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We've just made it through a massive year for movies, and 2018 looks even more packed with releases. Here's our alphabetical guide to the films coming to UK/ROI cinemas and Netflix in 2018.


UK release dates are correct at time of posting but may be subject to change.


120 Beats Per Minute
120 Beats Per Minute
Inspired by his work with AIDS advocacy group ACT UP in the '90s, Robin Campillo's drama follows a group of HIV activists in the Paris of that decade. Despite winning much praise on the festival circuit, 120 Beats Per Minute surprisingly failed to make the Oscar Foreign Language shortlist.

In cinemas April 6th.




The 15:17 to Paris
The 15:17 to Paris
Following American Sniper and Sully, Clint Eastwood continues his recent trend of dramas centred on the exploits of American 'heroes'. You can debate whether sniper Chris Kyle or pilot Chesley Sullenberger deserve such a platitude, but the protagonists of The 15:17 to Paris (played here by their real life selves) certainly do, having put their lives on the line to foil a terrorist attack on the titular train in 2015.

In cinemas February 9th.



A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman
Chile has produced more than its share of exciting filmmakers in recent years, and fans of South American cinema have been eagerly awaiting the latest from Gloria director Sebastian Lelio. Along with his English language debut, Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman is one of two films we'll see from Lelio in 2018 (possibly three if his US remake of Gloria arrives in time). This one concerns a trans woman who finds herself battling prejudice following the death of her lover.

In cinemas March 2nd.



A Futile & Stupid Gesture
A Futile & Stupid Gesture
Based on the book by Josh Karp, this Netflix original production tells the story of Doug Kenney (Will Forte), one of the founders of the cult satirical magazine National Lampoon. Along with Domhnall Gleeson, the cast features many modern comics playing classic comedians, including Joel McHale as Chevy Chase and Jon Daly as Bill Murray.

On Netflix January 26th.



A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place
John Krasinski directs and stars alongside his wife Emily Blunt in this supernatural thriller. This one boasts a very intriguing premise - a family lives in silence on a farm in order to evade a demonic presence attracted to sound. If Krasinski can commit to the cinematic potential of the concept this could be the next great horror movie.

In cinemas April 6th.



A Star is Born
A Star is Born
If you're wondering why Bradley Cooper has been absent from our screens over the last couple of years, it's because he's been busy directing this third remake of the 1937 showbiz drama. Cooper and Lady Gaga star in the roles previously essayed by Fredric March and Janet Gaynor (1937), James Mason and Judy Garland (1954), and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand (1976).

In cinemas May 18th.



A Woman's Life
A Woman's Life
After detailing the struggles of a working class man in modern France with 2016's The Measure of a Man, Stephane Brize turns his camera on the repressed life of a noblewoman in 19th century France in this adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's story. It's a gruelling experience in the 12 Years a Slave mode, but a rewarding watch.

In cinemas January 12th.




A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay directs this adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 fantasy novel. Newcomer Storm Reid plays a young girl who attempts to save her father from a universe spanning evil with the aid of three astral travelling companions (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling).

In cinemas March 23rd.



Alita: Battle Angel
Alita: Battle Angel
Robert Rodriguez (director/writer) and James Cameron (writer) team up for this live action adaptation of the cult manga. The eponymous cyborg is a mo-cap creation played by Rosa Salazar, while Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Jackie Earle Haley also star.

In cinemas July 20th.



All the Money in the World
All the Money in the World
The conversation around Ridley Scott's thriller based on the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III has centred on the director's controversial decision to recast Christopher Plummer in a role complete by Kevin Spacey, but Plummer is so great here it's impossible to imagine anyone else in the part. Embellished yet grounded, it's an old school thriller and return to form for Scott.
In cinemas January 5th.




Annihilation
Annihilation
Having won much acclaim for his directorial debut Ex Machina, Alex Garland sticks with the sci-fi genre for this adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's novel. In what sounds like a riff on Tarkovsky's Stalker, Natalie Portman plays a biologist who searches for a cure to her husband's mysterious illness in an environmental disaster zone.

In cinemas February 23rd.



Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man and the Wasp
If you thought 2018 might see the superhero trend slow down, think again. This Marvel sequel sees Paul Rudd return to the role of Scott Lang for a new mission that sees him team up with Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne, now equipped with her own super suit in the guise of the Wasp.

In cinemas August 3rd.



Aqua-Man
Aqua-man
Yep, we're really getting an Aqua-Man movie. James Wan's film went into production long before audiences decided they had no interest in any DCEU movies that weren't headlined by Wonder Woman. Jason Momoa continues the role of he who talks to the the fishes, with Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe also starring.

In cinemas December 21st.



Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War
For Marvel fans it's all been leading to this, the ultimate superhero smackdown in which the entire MCU comes together to battle Thanos, a space entity who comes to Earth to collect Infinity Stones that...wait, isn't the plot of Justice League?

In cinemas April 27th.



Bad Boys for Life
Bad Boys for Life
While a director has yet to be confirmed, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are set to return to the roles of detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in this third instalment in the Bad Boys franchise. With production yet to begin, expect the current November release to be pushed back to 2019. Whatcha gonna do?

In cinemas November 9th.



Bad Times at the El Royale
Bad Times at the El Royale
The Cabin in the Woods director and The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard returns with this 1960s set crime drama in which a bunch of criminals run into each other at the titular run down hotel. Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges headline.

In cinemas October 12th.



Black Panther
Black Panther
Creed's Ryan Coogler is the latest filmmaker to get sucked into the Marvel vacuum as he helms the first standalone movie for Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, leader of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Martin Freeman also star.

In cinemas February 13th.



Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Mr Robot's Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in this biopic of the British rock legend. With most of the movie in the can, director Bryan Singer was forced to leave the production with Eddie the Eagle helmer Dexter Fletcher stepping in to wrap things up.

In cinemas December 28th.



Brad's Status
Brad's Status
Ben Stiller delivers arguably a career best performance as a father who experiences a mid-life crisis when he undertakes a tour of colleges with his teenage son in Mike White's decidedly dark comic drama.

In cinemas January 5th.

Read our review



Bumblebee
Bumblebee film
Just when you thought 2018 was a Transformers free year along comes Bumblebee, a spinoff from Michael Bay's much derided yet ever popular series. Hailee Steinfeld stars alongside the titular Transformer, which it seems has reverted to its classic Volkswagen Beetle state. Kubo and the Two Strings' director Travis Knight takes over from Bay.

In cinemas December 26th.



Captive State
Captive State
Rupert Wyatt, who kicked off the current Planet of the Apes series, directs this sci-fi thriller set in a Chicago neighbourhood a decade after an alien invasion. John Goodman and Vera Farmiga star.

In cinemas August 17th.



Cargo
Cargo film
Martin Freeman stars in this post-apocalyptic drama as a father who has 48 hours to find a new home for his young daughter before he turns into a zombie. Directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke expand their 2013 short for this Netflix original.

Netflix premiere date TBA.



Cloverfield sequel
Cloverfield sequel
Previously known as God Particle, this new yet to be titled instalment in the Cloverfield franchise stars Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Bruhl and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as astronauts who battle for their lives after an experiment with a particle accelerator unleashes all manner of trouble.

In cinemas February 9th.



The Commuter
The Commuter
Liam Neeson reteams with director Jaume Collet-Serra for this train-set thriller. Neeson's insurance salesman finds himself caught up in a criminal conspiracy on his daily commute home. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson also star.

In cinemas January 19th.



Dark River
Dark River
Following 2017's The Levelling and God's Own Country, the trend for British rural dramas continues with The Selfish Giant director Clio Barnard's latest. Ruth Wilson stars as a woman who returns to her family's Yorkshire farm after her father's death, causing her to relive a childhood of abuse.

In cinemas February 23rd.



Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman is a frontrunner for a Best Actor Oscar for his turn as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's WWII political drama. Believe the hype - Oldman really is fantastic here, and Wright displays a directorial maturity lacking in his previous work.

In cinemas January 12th.




Deadpool 2
Deadpool 2
The first Deadpool was very much a love it or hate it affair, and no doubt this sequel will prove equally divisive. John Wick director David Leitch steps in to helm, with Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz joining the cast. Expect another viral marketing campaign in the run-up to its release.

