2018 is the year of the woman. Okay, that’s not it’s technical title, but it is the year for a lot of films with fierce females in them, and we want to see them all. If you were obsessed with Wonder Woman or Lady Bird in 2017, then you’re going to love these female-powered movies that are coming out this year.
There are films like Ocean’s Eight—which is a spin on the traditional Ocean’s films, and instead features eight fabulous actresses committing a heist—as well as a musical, an animated movie, and more films that are must-watch if you’re all about girl power… or if you simply love good movies.
To see which movies are powered by a fabulous female story or stars, keep reading. PS: a few of these have already made our must-see movie list of 2018, so you know they’re good.
Watching Taraji P. Henson as Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, seems like a role she was born to play. Despite Mary’s career choices, when she meets a young boy during a hit gone wrong, she must re-evaluate her life, and we’re going to be at the theaters starting now (it hit theaters on January 12, 2018), to see it all unfold.
We love pretty much anything that Jennifer Lawrence is in, so of course a film where she is the lead is on our must-see list. Red Sparrow is a little different for Lawrence because it’s a thriller. In this movie, the Hunger Games alum plays Dominika Egorova, a ballerina who ends up at “Sparrow School” aka a Russian intelligence school. She is trained on using her body as a weapon, and we’re already scared for her enemies. See the movie on March 2, 2018.
A Wrinkle In Time
When Meg (Storm Reid)’s father disappears, she is guided to him by three wise women named Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and really, what could be better? Oh, their costumes… they are insanely beautiful and magical and we can’t wait to see A Wrinkle In Time come to life on screen on March 9th.
Lara Croft is back, and this time the fierce fighter is being played by Alicia Vikander, and she’s ready to bring the heat. In the newest installment of the Tomb Raider tales, Lara Croft will push herself past her limits and fight for her life when stranded on the island her father disappeared on. PS: There will be arrow shooting scenes, and of course, boxing moments. Check it out on March 16th.
This time around Debbie Ocean (aka Danny Ocean’s sister), played by Sandra Bullock, is in charge of pulling off a heist to end all heists. She enlists seven other females – including Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina – to steal from non-other than the Met Gala. Spoiler alert: it’s going to be good. Check Ocean’s Eight out when it hits theaters on June 8th.
We know what you’re thinking, Incredibles is about the whole Parr family, and mainly about Bob Parr aka Mr. Incredible, which is true, but the sequel has a different focus. The highly-anticipated follow-up to the animated film revolves around Elastigirl aka Helen Parr as she focuses on saving the world. Meanwhile her husband is home with the kids and figuring out how to be a super dad. You go, Elastigirl! See it in theaters on June 15th.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
When summer hits we’re heading back to Greece for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and it’s going to be a big party. It revolves around Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovering she’s pregnant and while preparing for motherhood learning about her mom Donna’s (Meryl Streep) past. Oh, and there is music, obviously and a lot of throwback elements with Lily James playing young Donna. Girl power to the extreme. See it in theaters on July 20th.
A Star is Born
Lady Gaga in a movie? This one is a no brainer. A Star is Born focuses on a movie star (played by Bradley Cooper) as he helps a young singer named Ally (Lady Gaga) find fame and fortune, and at the same time, his career is failing. Sounds interesting, right? See it in theaters on October 5th.
Mary Poppins Returns
One of the greatest female characters of all time is Mary Poppins, and this Christmas, she’s back and better than ever. In Mary Poppins Returns, which hits theaters on December 25th, we will see Jane and Michael Banks living in Depression-era London. The good news is after a personal loss, the two children get a visit from Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) and magical moments are sure to follow.
With so many amazing actresses out there, we are happy to report that there are a ton of female-centered and focused films this year, so going to the movies just got better.
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