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The Best Movies Directed By Women In 2018

Updated April 16, 2021 1.9k votes 167 voters 4.1k views47 items

With increasing concerns about representation in Hollywood, 2018 seems to be the year for movies directed by women. It's a great time to be a female director, as many people are craving a change from the status quo. The desire for a diversity of voices means more and more movie-goers want to see films made by women and other traditionally underrepresented groups. This list of 2018 films directed by women includes the most stunning examples of filmmaking by women. 

Some good 2018 films directed by women include Blockers, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Rider.

There are many 2018 movies with female directors, many of them made by the best female directors working today. However, which movie is truly the best of the best? Vote below to decide! Do you feel any female directed movies of 2018 are missing? Feel free to add them.

Want more movies directed by women? Here is a list of 2020 female directed films.

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    Blockers

    Kay Cannon
    Blockers is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Kay Cannon. When three parents stumble...  more
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    You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, based on the...  more

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    To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan...  more
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    The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best...  more
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    The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a 2018 American-British drama film directed by Desiree...  more
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    The Rider

    Chloé Zhao
    The Rider is a 2017 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao. After suffering a near fatal...  more
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    Revenge

    Coralie Fargeat
    Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being...  more

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    Leave No Trace

    Debra Granik
    Leave No Trace is a 2018 American film directed by Debra Granik, based on the book My...  more
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    RBG

    Julie Cohen, Betsy West
    RBG is a 2018 documentary film directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. At the age of 84, U.S....  more
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    Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a 2018 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Marielle Heller,...  more
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    Furlough

    Laurie Collyer
    Furlough is a 2018 comedy-drama film directed by Laurie Collyer. When an inmate (Melissa Leo)...  more
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    The Party

    Sally Potter
    The Party is a 2017 British black comedy film directed by Sally Potter. Janet (Kristin Scott...  more
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    Night Comes On

    Jordana Spiro
    Night Comes On is a 2018 drama film directed by Jordana Spiro. Released from juvenile...
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    The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo, based on...  more
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    Madeline's Madeline

    Josephine Decker
    Madeline’s Madeline is a 2018 mystery-thriller film directed by Josephine Decker. A...  more
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    Like Father

    Lauren Miller Rogen
    Like Father is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. A workaholic woman...  more
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    First Match

    Olivia Newman
    First Match is a 2018 American drama film directed by Olivia Newman. A teenage girl (Elvire...  more
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    Never Goin' Back

    Augustine Frizzell
    Never Goin' Back is a 2018 American drama film directed by Augustine Frizzell. High school...  more
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    The Land of Steady Habits

    Nicole Holofcener
    The Land of Steady Habits is a 2018 American film directed by Nicole Holofcener, based on the...  more
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    Nappily Ever After

    Haifaa al-Mansour
    Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour,...  more
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    Skate Kitchen

    Crystal Moselle
    Skate Kitchen is a 2018 American drama film directed by Crystal Moselle. A teenaged...  more
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    The Darkest Minds

    Jennifer Yuh Nelson
    The Darkest Minds is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh...  more

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    Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 British-American historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke,...  more

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    The Long Dumb Road

    Hannah Fidell
    The Long Dumb Road is a 2018 American road trip comedy film directed by Hannah Fidell. After...  more
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    What They Had

    Elizabeth Chomko
    What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her...  more