The best part of a new year is knowing that we have loads of new movies to look forward to over the next twelve months. And 2019 is shaping up to be quite an exciting year for movies with titles like The Lion King, The Addams Family, Star Wars: Episode IX, Frozen 2, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, all guaranteed to keep us entertained.
But while we look forward to these upcoming releases it's also good to look back over the last year and reflect on which movies were hot, which were not, and which ones are bound to be remembered.
2018 was another year where superhero and fantasy films were all the rage. Movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman, Black Panther, Venom and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald were all among the top-grossing movies of the year, with Avengers: Infinity War grossing over $2 billion at the box office (and becoming the 4th highest grossing movie of all time).
But just because a movie is popular at the box office it doesn't mean that everyone will enjoy it...
For today's quiz, all our readers need to do is rate these popular actors and actresses and based on their results we'll try to guess which 2018 movie was their favorite. Ready to give it a try?
Jennifer Lawrence first rose to prominence in 2011 when she played the role of Mystique in the Marvel superhero film X-Men: First Class. But her true breakout came when she was chosen to play the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie franchise. Although actresses like Chloe Grace Moretz, Emily Browning, and Emma Roberts were all considered for the part, it was Jennifer who finally won the chance to become the highest-grossing action heroine of all time (Wikipedia).
Natalie Portman has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress twice; first for Black Swan in 2010 where she went home with the Oscar, and then again in 2016 for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. In 2004 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the romantic drama Closer. Her other notable films include V for Vendetta, Thor: The Dark World, Cold Mountain, and The Professional. She also played Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Ryan Gosling started his journey towards stardom as a performer on Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club in the early '90s. He enjoyed his first starring role in the 2001 film The Believer and appeared in several other independent films before his breakout role came along in 2004. This was when he landed the leading role alongside Rachel McAdams in the romance flick The Notebook. In 2016 he starred alongside Emma Stone in La La Land, a role which won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Anne Hathaway is best known for her roles in films such as The Princess Diaries (which was also her debut film role), Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Alice in Wonderland, The Dark Knight Rises (where she played Catwoman), Les Misérables, Interstellar, and Ocean's 8. Her role in Les Misérables won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as dozens of other accolades including the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Rate this actress:
Australian actor Hugh Jackman is best known for his roles in films such as Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, The Fountain, Australia, Les Misérables, and The Greatest Showman. He also plays the role of Wolverine in the X-Men film series. For his performance in Les Misérables, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Give this highly versatile actor a rating:
Keira began acting in the mid-'90s but it wasn't until she starred in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham that she truly achieved international recognition. Today she's well known for playing the role of Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and for period pieces such as Atonement, A Dangerous Method, Anna Karenina, and Pride & Prejudice. For playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Rate this actress:
Leonardo DiCaprio made his film debut in 1991 when he played a small role in the horror flick Critters 3. He rose to fame in the '90s with performances in films like Romeo + Juliet, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and The Basketball Diaries. His biggest hit of the decade was when he starred alongside Kate Winslet in Titanic. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time and held on to the top spot until Avatar exceeded it in 2009.
Although she just recently celebrated her 30th birthday this actress already has quite an impressive film resume. She is best known for her roles in movies such as Easy A, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Birdman, and The Help. She also played the role of Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2016 film La La Land and in 2017 she was the highest-paid actress in the world.
Scarlett's most notable film roles include playing Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and an alien in the 2013 science fiction film Under the Skin. She's appeared in movies like Lost in Translation, Match Point, The Island, The Prestige, Her, and Lucy. According to her profile page on Wikipedia Scarlett was the highest-grossing actress in the world in 2016. She is not only a talented actress but also a gifted singer and has released two of her own studio albums.
Tye made his film debut in 2011 when he appeared in Terrence Malick's surreal film The Tree of Life. Tye was chosen for the role (which saw him appear alongside actors like Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn) after an extensive search where almost 10,000 children auditioned for the role. The film went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Tye is also known for playing the lead role of Wade in Ready Player One.
Most recently Emily Blunt starred in the suspense movie, A Quiet Place, which was directed by her husband John Krasinski, and played the role of the infamous nanny in the musical fantasy Mary Poppins Returns. Fans might also remember her from films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Looper, The Wolfman, Edge of Tomorrow, The Adjustment Bureau, Into the Woods, Sicario, The Girl on the Train, and The Huntsman: Winter's War. She won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie for her role alongside Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.
Amy Adams began acting in the early 2000s appearing in films like Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, but it was her supporting role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 film Catch Me if You Can that really got her noticed. Her filmography also includes movies like The Fighter, The Master, Man of Steel, Big Eyes, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals, and Justice League. Amy has received five Academy Award nominations, four for Best Supporting Actress and one for Best Actress.
Before she landed the role of Hermione in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the only acting experience Emma Watson had was performing in school plays. But it's a good thing that she tried out because now she's a movie star. Besides from her role in the hugely successful Harry Potter film franchise she's also appeared in movies like My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, This Is the End, and Noah. She also played the part of Belle in the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast.
