The Darkest Minds (2018)


Jennifer Yuh Nelson


Action , Sc-Fi , Thriller


Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie


Chad Hodge (screenplay by), Alexandra Bracken (based upon the novel by)


Dan Cohen, Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Jennifer Teves


1h 45min

Release Date

3 August 2018 (USA)


When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

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Did You Know?


  • In the book The Darkest Minds, the colors used for categorizing powers are Red (Fire Powers), Orange (Mind Control), Yellow (Electricity), Green (Advanced Intelligence) and Blue (Telekinesis). Yellow however was changed to 'Gold' for the film
  • Peyton Wich and Catherine Dyer also worked together in Stranger Things (2016).
  • First live-action movie to be directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.