The Best 2018 Movies By Black Directors  

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As Hollywood pushes for more diversity, movies directed by black directors are getting more and more attention and recognition. The success of films like Moonlight and Get Out helped pave the way for some great 2018 movies with black directors. Here, you'll find a list of all the African-American-directed films released in 2018. Which ones are the best? Help decide below! 

Some of the best black directors today released films in 2018. Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler, became a beloved edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after its early 2018 release. Julius Onah directed The Cloverfield Paradox, the third film in the popular Cloverfield franchise. Ava DuVernay helped bring the beloved children's book to the big screen with A Wrinkle In Time. For more great films with black directors, browse this list and vote up the highest quality movies!

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Ryan Coogler
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King TÂ’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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Boots Riley
Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more
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Antoine Fuqua
The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer.
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George Tillman Jr.
The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Constantly switching between the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where ...more
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Charles Stone III
Uncle Drew is a 2018 sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. After losing to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll) in a street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) stumbles upon ...more
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Deon Taylor
Traffik is a 2018 thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. During a romantic getaway at a cabin in the woods with her boyfriend (Omar Epps), investigative journalist Brea Stephens (Paula Patton) ...more
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Julius Onah
The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more
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Director X
Superfly is a 2018 action film directed by Director X, and a remake of the 1972 film. Drug dealer Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) finds his reputations and life in danger when a new crew with ...more
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Tyler Perry
Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film directed by Tyler Perry. Tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent), a faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) becomes enraged when it ...more
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Mario Van Peebles
Armed is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Mario Van Peebles. Chief (Mario Van Peebles), a former U.S. Marshal, has fallen on hard times after leading undercover agents in a raid gone ...more
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Ava DuVernay
A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more