Melissa’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHTHappy holidays to everyone!  I’d like to present you with my Top 10 Films of 2018! There were so many incredible movies to watch and so these were the ones that made me laugh the hardest, shed the most tears, brought some nostalgia to my life, and provoked a lot of great conversation afterwards. Of course, some of my choices may not mesh with yours, but that’s the beauty of having a personal opinion. 🙂

Whether you are keen on celebrating or actively choose to forgo the holiday festivities all together, know that the pure joy of movie-watching never goes out of style.

Searching
An incredibly riveting thriller that leaves no stone unturned to discover the truth behind the disappearance of a 16-year old missing girl and her father’s emotional quest to find her.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
A touching documentary about the life and legacy of children’s TV show host, Fred Rogers. A man who always challenged the status quo in hopes of showing how kindness can truly make the world go round.

Paddington 2
A “pawfect” sequel that the whole family will love! Heart-warming, funny, witty and oh so British. Hugh Grant’s dance scene was the cherry on top.

Game Night
A hilarious and wild ride filled with thrills and chills that will leave you rolling the dice at who makes it out alive. Great ensemble cast.

BlacKkKlansman
Based on the heroic true story of Ron Stallworth, the first ever African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, who exposes the wicked ways of the Ku Klux Klan. Eye-opening, clever and passionate. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Mamma Mia 2
A musical celebration of life, love and friendship that warrants a box of tissue to be near by! Great performances and a bonus to hear so many other Abba songs that weren’t played in the first one.  Andante, Andante is a personal favourite.

Bohemian Rhapsody
Long live Queen! Freddie Mercury’s spirit comes alive on-screen, portrayed by the multi-talented Remi Malic.  A captivating story of life in the fast lane that sometimes makes us all want to Break Free.

Instant Family
A film that shines a light on the complexities of adoption and the fostering system in a way that tugs at your heart strings yet still manages to have plenty of quirky humour. Mark Wahlberg continues to impress in whatever role he takes on.

Green Book
An unlikely friendship blooms in the midst of racial tension during the 1960’s. The chemistry between Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali is one you don’t want to miss.

Bumblebee
The Transformers movie that we’ve all been waiting for! Filled with action, comedy, and “Don’t You Forget About Me” moments that pack an emotional punch. Hailee Steinfeld was casted perfectly for this role. All the 80’s references, including a fantastic soundtrack (from A-Ha to The Smiths) make this a total favourite.

Honourable mention to: Mary Poppins Returns.  The visual style of the movie  was so beautifully done. Emily Blunt made me proud, she WAS Mary Poppins. Julie Walters was hilarious and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as Jack…what a spectacular performance! All the singing, dancing and those adorable Banks children truly melted my heart! Go see it!