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

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male director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
J.K. Rowling writes this fantasy adventure about a (male) wizard who hunts magical beasts and a rogue wizard. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Widows
Gillian Flynn cowrites this dramatic crime thriller about a group of women — played by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo — pulling off a heist. Costarring Molly Kunz and Carrie Coon. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Jinn
Nijla Mu’min writes and directs this drama, about teenager (Zoe Renee) struggling with her religious identity.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Heart, Baby!
Angela Shelton writes and directs this drama about a (male) prison boxer.
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female director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Bali: Beats of Paradise
Livi Zheng directs this documentary about Indonesian traditional music, featuring singer-songwriter Judith Hill. (male writer)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Cam
Isa Mazzei and Isabelle Link-Levy cowrite this mystery thriller about a camgirl (Madeline Brewer), a virtual sex worker. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Anchor and Hope
Jules Nurrish cowrites this romantic dramedy about a lesbian couple (Oona Chaplin and Natalia Tena) whose relationship is complicated by their sperm-donor friend. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
At Eternity’s Gate
Louise Kugelberg cowrites this drama about painter Vincent Van Gogh. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Family in Transition
Israeli documentary transwoman’s gender transition and the impact it has on her family. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
55 Steps [pictured]
Hilary Swank stars in this drama about a lawyer whose life is changed by her work with psychiatric patients. Costarring Helena Bonham Carter. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Kaatrin Mozhi
Jyothika stars in this Indian dramedy about a housewife who becomes a late-night-radio relationship counselor. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Madness, Farewell
Charlene deGuzman stars in this dramedy about a woman who hires a hitman to help her commit suicide. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Under the Wire
Journalist Marie Colvin appears in archive footage in this documentary about her work in Syria with another (male) journalist. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Instant Family
Rose Byrne costars in this dramedy about a couple who adopt three children. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Mobile Homes
Imogen Poots costars in this drama about a homeless family who drift into a new life in a mobile home. (male writer-director)
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