1. A Quiet Place
For so many reasons, A Quiet Place earns the distinction of the best horror movie we saw in 2018. It announced John Krasinski, of all people, as an exciting horror storyteller with an original voice that demands to be heard. It features a blistering performance by Emily Blunt, who shatters the notion that fantastic performances can’t be found in genre work. And A Quiet Place might actually earn a Best Picture nomination… stunning for an early-year release. Riveting, creative, and utterly rewatchable, A Quiet Place taught audiences how to enjoy a movie again, and it belongs atop this list.