Top 5 Most Popular Movies 2018 And Their Synopsis
Results According to https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/most-popular/2018
1 Black Panther
Director: Ryan Coogler
Lead Roles: Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri
Initial Theatrical Release: February 13th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Martial Arts, Marvel Comics, Royalty, Magical Technology, World War III, Civil War, Rebellion, Ensemble, Africa, Fictional Country
Classification: Based on Comic/Graphic Novel, Action, Live Action, Super Hero
King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
2. A Wrinkle in Time
Director: Ava Duvernay
Lead Roles: Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Storm Reid as Margaret “Meg” Murry, Chris Pine as Dr. Alexander Murry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murry, Levi Miller as Calvin O’Keefe, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace Murry
Initial Theatrical Release: March 9th, 2018 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Research Scientist, Missing Person, Child Prodigy, Twins
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Live Action, Fantasy
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry, which torments Meg and has left her mother heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.
Director: Alex Garland
Lead Roles: Natalie Portman as Lena, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress, Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen, Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek, Tuva Novotny as Cass Sheppard
Initial Theatrical Release: February 23rd, 2018 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Unnamed Character, Environment, Scientific Expedition
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Science Fiction
Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.
4 Tomb Raider
Director: Roar Uthaug
Lead Roles: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
Initial Theatrical Release: March 6th, 2018 (Wide), released as TOMB RAIDER (South Korea)
Keywords: Non-Chronological, Archaeology, Marooned, Genocide, Secret Societies, 3-D
Classification: Based on Game, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
5 Red Sparrow
Director: Francis Lawrence
Lead Roles: Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika Egorova
Initial Theatrical Release: February 28th, 2018 (Wide), released as RED SPARROW (South Korea)
Keywords: C.I.A., Forbidden Romance, Secret Agent, Ensemble, Hitmen
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands. With her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, an American CIA agent tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.