You may not have noticed it, but the final results of the 2017 domestic box office were historic. For the first time since 1958, the top three films in a given year all featured female protagonists: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, and Wonder Woman. While there is still a lot of work to be done in Hollywood where progress is concerned, it's definitely a good start -- but more importantly, has us excited to watch the female-fronted features of this upcoming year.
The good news is that 2018 is totally stacked with fantastic-looking films that primarily center on female characters. They are set to come out all throughout the year, but below and across the next few pages we've highlighted some of the biggest titles for which you can get excited.
Proud Mary -- January 12
Taraji P. Henson has done the assassin thing before, previously starring in the ensemble feature Smokin Aces, but that was long before her popularity exploded thanks to her part on the television series Empire. Proud Mary finds her working with London Has Fallen director Babak Najafi, playing out a story that sees our protagonist deal with the fallout of a hit gone wrong and sudden custody of a young boy.
Fifty Shades Freed -- February 9
Dakota Johnson is back in the finale of the Fifty Shades series, which has been a part of the big screen world going back to 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey. In the trilogy capper, Fifty Shades Freed, director James Foley plays out the conclusion of the story between Anastasia Steele (Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). Will they, or won't they end up together? We'll find out in February.