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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Mar 16

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Tomb Raider [my review]
Alicia Vikander stars as a puzzle-solving adventurer in this action movie. Cowritten by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. (male director)


male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Love, Simon [my review]
Elizabeth Berger cowrites this dramedy about a gay (male) teenager coming to terms with his sexuality. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
7 Days in Entebbe (aka Entebbe) [IMDb] pictured
Rosamund Pike costars in this historical thriller about the 1976 hijacking of a commercial airliner. (male writer and director)


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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
No Light and No Land Anywhere [IMDb]
Amber Sealey writes and directs this drama about a woman (Gemma Brockis) grieving the death of her mother and her failed marriage.


female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
In the Land of Pomegranates [my review]
Hava Kohav Beller directs this documentary about the Palestinian/Jewish conflict in the Middle East.


female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Keep the Change [IMDb]
Rachel Israel writes and directs this romantic comedy about a couple who meet at an autism support group. Costarring Samantha Elisofon.


female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Maineland [IMDb]
Miao Wang directs this documentary about two students (one female) from mainland China attending school in the United States.


female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Furlough [IMDb]
Laurie Collyer directs this comedy about a corrections officer (Tessa Thompson) babysitting an inmate (Melissa Leo) on a weekend trip away from prison. (male writer)


female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Dear Dictator [IMDb]
Lisa Addario cowrites and codirects this comedy about a high school student (Odeya Rush) who befriends a military strongman.


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Allure [IMDb]
Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone star in this romantic thriller. (male writer-directors)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Flower [IMDb]
Zoey Deutch stars in this comedy as a teen who strikes up an odd friendship with her new stepbrother. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Augie [IMDb]
Lynne Nieto is the cosubject of this documentary about her search, along with her husband, for a cure for his ALS. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Happys [IMDb]
Amanda Bauer costars in this comedy as a woman who makes an ill-considered decision to marry. (male writer-directors)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Josie [IMDb]
Sophie Turner costars in this thriller as a teen who engages in a relationship with an older man. (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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