2019 Films Written or Directed by Women

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Here is a preliminary list of 2019 movies written or directed by women, which I will update throughout the year, as more release dates become available. I’ll be using it decide which movies to see — I hope you will too!

JANUARY

All These Small Moments Writer & Dir. Melissa B. Miller-Costanzo
Before You Know It *  Dir. Hannah Pearl Utt, Writers: Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt
Egg Dir. Marianna Palka, Writer: Risa Mickenberg
The Farewell *  Dir. & Writer Lulu Wang
Honey Boy*  Dir. Alma Har’el
Imaginary Order*  Writer & Dir. Debra Eisenstadt
Late Night*  Dir. Nisha Ganatra Writer: Mindy Kaling
Rust Creek  Dir. Jen McGowan, Writers: Julie Lipson and Stu Pollard
State Like Sleep Writer & Dir. Meredith Danluck
To The Stars* Dir. Martha Stephens

*Sundance Film Festival

FEBRUARY

Birds of Passage  Co-Dir. Christina Gallego
Isn’t It Romantic?
  Writers: Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman
The Kindness of Strangers** Dir. Lone Scherfig
Miss Bala  Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
The Rhythm Section Dir. Reed Morano
Troop ZeroDir. Bert & Bertie
Untogether Writer & Dir. Emma Forrest

*Sundance Film Festival
**Berlin Film or Festival

MARCH

Captain Marvel Dir. Anne Boden, Writer: Meg LeFauve
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart
Slut in a Good Way Dir. Sophie Lorain
The Mustang  Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Sword of Trust Writer & Dir. Lynn Shelton

APRIL

Breakthrough  Dir. Roxann Dawson
High Life Dir. Claire Denis
Little Dir. Tina Gordon Chism, Writers: Tina Gordon Chism & Tracy Oliver
Little Woods Writer & Dir. Nia LaCosta

MAY

A Dog’s Journey  Dir. Gail Mancuso
Booksmart   Dir. Olivia Wilde, Writers: Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins
The Sun Is Also A Star  Dir. Ry Russo-Young, Writers: Tracy Oliver, based on the novel by Nicola Yoon

SEPTEMBER

Abominable Co-dir. Jill Culton
The Kitchen
Writer & Dir. Andrea Berloff

OCTOBER

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood  Dir. Marielle Heller

NOVEMBER

Charlie’s Angels  Dir. & Writer: Elizabeth Banks
Frozen 2  Dir. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, Writers: Jennifer Lee and Alison Schroeder
Queen & Slim Dir. Melina Matsoukas, Writer: Lena Waithe

DECEMBER

Little Women Writer & Dir. Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

TBD

American Princess  Dir. Stella Meghie, Writer: Amy Aniobi
Animals   Dir. Sophie Hyde, Writer: Emma Jane Unsworth
Bergman Island Writer & Dir. Mia Hansen-Love
Come Away Dir. Brenda Chapman
Harriet  Dir.  Kasi Lemmons
The Last Thing He Wanted Writer & Dir. Dee Rees based on a novel by Joan Didion
Maya Writer & Dir. Mia Hansen Love
A Million Little Pieces Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson
My Zoe Writer & Dir.
Julie Delpy
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Dir. Katt Shea
The Nightingale Dir. Jennifer Kent
The Nightingale Dir. Michelle MacLaren
The One and Only Ivan  Dir. Thea Sharrock
Otherhood Writer & Dir. Cindy Chupak
Passing Writer & Dir. Rebecca Hall, based on novel by Nella Larsen
Sonja: The White Swan Dir. Anne Sewitsky
Stargirl Dir. Julia Hart
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 2 Dir. Susan Johnson
The Turning Dir. Floria Sigismondi
Untitled Miranda July Project  Writer & Dir. Miranda July

 

 

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