2019 / #52FilmsDirectedByWomen

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Nº17: +TURBO (dir. Sarah Achar y Joan Fuentes, 2018)

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1. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

R | 96 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood, Libya Pugh

Votes: 9,968

2. Yes, God, Yes (2017)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A good Catholic fifteen-year-old girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.

Director: Karen Maine | Stars: Natalia Dyer, John Doherty, Joe Reece, Merissa Czyz

Votes: 850

3. Late Afternoon (2017)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.

Director: Louise Bagnall | Stars: Fionnula Flanagan, Niamh Moyles, Lucy O'Connell, Michael McGrath

Votes: 1,551

4. Animal Behaviour (2018)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Animated anthropomorphized characters in a therapy session.

Directors: David Fine, Alison Snowden | Stars: Ryan Beil, Taz Van Rassel, Leah Juel, Andrea Libman

Votes: 1,506

5. All These Small Moments (2018)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A teenage boy's infatuation with a woman he sees on the bus further complicates his already tumultuous adolescence.

Director: Melissa Miller Costanzo | Stars: Brendan Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Brian d'Arcy James, Sam McCarthy

Votes: 361

6. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 35,891 | Gross: $8.80M

7. Women Reply (1975)

8 min | Documentary, Short

What does being a woman really mean? How do women live the status society reserves for them? A group of women, beautiful or not, young or not, gifted with motherly instinct or not, answer before Agnès Varda's camera.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Caroline Baudry, Catherine, Agnès Varda, Maryline Even

Votes: 396

8. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 8,935 | Gross: $14.02M

9. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 7,288

10. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 83,289 | Gross: $4.45M

11. Good Manners (2017)

135 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

73 Metascore

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira

Votes: 1,879 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Journey to a Mother's Room (2018)

90 min | Drama

A daughter leaves home for the first time. Her mother, left behind, doesn't know how to fill the empty nest.

Director: Celia Rico Clavellino | Stars: Lola Dueñas, Anna Castillo, Noemí Hopper, Ana Mena

Votes: 571

13. Boundaries (I) (2018)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack cross country after being kicked out of a nursing home.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 1,781 | Gross: $0.70M

14. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 4,305

15. State Like Sleep (2018)

104 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A woman grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide.

Director: Meredith Danluck | Stars: Katherine Waterston, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 28,888 | Gross: $16.47M

17. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 11,654 | Gross: $40.22M

18. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani

Votes: 9,606

19. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 39,462 | Gross: $17.54M

20. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 100,268 | Gross: $32.54M

21. Sitting (2017)

7 min | Short, Drama, Music

A down-and-out young woman takes a job delivering an unusual drug to high profile clients, sitting with them while they have life-altering experiences.

Director: Emily Yoshida | Stars: Jay Amari, Sam Dunning, Starlee Kine, Makenzi Koyen

Votes: 11

22. Never Goin' Back (2018)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke.

Director: Augustine Frizzell | Stars: Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone, Liz Cardenas, Michelle Sherrill

Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $0.06M

23. A Thousand Acres (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,854 | Gross: $7.93M

24. Porcupine Lake (2017)

85 min | Drama, Romance

Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret life of girls set in Northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.

Director: Ingrid Veninger | Stars: Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton, Delphine Roussel

Votes: 367

25. Always Shine (2016)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet ... See full summary »

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Khan Baykal

Votes: 3,547 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Destroyer (2018)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 18,487 | Gross: $1.53M

28. High Life (2018)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 17,024 | Gross: $1.23M

29. Someone Great (2019)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

63 Metascore

After a devastating break up on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals. Someone Great is a romantic comedy about love, loss, growth and the everlasting bond of female friendship.

Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson | Stars: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise

Votes: 12,852

30. Touch Me Not (I) (2018)

123 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives.

Director: Adina Pintilie | Stars: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann

Votes: 1,762 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Angel Face (2018)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

37 Metascore

One day, Marlene suddenly chooses to abandon her daughter for a man she has just met during yet another night of excess. Elli must confront her mother's demons to get her back.

Director: Vanessa Filho | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Ayline Aksoy-Etaix, Alban Lenoir, Amélie Daure

Votes: 667

32. Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)

100 min | Documentary

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy D. Kates | Stars: Noël Burch, Lucinda Childs, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Costner

Votes: 546

33. Tell It to the Bees (2018)

TV-MA | 108 min | Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.

Director: Annabel Jankel | Stars: Billy Boyd, Gregor Selkirk, Anna Paquin, Euan Mason

Votes: 1,679

34. Booksmart (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy

84 Metascore

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Director: Olivia Wilde | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 42,545 | Gross: $22.68M

35. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Fantasy

"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. PAR AGNES V. The director of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jane Birkin, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Philippe Léotard, Farid Chopel

Votes: 501

36. My Days of Mercy (2017)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause.

Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer | Stars: Ellen Page, Kate Mara, Amy Seimetz, Charlie Shotwell

Votes: 1,322

37. Wine Country (2019)

R | 103 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.

Director: Amy Poehler | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 14,831

38. Vita & Virginia (2018)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Director: Chanya Button | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 926 | Gross: $0.04M

39. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston

Votes: 15,574 | Gross: $24.62M

40. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 126,263 | Gross: $1.74M

41. Steven Universe: The Movie (2019 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

Director: Rebecca Sugar | Stars: Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno

Votes: 2,150

42. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

93 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,294



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