This article was originally posted to Filminine by Vicky Wheeler.
Want to find some great films directed by females this year? Then look no further than this list of upcoming releases. Check back for regular updates amending release dates and future posts with upcoming films for the rest of the year. Is a film missing? Contact us to add it to the list!
All dates are estimated based on information found via IMDb.
Writer/Director: Quinn Shephard | Release date: 5 January 2018 (USA)
Forever My Girl
Writer/Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf | Release date: 19 January 2018 (USA)
Based on the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, the film focuses around the choices that you make and how they can affect the rest of your life. The film centres around a country music superstar who left his bride at the alter to pursue his dreams of fame and stardom, and he faces the consequences of all that he left behind. I feel like this is going to have a very ‘Notebook’ feel to it with a more country twist, and I’m interested to see what direction Bethany Ashton Wolf takes the story in.
What They Had
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Chomko | Release date: 21 January 2018 (USA)
Starring and executively produced by Hilary Swank, What They Had centres around a woman who returns home to her mother who suffers from Alzheimers and has wandered into a blizzard. Her return home forces her to confront her past. A sensitive and heart-wrenching disease that Elizabeth Chomko has taken on the challenge to direct and I just know that it’s going to be absolutely moving.
Director: Claire McCarthy | Release date: 22 January 2018 (USA)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Writer/Director: Desiree Akhavan | Release date: 22 January 2018 (USA)
The Female Brain
Writer/Director: Whitney Cummings | Release date: 9 February 2018 (USA)
Writer/Director: Greta Gerwig | 16 February 2018 (UK)
Writer/Director: Heather Graham | Release date: 23 February 2018 (USA)
Writer/Director: Clio Barnard | Release date: 23 February 2018 (UK)
You Were Never Really Here
Writer/Director: Lynne Ramsay | Release date: 9 March 2018 (UK)
A Wrinkle in Time
Director: Ava DuVernay & Writer: Jennifer Lee | Release date: 23 March 2018 (UK)
Director: Kay Cannon | Release date: 30 March 2018 (UK)
Make sure to check back in March for the next few months of female-directed films to watch!
Have any other films to add to the list? Leave us a comment and let us know! We’d love to hear what films you are excited to see.
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