Fifth Annual Oberrated Movie Rankings (2018)

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Another calendar year in the books and another extremely grateful individual here at Oberrated. As always, I appreciate all my readers, sharers, and interactions. It is super awesome to run into some of you in public and have you guys talk to me about my content.

I do not want to go on and on about my appreciation for y’all so it is time to attack the rankings. As I did last year, I will have two separate rankings, one on sheer entertainment quality and re-watchability. The second on overall film quality or “Best of”.

Let’s begin…

2018 Entertainment and Re-watchability Ranks:

  1. Deadpool 2
  2. Hereditary
  3. Black Panther
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  6. Crazy Rich Asians
  7. Aquaman
  8. Creed II
  9. Halloween
  10. Bad Times at the El Royale
  11. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  12. Incredibles 2
  13. A Quiet Place
  14. Equalizer 2
  15. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  16. A Simple Favor
  17. A Star is Born
  18. Mandy
  19. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  20. Venom
  21. Ready Player One
  22. Tag
  23. Eighth Grade
  24. Annihilation
  25. Blockers
  26. Upgrade
  27. Ocean’s 8
  28. Den of Thieves
  29. Love, Simon
  30. Bird Box
  31. The Grinch
  32. The Kissing Booth
  33. The Nun
  34. The Ritual
  35. First Man
  36. The Cloverfield Paradox
  37. Game Night
  38. Hotel Artemis
  39. Game Over, Man!
  40. Unsane
  41. Gringo
  42. Adrift
  43. When We First Met
  44. Winchester
  45. Unfriended: Dark Web
  46. Robin Hood
  47. Insidious: The Last Key
  48. Father of the Year
  49. Dude
  50. Rampage
  51. Pacific Rim: Uprising
  52. Happy Anniversary
  53. Red Sparrow
  54. The Strangers: Prey at Night
  55. Ibiza
  56. Tomb Raider
  57. The Week of
  58. Escape Plan 2: Hades
  59. The Open House
  60. A Wrinkle in Time
  61. Day of the Dead: Bloodline

The Break-Down:
– I can’t deny it, “Deadpool 2” was crazy hilarious fun. I practically was laughing throughout the whole film. Ryan Reynolds was born for the role and I could watch this day in and day out.
– “Hereditary” took my world by storm. I am a mega fan of A24 studios and especially their horror flicks. “Hereditary” blended so many horror elements together and created a true masterpiece.
-“Black Panther” edges out “Avengers: Infinity War” just by a slight margin due to too much happening in Avengers. Despite Avengers being an absolute marvel of a film, “Black Panther” was more cohesive and smooth for my liking.
-“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” released just on 12/28/2018. Without hesitation, this film skyrocketed to the top of my list, both entertainment and overall quality. This is a groundbreaking style of film. Something video games have been doing for a bit but a first for film/TV shows. It is immersive, it is gripping, it is truly something special.
“Crazy Rich Asians”, despite being a romantic comedy, it felt like something completely new and refreshing. Even beyond being something quite special and entertaining, this film hit home for me.

And for the “Best of” 2018:

  1. Hereditary
  2. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  3. Black Panther
  4. Crazy Rich Asians
  5. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Avengers: Infinity War
  8. Creed II
  9. Halloween
  10. Bad Times at the El Royale
  11. Mandy
  12. Incredibles 2
  13. A Star is Born
  14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  15. Deadpool 2
  16. A Simple Favor
  17. Equalizer 2
  18. A Quiet Place
  19. Ready Player One
  20. Annihilation
  21. The Ritual
  22. Aquaman
  23. Upgrade
  24. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  25. Tag
  26. Ocean’s 8
  27. Venom
  28. The Grinch
  29. The Cloverfield Paradox
  30. Den of Thieves
  31. Love, Simon
  32. The Nun
  33. Blockers
  34. Adrift
  35. Unsane
  36. The Kissing Booth
  37. Game Night
  38. When We First Met
  39. Winchester
  40. Insidious: The Last Key
  41. First Man
  42. Hotel Artemis
  43. Bird Box
  44. Gringo
  45. Unfriended: Dark Web
  46. Dude
  47. Happy Anniversary
  48. Red Sparrow
  49. Robin Hood
  50. Game Over, Man!
  51. The Strangers: Prey at Night
  52. Pacific Rim: Uprising
  53. Rampage
  54. Father of the Year
  55. Tomb Raider
  56. Ibiza
  57. The Week Of
  58. A Wrinkle in Time
  59. The Open House
  60. Escape Plan 2: Hades
  61. Day of the Dead: Bloodline

The Break-Down:
-As I said before, “Hereditary” is something ground-breaking. This film sat with me for weeks after my view. It remains to be my favorite film of the year.
-“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was not only an entertainment thrill ride, it goes beyond that and becomes a high octane and high-risk film that most action films do not dare to reach. This film is the new standard for action films.
-“Eighth Grade” is one of my films that took the biggest jump in comparison to the entertainment ranks. This film felt like nothing else I have seen before. Director Bo Burnham created a coming-of-age film within the modern day era of phones and social media. We as older adults think we may know how the kids are growing up but after this film, one would truly know. “Eighth Grade” is an awkwardly beautiful film to watch.
-For as absolutely insane as “Mandy” was, those of you may understand, this film was a psychedelic beauty of a film. Carefully analyzing the film as more than a drug-induced revenge flick, “Mandy” dives way deeper than presented and is capable of being an endless conversation piece. Not to mention this score was phenomenal thanks to the late Jóhann Jóhannsson.

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