50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

From a solo Black Panther to a young Han Solo, Spielberg going retro to Barry Jenkins doing James Baldwin – the films we can't wait to see this year

'A Fantastic Woman' (Feb. 2)

You may have heard about this Chilean/German movie courtesy of the festival-circuit buzz, or possibly seen the title show up on a lot of 2017 year-end lists (it received a week-long qualifying Oscar run) and in the Golden Globes' Best Foreign-Language Film category. Believe us when we say that the hype behind director Sebástian Lelio's transcendent melodrama about a transgender singer (Daniela Vega – remember that name) is more than justified. The longer you watch the movie's heroine mourn her late lover – even as the dead man's relatives try to rewrite her out of the narrative – the more you feel like you've stumbled across a phoenix in the middle of rising from the ashes. "Fantastic" doesn't even scratch the surface of how good this is. DF