movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Apr 06



female director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Blockers [my review]
Kay Cannon directs this ensemble comedy about parents and their teen daughters. Costarring Leslie Mann, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Gideon Adlon. (male screenwriters)

male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Miracle Season [IMDb] pictured
Elissa Matsueda cowrites the screenplay of the sports drama about a high-school girls’ volleyball team that must come together to win a championship after a tragedy. Starring Helen Hunt, Tiera Skovbye, Erin Moriarty, and Danika Yarosh. (male director)

male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
A Quiet Place [my review]
Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds costar as the mother and daughter of a small family trying to survive a monster apocalypse. (male writers and director)


female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
You Were Never Really Here [IMDb]
Lynne Ramsay writes and directs this thriller about a (male) veteran who rescues underage girls from sex trafficking.

male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Where Is Kyra? [IMDb]
Michelle Pfeiffer stars in this drama as a woman rapidly descending into poverty. Cowritten by Darci Picoult. (male director)

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Shelter [IMDb]
Golshifteh Farahani and Neta Riskin star in this thriller about an intelligence agent guarding an informant. (male writer-director)

male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Big Fish & Begonia [IMDb]
Guanlin Ji costars in the voice cast of this animated fantasy about a spirit exploring the human world. (male writers and directors)

male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Rogers Park [IMDb]
Christine Horn and Sara Sevigny costar in this drama about two couples struggling to keep long-term relationships alive. (male writer and director)

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