Films by Womenby amy-steele1 | created - 03 Mar 2016 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
films directed by women, written by women or both.
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1. Every Secret Thing (2014)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.
director Amy Berg and screenplay by Nicole Holofcener
2. Beyond the Edge (2013)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
directed by Leanne Pooley
3. Hannah Arendt (2012)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
Votes: 9,600 | Gross: $0.71M
directed by Margarethe Von Trotta, screenplay by Pam Katz and Margarethe Von Trotta
4. Advantageous (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
directed by Jennifer Phang; written by Jennifer Phang and Jacqueline Kim
5. Little White Lie (2014)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
A film about denial, race, family secrets and a search for identity.
directed by Lacey Schwartz
6. Ride (I) (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
written and directed by Helen Hunt
7. Strangerland (2015)
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.
Votes: 8,145 | Gross: $0.02M
directed by Kim Farrant; written by Fiona Seres
8. Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Leaving small-town life in her dust, Adele moves wide-eyed to New York City, and her best friend Sara is stuck in their boring hometown. Separate for the first time in their lives, the film... See full summary »
written and directed by Devyn Waitt
9. The Hacker Wars (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime
Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.
Votes: 882 | Gross: $0.00M
directed by Vivian Lesnick Weisman
10. Dear Dumb Diary (2013 TV Movie)
PG | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
Based on the best selling series "Dear Dumb Diary" by Jim Benton. Follow Jamie Kelly, as she navigates Mackeral Middle School with the help of her best friend Isabella, her nemesis Angeline and the boy of her dreams, Hudson.
directed by Kristin Hanggi
11. Sleepwalker (2011)
Not Rated | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller
Can you kill while Sleepwalking?
directed by Mona Fastvold
12. How I Got Over (2014)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama
HOW I GOT OVER follows 15 homeless women as they craft an original play to be performed one-night-only at The Kennedy Center.
written and directed by Simone North
13. In Her Skin (2009)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A young teenage girl goes missing from a very loving home of two sisters and her parents. When attempted, the assistance from expected resources is limited in response to their pleas and ... See full synopsis »
written and directed by Simone North
14. Aloft (2014)
R | 112 min | Drama
A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.
Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $0.05M
written and directed by Claudia Llosa
15. Suffragette (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.
Votes: 34,933 | Gross: $4.69M
directed by Sarah Gavron; written by Abi Morgan
16. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,534 | Gross: $0.47M
dir by Rory Kennedy
17. The Wolfpack (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.
Votes: 11,229 | Gross: $1.30M
dir by Crystal Moselle
18. Middle of Nowhere (2012)
R | 97 min | Drama
When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Votes: 1,421 | Gross: $0.08M
written and directed by Ava DuVernay
19. It Felt Like Love (2013)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama
Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.
Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $0.03M
dir by Eliza Hittman
20. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
R | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
Votes: 283,312 | Gross: $166.17M
dir by Sam Taylor-Johnson
21. Unexpected (2015)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
written by Kris Swanberg and Megan Mercier; directed by Kris Swanberg
22. I Believe in Unicorns (2014)
TV-14 | 80 min | Drama
A road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love.
written and directed by Leah Meyerhoff
23. The 33 (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Votes: 32,925 | Gross: $12.19M
directed by Patricia Riggen
24. She's Lost Control (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
The professional and personal life of a sexual surrogate begins to unravel when she starts working with a new client.
Votes: 727 | Gross: $0.00M
written and directed by Anja Marquardt
25. Vessel (II) (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
A fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.
directed by Diana Whitten
26. Jenny's Wedding (2015)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jenny's parents and siblings are always trying to set her up with a man when she visits them. What they don't know is that she's already met the right person, her "roommate" Kitty, 5 years ago and she wants to marry her and start a family.
Votes: 9,610 | Gross: $0.00M
written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue
27. The Riot Club (2014)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
28. Mississippi Damned (2009)
TV-MA | 120 min | Drama
Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
directed by Tina Mabry
29. Zipper (2015)
R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
A successful family man with a blossoming political career loses all sense of morality when he becomes addicted to using an escort agency.
directed by Mora Stephens; written by Mora Stephens
30. Little Sparrows (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
Simple and sincere, celebrating life and the unconditional love of a mother.
directed and written by Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen
31. A Five Star Life (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance
Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »
Votes: 2,237 | Gross: $0.31M
directed by Maria Sole Tagnazzi
32. Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, ... See full summary »
Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.05M
directed by Vicky Funari and Julia Query
33. Slow Learners (2015)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Jeff and Anne, two close friends and co-workers, are embarrassingly unlucky at love. They hatch a plan to transform themselves over the course of a sex-and-alcohol-fueled summer.
Votes: 2,584 | Gross: $0.02M
directed by Sheena Joyce and Don Argott
34. October Gale (2014)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
directed and written by Ruba Nadda
35. Crescendo! The Power of Music (2014)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
El Sistema, Venezuela's phenomenal youth orchestra program, now a global movement, brings social transformation to disadvantaged children. Our film is an in-depth, verite-based look at ... See full summary »
directed by Jamie Bernstein and Elizabeth King
82 min | Documentary, Biography
Grace Lee Boggs is an activist and philosopher in Detroit who has dedicated her life to the next American Revolution and the possibility of a better, more just future for all of humanity. ... See full summary »
directed by Grace Lee
37. Sleeping with Other People (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Votes: 36,988 | Gross: $0.81M
directed and written by Leslye Headland
38. A Teacher (2013)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
directed and written by Hannah Fidell
39. Plush (2013)
R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
Votes: 3,508 | Gross: $0.00M
directed and written by Catherine Hardwicke
40. Amorous (I) (2014)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
Four fragile young people flee London to start an unconventional utopia, creating a world of fantasy that overwhelms them.
directed by Joanne Coates
41. Meet the Patels (2014)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance
An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
Votes: 3,003 | Gross: $1.69M
co-directed by Geeta Patel
42. Sister (2012)
Unrated | 97 min | Crime, Drama
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
directed by Ursula Meier
43. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Friends and family reflect on the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in a targeted homophobic attack in Wyoming in 1998.
directed and written by Michelle Josue
44. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Naomi and Ely have loved each other their whole lives, even though Ely isn't exactly into girls. The institution of a "No Kiss List" has prevented the two from rifts in the past, but bonds are tested when they both fall for the same guy.
directed by Kristin Hanggi and written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer
45. India's Daughter (I) (2015)
63 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.
dir by Leslee Udwin
46. Ayanda (2015)
105 min | Drama, Romance
In a community vibrant with migrants from across the African Continent, against the backdrop of unspoken love, a young woman tries to navigate a path for herself. But this is a world where ... See full summary »
directed by Sara Blecher and written by Trish Malone
47. The Testimony (2015)
Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short, Crime
The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has cost more lives than any other since World War II. THE TESTIMONY chronicles the largest rape tribunal in Congo's history, offering ... See full summary »
Director: Vanessa Block