2020 Movies Directed or Written by Women


Here is my preliminary list of 2020 movies written or directed by women. I’ve included specific dates when available, but as you’ll see, there are several movies at the bottom of my list that are slated for 2020 but don’t yet have release dates. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot, and I’ll be updating as the year goes on. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment.

Last updated: 1/26/20

The Turning  Director: Floria Sigismondi (Jan 24)
The Assistant  Writer & Director: Kitty Green (Jan 31)
The Rhythm Section  Director: Reed Morano (Jan 31)
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana  Director: Lana Wilson (Jan 31)

(See Sundance premieres in this post)

The Lodge Co-directors: Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (Feb 7)
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You  Writer: Sofia Alvarez, based on the novel by Jenny Han (Netflix) (Feb 12)
Buffaloed Director: Tanya Wexler (Feb 14)
The Photograph Writer & Director: Stella Meghie (Feb 14)
Ordinary Love  Co-Directors: Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn (Feb 14)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire  Writer & Dir. Céline Sciamma (I reviewed this for The Common, when it was in limited release in December 2019.) (Feb 14)
Emma  Writer: Eleanor Catton (Feb 21)
All the Bright Places  Writer: Liz Hannah, based on the novel by Jennifer Niven (Feb 28)
Saint Frances   Writer: Kelly O’Sullivan (Feb 28)
  Director: Benh Zeitlin Writer: Benh and Eliza Zeitlin (Feb 28)

First Cow Director: Kelly Reichardt (Mar 6)
Hillary  Director: Nanette Burstein (Documentary that will premiere at Sundance, and will appear on Hulu as a series on March 6)
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Often  Writer & Director: Eliza Hittman (Mar 13)
The Roads Not Taken  Writer & Director: Sally Potter (Mar 13)
Military Wives Writers: Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard (Mar 27)
Mulan  Director: Niki Caro, Writers: Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek (Mar 27)
Saint Maud  Writer & Director: Rose Glass (Mar 27)

Promising Young Woman  Writer & Director: Emerald Fennell (Apr 17)

Black Widow  Director: Cate Shortland (May 1)
Legally Blond 3  Director: Jamie Suk, Writers: Amanda Brown, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith (May 8)

Wonder Woman 1984  Director: Patty Jenkins (Jun 5)
Candyman  Director: Nia DaCosta (Jun 12)
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela  Writer & Director: Anabel Rodriguez Rios (Jun 27)

The One and Only Ivan  Director: Thea Sharrock, based on the book by K.A. Applegate (Aug 14)
  Director: Liesl Tommy, Writer: Tracey Scott Wilson (Aug 14)

Eternals Director: Chloé Zhao (Nov 6)

Expected 2020, Release date TBD
Bergman Island Writer & Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Come Away Director: Brenda Chapman
Hillbilly Elegy  Writer: Vanessa Taylor
The Last Thing He Wanted  Writer & Director: Dee Rees based the novel by Joan Didion (Netflix)
Mothertrucker  Writer & Director: Jill Solloway
The Old Guard  Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
On the Rocks Director: Sophia Coppola (Distributed by Apple TV+)
Passing Writer & Director: Rebecca Hall, based the novel by Nella Larsen
The Princess Switch: Switched Again Writers: Robin Bernheim, Megan Metzger
Radioactive Director: Marjane Satrapi
Rebecca  Writer: Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier
The Sky Is Everywhere Director: Josephine Decker, Writer: Jandy Nelson (Apple TV+)


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