Firstly though I just want to point out I've been somewhat limited in what I've been able to watch this year, so forgive me if I haven't seen your fave. And release dates are based on Australian release dates.
A masterclass in screenwriting, acting, and directing, overflowing with great characters, brought to life beautifully by a stellar cast, and with a strong thematic and emotional core while still being wickedly and darkly funny. What more could you want in a film.
The most innovative horror film since The Blair Witch Project. But it's so much more than its silent conceit - it's a repeatedly devastating story that will have you on the edge of your seat for the majority of its runtime.
Infinity War makes some bold choices that render it not only surprising, but also devastating. It goes to the darkest places yet in the MCU, and yet is still brimming with the franchise's typical humour. It's had the biggest expectations of any superhero film to date, and manages to meet them and even exceed them.