Although he's appeared in over 50 movies since his film debut back in 1981, Tom Cruise is yet to win an Academy Award for his work. He's been nominated for Best Actor twice (Born on the Fourth of July and Jerry Maguire) and Best Supporting Actor once (Magnolia) but has yet to take home an Oscar. Tom has fashioned himself as an action star and his best-known films include Top Gun, A Few Good Men, the Mission Impossible film series, Interview with the Vampire, War of the Worlds, Jack Reacher, and Edge of Tomorrow.
Lena Headey is an English actress who is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones. For her performance on the show, she's received a Golden Globe nomination and four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She made her film debut in 1992 and has also appeared in movies such as The Brothers Grimm, 300, Jungle Book, Ripley's Game, Dredd, The Purge, and 300: Rise of an Empire. She also played Sarah Connor in the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
This talented Australian actress was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in I'm Not There and took home the Academy Award for her role in The Aviator. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2014 for Blue Jasmine and was nominated for three other movies. She's also appeared in movies like Elizabeth, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Ragnarok, and in 2018 she was ranked one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Bryce Dallas Howard:
Bryce Dallas Howard began her Hollywood journey by performing on stage for several years until she was discovered by director M. Night Shyamalan. She was cast in his movie The Village which turned out to be her big break. She also appeared in his film Lady in the Water two years later. Her filmography includes titles such as Spider-Man 3 (as Gwen), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (where she played Victoria), Terminator Salvation, The Help and Jurassic World. Rate this actress:
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is best known for playing the role of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's appeared as this character in Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War. Other movies in his filmography include Blackhat, Star Trek, A Perfect Getaway, The Cabin in the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, In the Heart of the Sea, and Red Dawn. What type of rating does Chris deserve?
This actress is best known for playing the role of Serena van der Woodsen in the hit TV show Gossip Girl. She's appeared in movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Town, Green Lantern, and The Age of Adaline. She also played the main character in the 2016 survival thriller The Shallows. Blake is the envy of many women, not only because of her looks and talent but because she is married to actor Ryan Reynolds. The couple tied the knot in 2012 and they have two children together.
Deborah Ann Woll:
This actress has appeared in shows like Daredevil, The Defenders, and The Punisher, but she is best known for playing the role of Jessica Hamby on the vampire series True Blood. She made her film debut in 2010 in the movie Mother's Day and has since appeared in movies like Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Catch .44, Ruby Sparks, Meet Me in Montenegro, Forever, and many others. She also stars in Escape Room, a suspenseful film set for release later this year.
Eva Green started out as a stage actress before making her film debut in the 2003 romantic film The Dreamers. Two years later she became well-known for her role as Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven, and a year later she played the role of Bond girl Vesper, alongside Daniel Craig, in Casino Royale. Her other film credits include Cracks, Womb, Perfect Sense, 300: Rise of an Empire, Dark Shadows, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Rate this actress:
George Clooney rose to fame in the '90s playing the role of Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama series ER. He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards during this time and slowly began to branch out into film roles. His best-known movies include Good Night, and Good Luck, Ocean's Eleven, Burn After Reading, Ocean's Thirteen, Argo, Tomorrowland, Hail, Caesar!, and Gravity. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 2005 film Syriana.
As a child actress Dakota appeared in movies like Uptown Girls, The Cat in the Hat, Hide and Seek, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Dreamer, and Charlotte's Web. Her role in the 2001 drama film I am Sam earned her Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She was eight at the time of the nomination, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history. She transitioned into more mature roles in the late '00s with films such The Secret Life of Bees, The Runaways, and The Twilight Saga film series (where she played Jane Volturi).
This actor is best known for playing the role of the young Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film franchise. He's appeared as this character in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix (due for release in 2019). He recently also starred as Kevin, a man with multiple personality syndrome in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Split. Fans of McAvoy may also remember him from movies like Bollywood Queen, Wanted, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Mila's filmography includes movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, Max Payne, The Book of Eli, Friends with Benefits, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Ted, Oz the Great and Powerful, Date Night, Jupiter Ascending, and Bad Moms. She has also performed a number of voice roles, and she's best known for voicing Meg Griffin in the animated comedy Family Guy. Mila married actor Ashton Kutcher in 2012 and the couple has a son and a daughter together. Rate this actress:
Matt Damon rose to fame in 1997 when he and his friend Ben Affleck wrote and starred in a movie called Good Will Hunting. The film was a huge success and earned them both the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay. Matt also earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance. His other notable films include The Martian, Manchester by the Sea, Invictus, Elysium, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Departed. He also plays Jason Bourne in the Bourne film franchise.
