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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Apr 13

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Truth or Dare [my review]
Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, and Sophia Taylor Ali costar in this horror movie about a college drinking game that goes wrong. Cowritten by Jillian Jacobs. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Rampage [my review]
Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, and Marley Shelton costar in this sci-fi action movie about genetically engineered monsters. (male writers and director)


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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [IMDb]
Sophie Fiennes directs this documentary about the performance artist.


female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Judge [IMDb]
Erika Cohn directs this documentary about a female adjudicator in the Middle East.


female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
20 Weeks [IMDb]
Leena Pendharkar writes and directs this drama about a couple facing a difficult pregnancy. Costarring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Jocelin Donahue, and Michelle Krusiec.


female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The Rider [IMDb]
Chloé Zhao writes and directs this drama about a (male) rodeo rider recovering from a traumatic brain injury.


female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Zama [IMDb]
Lucrecia Martel writes and directs this historical drama about a (male) Spanish officer in 17th-century South America.


female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Nana [IMDb] pictured
Serena Dykman cowrites and directs this documentary about her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story and tolerance activism.


female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
10×10 [IMDb]
Suzi Ewing directs this thriller about a woman (Kelly Reilly) being held prisoner by a man in his house. (male writer)


male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Submergence [IMDb]
Erin Dignam writes this romance about a couple separated by thousands of miles. Costarring Alicia Vikander. (male director)


male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
All I Want [IMDb]
Melissa Center cowrites and costars in this ensemble dramedy about a group of friends in a big city. Costarring Rebecca Larsen, Laura Mann, Susan-Kate Heaney, and Renee Threatte. (male director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Wildling [IMDb]
Bel Powley stars as a teenager recovering from a traumatic upbringing. Costarring Liv Tyler. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Aardvark [IMDb]
Jenny Slate stars as a therapist who has an unusual relationship with a patient. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Color Me You [IMDb]
Kaley Caperton stars as a woman who creates a secret identity so she can work as an artist. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Marrowbone [IMDb]
Anya Taylor-Joy and Mia Goth costar in this thriller about a family of siblings who cover up the death of their mother. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Baja [IMDb]
Michelle DeShon, Arienne Mandi, and Zoe Corraface costar in this comedy about 20somethings on a road trip to Mexico. (male writer-director)


male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Cake [IMDb]
Pakistani ensemble family drama, costarring Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh, and Beo Zafar. (male writer-director)


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

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