The Best Films Out Now

THE BEST FILMS OUT NOW From Incredibles 2 to My Friend Dahmer: all the movies worth catching

There are films to meet every taste in theartsdesk's guide to the best movies currently on release. In our considered opinion, any of the titles below is well worth your attention.


Adrift  ★★★★★ Oceanic epic of love, storms and survival

Apostasy ★★★★ Unquestioning faith fractures in a quietly powerful debut

First Reformed ★★★★ Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried search for divine light in Paul Schrader's austere parable

Incredibles 2 ★★★★★ Brad Bird's long awaited follow-up to his cult kids' film pulls out all the stops

Ismael's Ghosts ★★★★ A love triangle anchors a French director's rich, baggy, self-referential tale

Leave No Trace ★★★★ Debra Granik's - intense off-grid drama tells of a father and daughter who don't fit in

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ★★★★ Sweet, silly, and, best of all, Cher: reboot improves upon its predecessor

McQueen ★★★★ Moving documentary charts the anarchic fashion designer's life and career

Mission: Impossible - Fallout ★★★★★ Indestructible Tom Cruise heads characterful cast in the best 'Mission' yet

My Friend Dahmer ★★★★ Backstory of a psychopath: Marc Meyers charts an inexorable path to darkness

Pin Cushion ★★★★ Childlike fantasies and quirky visuals mask a dark heart in creative Brit flick

Sicario: Day of the Soldado ★★★★ Violent, explosive and nihilistic thriller: apocalypse now for the Mexican drug cartels

Sweet Country ★★★★★ Director Warwick Thornton's stunning Australian Western portrays hell in the Outback. On Netflix

The Ciambra ★★★★ Supremely effective storytelling in one boy’s passage into manhood

The Happy Prince ★★★★ Rupert Everett's spirited and humane homage to Oscar Wilde is worth the long wait

The Receptionist ★★★★ London’s underground sex industry laid bare in an effective and affecting story

You Were Never Really Here ★★★★ Lynne Ramsay's wild ride to the dark side with an intimidating performance by Joaquin Phoenix as a remorseless lone avenger