Marvel Cinematic Universe gods are blessing us with so many movies this year. First Black Panther, then The Avengers: Infinity War, and then after that we get the next offering: Ant-Man and The Wasp. Paul Rudd is back as the titular Ant-Man, shrinking and enlarging and kicking butt. This installment is sure to be as action-packed and hilarious as the first and we seriously can’t wait for more MCU goodness!

The Equalizer 2, July 20th

Denzel Washington is back for more ass-kicking in this sequel to his 2014 hit. Robert McCall is retired special agent who still carries his specific skill set into retirement. Like the first film, he’s sure to be fighting for justice for those who can’t fight themselves. The plot details are still under wraps but, c’mon, it’s Denzel. We’ll be seeing it for sure!

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, July 20

Not too much is known about what to expect from this sequel, coming out a full ten years after the 2008 movie, but fans are nonetheless thrilled. Good music, good acting, Meryl Streep! The singing and dancing is why we go, but we stay for the all-star cast.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, July 27th

The sixth installment in the Tom Cruise action series is due this summer. It’s more of the same — action, intrigue, espionage, Tom Cruise doing crazy stunts — but we’re not complaining! All your faves, plus some new faces will pop up in the film that’s sure to be a fun summer thrill ride. Do we need a sixth Mission Impossible film? Probably not. But we so want it.

The Predator, August 3rd

Fill your summer horror fix when The Predator brings the sci-fi series back to the big screen. The series returns for the fourth round of creepy monsters and psychological horror that’s sure to make it so you basically never sleep again. Let’s be honest — a lot of horror films don’t have the best casts since most people are hesitant to do them. But not this one! Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, and Olivia Munn are just a few of the famous faces that will probably be killed by monsters on screen. And we’re so into it.

The Spy Who Dumped Me, August 3rd

This movie is bringing some of our favorite people together on the big screen. Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play two friends who get caught up in an international conspiracy when they learn that one of the girls’ exes is actually a spy. An action-comedy with two of our favorite funny ladies sounds like exactly what we’re going to need this summer!

The Meg, August 10th

Jason Statham vs. a shark. Need I say more? A sub is attacked by a giant Megalodon shark (i.e. the Meg) long thought to be extinct and it’s up to Statham to save the ship and its crew from the bottom of the sea. It’s pretty standard action-thriller fare so it’s basically guaranteed to be fun. The film is based off a sci-fi book of the same name — and that book has several sequels. Fingers crossed we’re looking at a whole franchise of deep-sea action craziness!

Crazy Rich Asians, August 17th

The massive novel is finally coming to the big screen! The film, like the book, is about, well, crazy rich Asians. A woman accompanies her boyfriend to his home country of Singapore and learns that he is insanely wealthy. Oh, and for an added bonus, every girl in the country wants to be with him. The film worked hard to get the perfect cast and even shot on location in Singapore to make sure there was peak accuracy. Sure, everyone is ridiculously wealthy but at its core, the film is all about dysfunctional families and disapproving mothers so we can all relate!

Slenderman, August 24th

Get ready to get freaked! The creepy internet sensation Slenderman is finally coming to the big screen. The film focuses on a group of girls who try to debunk the myth of the monster and then one of them goes missing. Slenderman has been all over the internet for years and even inspired a real-life tragedy when some young girls thought they needed to sacrifice a friend to keep the shadowy figure from their families. Horror fans have been waiting for this tale for a long time and it arrives right before Halloween season kicks off, which is perfect.

Goosebumps: Horrorland, September 21

Wait, there’s another Goosebumps coming?! This is the first we’re hearing about this so please — excuse our excitement. The first Goosebumps was beyond perfection so we cannot imagine this one being any different. Plus, they are taking from one of the spookiest tales to come from the book series we loved as kids. We’re shaking in (mostly) anticipation, but a little bit of fear, too.

