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!

(Last updated: 3/27/19)

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
The Breaker Uppers Writers & Co-Dirs: Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami (Netflix Film)
Firebrand Writer & Director: Aruna Raje (Netflix Film)
Isn’t It Romantic?  Writers: Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman
The Kindness of Strangers** Dir. Lone Scherfig
Miss Bala  Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
Paris Is Us Dir. Elisabeth Vogler (Netflix Film)
The Photographer of Mauthausen Dir. Mar Targarona (Netflix Film)
The Rhythm Section Dir. Reed Morano
Troop ZeroDir. Bert & Bertie
Untogether Writer & Dir. Emma Forrest
Wrestle Co-dirs. Susannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer

*Sundance Film Festival
**Berlin Film or Festival

MARCH

The Brink Dir. Alison Klayman
Captain Marvel
 Dir. Anne Boden, Writer: Meg LeFauve
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart
The Mustang  Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Dir. Katt Shea
Slut in a Good Way Dir. Sophie Lorain
Sword of Trust Writer & Dir. Lynn Shelton
A Vigilante Writer & Dir. Sarah Daggar-Nickson

APRIL

Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché Dir. Pamela B. Green
Breakthrough  Dir. Roxann Dawson
Hail Satan? Dir. Penny Lane
High Life Dir. Claire Denis
Little Dir. Tina Gordon Chism, Writers: Tina Gordon Chism & Tracy Oliver
Little Woods Writer & Dir. Nia LaCosta
Native Son Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks
Otherhood Writer & Dir. Cindy Chupak
Wild Nights With Emily Writer & Dir. Madeleine Oinek

MAY

Aniara Co-Dir. Pelia Kagerman
Booksmart   Dir. Olivia Wilde, Writers: Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins
A Dog’s Journey  Dir. Gail Mancuso
Long Shot Co-writer: Liz Hannah
Poms Dir. Zara Hayes
The Souvenir Dir. Joanna Hogg
The Sun Is Also A Star  Dir. Ry Russo-Young, Writers: Tracy Oliver, based on the novel by Nicola Yoon
Tell It To The Bees Dir. Annabel Jankel Writers: Henrietta Ashworth, Jessica Ashworth, and Fiona Shaw
UglyDolls Dir. Kelly Asbury
Wine Country Dir. Amy Poehler, Writers: Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey (Netflix Film)

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
Last Christmas Writers: Bryonny Kimmings and Emma Thompson
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
The Nightingale Dir. Jennifer Kent
The Nightingale Dir. Michelle MacLaren
The One and Only Ivan  Dir. Thea Sharrock
Passing Writer & Dir. Rebecca Hall, based on novel by Nella Larsen
Sonja: The White Swan Dir. Anne Sewitsky
Stargirl Dir. Julia Hart
The Sunlit Night Writer: Rebecca Dinerstein
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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