2018 Movies

*Blue denotes directed by a woman

*Red denotes directed by a person of color

*Purple denotes both

  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) directed by Jake Kasdan, written by Chris McKenna & Eric Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner, screen story by Chris McKenna, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  2. The Truman Show (1998) directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Nicole
  3. Proud Mary (2018) directed by Babak Najafi, written by John Stuart Newman & Christian Swegal and Steve Antin, Story by John Stuart Newman & Christian Swegal 
  4. The Polka King (2017) directed by Maya Forbes, written by Maya Forbes & Wallace Wolodarsky
  5. Mad Money (2008) directed by Callie Khouri, written by Glenn Gers
  6. Mudbound (2017) directed by Dee Rees, written by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, based on the book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  7. Fantastic Four (2015) directed by Josh Trank, written by Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinber & Josh Trank, based on the characters by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  8. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) directed by David Soren, written by Nicholas Stoller, based on the novels by Dav Pilkney, additional screenplay materials by David Soren
  9. Strong Island (2017) directed by Yance Ford
  10. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) directed by Julius Onah, written by Oren Uziel, story by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung
  11. Brown Sugar (2002) directed by Rick Famuyiwa, written by Michael Elliot, story by Michael Elliot and Rick Famuyiwa
  12. Baggage Claim (2013) directed by David E. Talbert, written by David E. Talbert, based on the novel Baggage Claim by David E. Talbert
  13. Black Panther (2018) directed by Ryan Coogler, written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, based on the Marvelcomics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  14. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) directed by James Gunn, written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, based on the Marvel comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) directed by James Gunn, written by James Gunn, based on the Marvel comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
  16. Mute (2018) directed by Duncan Jones, written by Michael Robert Johnson & Duncan Jones
  17. Office Christmas Party (2016) directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck, written by Justin Malen & Lauren Solon & Dan Mazer, story by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore and Timothy Dowling
  18. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) directed by Dan Gilroy, written by Dan Gilroy
  19. The Shape of Water (2017) directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor, story by Guillermo del Toro
  20. The Breadwinner (2017) directed by Nora Twomey, written by Anita Doron, story by Deborah Ellis, based on the book The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  21. Sleeping with Other People (2015) directed by Leslye Headland, written by Leslye Headland
  22. The Brothers Grimm (2005) directed by Terry Gilliam, written by Ehren Kruger
  23. A Wrinkle in Time (2018) directed by Ava DuVernay, written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle
  24. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) directed by Matt Reeves, written by Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves, based on the characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
  25. Coco (2017) directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina, written by Adrian Molina & Matthew Aldrich, original story by Lee Unkrich & Jason Katz & Adrian Molina & Matthew Aldrich
  26. Annihilation (2018) directed by Alex Garland, written for the screen by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer
  27. Life (2017) directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
  28. This Means War (2012) directed by McG, written by Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg, story by Timothy Dowling and Marcus Gautesen
  29. Queen of Katwe (2016) directed by Mira Nair, written by William Wheeler, based on the book The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers
  30. Absolutely Anything (2015) directed by Terry Jones, written by Terry Jones & Gavin Scott
  31. Back to the Future (1985) directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
  32. Captain America: Civil War (2016) directed by The Russo Brothers, written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on the comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
  33. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) directed by Joss Whedon, written by Joss Whedon
  34. The Watch (2012) directed by Akiva Schaffer, written by Jared Stern and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
  35. Speed Racer (2008) directed by The Wachowskis, written by The Wachowskis, based on the cartoon Speed Racer by Tatsuo Yoshida and Tatsunoko Production
  36. Beautiful Creatures (2013) directed by Richard LaGravenese, written for the screen by Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  37. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) directed by The Russo Brothers, written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on the comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  38. Dr. Strange (2016) directed by Scott Derrickson, written by Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, based on the comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
