Female Directors, Writers & Lead Roles: Feb 2016

Mavis-500x500jpgHere at Bechdel Test Fest we thought it useful to keep track of the women breaking through the male-dominated film industry and note the films that enjoy a female lead, director or writer, after all – data tells stories. Info is taken from Launching Films.com, IMDB and distributor sites and looks at cinematic releases in the UK.

Where possible, each title and name links to more info for your easy access investigation needs.
Every effort is made to ensure our info is correct, however do get in touch should you think something is amiss or we overlooked a major player. We do our best but hey, we’re only human.

Pic: Mavis! Directed by Jessica Edwards

February’s Top Lines: 

Cinematic film releases: 67

Films directed by women: 7 (10.4%)

Films with a female lead/s and are main protagonist: 20 (14.9%)

Films with female writers:  (16.4%)

1 Power In Our Hands Angela Spielsinger x x
2 Bangalore Naatkal x x x
3 Dad’s Army x x x
4 Goosebumps x x x
5 Janis Little Girl Blue Amy J Berg Janis Joplin n/a
6 Ghayal Once Again x x x
7 LoveShhuda x x x
8 Miss Hokusai x Kumiko Asô (voice) Hinako Sugiura & Miho Maruo
9 Point Break x x x
10 Rams x x x
11 Sanam Teri Kasam x x x
12 Strangerland Kim Farrant x Fiona Seres
13 Taking Stock Maeve Murphy Kelly Brook Maeve Murphy
14 Trumbo x x x
15 Uzumasa Limelight x x x
16 Deadpool x x x
17 Pride and Prejudice Zombies x Lily James, Bella Heathcoate, Jane Austen
18 Survival Instinct x Helen Crevel x
19 Bigger Splash, A x Tilda Swinton, Dakota Fanning x
20 Concussion x x Jeanne Marie Laskas
21 Fitoor x x x
22 The Green Inferno x Lorenza Izzo x
23 Homme Less x x x
24 The Iron Giant x x x
25 I’ll See You In My Dreams x Blythe Danner x
26 Jil Jung Juk x x x
27 Meru Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi  x x
28 Noble x Deirdre O’Kane x
29 Oddball And The Penguin x x x
30 The Survivalist x x
31 Welcome To Leith x x x
32 Zoolander 2 x x x
33 Labyrinth Of Lies x x Elisabeth Bartel
34 The Subjects x x x
35 Bone Tomahawk x x x
36 Channo Kamli Yaar x Neeru Bajwa x
37 Chronic x x x
38 The Finest Hours x x x
39 Freeheld x Julianne Moore, Ellen Page x
40 How To Be Single x Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann Abby Kohn & Dana Fox
41 Jungle Shuffle x x x
42 Kanithan x Aadhira x
43 Mavis! Jessica Edwards Mavis Staples Jessica Edwards
44 The Mermaid x Yun Lin x
45 Neerja x Sonam Kapoor Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyukta Shaikh Chawla
46 Grimsby x x x
47 Orthodox x x x
48 Osman Pazarlama x x x
49 Paavada x x x
50 Rattle The Cage x x x
51 Sethupathi x x x
52 Triple 9 x x x
53 Remember x x x
54 Stretch And Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives x x x
55 Action Hero Biju x x x
56 The Benefactor x x x
57 Exposed x x x
58 The Forest x Natalie Dormer Sarah Cornwell
59 The Hexecutioners x Liv Collins, Sarah Power x
60 King Jack x x x
61 The Propaganda Game x x x
62 Sant Te Sipahi x x x
63 Secret In Their Eyes x Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts x
64 Southbound Roxanne Benjamin x Roxanne Benjamin
65 Jem And The Holograms x Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau x
66 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip x x x
67 Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise x x x


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