In cinemas June 1st.



Disobedience
Disobedience
Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio makes his English language debut with this adaptation of Naomi Alderman's novel. Rachel Weisz plays a woman who returns to her Jewish Orthodox London neighbourhood following the death of her Rabbi father only to embark on an affair with the wife of his successor (Rachel McAdams).

In cinemas August 24th.



Downsizing
Downsizing
Alexander Payne's latest comic drama stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig star as a couple who agree to become residents of Leisureland, an economically viable community of people shrunken in size.

In cinemas January 24th.




The Equalizer 2
The Equalizer 2
Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington reunite for this sequel to their big screen reboot of the '80s TV show. Chloe Grace Moretz and Melissa Leo return, with Pedro Pascal joining the cast, no doubt as a villain.

In cinemas August 24th.



Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
That distant noise you hear is the latest truckload of cash being backed up into JK Rowling's driveway as this sequel continues the story of Eddie Redmayne's Ministry of Magic employee Newt Scamander. Jude Law comes aboard as a young Albus Dumbledore, with Johnny Depp stepping into the role of Gellert Grindelwald, taking over from Colin Farrell.

In cinemas November 16th.



First Man
First Man
Off the back of winning an Oscar for La La Land, director Damien Chazelle reteams with Ryan Gosling for this biopic of astronaut Neil ArmstrongClaire Foy, Corey Stoll and Kyle Chandler also star.

In cinemas November 2nd.



Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman transfer their cult stage play to the screen. An anthology of three tales of terror in the Amicus mould, the film stars Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther and Paul Whitehouse.

In cinemas April 13th.




The Girl in the Spider's Web
The Girl in the Spider's Web
Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez takes over from David Fincher for this belated next instalment in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason step in for Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig as their protagonists investigate government corruption.

In cinemas October 26th.



Gook
Gook
Boasting an attention grabbing title, writer-director Justin Chon's sophomore feature tells the story of two Korean-American brothers who befriend a young African-American girl during the 1992 LA riots.

In cinemas March 9th.



Gringo
Gringo
Nash Edgerton, brother of Joel, directs his second feature, a black comedy that follows a businessman (David Oyelowo) who finds himself on the wrong side of the law on his latest assignment. The impressive cast also features Thandie Newton, Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried.

In cinemas March 9th.



Halloween
Halloween
After several false dawns for the franchise, Halloween fans will be dubious about this latest reboot. But with Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle returning to the roles of Laurie and Michael, and writer Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green vowing to eschew gore in favour of atmosphere, perhaps some cautious optimism is called for. Rumours of John Carpenter returning to score the film have yet to be confirmed.

In cinemas October 19th.



The Happytime Murders
The Happytime Murders
Those suffering from Muppet withdrawal should be somewhat quenched by Brian Henson's latest. In a reversal of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Henson's film features a puppet detective negotiating the human world in an attempt to uncover the identity of a serial killer targeting puppets. The human cast includes Melissa McCarthyJoel McHale and Elizabeth Banks.

In cinemas August 17th.



Have a Nice Day
Have a Nice Day
Liu Jian's animated crime thriller upset the Chinese authorities with its critique of that country's nihilistic approach to capitalism. The film follows a variety of characters driven to extremes to get their hands on a suitcase full of money.

In cinemas March 23rd.



Hostiles
Hostiles
Though its anachronistic exploration of racial relations makes it play like a movie designed to help white people sleep at night, Scott Cooper's western Hostiles benefits greatly from superb acting turns by Christian Bale, Wes Studi and Rory Cochrane, and boasts some striking cinematography and shocking violence.

In cinemas January 5th.




The House with a Clock in its Walls
The House with a Clock in its Walls
Though his Death Wish remake seems to have disappeared from release schedules, Eli Roth's other 2018 film is set to hit cinemas. The title may suggest a giallo thriller, but The House with a Clock in its Walls is a young adult fantasy concerning a boy's attempts to locate a clock with magical and dangerous powers. Cate Blanchett, Jack Black and Kyle MacLachlan star.

In cinemas October 19th.



