movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Thu Mar 01



male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Red Sparrow [my review]
Jennifer Lawrence stars as a Russian spy who uses manipulation to get what she wants. (male writer and 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)


female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Erase and Forget [IMDb]
Andrea Luka Zimmerman directs and cowrites this documentary about toxic masculinity that fueled the rise of Donald Trump. Cowritten by Taina Galis.

female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The Valley [IMDb]
Saila Kariat writes and directs this drama about a man investigating his daughter’s suicide.

female director, male screenwriter, male protagonist
Psycho Vertical [IMDb]
Jen Randall directs this documentary about a (male) mountaineer. (male writer)

male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Monster Family [IMDb] pictured
Emily Watson, Jessica Brown Findlay, Celia Imrie, and Catherine Tate costar in the voice cast of this animated family fantasy comedy. Cowritten by Catharina Junk and Kirstie Falkous. (male director)

male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Hondros [IMDb]
Jenny Golden cowrites this documentary about a (male) war photojournalist. (male director)

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
A Fantastic Woman [my review]
Daniela Vega stars as a trans woman who must fight for the right to grieve after the death of her boyfriend, when his family won’t let her attend his funeral. (male director/writers)

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