It's a new year, which means another 12 months of new movies. While you certainly won't find any shortage of superhero or horror movies in the 2018 lineup, science-fiction isn't taking a backseat either. 2017 saw some excellent films in the genre, from smaller flicks like Colossal and Life to gargantuan releases like Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 2018 will have plenty to offer, and to help you make sense of it all, I've collected some of the films you're going to want to save in your calendar.

The beauty of sci-fi is that it comes in all shapes and sizes. While some films may focus entirely on making you think or using the genre to make a point, others are just want to entertain with sweet laser battles. I think sci-fi is at its best when it's trying to do both. While it remains to be seen how any of these movies will be received critically, based on what I do know, you'll at least need to check them out. Here are 11 sci-fi movies to look forward to in 2018, in no particular order.

God Particle

You might know this one better as the third movie in the Cloverfield anthology series. Indeed, it seems like the movie isn't even going by God Particle anymore. Little is known about the movie other than that it features a group of astronauts making a horrifying discovery aboard their space station. After 10 Cloverfield Lane, people are excited to see the latest movie in the series, but, unfortunately, it keeps getting pushed back; it's now expected to arrive in April (hopefully).

Annihilation

Based on the book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation follows a biologist (Natalie Portman) who volunteers to venture into an "environmental disaster," to put it lightly. It's actually an anomaly where the laws of nature don't apply, resulting in some seriously trippy creatures and events. The logline is impressive enough, but a big draw is the fact that Annihilation is written and directed by Alex Garland, who was behind the phenomenal Ex Machina, as well as some other sci-fi gems. The man knows the genre, to put it bluntly.

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