Studio Films directed by female filmmakers coming in 2022 and 2023

All major studios have at least two female-oriented films, which wasn’t always the case in previous years.

As we enter the third year of the pandemic, areas of appeasement like “nothing set in stone” continue to be the order of the day, as well as great flexibility when it comes to something. That’s relatively small like, oh, when your next favorite movie is coming out (and, related, How It’s coming out). Despite the unpredictability of 2020 and 2021, female filmmakers continue to make great strides, from winning the top prizes at most of last year’s biggest festivals (including Sundance to Hollywood). Sian Heder and Blerta Basholli, Cannes for Julia Ducournau and Venice for Audrey Diwan), making her mark as the second woman to win the Best Director Oscar (Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland”), and generating hits big at the box office (like “Birds of Prey”, “Little Women”, “Black Widow” and “Eternity”).

While it’s still unclear whether 2022 will bring a rebound to the box office and rising (and established) female talent, there are some positive indicators.. Based on Latest research from Celluloid Ceiling, the longest and most comprehensive study of women’s employment in film, female directors overall increased in 2020 (because of the pandemic, the study did not track new numbers for 2021). ). Female directors hit a historic high in 2020, with women making up 18% of filmmakers calling the scenes behind the top 250 domestic films, up from 13% in 2019 and 8 % in 2018.

Of course, getting the chance to take the helm of a studio isn’t a golden ticket for any director, but it’s hard to deny the power and prestige of directing a hit movie by a major studio. release. For now, the studios are still home to the big blockbusters, the big moneymakers, and the kind of opportunity that continues to elude the majority. female filmmaker work in the contemporary era. And while conversations about the need for inclusion and diversity both in front of and behind the camera have intensified significantly in recent years, there are still many other changes and developments that need to originate in Tinseltown.

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Nia DaCosta and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on the set of “Candyman”

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While it’s understandable that the next two years at the box office are still a bit murky, a glimpse of what’s to come from the female directors is promising in many ways. However, all major studios have at least two female-oriented films, which wasn’t always the case in previous years. Even better, these features showcase the range of reality, from hit superhero movies to animated outings, adaptations of beloved novels, plus genre titles. specifically in both the horror and rom-com worlds.

As always, there’s still plenty of room for growth on this list, especially as the 2022 festival season kicks off next month with Sundance and potentially hungry studios looking to buy new films that have already been released. perform. Elsewhere, there might even be a few surprises lurking in plain sight, like Disney (plus Fox) has a strong list of currently unknown upcoming features spanning the coming years, including “event” movies, cartoons and of course, more superhero movies .

Check out the list of upcoming female films below, broken down by studio. The movies listed all have set release dates (or at least have been announced to officially hit theaters in 2021 or 2022). As with our previous list from Year 2021, Year 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017, we will update as new movies are added to (and sometimes removed from) various media. As of this writing, there are 23 films directed or co-directed by women on set. Unless otherwise stated, release dates relate to traditional theatrical distribution.

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“Luck” directed by Peggy Holmes, February 18, 2022 (Apple TV+ only)

“Spellbound” directed by Vicky Jenson, November 11, 2022 (Apple TV+ only)

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures Classics

“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” co-directed by Jennifer Kluska, January 14, 2022 (Amazon Prime Video only)

“Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, January 14, 2022

“Mothering Sunday” directed by Eva Husson, February 25, 2022

“Where the Crawdads Sing”, directed by Olivia Newman, July 22, 2022

“The Bride” directed by Jessica M. Thompson, August 26, 2022

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Dream, A Song,” co-directed by Dayna Goldfine, TBD 2022

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“Mother Sunday”

Sony Pictures Classics

Twentieth Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures

“Cheaper of Dozen” directed by Gail Lerner, March 2022 (Disney+ only)

“Rosaline” Directed by Karen Maine, TBD 2022 (Hulu only)

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“Marry Me” directed by Kat Coiro, February 11, 2022

“She Said” directed by Maria Schrader, November 18, 2022

“Cocaine Bear” directed by Elizabeth Banks, TBD 2022

Walt Disney Pictures / Buena Vista

“Turning Red”, directed by Domee She, March 11, 2022

“Hollywood Stargirl” directed by Julia Hart, TBD 2022

“Hocus Pocus 2” directed by Anne Fletcher, TBD 2022 (Disney+ only)

“The Marvels” directed by Nia DaCosta, February 17, 2023

“Flamin ‘Hot,” directed by Eva Longoria, TBD 2023

“Not Good” directed by Quinn Shephard, TBD 2023


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Warner Bros.

“The Fallout” directed by Megan Park, January 27, 2023 (HBO Max only)

“Don’t Worry Darling” directed by Olivia Wilde, September 23, 2022

“Emily,” directed by Frances O’Connor, TBD 2022

“Barbie” Directed by Greta Gerwig, TBD 2023

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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