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Films By and About Women

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood October 18, 2013 at 3:00PM

Films By and About Women
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Women Centric Films Currently Playing

  • A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (Documentary) - Directed and Written by Sophie Deraspe 
  • Phoenix 
  • The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (Documentary) - Co-Written by Susan Ecker  
  • Unexpected - Directed by Kris Swanberg; Written by Kris Swanberg and Megan Mercier
  • Frank the Bastard 
  • Trainwreck - Written by Amy Schumer 
  • Lila & Eve 
  • The Mama Sherpas (Documentary) - Directed by Brigid Maher 
  • Twinsters (Documentary) - Co-Directed and Written by Samantha Futerman 
  • Tangerine 
  • Stations of the Cross - Co-Written by Anna Bruggemann 
  • Amy (Documentary) 
  • Runoff - Written and Directed by Kimberly Levin 
  • A Little Chaos - Co-Written by Alison Deegan 
  • Inside Out 
  • Runoff - Written and Directed by Kimberly Levin  
  • Testament of Youth - Written by Juliette Towhidi 
  • Spy
  • Tomorrowland 
  • I'll See You In My Dreams 
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pitch Perfect 2 - Directed by Elizabeth Banks; Written by Kay Cannon  
  • Far from the Madding Crowd 
  • Iris (Documentary) 
  • Woman in Gold
  • Gemma Bovary - Directed by Anne Fontaine 
  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry (doc) 
  • Hot Pursuit - Directed by Anne Fletcher 
  • Aloft - Written and Directed by Claudia Llosa 

Women Directed Films Currently Playing

  • On Beauty (Documentary) - Directed by Joanna Rudnick 
  • Meet Me in Montenegro - Co-Written and Co-Directed by Linnea Saasen 
  • Stray Dog (Documentary) - Directed by Debra Granik 
  • Batkid Begins (Documentary) - Directed by Dana Nachman 
  • Infinitely Polar Bear - Written and Directed by Maya Forbes 
  • The Wolfpack (Documentary) - Directed by Crystal Moselle 
  • The Yes Men Are Revolting (Documentary) - Co-Directed by Laura Nix 


  • Women Written Films Currently Playing


  • Lucky Stiff - Written by Lynn Ahrens 
  • Steak (R)evolution (Documentary) - Co-Written by Verane Frediani 
  • Terminator: Genisys - Co-Written by Laeta Kalogridis
  • Jurassic World - Co-Written by Amanda Silver


Upcoming Women Centric Films

  • Jenny's Wedding - Written and Directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue - July 31
  • The Kindergarten Teacher - July 31
  • Ricki and the Flash - Written by Diablo Cody - August 7
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl - Written and Directed by Marielle Heller - August 7
  • Dark Places - August 7
  • Fort Tilden - Co-Directed and Co-Written by Sarah-Violet Bliss - August 14
  • Big Sky - August 14
  • Final Girl - August 14
  • Return to Sender - Co-Written by Patricia Beauchamp - August 14
  • Mistress America - August 14 - Co-Written by Greta Gerwig
  • Grandma - August 21
  • After Words - August 21 
  • In The Game (Documentary) - Directed by Maria Finitzo - August 22
  • The Second Mother - Directed and Written by Anna Muylaert - August 28
  • Jane Got a Gun - September 4
  • About Ray - Directed by Gaby Dellal; Written by Nikole Beckwith - September 18
  • Freeheld - October 2
  • He Named Me Malala (Documentary) - October 2
  • Dukhtar - Written and Directed by Afia Serena Nathaniel - October 9
  • Victoria - October 9 
  • Big Stone Gap - Written and Directed by Adriana Trigiani - October 9
  • The Bronze - October 16
  • Crimson Peak - October 16
  • The Scarapist - Co-Directed and Written by Jeanne Marie Spicuzza - October 22
  • Jem and the Holograms - October 23
  • I Smile Back - October 23
  • Suffragette - Directed by Sarah Gavron; Written by Abi Morgan - October 23
  • Where Children Play - Directed and Written by Leila Djansi - October TBA 
  • The Final Girls - October TBA 
  • Brooklyn - November 6
  • The Outskirts - Written by Dominique Ferrari and Suzanne Wrubel - November 6 
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - November 20
  • Mustang - Written and Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven - November 20
  • The Lady in the Van - December 11
  • Sisters - Written by Paula Pell - December 25
  • Joy - Co-Written by Annie Mumulo - December 25
  • The Keeping Room - Written by Julia Hart - October 2
  • Sand Dollars - Co-Written and Co-Directed by Laura Amelia Guzmán


