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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Mar 02

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wide

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)


limited

female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Werewolf [IMDb]
Ashley McKenzie writes and directs this drama about outcast drug addicts, costarring Bhreagh MacNeil.


female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Oh, Lucy! [IMDb]
Atsuko Hirayanagi cowrites and directs this dramedy about a lonely Tokyo woman, played by Shinobu Terajima.


female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Chasing Great [IMDb]
Michelle Walshe cowrites and codirects this documentary about a (male) rugby player.


male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Dance Academy: The Comeback [IMDb]
Samantha Strauss writes this drama following the continuing stories of the gender-balanced ensemble from an Australian television show.


male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Eat Me [IMDb]
Jacqueline Wright writes and costars in this thriller about a woman and the (male) home invader who saves her mid-suicide attempt. (male director)


male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Lullaby [IMDb]
Tarryn-Tanille Prinsloo writes this horror movie about a woman, played by Reine Swart, who is having difficulty as a new mother.


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
Don’t Talk to Irene [IMDb] pictured
Michelle McLeod stars as an outcast high-schooler who makes new friends at a senior-living facility. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Mohawk [IMDb]
Kaniehtiio Horn costars as a Native American woman fighting American soldiers in 1814 New York. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Changing Partners [IMDb]
Agot Isidro and Anna Luna costar as the female halves of hetero couples in this romantic drama. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Death House [IMDb]
Lindsay Hartley, Dee Wallace, and Barbara Crampton costar, and Adrienne Barbeau narrates, a horror story about an inmate uprising in a prison. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Midnighters [IMDb]
Alex Essoe costars as woman who gets involved in a violent crime with her husband. (male writer and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Pickings [IMDb]
Michelle Holland costars as a bar owner fighting back against mobsters trying to shake her business down. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Souvenir [IMDb]
Isabelle Huppert costars in this musical drama about a washed-up singer attempting a comeback.


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
They Remain [IMDb]
Rebecca Henderson costars in this thriller as a scientist investigating strange animal behavior. (male writer-director)


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

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