What I've Watched In 2018

As I have continued to do since 2012, I documented everything I've watched (projected/digital movies, documentaries and completed episodic series/miniseries events) in 2018. 2018 was a particularly difficult year, personally. My father spent 1 month in a coma, 1 month in recovery, and then very unexpectedly died 2 months later. Needless to say, I had some time on my hands before, during and after all the insanity. So, during the turn of 2019, I decided to continue my tradition to reflect on what I watched in the past year during the many insane, difficult, and insomniacal hours of my life - contemplating life, death, and trying to connect (or spark) "grief" through meaning; and have decided to carry on my tradition of declaring my "top" favorites to match the year's last two digits.

Remember: these are not strictly "made in 2018" titles: Rather, it's everything I've visually (and mentally) absorbed DURING 2018 which I have never seen (or seen in its "intended" completed/remastered/uncut/final state) in my lifetime.

The following are my "Top 18" in relative order:

A Quiet Place
You Were Never Really Here
mother! (2017)
West World: The Door (HBO series, season 2)
Solo (2018)
The Expanse (SyFy series, season 3)
Travelers (Netflix series, season 3)
12 Monkeys (US series)
Altered Carbon (Netflix series, season 1)
Snowden (2016)
Sense8 (Netflix series)
2001: A Space Odyssey (50th Anniversary IMAX version)
Colony (US series)
Loving Vincent
Evelyn Glennie: Touch The Sound
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Darkest Hour (2017)
Locke (2013)

Honorable mentions definitely worth mentioning:
Advantageous (2015), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas (2017), Dunkirk (2017), Extinction (2018), Jane Fonda In Five Acts, Lost In Space (Netflix series, season 1), Read Player One, People Of Earth (US series), God's Own Country (2017)


The following is everything (the good and the bad ... and there were several extremes of both in the bunch):

12 Monkeys (US series)
2001: A Space Odyssey (50th Anniversary IMAX version)
2036: Origin Unknown
50/50
A Quiet Place
A Wrinkle In Time (2018)
Advantageous (2015)
AlphaGo
Altered Carbon (Netflix series)
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (US series)
Annihilation (2017)
Anon (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma
Bird Box (2018)
Black Mirror (Netflix series, season 4)
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Black Panther
Blockers
Captain America: Civil War
Channel Zero: Butcher's Block (US series)
Channel Zero: The Dream Door (US series)
Coherence (2012)
Colony (US series)
Darkest Hour (2017)
David Bowie: The Last Five Years
Death Now (2017)
Derren Brown: The Push (Netflix/BBC)
Designated Survivor (US series)
Disenchantment (Netflix series)
Downsizing (2017)
Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas
Dunkirk (2017)
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
Evelyn Glennie: Touch The Sound
Extinction (2018)
Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Falling Water (US series)
Fifty Shades Darker
Flatliners (2017)
FTL (2017 short)
Game Night (2018)
Game Over, Man!
Genius (2016)
Geostorm
God's Own Country (2017)
Hacksaw Ridge
Henry Rollins: Keep Talking, Pal. (2018, spoken word)
Hostiles (2017)
How It Ends (2018)
Humans (UK/US series)
Insidious: The Last Key
It Comes At Night
Jane Fonda In Five Acts
Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now
Joe Rogan: Strange Times (2018)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Lady Bird (2017)
Locke (2013)
Lost In Space (Netflix series, season 1)
Love, Simon
Loving Vincent
Magellan
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Moonlight
mother! (2017)
Mute (2018)
Nightflyers (2018 Ltd miniseries)
Oats Studios: Volume One (Neill Blomkamp)
Once In A Lifetime Sessions: Moby (2018, documentary)
Órbita 9 (Orbiter 9)
OtherLife
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Paddington 2 (2018)
People Of Earth (US series)
Planet Earth: Mission Galapagos (BBC documentary series, 2017)
Planet Earth: Yellowstone (BBC documentary series, 2009)
Ready Player One
Reverie (2018, US series)
Ricky Gervais: Humanity
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I'll Shut Up
Sense8 (Netflix series)
Snatched (2017)
Snowden (2016)
Solo (2018)
South Pacific (2009, US/UK documentary series)
Star Wars: Rebels (US series)
Stargate Atlantis (US series, uncut)
The 5th Wave
The Beyond (2017)
The Brave (US series)
The Cloverfield Paradox
The Conners (US series)
The Crown (Netflix series, season 2)
The Emoji Movie
The Expanse (SyFy series, season 3)
The Last Man On Earth (US series)
The Last Ship (US series)
The Manual (2017, US short)
The Martian (Extended Cut)
The Purge (2018 miniseries)
The Shape Of Water
The Titan
The Truth About Killer Robots (2018 documentary)
Thor: Ragnarok
Tomb Raider (2018)
Travelers (Netflix series, season 3)
Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia
V (2009, US series)
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Victoria & Abdul
Watchmen: Director's Cut (2009)
West World: The Door (HBO series, season 2)
Where The Wild Things Are (2009)
Wonder Woman (2017)
X-Files (2018 season)
You Were Never Really Here
Zion (2018, US short film)

"Top 12" of 2012
"Top 13" of 2013
"Top 14" of 2014
"Top 15" of 2015
"Top 16" of 2016
"Top 17" of 2017
"Top 19" of 2019


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