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Looking Ahead: All of the 2018 Films Written and/or Directed by Women

I don't know about you, but one of my biggest resolutions for 2018 is to watch as many films made by women as humanly possible. And to aid myself (and hopefully you) in this endeavor, I've begun to round up all of the movies I've come across directed and/or written by female-identified filmmakers that are set to be released sometime over the next 12 months. I'll be releasing a calendar-style list every month, but I also figured it wouldn't hurt to have an alphabetically ordered master list we can all turn to (and add to) as the year goes on. As always, please reach out if there's a feature-length theatrically distributed film I've somehow missed. I'll also eventually be linking out to any reviews or stories I end up writing about these films as the year goes on.

306 HOLLYWOOD (Co-directed by Elan Bogarín; out TBA)

The 15:17 TO PARIS (Written by Dorothy Blyskal; out February 9)

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (Co-written by Laeta Kalogridis; out July 20)

ALL ABOUT NINA (Written and directed by Eva Vives; out TBA)

AND BREATHE NORMALLY (Written and directed by Ísold Uggadóttir; out TBA)

BARBIE (Directed by Alethea Jones; written by Lindsey Beer; out August 8)

BLAME (Written and directed by Quinn Shepard; out TBA)

BLOCKERS (Directed by Kay Cannon; out April 6)

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (Directed by Marielle Heller; co-written by Nicole Holofcener; out October 19)

CLARA’S GHOST (Written and directed by Bridey Elliott; out TBA)

CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Co-written by Adele Lim; out August 17)

THE DARKEST MINDS (Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson; co-written by Alexandra Bracken; out September 14)

DARK MONEY (Directed by Kimberly Reed; out TBA)

DARK RIVER (Written and directed by Clio Barnard; out TBA)

DEAD PIGS (Written and directed by Cathy Yan; out TBA)

DESTROYER (Directed by Karyn Kusama; out TBA)

THE DEVIL WE KNOW (Directed by Stephanie Soechtig; out TBA)

THE DIVINE ORDER (Directed by Petra Volpe; out TBA)

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (Written by J.K. Rowling; out November 16)

FAST COLOR (Directed and co-written by Julia Hart; out TBA)

THE FEMALE BRAIN (Directed and co-written by Whitney Cummings; out February 9)

FIRST MAN (Co-written by Nicole Perlman; out TBA)

FIRST MATCH (Written and directed by Olivia Newman; out October 12)

FOREVER MY GIRL (Directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf; out January 19)

FREAK SHOW (Directed by Trudie Styler; co-written by Beth Rigazio; out January 12)

FURLOUGH (Directed by Laurie Collyer; out TBA)

GENERATION WEALTH (Directed by Lauren Greenfield; out TBA)

HAL (Directed by Amy Scott; out TBA)

HALF MAGIC (Written and directed by Heather Graham; out February 23)

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (Co-written by Dee Robertson and Melissa McCarthy; out August 17)

HOLIDAY (Directed by Isabella Eklöf; co-written by Eklöf and Johanne Algren; out January 21)

HONORED (Directed by Elissa Down; written by Marilyn Fu; out TBA)

I AM NOT A WITCH (Directed by Rungano Nyoni; out TBA)

I FEEL PRETTY (Co-written and co-directed by Abby Kohn; out June 29)

IN THE LAND OF POMEGRANATES (Written and directed by Hava Kohav Beller; out January 5)

INVENTING TOMORROW (Directed by Laura Nix; out TBA)

I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW (Directed by Reed Morano; out TBA)

JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS (Directed by Susan Lacey; out TBA)

JINN (Written and directed by Nijla Mu’min; out TBA)

JULIET, NAKED (Co-written by Tamara Jenkins and Evgenia Peretz; out TBA)

KANGAROO (Co-written and co-directed by Kate McIntyre Clere; out TBA)

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (Written and directed by Sara Colangelo; out TBA)

KUSAMA-INFINITY (Directed by Heather Lenz; out TBA)

LEAVE NO TRACE (Directed and co-written by Debra Granik; out TBA)

THE LITTLE STRANGER (Written by Lucinda Coxon; out August 18)

LITTLE WOODS (Written and directed by Nia DaCosta; out TBA)

THE LONG DUMB ROAD (Directed and co-written by Hannah Fidell; out TBA)

