movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Aug 01



female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Spy Who Dumped Me [pictured]
Susanna Fogel directs and cowrites this action comedy about two women (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) caught up in a spy caper.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Darkest Minds
Jennifer Yuh Nelson directs this sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) trying to find her way in a future in which superpowered children are feared by adults. Costarring Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie. (male writer)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Disney’s Christopher Robin
Allison Schroeder cowrites this comedy about a man who has an adventure with his childhood toys. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Desiree Akhavan directs and cowrites, with Cecilia Frugiuele, this drama about a teenaged girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) forced into gay-conversion therapy. Costarring Sasha Lane, Emily Skeggs, and Jennifer Ehle.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Never Goin’ Back
Augustine Frizzell writes and directs this comedy about two teenaged stoner losers (Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone).
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Night Comes On
Jordana Spiro directs and cowrites, with Angelica Nwandu, this drama about a teenaged girl (Dominique Fishback) on a quest for revenge after she is released from juvenile detention. Costarring Tatum Marilyn Hall.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Nico, 1988
Susanna Nicchiarelli writes and directs this biographical drama about the German singer and Andy Warhol cohort (Trine Dyrholm).
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Valérie Massadian writes and directs this French drama about teens in love and heading toward parenthood. Costarring Severine Jonckeere.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Urban Country
Gianna Montelaro writes this drama about a teenaged girl (Brighton Sharbino) who must choose between city excitement and country life.
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Forest of the Lost Souls
Daniela Love costars in this Portuguese horror mystery about strangers who strike up a friendship in a haunted place. (male writer-director)
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Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Sun, Aug 05, 2018 10:52pm

I hope for your sake, MaryAnn, that The Spy Who Dumped Me is a lot better than its trailer suggests. Then again, it would almost have to be.

Also, Kaye McKinnon? Isn’t her first name Kate?

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Tonio Kruger
Mon, Aug 06, 2018 1:12pm

Yes, it is. I’ve fixed my typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

I haven’t seen the film yet — it doesn’t open in the UK for a few weeks — so I can’t say yet if the movie is any good.