Amazing Movies Written by Women

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Shutter Island (2010) - Laeta Kalogridis

Martin Scorsese's most recent genre effort was adapted from Dennis Lehane's novel by Laeta Kalogridis, whose screenplay made viewers alternate between scratching their heads and questioning their sanity.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) - Zoya Akhtar & Reema Kagti

Writing partners Akhtar and Kagti created some of the most endearing men of mainstream Hindi cinema in the former's second feature, imbuing them with depth that is often sacrificed at the altar of "manliness".

Piku (2015) - Juhi Chaturvedi

Piku felt real from the get go, flawed, fun, even a little annoying, almost as though one were likely to bump into someone like her on the footpath. Her unconventional relationships with men made her all the more unique.

A Death in the Gunj (2017) - Konkona Sensharma & Disha Rindani

Actor-turned-director Konkona Sensharma drew from a short story by her father Mukul to produce this melancholic, subdued period drama about a young man on the edge of a precipice.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) - Céline Sciamma

Sciamma movingly explored the depths of the relationship between the artist and the muse through two women caught in a heady romance in eighteenth-century France.

Little Women (2019) - Greta Gerwig

Gerwig took on Louisa May Alcott's hallowed text, bringing a lightness to the weighted legend of the novel and re-rendering some memorable characters and moments in a manner that has, sadly, long lost favour.

Promising Young Woman (2020) - Emerald Fennell

The revenge drama got a gut-wrenching twist in Fennell's brutal directorial debut, which questioned conventional ideas of innocence and "good guys", apart from being a consistently solid genre piece.

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