Best summer movies of 2018: 'Eighth Grade,' 'Won't You Be My Neighbor' lead our picks

Summer 2018 kicked off with the box-office-busting "Avengers: Infinity War," which has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide since its May release. But even the year's most anticipated film wasn't a smash hit with critics and audiences: While 91% of audiences loved "Infinity War," critics were more tepid, with just 83% showing support.

With that in mind, we took a look at all of this summer's releases to gauge which ones are all hype -- and which ones are the real deal. Just a select few made the final cut of films you absolutely can't miss this summer. Take a look:

"WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?," a poignant documentary chronicling the life and legacy of TV's Mr. Rogers.

Rotten Tomatoes:  99% from critics // 98% from audiences

AOL says: You'll smile, you'll cry, you'll think about it for days. "Won't You Be My Neighbor" expertly takes a hands-off approach to Mr. Rogers' teachings, allowing the footage to speak for itself -- especially in its final few minutes, which will reduce even the most stoic of viewers to mush.

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"EIGHTH GRADE," a thoughtful, contemporary comedy-drama following 13-year-old Kayla through her tumultuous final week of middle school.

Rotten Tomatoes: 98% from critics // Audience reviews pending

AOL says: Countless coming-of-age films showcase life through the eyes of a teen, but "Eighth Grade" is a gentle reminder that today's adolescents lack the luxury of trusting what they physically see before them; instead, "reality" is shaped by photos and videos, likes and comments. A must-watch for teens and adults alike.

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"INCREDIBLES 2," the long-awaited superhero sequel to one of Pixar's funniest flicks of all time.

Rotten Tomatoes: 94% from critics // 87% from audiences

AOL says: Did 13% of audiences accidentally watch a different movie? "Incredibles 2" delivers everything a Disney-Pixar fan is looking for: Sharp storytelling, cute but compelling characters and snappy commentary from Fro-Zone's wife.

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"SORRY TO BOTHER YOU," the Sundance favorite about a black man who discovers that using his "white voice" is his ticket to conquering corporate America.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95% from critics // Audience reviews pending

AOL says: Funny but pointed, "Sorry to Bother You" is strong evidence that moviegoers of 2018 are done with one-dimensional slapstick comedies.

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Plus, we've got high hopes for...

Disney's "Christopher Robin," out August 3 // Get advance tickets here

"The Spy Who Dumped Me," out August 3 // Get advance tickets here

"Crazy Rich Asians," out August 15 // Get advance tickets here

RELATED: AOL's favorite movies of 2017

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Sweet, funny and a modern twist on the classic rom-com, "The Big Sick" is just about universally likable. While lighthearted, it carries a meaningful message that will ring true for parents and their adult children.

Emotionally prepare yourself before watching "The Florida Project," a top Oscar contender for the year. Poignant and aesthetically lovely, the sunny Orlando setting mirrors the cheerful energy of its young protagonist -- while contrasting the darkness of the adult world she lives in. Fingers crossed for an Oscar nom for little Brooklynn Prince, who at just 7 years old delivered one of the best performances of the year.
James and Dave Franco co-star in "The Disaster Artist," an unexpected film that leaves entire theater audiences in stitches. Whether or not you're familiar with cult classic "The Room," the bizarre real-life movie within this one, you'll be fascinated, bamboozled and quite entertained by James Franco's take on oddity filmmaker Tommy Wiseau.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" may not go down as Marvel's most memorable movie -- but to be fair, there are a lot of them. It's fun and appropriately goofy while still packing a punch (literally and figuratively), and Tom Holland is (in our opinion) the best Spider-Man to date.

A tragic romance unlike any other painted on-screen, "Call Me By Your Name" explores the building sexual tension between two young men in 1981. In falling for the older, handsome Oliver, 17-year-old Elio finds himself longing to not only be with him but also be like him, attempting to transform his self-loathing into self-reflection.

As one of the biggest box-office hits of the year, Gal Gadot smashed superhero records with "Wonder Woman." It's a must-see for anyone who loves action, adventure and the kind of woman we all dream of calling a best friend or life partner.
Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling make an unflappable duo in "Blade Runner 2049." Note: It'll make more sense -- and carry much more weight -- for anyone who's seen the original 1982 film.
It's not out yet in theaters, but movie critics are already giving the thumbs-up to "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." After teasing us with just a glimpse of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker at the end of "The Force Awakens," the eighth installment features Luke more heavily, much to fans' satisfaction.
Who doesn't love Reese Witherspoon? "Home Again" is one of her sweetest films to date, the perfect flick for a girls' night in (or to force your husband to watch with you). Her three young male co-stars aren't bad to look at, either.
Sequels often fall flat, but "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" managed to best its predecessor -- and not just because Baby Groot is so cute. Chris Pratt's undying charisma carries the film in one of Marvel's weirdest but most fun flicks to date.
Just about everyone who's seen "Lady Bird" wants Saoirse Ronan to snag a Best Actress nomination. It's similar to "Juno "(2007) but perhaps more true-to-life and edgy, with a compelling mother-daughter story that will leave you reflecting on your own teenage years.

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