  39. The Avengers (2012) directed by Joss Whedon, written by Joss Whedon, Story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon
  40. Despicable Me 3 (2017) directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, Co-directed by Eric Guillon, written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
  41. Iron Man (2008) directed by Jon Favreau , written by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Characters by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee
  42. Iron Man 2 (2010) directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Theroux, Characters by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee
  43. Iron Man 3 (2013) directed by Shane Black, written by Shane Black & Drew Pearce, Characters by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee
  44. Pixels (2015) directed by Chris Columbus, written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Screen Story by Tim Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean
  45. Anon (2018) directed by Andrew Niccol, written by Andrew Niccol
  46. John Wick (2014) directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch (uncredited), written by Derek Kolstad
  47. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) directed by Chad Stahelski, written by Derek Kolstad, based on the characters by Derek Kolstad
  48. Geostorm (2017) directed by Dean Devlin, written by Dean Devlin & Paul Guyot 
  49. Source Code (2011) directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley
  50. Atomic Blonde (2017) directed by David Leitch, written by Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart
  51. Think Like a Man (2012) directed by Tim Story, written by David A. Newman & Keith Merryman, based on the book Act Like a Lady, Think like a Man by Steve Harvey
  52. Think Like a Man Too (2014) directed by Tim Story, written by David A. Newman & Keith Merryman, based on the book Act Like a Lady, Think like a Man by Steve Harvey
  53. Demolition Man (1993) directed by Marco Bambrilla, script by Daniel Waters and Robert Reneau and Peter M. Lenkov, story by Peter M. Lenkov and Robert Renee
  54. Jumanji (1995) directed by Joe Johnston, written by Jonathan Hensleigh and Greg Taylor & Jim Strain, screen story by Greg Taylor & Jim Strain and Chris Van Allsburg, based on the book  Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  55. Miss Congeniality (2000) directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence & Katie Ford & Caryn Lucas
  56. Shrek (2001) directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman & Roger S. H. Schulman, based on the book by William Steig
  57. Shrek 2 (2004) directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon, story by Andrew Adamson, written by Andrew Adamson and Joe Stillman and J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
  58. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) directed by Taika Waititi, written by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost, based on the comics by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby 
  59. The Wedding Ringer (2015) directed by Jeremy Garelick written by Jeremy Garelick & Jay Lavender
  60. Death Becomes Her (1992) directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Martin Donovan & David Koepp
  61. The Incredibles (2004) directed by Brad Bird, written by Brad Bird
  62. Set It Up (2018) directed by Claire Scanlon, written by Katie Silberman
  63. Premium Rush (2012) directed by David Koepp, written by David Koepp & John Kamps
  64. The House (2017) directed by Andrew Jay Cohen, written by Brendan O’Brien & Andrew Jay Cohen
  65. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) directed by Matthew Vaughn, written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn
  66. Take Your Pills (2018) documentary directed by Alison Klayman
  67. CHiPs (2017) directed by Dax Shepard, written by Dax Shepard, based on the television show by Rick Rosner
  68. Rampage (2018) directed by Brad Peyton, written by Ryan Engle and Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle
  69. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) directed by Peyton Reed, written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Paul Rudd & Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari
  70. Get Smart (2008) directed by Peter Segal, written by Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember, characters by Mel Brooks & Buck Henry
  71. Ant-Man (2015) directed by Peyton Reed, written by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd, story by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish, based on the comics by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby
  72. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014) directed by Nick Broomfield
  73. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) directed Don Scardino, written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
  74. Kiki and the MXfits (2018 Short) directed by Natalia Leite, written by Natalia Leite
  75. Central and Broadway (2018 Short) directed by Chelsea Woods, written by Chelsea Woods
  76. Bag Man (2014 Short) directed by Jonathan Baker & Josh Baker, written by Jonathan Baker & Josh Baker
  77. Ghostbusters (2016) directed by Paul Feig, written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig
  78. Bao (2018 Short) directed by Domee Shi, written by Domee Shi
  79. The Incredibles 2 (2018) directed by Brad Bird, written by Brad Bird
  80. Sorry to Bother You (2018) directed by Boots Riley, written by Boots Riley
