Movies By Womenby Seraphima12 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
A list of movies based on screenplays and books written by female writers and screenwriters and also filmed by female directors. The list covers the periods of 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.
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2. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 832,416 | Gross: $408.01M
3. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
Votes: 71,380 | Gross: $11.63M
4. Little Women (2019)
PG | 135 min | Drama, Romance
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
Votes: 125,485 | Gross: $108.10M
5. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 127,227 | Gross: $12.57M
8. The Beguiled (2017)
R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
Votes: 50,498 | Gross: $10.58M
10. 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: 293,925 | Gross: $166.17M
11. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 420,832 | Gross: $169.71M
12. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Votes: 220,527 | Gross: $71.54M
13. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.
Votes: 363,761 | Gross: $124.74M
14. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Votes: 99,132 | Gross: $15.96M
16. Julie & Julia (2009)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Votes: 105,498 | Gross: $94.13M
17. W.E. (2011)
R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance
The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
Votes: 11,970 | Gross: $0.58M
18. Thelma & Louise (1991)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Votes: 133,463 | Gross: $45.36M
19. Orlando (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.
Votes: 14,036 | Gross: $5.29M
20. The Age of Innocence (1993)
PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance
A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Votes: 51,071 | Gross: $32.20M
21. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Votes: 77,708 | Gross: $40.16M
22. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.
Votes: 179,237 | Gross: $56.63M
25. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
Votes: 141,908 | Gross: $4.86M
26. Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Votes: 175,627 | Gross: $71.51M
27. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Votes: 249,999 | Gross: $38.41M
29. The Bookshop (2017)
PG | 113 min | Drama
England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
Votes: 11,853 | Gross: $1.33M
30. Their Finest (2016)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Votes: 17,383 | Gross: $3.60M
31. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 149,526 | Gross: $83.30M
32. Breathe (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there's nothing average about how she feels.
Votes: 6,738 | Gross: $0.04M
33. Polina, danser sa vie (2016)
108 min | Drama
A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography.
Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $0.17M
34. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Votes: 135,886 | Gross: $2.20M
35. Mrs. Harris (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 94 min | Drama
Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
37. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 178,691 | Gross: $81.30M
39. The Intern (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Votes: 214,209 | Gross: $75.76M
40. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Votes: 52,077 | Gross: $2.02M
41. Radioactive (2019)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Pioneer - Rebel - Genius. Radioactive is incredible, true-story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.
43. Mary Shelley (2017)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.
Votes: 12,511 | Gross: $0.10M
44. Girlboss (2017)
TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy
Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss. This show is loosely based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso.
45. The Luminaries (2020– )
Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush period it has all the stuff that makes a good drama murder, love and revenge as men and women travel the world making their fortunes.
46. The Miniaturist (2017)
60 min | Drama, Mystery