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Written by Women

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

There are 1,393 dramatic films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • Before Sunset

    25

  • North & South

    62

  • Persepolis

    109

  • The Piano Teacher

    122

  • Brokeback Mountain

    133

  • Mother

    150

  • Pride & Prejudice

    185

  • Lost in Translation

    191

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    196

  • In the Darkness of Time

    218

  • Emma

    224

  • Tokyo Sonata

    228

  • Magnifico

    245

  • Jane Eyre

    251

  • American Psycho

    289

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    302

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    309

  • The Story of Marie and Julien

    327

  • La Ciénaga

    328

  • Millennium Mambo

    340

  • Fiction.

    341

  • Love for Share

    349

  • Wasp

    350

  • Fragile as the World

    361

  • Oxhide II

    362

  • The Duchess of Langeais

    376

  • Sherina's Adventure

    398

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    414

  • Wendy and Lucy

    441

  • Cherry Blossoms

    457

  • Shara

    473

  • Blame It on Fidel!

    474

  • Wit

    483

  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

    488

  • What's Up with Love?

    490

  • A Beautiful Mind

    510

  • Love and Honor

    518

  • Swades

    526

  • Half-Life

    539

  • Lust, Caution

    543

  • Fish Tank

    544

  • Three Times

    547

  • Sense and Sensibility

    572

  • Friday Night

    574

  • Morvern Callar

    590

  • La Vie en Rose

    603

  • Black

    611

  • The Intruder

    630

  • Time to Die

    636

  • Mukhsin

    638

  • Endo

    679

  • American Splendor

    721

  • Fingersmith

    730

  • Away from Her

    739

  • The Hedgehog

    745

  • O'er the Land

    747

  • After the Wedding

    758

  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog

    772

  • The Holy Girl

    777

  • Thief or Reality

    787

  • White Material

    803

  • Lars and the Real Girl

    811

  • The Gathering

    812

  • Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

    825

  • Three Days to Forever

    831

  • Café Lumière

    833

  • The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

    844

  • Summer Palace

    851

  • Thirst

    857

  • A Brand New Life

    862

  • I Am Love

    892

  • Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

    898

  • Sita Sings the Blues

    907

  • The Way Home

    915

  • The Son's Room

    927

  • The Night of Truth

    930

  • Manjadikuru

    931

  • The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

    936

  • Together

    946

  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    947

  • The Days Between

    954

  • Amélia

    976

  • Frida

    977

  • Waikiki Brothers

    995

  • A Love to Hide

    1009

  • Innocence

    1010

  • Everyone Else

    1026

  • The Story of the Weeping Camel

    1031

  • Before the Fall: Hitlers Elite

    1033

  • Blackpool

    1036

  • Water

    1038

  • Gubra

    1046

  • Notes on a Scandal

    1050

  • Juno

    1051

  • Mundane History

    1053

  • Fat Girl

    1070

  • I'm Not Scared

    1080

  • Kamome Diner

    1083

  • The Machine

    1088

  • Monster

    1089