  81. Small Town Crime (2017) directed by The Nelms Brothers, written by The Nelms Brothers
  82. Overboard (2018) directed by Rob Greenberg, written by Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg and Leslie Dixon, story by Leslie Dixon
  83. Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) directed by Jon Watts, written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Eric Sommers, story by  Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, based on the comics by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
  84. Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) directed by Christopher McQuarrie, written by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series by Bruce Geller
  85. Blackkklansman (2018) directed by Spike Lee, written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmot & Spike Lee, based on the book by Ron Stallworth
  86. Small Crimes (2017) directed by E. L. Katz, written by Evan Katz & Macon Blair, based on the book Small Crimes by Dave Zeltserman
  87. Jurassic World (2015) directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly, story by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on the characters created by Michael Crichton
  88. Role Models (2008) directed by David Wain, written by Paul Rudd & David Wain & Ken Marino and Timothy Dowling, story by Timothy Dowling and W. Blake Herron
  89. Ocean’s Eight (2018) directed by Gary Ross, written by Gary Ross & Olivia Milch, story by Gary Ross, based on the characters created by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
  90. Blackhat (2015) directed by Michael Mann, written by Morgan Davis Foehl
  91. Mindhorn (2016) directed by Sean Foley, written by Julian Barrat & Simon Farnaby, based on an original idea by Simon Farnaby
  92. Jackie Brown (1997) directed by Quentin Tarantino, written by Quentin Tarantino, based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
  93. A Simple Favor (2018) directed by Paul Feig, written by Jessica Sharzer, based on the novel by Darcey Bell
  94. Superfly (2018) directed by Director X, written by Alex Tse
  95. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) directed by Susanna Fogel, written by Susanna Fogel & David Iserson
  96. Nappily Ever After (2018) directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, written by Adam Brooks and Cee Marcellus, based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas
  97. Opening Night (2016) directed by Issac Rentz, written by Gerry De Leon and Greg Lisi
  98. The Hurricane Heist (2018) directed by Rob Cohen, written by Scott Windhauser and Jeff Dixon, story by Anthony Fingleton & Carlos Davis
  99. Women Who Kill (2016) directed by Ingrid Jungermann
  100. Whose Streets? (2017) directed by Sabaah Folayan, co-directed by Damon Davis, written by Sabaah Folayan
  101. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) directed by Ron Howard, written by Lawrence Kasdan & Jonathan Kasdan, based on the characters by George Lucas
  102. Goosebumps (2015) directed by Rob Letterman, written by Darren Lemke, story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, based on the books by R. L. Stine
  103. Hotel Artemis (2018) directed by Drew Pearce, written by Drew Pearce
  104. The Addams Family (1991) directed Barry Sonnenfeld, written by Caroline Thompson & Larry Wilson, based on the characters by Charles Addams
  105. Hot Fuzz (2007) directed by Edgar Wright, written by Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg
  106. Nobody’s Fool (2018) directed by Tyler Perry, written by Tyler Perry
  107. Born Strong (2017) directed Ross Hockrow and Gary Cohen
  108. My Christmas Inn (2018) directed by Peter Sullivan, written by Anna White
  109. Trading Places (1983) directed by John Landis, written by Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod
  110. Widows (2018) directed by Steve McQueen, written by Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
  111. Overboard (1987) directed by Garry Marshall, written by Leslie Dixon
  112. Pretty Woman (1990) directed by Garry Marshall, written by J.F. Lawton
  113. Crazy Rich Asians (2018) directed by Jon M. Chu, written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan
  114. Jingle Belle (2018) directed by Peter Sullivan, written by Peter Sullivan
  115. One Crazy Christmas (2018) directed by Greg Carter, written by Greg Carter and Christy Lavalais, story by Greg Carter
  116. Skyscraper (2018) directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, written by Rawson Marshall Thurber
  117. The Holiday Calendar (2018) directed by Bradley Walsh, written by Amyn Kaderali
  118. Extincition (2018) directed by Ben Young, written by Spenser Cohen and Brad Caleb Kane, story by Spenser Cohen
  119. Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse (2018) directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and  Rodney Rothman, written by Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman, Story by Phil Lord
  120. The Truth About Christmas (2018) directed by Jay Karas, written by Kelly Bowe
  121. Merry Wishmas (2018) directed by Terri J. Vaughn, written by Cas Sigers-Beedles

Year Assessment:

Films directed by white women: 10/122 or 8.2%

Films directed by men of color: 19/122 or 15.6%

Films directed by women of color: 9/122 or 7.4%

Top 5 films of 2018: Mudbound, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Widows, and Mission Impossible: Fallout

Goal for 2019: Watch more films by women. See more films by non-Americans.


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