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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Feb 23

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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Every Day [my review]
Angourie Rice stars as a teenager who falls in love with a soul that inhabits a different body every day (and some of those bodies are female, too). (male writer and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Annihilation [IMDb] pictured
Natalie Portman stars as a scientist on an expedition to a mysterious realm. Costarring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, and Tuva Novotny. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Game Night [my review]
Rachel McAdams costars as one half of a game-nerd couple whose party goes awry. With Sharon Horgan and Kylie Bunbury in major supporting roles. (male writers and director)


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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Half Magic [IMDb]
Heather Graham writes, directs, and stars in a comedy about three women taking control of their romantic lives. Costarring Stephanie Beatriz and Angela Kinsey.


male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Days of Power [IMDb]
Jenny Hutton costars as a musician who gets caught up, along with her band, in an underground industry. Written by Michel Grey. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Curvature [IMDb]
Lyndsy Fonseca stars as a time-traveling scientist trying to stop herself from committing murder. (male writer and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Hannah [IMDb]
Charlotte Rampling stars as a woman left alone to cope with her husband’s imprisonment. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Chamber [my review]
Charlotte Salt costars are a soldier leading a secret underwater mission. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Cured [my review]
Ellen Page costars as a journalist investigating terrorist action in the wake of a zombie infection. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
November [my review]
Rea Lest costars as a peasant woman who uses magic to try to make the man she wants fall in love with her. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
7 Guardians of the Tomb [IMDb]
Bingbing Li costars as a scientist on a dangerous archaeological mission in China to find her missing brother. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Lodgers [IMDb]
Charlotte Vega costars as a young woman living with her twin brother in a haunted house in 1920s rural Ireland. (male writer and director)


Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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