Night School, September 28th

This is sure to be one of the funniest movies of the year. A group of adults attends night school together in an attempt to pass their GED’s. The cast of night school students is full of famous faces. Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, and Rob Riggle all come together and we don’t think we can handle that much funny in one movie. The film is even based on a story Hart came up with, and he’s producing. Is it September yet?!

A Star is Born, October 5th

The Judy Garland classic is getting the Hollywood remake treatment yet again. Garland’s part is being played by another huge voice in a little body: Lady Gaga. Gaga plays Ally, an unknown and highly talented singer that’s discovered by aging country music star Jackson (Bradley Cooper). One of the best voices in the business mixed with one of the most handsome leading men ever? This is one remake we’re totally on board for.

Venom, October 5th

Tom Hardy is finally stepping foot into superhero films and we could not be more excited. Let’s forget the sorry, sad Venom portrayed in Spider-Man 3 and get ready for a real version of the villain. The film follows the famous Spiderman villain through his origins, though not much else is known about the film yet. It will be kickstarting Sony’s Marvel Universe, which will supposedly run adjacent to the MCU, and could have a Spider-Man appearance in the future. We can’t wait for more Marvel on-screen goodness!

First Man, October 12th

The story of Neil Armstrong is finally coming to the big screen, and playing him is none other than Ryan Gosling. Armstrong may have been the first man on the moon but I’d count being played by Gosling the bigger accomplishment, just sayin’. The film depicts the years leading up to the historic Apollo 11 mission that brought us to the moon in 1969. First Man reunites Gosling with La La Land director Damian Chazelle. The last time they worked together it was total movie magic and we know this will be more of the same!

Halloween, October 19th

Horror fans are not going to want to miss this. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning one final time to the franchise that made her star. The film is basically ignoring all of the sequels between this and the first Halloween film but we don’t care because Curtis’s Laurie Strode is back facing off against Michael Myers (Nick Castle). The film was written by funnyman Danny McBride but don’t expect any laughs — the film is pure horror. And just in time for the corresponding holiday!

The Girl in the Spider’s Web, October 19th

The continuation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise is almost here, but with one big twist: it’s an entirely new cast. None of the actors from the first film will return for the American-Swedish crime drama. But the new cast is more than ready to take on the roles, with your new fave Claire Foy taking over the role of Lisbeth Salander. The film comes seven years after the first installment in the series and we cannot wait to finally see what happens next in the thrilling espionage saga!

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, October 19th

Melissa McCarthy is tackling a little bit of drama in her next film. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is based on writer, Lee Israel‘s memoir of the same name. The film tells the true story of the decline of Israel’s writing career and her plunge into crime. When her articles and books stopped selling, she began selling forged leaders from famous deceased people, and then eventually began stealing legitimate letters to resell. She was, of course, caught and used her subsequent memoir to outline her crimes. Now, McCarthy is bringing the controversial figure to the big screen and we’re pretty excited to see the funny woman try something new!

X-Men: Dark Phoenix, November 2nd

The newest installment in the X-Men films puts Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner at the forefront. When her character, Jean Gray is overtaken by an evil force and loses control of her powers, the rest of the mutants have to not only save her but prevent her from destroying the world. The cast is back for another risky adventure and world-saving heroics. You know, just a regular Tuesday for the X-Men.

Mary, Queen of Scots, November 2nd

Is it too early to start making 2019 Oscar predictions? This period film explores the turbulent life of Mary, Queen of Scots, played by Saoirse Ronan. Margot Robbie will be playing Queen Elizabeth I, Mary’s cousin. Here’s a quick history lesson: these two did not get along, and Mary was eventually charged with trying to assassinate Elizabeth. We’re sure the drama will be plenty and the awards will be rolling in.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, November 2nd

The Nutcracker story of many a famed ballet is finally coming to the big screen. The fantasy film is about Clara (Mackenzie Foy), who is transported into a magical world while looking for a key that will open a gift from her late mother. This is a Disney live-action endeavor so you know it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous. Rounding out the cast is Keira Knightly as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer. This is going to be the perfect start to the holiday season!