LOVE, SIMON (Co-written by Elizabeth Berger; out March 16)

MADELINE’S MADELINE (Written and directed by Josephine Decker; out TBA)

MARY MAGDALENE (Co-written by Helen Edmundsen and Phillippa Goslett; out March 30)

MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (Directed by Josie Rourke; out November 2)

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (Directed by Desiree Akhavan; co-written by Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele; out TBA)

MORTAL ENGINES (Co-written by Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens; out December 14)

MOWGLI (Written by Callie Cloves; out October 19)

MUSTANG (Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre; out TBA)

NANCY (Written and directed by Christina Choe; out TBA)

NEVER GOIN’ BACK (Written and directed by Augustine Frizzell; out TBA)

NIGHT COMES ON (Directed by Jordana Spiro; co-written by Spiro and Angelica Nwandu; out TBA)

THE NIGHTINGALE (Written and directed by Jennifer Kent; out August 10)

OCEAN’S 8 (Co-written by Olivia Milch; out June 8)

OH LUCY! (Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi; out January 31)

ON HER SHOULDERS (Directed by Alexandria Bombach; out TBA)

ON THE BASIS OF SEX (Directed by Mimi Leder; out TBA)

OPHELIA (Directed by Claire McCarthy; written by Semi Chellas)

THE OSLO DIARIES (Co-directed by Mor Loushy; out TBA)

OUT OF THE BLUE (Written and directed by Carol Morley; out TBA)

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (Co-written by Emily Carmichael and Kira Snyder; out March 23)

THE PAIN OF OTHERS (Directed by Penny Lane; out TBA)

THE PARTY (Written and directed by Sally Potter; out February 16)

PRIVATE LIFE (Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins; out TBA)

THE QUEEN OF FEAR (Co-directed by Valeria Bertuccelli and Fabiana Tiscornia; written Bertuccelli; out January 21)

QUIET HEROES (Directed by Jenny Mackenzie; co-directed by Amanda Stoddard; out TBA)

RBG (C0-directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen; out TBA)

THE RIDER (Written and directed by Chloé Zao; out April 18)

ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND (Directed by Marina Zenovich; out in January)

SCIENCE FAIR (Co-directed by Cristina Costantini; out TBA)

SEEING ALLRED (Co-directed by Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman; out TBA)

SHARE (Written and directed by Pippa Blanco; out TBA)

SHIRKERS (Directed by Sandi Tan; out TBA)

SKATE KITCHEN (Directed by Crystal Moselle; written by Moselle, Jen Silverman, and Aslihan Ünaldi; out January 21)

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (Directed and co-written by Susanna Fogel; out July 6)

A STAR IS BORN (Co-written by Irene Mecchi; out October 5)

THE STRANGE ONES (Co-directed and co-written by Lauren Wolkstein; out January 5)

SUMMER OF ’84 (Co-directed by Anouk Whissell; out TBA)

THE TALE (Written and directed by Jennifer Fox; out TBA)

THE TURNING (Directed by Floria Sigismondi; out TBA)

THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY (Directed by Alexandra Shiva; out TBA)

TOMB RAIDER (Co-written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet; out March 16)

TULLY (Written by Diablo Cody; out April 20)

TWO PLAINS AND A FANCY (Co-written and co-directed by Whitney Horn; out TBA)

VALLEY GIRL (Directed by Rachel Goldenberg; co-written by Jenny Lumet and Amy Talkington; out June 29)

VAZANTE (Directed and co-written by Daniela Thomas; out January 12)

VENOM (Written by Kelly Marcel; out October 5)

VITA AND VIRGINIA (Directed by Chanya Button; written by Eileen Atkins; out TBA)

WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST (Directed by Lorna Tucker; out TBA)

WHAT THEY HAD (Written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko; out TBA)

WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? (Co-written by Holly Gent Palmo; out May 11)

WILDLIFE (Co-written by Zoe Kazan; out TBA)

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY (Written and directed by Madeleine Olnek; out TBA)

WINDOWS (Co-written by Gillian Flynn; out November 16)

WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (Co-written by Pamela Ribon; out November 21)

A WRINKLE IN TIME (Directed by Ava DuVernay; written by Jennifer Lee; out March 9)

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (Written and directed by Lynne Ramsay; out April 6)

ZAMA (Directed and co-written by Lucrecia Martel; out April 13)


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