2016


  • The Fifth Wave - January 29
  • How to be Single - February 12
  • Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies - February 19
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins - February 19
  • Allegiant: Part 1 - March 18
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Written by Nia Vardolas - March 25 
  • Michelle Darnell - April 18
  • Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass - Written by Linda Woolverton - May 27
  • Finding Dory - June 17
  • Ghostbusters - July 22
  • Me Before You - Directed by Thea Sharrock 


2017


  • Allegiant: Part 2 - March 25

 

Upcoming Women Directed



  • Rosenwald (Documentary) - Directed by Aviva Kempner - August 14
  • Ten Thousand Saints - Co-Directed by Shari Springer Berman - August 14
  • Meru (Documentary) - Co-Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi - August 14
  • Zipper - Directed and Co-Written by Mora Stephens - August 28
  • My Voice, My Life (Documentary) - Directed by Ruby Yang - August 28
  • The Intern - Directed by Nancy Meyers - September 25
  • The Armor of Light (Documentary) - Directed by Abigail E. Disney
  • Love the Coopers - Directed by Jessie Nelson - November 13
  • The 33 - Directed by Patricia Riggen - November 13

Upcoming Women Written 



  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Written by Jane Goldman - March 4, 2016


Women Centric - Shooting/Finished Shooting/No Release Date 

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness - starring and directed by Natalie Portman (Cannes premiere 2015)
  • All Roads Lead to Rome - directed by Ella Lemhagen - filming 
  • Brightest Star
  • Dark Places  
  • Fan Girl
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Miss You Already - Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore - directed by Catherine Hardwicke
  • Paint it Black- Directed by Amber Tamblyn
  • Queen of the Desert 
  • Suite Francaise



Women Directed - Shooting/Finished Shooting/No US Release Date

  • A Second Chance - Susanne Bier- Toronto 2014 premiere
  • Adulthood - Katherine Randolph
  • Your Right Mind - Ami Canaan Mann
  • 6 Years- SXSW


Future Women Directed

  • 6 Figures - Barbara Stepansky
  • A Fall From Grace - Jennifer Lynch
  • A Ghost Story - Jordan Scott
  • A Reliable Wife - Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • A Virgin Mary - Beth Schacter
  • Addicted - Rosemary Rodriguez
  • Alias Grace - Sarah Polley
  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Mimi Leder
  • The Archivist- Robin Wright, written by Ann Cherkis
  • Bathing Flo - Ellen Burstyn
  • The Bengali Detective - Mira Nair
  • Bombay Dreams - Directed by Deepa Mehta, Written by Sabrina Dhawan
  • Brain on Fire - Dakota Fanning
  • Brand (doc) - Ondi Timoner
  • Buena Vista Social Club (doc) - Lucy Walker
  • The Emperor's Children - Lake Bell
  • The End - Drew Barrymore
  • The Fugees - Audrey Wells
  • Heist Society - Drew Barrymore
  • How to Be Single - Drew Barrymore
  • Human Resources - Courtney Hunt
  • Ithaca- Meg Ryan
  • The Land of Steady Habits - Nicole Holofcener
  • Late Bloomers – Julie Gavras
  • Legacy - Thea Sharrock
  • Marburg - Isabel Coixet
  • Martian Time Slip - Dee Rees
  • My Life in Orange - Lone Scherfig
  • Pictures at a Revolution (doc) - Marina Zenovich
  • Phoenix - Amy Redford
  • Rapt- Susanne Bier
  • The Rut- Karyn Kusama
  • Sammy – directed by Cherie Nowland; Written by Delia Ephron
  • Standing Tall - Catherine Deneuve - Emmanuelle Bercot
  • The Nightstalker - Written and Directed by Megan Griffiths 
  • The Trials of Cate McCall - written and directed by Karen Moncrieff
  • Vivaldi – Patricia Riggen
  • The Boom Boom Room- Lian Lunson
  • The Fight Before Christmas - Anne Fletcher
  • Telling of the Shoes - written and to be directed by Amanda Goodwin
  • Then We Came to The End- Lynn Shelton
  • Unforgiving World - written by Nicole Holofcener, directed by Nanette Burstein
  • The Walls – Kimberly Peirce
  • What's the Point - Lake Bell


