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movies by or about women opening US/Can Feb 13-15

Rebel Wilson Isn't It Romantic


male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Isn’t It Romantic [pictured]
Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman write this fantasy comedy about a woman (Rebel Wilson) disenchanted with love who finds herself stuck inside a rom-com. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Alita: Battle Angel
Laeta Kalogridis cowrites this sci-fi action about a cyborg warrior (Rosa Salazar) trying to find her place in a dangerous future world. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Happy Death Day 2U
Jessica Rothe stars in this horror thriller as a woman who is murdered over and over again. (male writer-director)
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)
Cristina Gallego codirects and cowrites, with Maria Camila Arias, this drama about a man involved in the drug trade in Colombia.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Fighting with My Family
Florence Pugh stars in this based-on-fact dramedy about a teenage girl who dreams of being a professional wrestler. Costarring Lena Headey. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Bellwether
Alex Reid stars in this thriller about a woman kidnapped in an attempt to force her to conform. (male writer-director)
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