Chris Pratt rose to fame playing the role of Andy Dwyer in the sitcom Parks and Recreation. His most successful movie roles to date include voicing the lead character Emmett in The Lego Movie, starring in Jurassic World, and playing the role of Star-Lord in Marvel Cinematic Universe (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and, Avengers: Infinity War). Fans might also recognize him from films like Wanted, Passengers, Zero Dark Thirty, The Magnificent Seven, and The Five-Year Engagement.
Chloë Grace Moretz:
Although she's only 21 years old, this actress has already appeared in more than 40 movies, which is more than some actors twice her age. She started out as a child actor and managed to stay on track, which as we all know is tough for child actors. Her early films included scary films like The Amityville Horror and The Eye. She's also appeared in movies like Let Me In, Dark Shadows, Carrie, and Suspiria, earning her a reputation as a scream queen.
As a child, Anna Paquin managed to beat out 5000 other hopefuls for the role of Flora McGrath in the 1993 film The Piano. Despite having almost no acting experience her performance won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was just 11 at the time, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history. She's best known for playing the role of Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood and superheroine Rogue in the X-Men film franchise. Rate this actress:
Will Smith rose to fame in the nineties as the star of the comedy sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After the show ended this actor/rapper reinvented himself as a leading man and according to Forbes, he is now the most bankable star in Hollywood. His most successful films to date include Independence Day, Bad Boys, Men in Black, I am Legend and Focus. For his performances in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness he received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Anya was discovered by a model scout at the age of 16 and now, at 22, she has earned the title of scream queen thanks to her roles in films like The Witch, Morgan, Marrowbone, and M. Night Shyamalan's Spilt. She will reprise the role of Casey Cooke (Split) for the 2019 film Glass. She is also set to play the role of Nobel prize-winning scientist, Irene Curie in the biographical film Radioactive, also due for release later this year.
Ben Affleck began acting as a child, appearing on educational TV shows. He started acting in films during the nineties but rose to prominence after he and his friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing the 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting. He's starred in films like Armageddon, Pearl Habour, Reindeer Games, Gone Girl, The Town, and The Accountant and began playing the role of Batman in the DC Extended Universe in 2016.
Evan Rachel Wood:
Evan Rachel Wood's filmography includes movies like Digging to China, Practical Magic, The Missing, Running with Scissors, Across the Universe, Pretty Persuasion, Down in the Valley, and The Wrestler. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her role in the 2003 film Thirteen. She's also appeared in a number of TV shows including, True Blood where she played Queen Sophie-Anne, and Westworld where she was Dolores Abernathy, a robot who becomes sentient. Rate this actress:
This actress enjoyed her breakthrough when she landed the main role in the coming-of-age drama film Juno. For her performance as a pregnant teenager Page received nominations for Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress (Wikipedia). She's also appeared in movies like Hard Candy, Inception, Super, Tallulah, and Flatliners, and plays the role of Kitty Pryde, a mutant girl who can walk through walls, in the X-Men film series. Give this actress a rating:
Olivia Cooke rose to prominence playing the role of Emma Decody, a teenager living with cystic fibrosis, in the drama-thriller series Bates Motel which ran from 2013 to 2017. She's also appeared in films like The Quiet Ones, The Limehouse Golem, and Ouija and science fiction films such as The Signal and Ready Player One. Although she's only been acting for a few years, Olivia seems to know how to pick her roles so we're sure to see much more of her in the future.
Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who were famous for jointly playing the role of toddler Michelle Tanner on the TV show Full House. Elizabeth has appeared in movies like Silent House, Liberal Arts, Oldboy, Godzilla, I Saw the Light, In Secret, Ingrid Goes West, Very Good Girls, and Wind River. She is also known for playing the role of Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Give this actress a rating:
Robert Downey Jr.:
Very few people know this but Robert Downey Jr. actually started acting as a child and back in 1992 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing the lead character in the film Chaplin. In the 90's he also appeared in the show Ally McBeal but he had to take a break from acting for a while to sort out personal problems. He returned with a bang in the late '00s picking up the role of superhero Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and playing the main character in the film Sherlock Holmes (as well as the sequel).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead:
Although she's appeared in all types of different movies Mary Elizabeth Winstead has made a name for herself as scream queen with appearances in films like Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Thing, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. She's also had a number of TV roles, including Tru Calling, Mercy Street, and Fargo. Fans might also remember her from movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Smashed Swiss Army Man, The Beauty Inside, and The Spectacular Now.
Former wrestler turned movie star Dwayne Johnson made his film debut as a leading man back in 2002 in the historical fantasy The Scorpion King. Since then he's appeared in movies like Walking Tall, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Tooth Fairy, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas, Central Intelligence, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Rampage, and played the role of Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. Go ahead and rate this actor:
Chris Pine began acting in 2003 picking up small roles in shows like ER, The Guardian, and CSI: Miami. In 2004 he made his feature film debut, starring alongside Anne Hathaway as Lord Nicholas Devereaux. Today he is best known for playing James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series and Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman. Fans might also remember him from movies like Unstoppable, Into the Woods, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Finest Hours, and A Wrinkle in Time.