Female Writers, Directors & Leads May 2016

In a bumper month of cinematic releases (a whopping 64!) here’s all the female writers, directors and female leads of May 2016 as compiled by our guest editors for May – Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah! (Because stats…tell stories!)

May Top Lines 

Cinematic Release: 64

Films directed by women: 12 (19%)

Films with a female lead/s and are main protagonist: 28 (43%)

Films with female writers: 10 (15%)

1920 London x Meera Chopra Sukhmani Sadana
24 x x x
Bad Neighbours 2 x Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, x
Evolution Lucile Hadzihalilovic Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier x
Florence Foster Jenkins x Meryl Streep x
I Saw The Light x x x
Jacob’s Kingdom Of Heaven x x x
Johnny Guitar x Joan Crawford x
Just The 3 Of Us Cathy Garcia-Molina x x
Knight Of Cups x x x
Laputa: Castle In The Sky x x x
Robinson Crusoe x x x
The Sky Trembles And the Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers x x x
These Final Hours x x x
Truman x x x
Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted One x Crista Alfaiate x
Zorawar x x x
Angry Birds x x x
Cabin Fever x x x
Darkness, The x Radha Mitchell x
Everybody Wants Some!! x x x
Green Room (18) x Imogen Poots x
Kill Command x Vanessa Kirby x
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven Günes Sensoy Alice Winocour
Our Kind Of Traitor Susanna White x x
The Seventh Fire x x x
Troublemakers: The Story Of Land Art x x x
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot x Tina Fey Kim Barker
X-Men: Apocalypse x Jennifer Lawrence x
The Call Up x Morfydd Clark x
Chicken x Yasmine Paige x
Departure x Juliet Stevenson x
Teatro alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders x x x
Heart Of A Dog Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson
A Hologram For The King x x x
Journey To The Shore x Eri Fukatsu x
Kaptaan x x x
Marudhu x x x
Planeta Singli x Agnieszka Wiedlocha Urszula Antoniak
The Silent Storm Corinna McFarlane Andrea Riseborough Corinna McFarlane
Sing Street x x x
Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti x x x
Thomas & Friends: The Great Race x x x
KISS Rock Vegas x x x
7 Hours To Go x x x
Alice Through The Looking Glass x Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne Hathaway Linda Woolverton
Azhar x x x
A Beautiful Planet Toni Myers Jennifer Lawrence (Narrator) x
Bobby x x x
The Daughter x Odessa Young x
Gray Matters x x x
Iraivi x x x
Love & Friendship x Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny x
Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants Hélène Giraud co-directed x Hélène Giraud
Mon Roi Maïwenn Emmanuelle Bercot Maiwenn
Money Monster Jodie Foster Julia Roberts x
The Price Of Desire Mary McGuckian Orla Brady Mary McGuckian
Saadey CM Saab x x x
Sarbjit x x x
Streetdance Family Debbie Shuter (co-director) x x
Top Cat Begins x x x
The Trust x x x
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows x Megan Fox x
Warcraft: The Beginning x Paula Patton x


Where possible, each title and name links to more info for your easy access investigation needs.
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