2019 Movies Written or Directed by Women

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I just updated this list after a few months and wanted to repost with corrected release dates and new additions. I’ll continue to update throughout the year.

(Last updated: 11/24/19)

JANUARY

All These Small Moments Writer & DirMelissa B. Miller-Costanzo
Egg DirMarianna Palka, Writer: Risa Mickenberg
Imaginary Order*  Writer & Dir. Debra Eisenstadt
The Infiltrators Dir. Christina Ibarra & Alex Riverra
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Writer & Dir.Janice Engel
Rust Creek Dir. Jen McGowan,Writers: Julie Lipson and Stu Pollard
Selah and the Spade Writer & Dir. Tayarisha Poe
State Like Sleep Writer & Dir. Meredith Danluck
The Sunlit Night* Writer: Rebecca Dinerstein
To The Stars*DirMartha 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
Midnight in Paris Dirs. James Blagden, Roni Moore
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 LeFauved
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart
Firecrackers Writer & Dir. Jasmin Mozafarri
Go Back to China Writer & Dir. Emily Ting
It Started As A Joke Dir. Julie Smith Clem & Ken Druckerman
The Mustang  Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Dir. Katt Shea
Slut in a Good Way Dir. Sophie Lorain
South Mountain Writer & Dir. Hilary Brougher
A Vigilante Writer & Dir. Sarah Daggar-Nickson

APRIL

American Woman* Writer & Dir. Semi Chellas (based on novel by Susan Choi)
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
Someone Great Writer & Dir. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Netflix Film)
Stray Dolls Writer & Dir. Sonejuhi Sinha
Unicorn Store Dir. Brie Larson Writer: Samantha McIntyre
Wild Nights With Emily Writer & Dir. Madeleine Oinek

*Tribeca Film Festival

MAY

Always Be My Maybe Dir. Nahnatchka Khan (Netfix Film)
Aniara Co-Dir. Pelia Kagerman
Booksmart   Dir. Olivia Wilde, Writers: Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins
A Dog’s Journey  Dir. Gail Mancuso
Knock Down the House Dir. Rachel Lears (Netflix Film)
Long Shot Co-writer: Liz Hannah
The Mustang  Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
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)

JUNE

De Lo Mio Writer & Dir. Diana Peralta
Ophelia Dir. Claire McCarthy
Late Night  Dir. Nisha Ganatra Writer: Mindy Kaling

JULY

The Farewell  Dir. & Writer Lulu Wang
Generation Wealth Writer & Dir. Lauren Greenfield
A Girl from Mogadishu Dir. & Writer Mary McGuckan
For Sama Dir. Waad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
The Ground Beneath My Feet Writer & Dir. Marie Kreutzer
Sword of Trust Writer & Dir. Lynn Shelton
Untouchable Dir. Ursula Macfarlane

AUGUST

Adam Writer: Ariel Schrag
Animals
 Dir. Sophie Hyde, Writer: Emma Jane Unsworth
Before You Know It Dir. Hannah Pearl Utt, Writers: Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt
Jawline  Dir. Liza Mandelup
The Kitchen  Dir. Andrea Berloff
The Nightingale  Dir. Jennifer Kent
One Child Nation Directors: Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang (Prime Video)
Otherhood  Writer & Dir. Cindy Chupak (A Netflix Film)
The Perfect CandidateWriter & Director Haifa Al-Mansoor

*Venice Film Festival

SEPTEMBER

Abominable  Co-dir. Jill Culton
Babyteeth**  Dir. Shannon Murphy, Writer: Rita Kalnejais
Cracked Up  Dir. Michelle Ersick
Hustlers Dir. Lorene Scafaria
My ZoeWriter & Dir. Julie Delpy
Proxima* Writer & Dir. Alice Wincour
The Rest of Us* Writer & Dir. Ainsling Chin-Yee
Rocks* Dir. Sarah Gavron, Writers: Theresa Ikoko and Claire Williams
Tammy’s Always Dying Dir. Amy Jo Johnson, Writer: Joanne Sarazen
The Weekend Writer & Dir. Stella Meghie

*TIFF
**Venice Film Festival

OCTOBER

Bull Written & Dir. by Annie Silverstein
Greener Grass Dir. Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
Serendipity Writer & Dir. Prune Nourry
Sibyl* Dir. Justine Triet
Stuffed Dir. Erin Derham
I Was at Home, But* Writer & Dir.Angela Schanelec

*New York Film Festival

NOVEMBER

Atlantics Dir. & Writer: Mati Diop (Netflix Film)
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood  Dir. Marielle Heller
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator Dir. Eva Orner (Netflix Film)
Charlie’s Angels
 Dir & Writer: Elizabeth Banks
Frozen 2   Dir. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, Writers: Jennifer Lee and Alison Schroeder
Harriet   Dir. Kasi Lemmons
Honey Boy  Dir. Alma Har’el
Last Christmas WritersBryonny Kimmings and Emma Thompson
Let It Snow Writers: Laura Solon, Victoria Strouse, Kay Cannon (Netflix Film)
Mickey and the Bear  Writer & Dir. Annabelle Attanasio
Queen & Slim  Dir. Melina Matsoukas WriterLena Waithe

DECEMBER

A Million Little Pieces  Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson
Clemency
 Writer & Dir. Chinonye Chukwu
Hala Writer & Dir.  Minhal Baig
Little Joe Writer & Dir. Jessica Hausner
Little Women
  Writer & Dir. Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Portrait of a Lady on Fire  Writer & Dir. Céline Sciamma

 

 

 

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