 

Future Films By and About Women

  • 20th Century Women
  • 33 Liberty Lane
  • A Place of Only Sky – Miranda Richardson
  • A Storm in the Stars - directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • A Thousand Guns – Vera Farmiga
  • A Quiet Passion - Cynthia Nixon
  • Alaska - directed by Sarah Polley
  • All the Bright Places - Elle Fanning
  • All We Had - Katie Holmes
  • Au Pairs – written by Alexa Junge
  • A Woman of No Importance
  • Alive & Kicking – produced by Mia Hamm
  • American Honey - directed by Andrea Arnold
  • Baby Maker - Olivia Munn
  • The Beautiful and the Damned – starring Keira Knightley
  • Beautiful Girl
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • The Bell Jar – Julia Stiles
  • Best Buds – Natalie Portman
  • Bitch Posse - directed by Catherine Hardwicke
  • Bobbie Sue – starring Cameron Diaz
  • Business Trip – written by Stacey Harman
  • Catherine, Called Birdy - written and directed by Lena Dunham
  • Callas - directed by Niki Caro
  • Cantinflas – written and directed by Gabriela Tagliavini
  • Captured – Isabelle Huppert
  • Carrie Pilby - Directed by Susan Johnson
  • Cassandra at the Wedding – written by Michelle Lipton
  • Castro’s Daughter
  • Class Act – Halle Berry
  • Clown Girl – written by Kristen Wiig
  • Daughter of the Queen of Sheeba
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Deadlocked- Helen Mirren
  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
  • Dreams of a Dying Heart- Hilary Swank
  • Earthbound – directed by Nicole Kassell
  • Elena’s Serenade – written by Sarah Wayne Callies
  • Emily the Strange – Chloe Moretz
  • Enchanted 2 – directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Jessie Nelson
  • The Engagements
  • Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle
  • Factory Girls
  • Face Value - Rachel Weisz
  • Fallen
  • February
  • Five Men Who Broke My Heart – adapted by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin
  • Florence of Arabia – Charlize Theron
  • Forest- Ellen Page - directed by Patricia Rozema
  • Four Saints
  • French Women Don’t Get Fat
  • From the Rough – Taraji P. Henson
  • Ghostbusters - written by Katie Dippold
  • The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League- written by Lorene Scafaria
  • Girl Soldier – Uma Thurman
  • Girls Like Us
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Girls Night Out- Dakota Fanning
  • Golden Gate 
  • Goodnight Moon
  • The Goree Girls – Jennifer Aniston
  • The Grandmother - directed by Anne Fontaine
  • The Greens Are Gone
  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
  • Heaven & Earth - directed by Marleen Gorris
  • Hello Kitty 
  • The Hero - directed by Antoinette Beumer
  • Heroine
  • The Hive
  • Honey Pot
  • How to Get Divorced by 30 – written by Sascha Rothchild
  • In a Strange City
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • The Invisible X – directed by Karyn Kusama, Rachel Weisz
  • Is He The One- directed by Elizabeth Allen
  • Isabella Blow biopic
  • Jacqueline Ess: Her Will And Testament
  • Juliet
  • The Kid Table
  • Lady in the Locker Room
  • The Lady Who Went Too Far
  • Life After Life
  • Life Coach- Isla Fisher
  • Little Bee- Nicole Kidman
  • Little Women - written by Olivia Milch
  • Lost in Austen
  • The Low Self Esteem of Lizzy Gillespie – written by Mindy Kaling
  • Luna – Rachel Weisz
  • Lunch Lady – Amy Poehler
  • Maggie's Plan - written and directed by Rebecca Miller
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Mame- Tilda Swinton
  • Maudie - Sally Hawkins - directed by Aisling Walsh
  • Mean Moms - Directed by Beth McCarthy Miller
  • Ms. Faux Pas
  • Muktar Mai biopic (doc)
  • Mulan – Zhang Ziyi
