For any movie buff, 2018 is a year that almost everyone waits in anticipation and excitement. Why? Because next year will probably be the most epic cinematic year to date.

Imagine a certain movie franchise that has been churning out tonnes of movies for over a decade and all of those movies will eventually lead up to one epic movie (read: Avengers: Infinity War).

How can one not be over the moon just thinking about it? Well if you don’t know what other movies you need to catch in 2018 apart from the Avengers, we’ve listed down the top 12 must-watch movies next year. Warning: after reading the list, you might have a sudden urge to move into a cinema.

#1 Insidious: The Last Key

This is the fourth installment in the Insidious universe and will uncover more details about Elise Rainer as she returns to her childhood home after being tasked to investigate strange occurrences. Just looking at the trailer especially the part where the ghost poked her neck is making us squirm. Definitely not for scary cats like us.

Premieres: 4 January 2018
Cast: Caitlin Gerard, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson

#2 Black Panther

We’ll finally get an insight on the backstory of another Marvel superhero, the Black Panther. It’s very refreshing to see a multi-million Hollywood movie not being whitewashed and has a very strong cast, including eye-candy Michael B. Jordan.

Premieres: 15 February 2017
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

#3 Ready Player One

The movie takes place in 2045 where a young teenager wishes he could grew up in the 80s just like his heroes. In this era, their generation is heavily engrossed in an MMO game called the OASIS. Helmed by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, this movie has a strong vibe of Tron and video games.

Premieres: 29 March 2018
Cast: Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn

#4 X Men: The New Mutants

Meet the new generation of mutants, who don't even know that they possess unique abilities and powers and are being held in a ‘hospital’ against their will. To be honest, this doesn’t look like your average X Men movie, it looks more of a horror movie based on the trailer.

Premieres: 12 April 2018
Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt

#5 Avengers: Infinity War

Do we even need to convince you why you should go out and watch this movie? The Avengers, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spiderman, Guardians of The Galaxy, all appearing in one movie. Get ready for a cinematic explosion!

Premiers: 26 April 2018
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch

#6 Deadpool 2

Prepare for more unapologetic, uncensored, and sharp humour as Deadpool returns to the silver screen in 2018. We wonder what other antics will he be up to and which bad guy will he take on this time?

Premieres: 31 May 2018
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin

#7 Ocean’s 8

Bad Gal RiRi is going to be in this movie too, yasss!
Read the list of cast members and your mind will be blown away. Ocean’s Eight is a new spin-off based on the 2001 movie, Ocean’s Eleven. And this spin-off features a bada** all-female cast members. The girl gang is planning a heist at the annual MET Gala. We just can’t wait to see how these actresses will kicka** side by side.

Premieres: 7 June 2018
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

#8 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Why would Chris Pratt return to a place that nearly killed them? Sounds like a suicide mission! Well the team returns to Jurassic Park in hopes to save the remaining dinosaurs before the island explodes. Yeap, totally sounds like a suicide mission.

Premieres: 7 June 2018
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum

#9 The Incredibles 2

Well, you definitely did not wait 13 whole freaking years for a sequel and decided not to watch it, right? Most of us probably grew up watching The Incredibles, and this time, you can leave your kids at home so that you can relive your childhood memories in peace.

Premieres: 14 June 2018
Cast: Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowel

#10 Ant-Man and The Wasp

It's been awhile, we can't wait to watch the sequel!
Not much info is known about the Ant-Man sequel so far, but we do know that he’ll be working alongside his new sidekick (or partner) – The Wasp who is actually Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym’s daughter. They are tasked with a new mission which has not been revealed yet.

Premieres: 5 July 2018
Cast: Paul Rudd, Hannah John-Kamen, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, T.I.

#11 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Harry Potter fans have been eagerly waiting for the continuation of Fantastic Beasts. Jude Law will be appearing as younger Dumbledore and Johnny Depp will reprise his role as the dark wizard of Grindelwald. We just can’t wait for more magic!

Premieres: 15 November 2018
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston

#12 Aquaman

Here's an entire movie about Jason Momoa as Aquaman for you geeks out there.
If you felt Aquaman didn’t get enough screen time or aqua action in Justice League, well here’s a movie that’s solely about him! This movie will showcase Aquaman’s journey in discovering that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom Atlantis, and he must be prepared to protect his people from unwanted trouble.

Premieres: 20 December 2018
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman