movies by or about women opening US/Can May 03

Ask Dr Ruth Ruth Westheimer


male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Alison Peck writes this animated comedy about literally ugly dolls (some voiced by Emma Roberts, Wanda Sykes, and Kelly Clarkson) who struggle with self-image. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Long Shot
Liz Hannah cowrites this romantic-comedy about a woman (Charlize Theron) running for President of the United States and the old (male) friend who becomes her speechwriter. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Tell It to the Bees
Henrietta Ashworth and Jessica Ashworth write and Annabel Jankel directs this historical romantic drama about two women (Holliday Grainger and Anna Paquin) who embark on a lesbian relationship in small-town 1950s Britain.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Bardo Blues
Marcia Kimpton codirects and cowrites this mystery drama about a mentally ill young man coming to grips with his haunting past.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Ask Dr. Ruth [pictured]
Sex therapist Ruth Westheimer appears as herself in this documentary about her life and work. (male director)
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Find more movies by and about women using the Here Are the Women tag, and on the movies by/about women in cinemas US and Canada page.

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