movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Mar 16

Rosamund Pike hijacks a plane, Melissa Leo gets a break from prison, Odeya Rush befriends a dictator, and more…

new in wide release

Tomb Raider [my review]

Alicia Vikander stars as a puzzle-solving adventurer in this action movie. Cowritten by Geneva Robertson-Dworet. (male director)

Alicia Vikander in ‘Tomb Raider’

Alicia Vikander in ‘Tomb Raider’

Love, Simon [my review]

Elizabeth Berger cowrites this dramedy about a gay (male) teenager coming to terms with his sexuality. (male director)

7 Days in Entebbe

Rosamund Pike costars in this historical thriller about the 1976 hijacking of a commercial airliner.

new in limited release

No Light and No Land Anywhere

Amber Sealey writes and directs this drama about a woman (Gemma Brockis) grieving the death of her mother and her failed marriage.

In the Land of Pomegranates [my review]

Hava Kohav Beller directs this documentary about the Palestinian/Jewish conflict in the Middle East.

Keep the Change

Rachel Israel writes and directs this romantic comedy about a couple who meet at an autism support group. Costarring Samantha Elisofon.


Miao Wang directs this documentary about two students (one female) from mainland China attending school in the United States.

Melissa Leo and Tessa Thompson in ‘Furlough’

Melissa Leo and Tessa Thompson in ‘Furlough’


Laurie Collyer directs this comedy about a corrections officer (Tessa Thompson) babysitting an inmate (Melissa Leo) on a weekend trip away from prison. (male writer)

Dear Dictator

Lisa Addario cowrites and codirects this comedy about a high school student (Odeya Rush) who befriends a military strongman.


Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone star in this romantic thriller. (male writer-directors)

Zoey Deutch in ‘Flower’

Zoey Deutch in ‘Flower’


Zoey Deutch stars in this comedy as a teen who strikes up an odd friendship with her new stepbrother. (male writers and director)


Lynne Nieto is the cosubject of this documentary about her search, along with her husband, for a cure for his ALS. (male director)

The Happys

Amanda Bauer costars in this comedy as a woman who makes an ill-considered decision to marry. (male writer-directors)

Sophie Turner in ‘Josie’

Sophie Turner in ‘Josie’


Sophie Turner costars in this thriller as a teen who engages in a relationship with an older man. (male writer and director)

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