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, November 9th

You all know the story, and now a new animated version of the classic Christmas tale is being released. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the titular Grinch, who schemes to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. Do we need another Grinch adaptation? Probably not. But we’ll take more Cumberbatch any day.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, November 16

Eddie Redmayne and the computer graphics were quite the delight in the first flick and our man is back as Newt Scamander once more. Of course, many Harry Potter fans were skeptical of a new series without their beloved Harry, Hermione and Ron (and it’s true it didn’t quite compare) but alas — it was still pretty dang magical. This time around expect Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, and newcomer (to the franchise, not Hollywood — duh), Jude Law lighting up your screen.

Widows, November 16th

We’re so excited for this one because it’s a film like no other we’ve seen lately. In Widows, four women who have lost their husbands in a failed heist step up to finish the job themselves and secure their financial futures. It stars Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez, so you know it’s gonna be badass. The film is also being written by Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn – meaning there will be no shortage of thrills. With this and Ocean’s 8 both coming out this year, 2018 is officially the year of the female heist film!

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, November 21

All we can say is hallelujah! One of Disney’s cutest movies in years, Wreck-It Ralph allowed our favorite video games to come alive in a way we hadn’t seen before. Now he’s back but he’s moved to the web this time. TBH, we’re just a little disappointed about how late in the year it’ll be released.

Creed 2, November 21st

The history of the Rocky films is coming full circle in this sequel. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) works with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) to fight the son of the man who killed his father years before. Fans watched the fight go down in the original Rocky films and now they get to see the intergenerational consequences of that fight. The film has a bit of USA vs. Russia undertones, and we’re not gonna lie, it’s totally apropos for the current political climate. Also: Michael B. Jordan shirtless. We’re already buying our tickets.

Holmes and Watson, December 21st

It has been far too long since Will Ferrell and John C. Reily starred in a film together. But the dynamic duo is back in this comedic retelling of the classic Sherlock Holmes story. True to the original story, the film won’t be light on mystery — but it also won’t be light on laughs. It may not be Stepbrothers 2, but we’re here for more Ferrell and Reily goodness.

Bumblebee, December 21st

It’s about that time for another Transformers movie! This one explores the origin story of the Bumblebee car, who tries to seek refuge in a California junkyard and runs into a girl who realizes he is not just a regular car. Hailee Steinfeld stars in the film as a female character who finally gets to drive the Transformer cars for once and isn’t just eye candy! We’re so excited to see a leading lady in an action film and not just another male action hero!

Aquaman, December 21

As long as Jason Mamoa promises to be shirtless during 99% of this movie, we’ll buy every single ticket. Whether or not Justice League was a great movie, we’ll still be in a seat opening day to see our number one gym bae all drenched in water and fighting bad guys in DC’s next release. Plus, right around Christmas? Sounds like a gift to me!

Bohemian Rhapsody, December 25th

Finally the Freddie Mercury biopic is going to be released. To be honest, after all the casting snafus and behind-the-scenes drama, we never thought we’d see this film. But it’s finally happening! Rami Malek stars as Mercury in the film that depicts the era of his life from forming Queen to performing at Live Aid in 1985. The epic film about the larger-than-life star is sure to be a fan favorite and critical darling. Not gonna lie, we’re already thinking about the 2019 Oscars!

Mary Poppins Returns, December 25

Many are on the fence about someone stepping into the shoes of some of our most beloved characters but we’re, surprisingly, here for it. This isn’t a remake, but a next chapter which makes it a bit better. This time around, Mary is back to help take care of the children of a now-grown Michael. Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack is a HUGE selling point and Emily Blunt taking on Julie Andrews‘ iconic role. Those are some BIG shoes to fill but we believe in them!

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