How to Talk to Girls at Parties
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Neil Gaiman's short story comes to the screen courtesy of director John Cameron Mitchell. Set in Britain's punk era, the film tells the story of a teenage boy (Alex Sharp) who falls for a visiting alien (Elle Fanning). Nicole Kidman also stars.

In cinemas May 11th.



I, Tonya
I, Tonya
Director Craig Gillespie presents a sympathetic take on the story of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie is excellent in the lead role, but it's Alison Janney as Harding's mother and Paul Walter Hauser as her boyfriend's moronic friend who steal the show.

In cinemas February 20th.




In the Fade
In the Fade
Fatih Akin's thriller follows Diane Kruger's widow as she searches for the perpetrators of a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of her husband and son. Kruger's performance has won much praise form critics.

Release date TBC.



Insidious: The Last Key
Insidious: The Last Key
Lin Shaye returns for this fourth instalment in the Insidious franchise, with original writer Leigh Whannell also back on board. This one sees Shaye's paranormal investigator return to her childhood home, where a new family is being menaced by angry spirits.

In cinemas January 12th.



Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson gets his stop-motion animation groove back nine years after Fantastic Mister Fox for this Japan set tale of a boy who travels to an island where dogs are quarantined to retrieve his pet pooch. The impressive assembly of voice talent includes Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson.

In cinemas March 30th.




Jeune Femme
Jeune Femme
Leonor Serraille's directorial debut follows a young Parisian woman's attempts to move on with her life following the end of a 10 year relationship. Reviews have highlighted Laetitia Dosch's central performance.

In cinemas May 18th.



Journeyman
Journeyman
Paddy Considine's second directorial outing sees him star as a boxer who struggles with severe head trauma. New Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker plays his supportive wife.

In cinemas February 16th.



The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
Wait, didn't we just get a Jungle Book movie? Yes, but now mo-cap master Andy Serkis brings his take on Rudyard Kipling's tale to the screen. This one features arguably a more impressive cast than Disney's 2016 version with Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett joining Serkis.

In cinemas October 19th.



Jupiter's Moon
Jupiter's Moon
Hungarian filmmaker follows his audacious White God with an even more impressive visual feat, the story of a disgraced doctor who finds himself on the run in Budapest with a Syrian refugee gifted with the ability to fly.

In cinemas January 5th.




Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Critics were lukewarm on 2015's Jurassic World, but audiences couldn't resist the lure of dinosaurs running amok. A Monster Calls director JA Bayona takes over for this sequel, which sees Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt's characters attempt to save the dinosaurs from the threat of a volcano.

In cinemas June 8th.



The Kid Who Would Be King
The Kid Who Would Be King
Attack the Block's Joe Cornish directs this tale of a British schoolboy (Andy Serkis' son Louis) who discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. Patrick Stewart shows up as Merlin, with Rebecca Ferguson as Morgana.

In cinemas September 28th.



Lady Bird
Lady Bird
There's been so much talk from the US about how great Greta Gerwig's directorial debut is that by the time it hits UK/ROI cinemas we'll probably know its plot inside out. Based on her own experience, Gerwig's film stars Saoirse Ronan as a rebellious high-schooler in the early 21st century.

In cinemas February 16th.



Last Flag Flying
Last Flag Flying
Hal Ashby's 1973 classic The Last Detail gets an unofficial sequel courtesy of Richard Linklater. His film catches up with the sailors played by Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young - now played by Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne - 30 years later as they reunite in tragic circumstances.

In cinemas January 26th.



Lean on Pete
Lean on Pete
45 Years director Andrew Haigh directs Charlie Plummer as a teenager who befriends the titular aging racehorse during his summer job working for its trainer. Travis Fimmel, Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi also star.

In cinemas May 4th.



Let the Sunshine In
Let the Sunshine In
Veteran French filmmaker Claire Denis loosely adapts Roland Barthes' 1977 book A Lover's Discourse: Fragments. Juliette Binoche plays the central figure of Isabelle, a divorced Parisian who struggles to find emotional comfort with a succession of lovers.

In cinemas April 20th.




Loveless
Loveless
Acclaimed Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest concerns two separated parents forced to work together when their young son vanishes. As with his previous film, Leviathan, it's said to be a bleak but rewarding watch, a film heavily critical of modern Russian society.

