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movies by/about women in cinemas US and Canada


Lady Bird: female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist

Greta Gerwig wrote the script and directs Saoirse Ronan in the bittersweet coming-of-age dramedy Lady Bird. Read the review…

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opening this week

female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist

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Half Magic

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist

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Every Day
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Hannah
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November

male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist

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Annihilation
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The Cured
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Days of Power
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Game Night
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Guardians of the Tomb
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The Lodgers



2017’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing)

2018’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today



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now in cinemas

female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist

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The Breadwinner
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Novitiate
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The Boy Downstairs
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In Between

female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist

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Forever My Girl

female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist

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Western

female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist

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Oh Lucy!
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Vazante

female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist

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The Female Brain

female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist

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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist

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Loving Vincent

male director, female screenwriter, male protagonist

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower
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The Shape of Water

male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist

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La Boda de Valentina

male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist

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The Greatest Showman
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The Insult
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1945

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist

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A Fantastic Woman
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The Florida Project
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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L’amant double
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Insidious: The Last Key
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In the Fade
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Like Me
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Proud Mary
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Ridge Runners
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The Scent of Rain & Lightning
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A Wish for Giants

male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
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Loveless
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Tehran Taboo
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Happy End
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Golden Exits
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The Housemaid
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Nostalgia



decipher

female director
female director(s)
female codirector
female/male codirectors
male director
male director(s)
female writer
female writer(s)
female cowriter
female/male cowriters
male writer
male writer(s)
female protagonist
female protagonist(s) or predominantly female ensemble
female coprotagonist
female/male coprotagonists or mixed ensemble
male protagonist
male protagonist(s) or predominantly male ensemble



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worth paying multiplex prices for
yellow for maybe
worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
red for no
give it a miss
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my reaction under consideration
gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now
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not yet seen by me

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