Plenty of major movies have highlighted 2018 so far, from smashing successes like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War to epic flops like A Wrinkle in Time. These have been kept on constant parade, captivating our attention and leaving us with little time for anything else. And the year’s blockbusters aren’t going to give up the stage anytime soon, with sure-to-be hits like Venom, Aquaman, Mortal Engines, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on their way to theaters in the coming months.
But while we salivate over the lustrous shine of these big-budget releases, we shouldn’t forget that behind each huge hit we see soaking up those front-page stories, there are a host of other high-caliber producers, directors, and actors excelling at their craft in the shadows — and movies with heart and soul, great storylines, and actors on the rise.
They can leave you both pleasantly entertained and much more deeply satisfied, whether you’re watching a thought-provoking film like The Endless or a lighter tale like The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Luckily for you, you don’t have to worry about missing any of them — we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you right here, in this look at the best 2018 fantasy movies that no one is talking about.