Films in Focus: Directed by Women

Here are some popular movies that were directed by women!

Austenland (2013) / Directed by Jerusha Hess

Obsessed with Pride and Prejudice (1995), a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman. (DVD AUSTENLAND)

 

The Beguiled (2017) / Directed by Sofia Coppola

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. (DVD BEGUILED)

 

Big (1988) / Directed by Penny Marshall

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. (DVD BIG)

 

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) / Directed by Marielle Heller

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. (DVD DIARY)

 

Frozen (2013) / Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (DVD FROZEN)

 

The Kids Are All Right (2010) / Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (DVD KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT)

 

Lady Bird (2017) / Directed by Greta Gerwig

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. (DVD LADY)

 

Suffragette (2015) / Directed by Sarah Gavron

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. (DVD SUFFRAGETTE)

 

Wonder Woman (2017) / Directed by Patty Jenkins

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (DVD WONDER WOMAN)

 

Zero Dark Thirty (2012) / Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (DVD ZERO)

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