17 Movies Starring Black Women to Watch in 2018.

Proud Mary

Stars: Taraji P. Henson
Details: “Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.”
Release Date: In theaters on January 18

Black Panther

Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
Details: “T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.”
Release Date: In theaters February 16


The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

Stars: Jeanté Godlock
Details: “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar” follows Simone Biles (Jeanté Godlock) through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and ultimately cemented her stake as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time.
Release Date: February 3 on Lifetime

A Wrinkle in Time

Stars: Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oprah Winfrey
Details: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Release Date: In theaters March 9

Ocean’s 8

Stars: Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling
Details: Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.
Release Date: In theaters June 8

Breaking In

Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral
Details: A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.
Release Date: Set for a 2018 release in theaters


Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Jazmyn Simon, Danielle Nicolet
Details: A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.
Release Date: In theaters March 30


Stars: Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Gina Rodruiguez
Details: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.
Release Date: In theaters February 23

Cloverfield Movie (Unamed)

Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl
Details: After a scientific experiment aboard the space station involving a particle accelerator has unexpected results, the astronauts find themselves isolated. Following their horrible discovery, the space station crew must fight for survival.
Release Date: In theaters April 20

Sorry to Bother You

Stars: Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt
Details: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
Release Date: In theaters July 6 2018


Stars: Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson, William Fichtner
Details: “A young man living a sheltered life develops a crush on a stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.”
Release Date: Set for 2018 release in theaters


Stars: Zazie Beetz, Chance the Rapper, Joe Keery, Paul Scheer
Details: “When a pizza delivery driver is murdered on the job, the city searches for someone to blame: ghosts? drug dealers? a disgraced werewolf?”
Release Date: Set for 2018 release in theaters

Been So Long

Stars: Michaela Coel, George MacKay, Joe Dempsie
Details: Neon-soaked musical about unrequited love in Camden Town.
Release Date: Set for a 2018 release on Netflix

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Stars: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Jon Bernthal, Liam Neeson
Details: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Release Date: in theaters on November 18

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Stars: Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien
Details: Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.
Release Date: in theaters January 25

Night School

Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Keith David
Details: “A group of troublemakers who are forced to attend night school in hopes that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.”
Release Date: in theaters September 26