List of Women-Directed Films in 2019

This year at the Golden Globes, zero women were nominated for Best Director. And it’s not just on stage. Of the 1,200 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2018, only 4.3%  were directed by women, according to a new study released by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

And the statistics are even worse for women of color. Only five black women, three Asian women, and one Latina directed a film over the last 12 years.

Until we have equality behind and in front of the camera, we will not have real cultural change. That’s why we’re encouraging you to take action and use your wallet to make your voice heard. This week, please take a friend and go see (or buy) a film that is directed by a woman. Check out our list of women-directed movies and share the film you’re seeing this week! Here is a list of women directed films to watch now and this upcoming year. Mark your calendars everyone! Share the movie you’re excited to see with us!

Mary Queen of Scots

Directed by Josie Rourke
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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Directed by Marielle Heller
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Directed by Karyn Kusama
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The Nightingale

Directed by Michelle MacLaren
Scheduled Release: January 25, 2019

The Turning

Directed by Floria Sigismondi
Scheduled Release: February 22, 2019

The Rhythm Section

Directed by Reed Morano
Scheduled Release: February 22, 2019

The Kitchen

Directed by Andrea Berloff
Scheduled Release: February 22, 2019

Captain Marvel

Co-Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Scheduled Release: March 8, 2019

Charlie’s Angels

Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Scheduled Release: June 7, 2019


Directed by Tina Gordon
Scheduled Release: September 20, 2019

Wonder Woman 1984

Directed by Patty Jenkins
Scheduled Release: November 1, 2019

Frozen 2

Co-Directed by Jennifer Lee
Scheduled Release: November 27, 2019