In cinemas February 9th.




Lover for a Day
Lover for a Day
Filmmaker Philippe Garrel casts his daughter Esther (seen recently in Call Me by Your Name) in this monochrome drama as a young woman who moves in with her father and his young lover following the breakup of her own relationship.

In cinemas January 19th.




Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
Following Darren Aronofsky's Noah, Kevin Reynolds' Risen and Martin Scorsese's Silence, Christian cinema continues to go mainstream with Garth Davis's take on the story of Jesus's mommy, played here by Rooney MaraJoaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim also star.

In cinemas March 16th.



Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns
Hollywood continues to mine its back catalogue with this very belated sequel to the 1964 classic. Emily Blunt takes the umbrella from Julie Andrews, and the all-star cast also features Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Musical specialist Rob Marshall directs.

In cinemas December 21st.



Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Saoirse Ronan essays the role of the sixteenth century Roman Catholic Queen of Scotland with Margot Robbie playing her Anglican rival Queen Elizabeth I in director Josie Rourke's historical drama.

In cinemas September 14th.



Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour makes her English language debut with this look at the relationship between Frankenstein author Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning) and Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth).

In cinemas July 6th.



Mission Impossible 6
Mission Impossible 6
Tom Cruise and the IMF team return for a sixth instalment of the franchise that has increasingly come to revolve around Cruise's willingness to risk his neck in hair-raising scenarios. Rumour has it this one features Cruise performing his most outrageous stunt yet.

In cinemas July 27th.



Molly's Game
Molly's Game
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with the story of Molly Bloom (not that one), who ran an illegal poker network with a clientele list consisting of some of America's wealthiest, most famous and most dangerous men. Jessica Chastain throws herself into the lead role, but the film is overwritten and overwhelming.

In cinemas January 1st.




Mortal Engines
Mortal Engines
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit screenwriting team of Peter JacksonFran Walsh and Philippa Boyens reunite to pen this piece of dystopian sci-fi,  set in a future world where giant cities roam the land consuming small towns. Longtime Jackson collaborator Christian Rivers directs.

In cinemas December 14th.



Mute
Mute film
Director Duncan Jones describes this Netflix original as a spiritual sequel to his 2009 debut Moon, with Sam Rockwell reprising his role in a cameo here. In a future Berlin, Alexander Skarsgard's mute bartender attempts to track down his missing girlfriend. Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux also star.

Netflix premiere date TBA.



The New Mutants
The New Mutants
This X-Men spinoff is being pitched as a hybrid of the superhero and horror genres. Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams lead the cast of young mutants held captive in a secret facility. The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone directs.

In cinemas April 11th.



The Nile Hilton Incident
The Nile Hilton Incident
Inspired by the real-life murder of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim, this Swedish-Egyptian production looks at the corruption within the Egyptian police force prior to the revolution of 2011.

In cinemas March 2nd.



Ocean's 8
Ocean's 8
Steven Soderbergh hands the reins of the Ocean's series over to Hunger Games director Gary Ross for this female led fourth chapter. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett head a gang of scoundrels who attempt to steal an expensive necklace from Anne Hathaway.

In cinemas June 22nd.



On Chesil Beach
On Chesil Beach
Screenwriter Ian McEwan adapts his novella for Dominic Cooke's directorial debut. The film follows the collapse of the marriage of a young couple played by Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.

In cinemas June 15th.



The Other Side of the Wind
The Other Side of the Wind
Orson Welles' unfinished film, shot between 1970 and 1976, finally gets a release courtesy of Netflix. Welles' Hollywood satire stars John Huston as a veteran filmmaker struggling to complete his final masterpiece. Reality imitating art, or vice versa?

Netflix premiere date TBA.



Outlaw King
Outlaw King
Director David Mackenzie brings his Hell or High Water star Chris Pine to Scotland to play Robert the Bruce in this historical drama. Rumoured to be the first in a planned trilogy, the film focusses on Bruce's victory against the English in the 1307 Battle of Loudoun Hill.

Netflix premiere date TBA.



Overlord
Overlord
We've seen more than a few movies set during WWII in recent years, but this one adds a horror twist. This one follows two American paratroopers who come up against Nazis harnessing supernatural powers during Operation Overlord.

