We may just be entering the tentpole-packed stretch that is the summer movie slate, but 2018 has already proved fertile ground for good, even must-watch films.

Love, Simon followed in the footsteps of Call Me Be Your Name with a groundbreaking gay love story tailor-made for #20GayTeen; Black Panther broke the box office with a super-powered celebration of Black culture; and John Krasinski bashed expectations with his genre-transcending horror flick, A Quiet Place.

There are many a Best Of contender left to come — Oscars season is still a good five months away — but midway through the year seems an apt time as ever to honor the great filmmaking that's already been done. Below, see PopCrush's picks for the best 2018 movies so far.

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The Best Movies of 2018

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