  • My Ex-Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me – written by Hilary Winston
  • My Fair Lady – Keira Knightley, written by Emma Thompson
  • My Mother The Cheerleader – Julia Roberts
  • My Name is Jody Williams
  • My Stroke of Insight
  • My Ten Best Days – Amy Adams
  • The No Game – Shohreh Aghdashloo and Marcia Gay Harden, directed by Sherry Hormann
  • Object of Beauty - Amy Adams
  • On Chesil Beach
  • The Other Woman
  • Our Wild Life - Nicole Kidman
  • Peggy Lee Biopic – Reese Witherspoon
  • Pharm Girl – Reese Witherspoon
  • The Pioneer Woman
  • The Poisoners - Emily Watson, Anna Friel, Lena Headley
  • Preacher’s Daughter – written and directed by Michelle Mower
  • Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies 
  • Private Benjamin 
  • Pumas – Jennifer Aniston
  • Pure Life- Vera Farmiga and Elle Fanning written by Melora Donoghue
  • The Queen of Kentucky - Katie Ford- writer
  • Rodham
  • Rule #1 - directed by Courtney Hunt
  • Satisfaction – Sharon Stone, Carice Van Houten, directed by Anya Camilleri
  • Scarpetta Franchise
  • The Seagull – Kristin Scott Thomas, Carey Mulligan
  • The Secret Scripture
  • Seeker
  • See You in Valhalla - Sarah Hylans
  • The Shaggs- directed by Katherine Dieckmann
  • The Signs of Living – Rosanna Arquette – directed by Gail Harvey
  • Silent Spring of Rachel Carson
  • Shoe Addicts Anonymous – Halle Berry - written by Kristen Buckley & Brian Regan
  • Showing Roots
  • Smash
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers – Isabella Rossellini
  • Someday My Price Will Come – Isla Fisher, written by Audrey Wells
  • Still of the Night - Michelle Monaghan, Susan Sarandon
  • Story of Your Life - Amy Adams
  • Sweet Baby Jesus – Bette Midler
  • Swindle - Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana
  • There Are Monsters - Elisabeth Moss
  • Three Days in Dublin – directed by Beth Lauren
  • Tink- Elizabeth Banks
  • Tomb Raider - written by Marti Noxon
  • Trevi
  • Under the Bridge
  • The Undomestic Goddess – written by Aline Brosh McKenna
  • The Most Hated Woman in America 
  • Untitled Anita Linblom biopic - directed by Catherine Hardwicke
  • Untitled Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig - directed by Kristen Wiig
  • Untitled Female Road comedy – written by Annie Mumolo
  • Untitled film about female War Correspondents - Shonda Rhimes
  • Untitled Louise Thaden Aviation Film
  • Untitled Miranda Cosgrove – written by Emma Forrest
  • Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story – written by Jami Goldman and Andrea Cagan
  • Voice from the Stone
  • Wait Till Helen Comes - directed by Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Wake- Miley Cyrus
  • Wicked Lovely – written by Caroline Thompson and directed by Mary Harron
  • What Alice Forgot – written by Katherine Fugate
  • When You Reach Me
  • Who is Doris Payne? – Halle Berry
  • The Wife
  • Wild Oats – written by Claudia Myers
  • Words
  • Your Voice in my Head - directed by Francesca Gregorini

 


Future Films Written By Women


  • Anubis - Jane Goldman
  • Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Lena Dunham
  • Indiscretion – Caroline Case
  • Hunting Eichmann - Ann Peacock
  • Lioness - Rosalind Ross 
  • The Day I Turned Uncool – Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneu
  • The 5th Wave - Susannah Grant
  • Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus - Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan
  • Rochester - Aline Brosh McKenna
  • Rust: Visitor in the Field - Aline Brosh McKenna
  • Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff
  • Tusk, Tusk- Polly Stenham
  • Unscrupulous – Barbara Turner



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