In cinemas October 26th.



Phantom Thread
Phantom Thread
Purported to feature Daniel Day Lewis's final performance, Phantom Thread reunites the actor with his There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson. In 1950s London, Lewis's dressmaker embarks on a romance with a strong-willed younger woman (Vicky Krieps) which disrupts his mannered lifestyle.

In cinemas February 2nd.



The Post
The Post film
Steven Spielberg's all-star political drama takes us back to the early '70s, when newspapers still sold in large numbers. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are the owner and editor respectively of The Washington Post, who find themselves sitting on potentially the story of the decade, the release of the Pentagon Papers, which proved successive US governments had lied to the public concerning military matters.

In cinemas January 19th.



The Predator
The Predator
After a small acting role in the 1987 original, Shane Black returns to the Predator franchise, this time as writer and director. Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn lead a team of ex-marines and scientists who go hunting for the dreadlocked aliens, no doubt to run into serious trouble.

In cinemas August 3rd.



Proud Mary
Proud Mary film
With a marketing campaign drawing heavily on '70s blaxploitation imagery, Proud Mary stars Taraji P Henson as a paid assassin who questions her life choices when a hit goes wrong and a young boy is left orphaned.

In cinemas March 23rd.



Rampage
Rampage film
The classic '80s arcade game - in which players laid waste to cities in the guise of either a giant wolf, lizard or gorilla - gets an unexpected big screen adaptation. Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris play a pair of scientists who discover three animals have been injected with a serum, causing them to grow into enormous beasts.

In cinemas April 13th.



Ready Player One
Ready Player One
Spielberg's other 2018 film sees him adapt Ernest Cline's cult novel. In 2045, a teenager (Tye Sheridan) plunges himself into a virtual reality world based on '80s pop culture in an attempt to uncover an Easter Egg that will grant him a fortune. Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn also star.

In cinemas March 30th.



Red Sparrow
Red Sparrow
Jennifer Lawrence reteams with her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence (no relation) for this spy thriller. Lawrence is a Russian agent whose latest assignment requires her to seduce a CIA agent (Joel Edgerton), whom she finds herself falling for.

In cinemas March 2nd.



Redoubtable
Redoubtable
Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius returns to his comic roots for this unconventional biopic of Jean Luc Godard. Louis Garrel is fantastic as Godard in a bittersweet tribute that plays like a filmic comedy roast.

In cinemas May 11th.




Robin Hood
Robin Hood 2018
With Guy Ritchie's King Arthur flopping so badly, it's difficult to see audiences flocking to a Robin Hood movie, but we're getting one regardless. This one stars Kingsman's Taron Egerton in the title role, with Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Bono's daughter Eve Hewson as Maid Marian.

In cinemas September 21st.



The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
We were unconvinced by Guillermo del Toro's latest fishy fantasy, but it's been warmly greeted by most critics. Sally Hawkins is a mute cleaner at a secret facility who falls for the charms of a Gillman (Doug Jones in a suit very much inspired by Creature from the Black Lagoon) held captive at her workplace.

In cinemas February 14th.




Sicario 2: Soldado
Sicario 2: Soldado
Suburra's Stefano Sollima (son of spaghetti western legend Sergio) takes over directing duties from Denis Villeneuve for this sequel, with writer Taylor Sheridan returning. In an effort to stop Mexican cartels smuggling terrorists across the US border (???), Josh Brolin's CIA agent once again enlists the aid of Benicio del Toro's undercover operative.

In cinemas June 29th.



Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Alden Ehrenreich takes on the role of a young Han Solo in this second standalone Star Wars story. With original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller kicked off the film midway through shooting and replaced by Ron Howard, this probably isn't going to be the comic take on young Solo initially pitched. Donald Glover is young Lando, with Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Woody Harrelson also appearing.

In cinemas May 25th.



The Square
The Square
The 2017 Cannes Palme d'Or winner is the latest from Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund. Starring Claes Bang and Elizabeth Moss, this one skewers the art scene with the former playing the disinterested curator of a struggling Stockholm museum.

In cinemas March 16th.




