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Top 10 Movies That Aren't On Your Radar For 2018

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Written by Nick Spake We all know about the new superhero movies being released this year, but did you even know there's a Cloverfield movie coming out? What other movies should you be excited for that you haven't heard of! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Movies That You Don't Know About in 2018! But what will take the top spot on our list? First Man, God Particle, or Mute? Watch to find out! Watch on WatchMojo: WatchMojo.com Have an idea for our next video, check out the suggest page here: WatchMojo.commy/suggest.php
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“Solo” and “Infinity War” aren’t the only movies hitting theaters this year. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Movies That Aren’t on Your Radar for 2018.

For this list, we’re taking a look at movies coming out in 2018 that you probably haven’t heard of, but should start anticipating now.

#10: “Ophelia” (2018)


In only a few years, Daisy Ridley has become one of Hollywood’s fastest-rising stars with her performance in “Murder on the Orient Express” and, of course, her iconic turn as Rey in the “Star Wars” films. She takes center stage in “Ophelia,” which tackles William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” from a fresh perspective. Based on Lisa Klein’s novel, this film shifts focus from Hamlet himself to the Queen’s lady-in-waiting. Many acclaimed actresses have portrayed Ophelia on the silver screen, including Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jean Simmons. Since the character is upgraded from a supporting player to a leading lady here, Ridley’s portrayal has the potential to be the most complex depiction of Ophelia yet.

#9: “Isle of Dogs” (2018)


In films like “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” Wes Anderson demonstrated an unusual tendency to kill off canine companions in brutal fashion. So we can only imagine what he has in store for us in “Isle of Dogs.” Anderson’s first stop-motion animated feature since “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” this tale follows a pack of dogs that is exiled to an island of garbage. In search of his four-legged friend, a boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the dump and teams up with five locals, with Japanese authorities hot on their, uh, tails. We’d say that’s an offbeat premise, but from a one-of-a-kind visionary like Mr. Anderson, we wouldn’t expect anything less.

#8: “Tully” (2018)


Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody – the minds behind everyone’s favorite teen pregancy movie, “Juno” – team-up once again to give us this dramedy that’s sure to have us laughing and crying in equal measure. The film stars Charlize Theron - who previously worked with Cody and Reitman on the surprisingly poignant “Young Adult” – as a mother who discovers her brother has hired a nanny to look after her three children. While that’s pretty much the only information that’s been revealed so far, with the talent involved, you can definitely expect some witty, quotable lines, quirky characters, and sudden emotional gut punches. What more could you want from a movie?

#7: “Mortal Engines” (2018)


With “The Lord of the Rings,” Peter Jackson took seemingly unfilmable source material and turned in a celebrated film franchise. He could very well do the same for “Mortal Engines,” an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s hit novel. Jackson both produces and co-writes this steampunk adventure, although he hands over directing duties to his longtime collaborator, Christian Rivers. With familiar names like Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang attached, the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where cities on wheels go to battle over resources. Does the idea of “Mad Max: Fury Road” meets “Howl’s Moving Castle” entice you at all? If so, “Mortal Engines” should be right up your alley.

#6: “Under the Silver Lake” (2018)


Writer/director David Robert Mitchell delivered an instant cult classic with “It Follows,” which satirized several horror tropes while still telling a legitimately spine-chilling story. In “Under the Silver Lake,” Mitchell will take an ambitious approach to the neo-noir crime thriller genre. The cast includes high-profile performers like Riley Keough, Topher Grace, and Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield, who described the film as “the weirdest, wildest, most unique thing [he’s] been a part of.” Comparing Mitchell to David Lynch, Garfield noted just how unpredictable the film’s production could be. With an endorsement like that, we can expect one of the strangest and most invigorating moviegoing experiences of the year.

#5: “Backseat” (2018)


Between “The Machinist,” “The Fighter,” and “American Hustle,” Christian Bale has gone through some unbelievable onscreen transformations over the years. His Dick Cheney makeover just might take the cake, however. Bale plays the former Vice President of the United States in “Backseat,” which additionally features Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, just to name a few. Adam McKay, who previously won an Oscar for “The Big Short,” writes and directs this in-depth look at the veep’s impact on the political climate. To think, less than ten years ago, Cheney was arguably the most controversial man in Washington and Donald Trump was hosting “The Apprentice.”

#4: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (2018)


While his films haven’t always been financially successful, Terry Gilliam has given us one creative feat after another, including “Time Bandits,” “Brazil,” and “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” On eight separate occasions, Gilliam’s tried to get “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” off the ground. After almost twenty years of hitting dead ends, his passion project is finally making its way to the silver screen. Since many of Gilliam’s movies involve time travel, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this story revolves around a man who leaps between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha. Given the film’s complicated history, it’ll be fascinating to see Gilliam’s vision brought to life, at long last.

#3: “Mute” (2018)


With 2009’s “Moon,” Duncan Jones established himself as a filmmaker to watch. The English director has described “Mute” as a spiritual sequel to his debut feature. So does that mean the film could be to “Moon” what “Split” was to “Unbreakable?” Well in any case, the story centers on a mute bartender, played by Alexander Skarsgård, who sets out to find his missing girlfriend in a crime-ridden Berlin. The film is already drawing comparisons to sci-fi mysteries like “Blade Runner.” With Netflix acting a distributor, this is one you’ll definitely want to add to your queue.

#2: “First Man” (2018)


Damien Chazelle rose to prominence with 2014’s “Whiplash,” which won three Academy Awards. With his follow-up picture, “La La Land,” he became the youngest individual to take home the Best Director Oscar. Considering how far Chazelle has come before even hitting his mid-thirties, you wouldn’t think he’d be able to top himself at this point. However, “First Man” may be his boldest project yet. Chazelle reteams with Ryan Gosling, who plays Neil Armstrong in this true story that builds up to the Apollo 11’s historic voyage to the moon. Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, and Kyle Chandler round out an all-star cast in a film that’s sure to be one small step further in Chazelle’s career.

#1: “God Particle” (2018)


Whereas the original “Cloverfield” was one of the most hyped movies of 2008, the ads for “10 Cloverfield Lane” seemed to pop up out of the blue at the last minute. “God Particle,” which is the third entry in the “Cloverfield” franchise, appears to be following a similar marketing campaign. The film sets itself on a space station where – of course – an experiment goes terribly wrong and the astronauts aboard must fight for their lives. Like its predecessors, “God Particle” has us intrigued because so much has been clouded in mystery. We’re not sure how the film will connect to the “Cloverfield” universe. All we know is that we’re buying tickets for opening night.
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