Sweet Country
Sweet Country
Samson and Delilah director Warwick Thornton continues to explore the alienation of Australia's aboriginal community. This period western stars Hamilton Morris as an aborigine who goes on the run from the law after killing a white man in self defence. Sam Neill and Bryan Brown also star.

In cinemas March 9th.



The Third Murder
The Third Murder
Having established himself as the modern master of the family drama, Hirokazu Koreeda surprisingly turns his attention to the courtroom thriller genre. In a film said to be critical of Japan's continuation of capital punishment, a lawyer attempts to convince his client to rebuke his confession to a murder.

In cinemas March 23rd.



Thoroughbreds
thoroughbreds film
In one of his final screen appearances, the late Anton Yelchin plays a low-rent thug hired to execute the nefarious plans of a pair of upper-class teens (Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy).

In cinemas March 9th.



Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Following his brother John Michael's lead with the awful War on Everyone, Martin McDonagh makes his first foray into US filmmaking. Frances McDormand is commanding as a mother out for justice, but the movie's confused tone has proven a stumbling block for many viewers.

In cinemas January 12th.




Tomb Raider
tomb raider alicia vikander
The quest to deliver a great video game adaptation continues as Angelina Jolie hands over the iconic vest and shorts to Alicia Vikander for this reboot. Cold Prey director Roar Uthaug directs, with Kristen Scott Thomas and Dominic West also starring.

In cinemas March 16th.



Unsane
unsane
After coming out of a predictably short 'retirement' with Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh directs Claire Foy as a young woman who finds herself committed to a psychiatric institution against her will. Following Sean Baker's lead with Tangerine, Soderbergh shot this one on an iPhone.

In cinemas March 23rd.



Venom
tom hardy venom
Intended to kick off Sony's rival to Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who becomes the host of the titular symbiotic alien. Michelle Williams is the 'She-Venom' Ann Weying. Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer directs.

In cinemas October 5th.



Western
western 2017 film
Despite its title, there are no stagecoaches or dusty streets in this German drama, but there is a horse. The animal proves the catalyst for a dispute between Bulgarian villagers and the German workers plying their trade in their town in director Valeska Grisebach's acclaimed film.

In cinemas April 13th.



White Boy Rick
White Boy Rick
'71 director Yann Demange brings the true story of teenage drug runner and FBI informant Richard Wershe Jr (newcomer Richie Merritt) to the screen. Matthew McConaughey is Richard's long-suffering father, with Jennifer Jason Leigh as his FBI contact.

In cinemas August 31st.



Widows
widows film
Widows marks the eagerly awaited return of 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen. Based on a 1983 UK TV series, the film is scripted by McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, and follows four women who come together to attempt the failed heist that resulted in the deaths of their husbands. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo are the titular criminals, with Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and Robert Duvall also appearing.

In cinemas November 9th.



Winchester
Winchester film
Loosely based on the true story of Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), heiress of the Winchester rifles fortune, the Spierig Brothers' film sees Winchester build a uniquely designed mansion in an attempt to fend off a deadly curse.

In cinemas February 2nd.



Wonder Wheel
Wonder Wheel
Remarkably, no Woody Allen film was released in UK/ROI cinemas in 2017, but we don't have to wait too much longer for his latest, Wonder Wheel. Kate Winslet is a Coney Island wife who begins an affair with a lifeguard (Justin Timberlake).

In cinemas March 9th.



Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck
Todd Haynes' adaptation of Brian Selznick's novel tells the story of two children who 50 years apart, attempt to reunite with their estranged parents. Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams provide the star power.

In cinemas April 6th.



X-Men: Dark Phoenix
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Sophie Turner's young Jean Grey takes centre stage in this latest addition to the long-running X-Men franchise. Following the '80s setting of X-Men: Apocalypse, this one moves the action to the '90s. Series regulars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbinder and Jennifer Lawrence return, with Jessica Chastain playing a villainous alien.

In cinemas November 2nd.



You Were Never Really Here
you were never really here
Lynne Ramsay adapts Jonathan Ames' 2013 novella, with Joaquin Phoenix as a former soldier hired to retrieve an abducted teenage girl. He soon finds there's more than initially meets the eye to the scenario.

In cinemas March 9th.



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