52 Films by Women 2016 - Screenwriter Edition

I've been keeping my own little Excel spreadsheet of my film watching this year and when I was looking at the screenwriters whose work I watched I noticed that I already had over 52 films that were either solely written by or co-written by women - and there's still a couple of months left of this year.

So I put together this list for people who want to stretch themselves further when it comes to the #52FilmsbyWomen challenge and want to look into who writes what we watch.

I have to say I did notice that if a woman directed a film, it tends to be more likely to be written (or co-written) by a woman. Whether that's because women…

  • The Danish Girl
  • Whip It
  • Room
  • W.E.
  • It's Complicated
  • Green Street Hooligans
  • I Am Number Four
  • Monster-in-Law
  • Wadjda
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • London Has Fallen
  • Morning Glory
  • It's a Wonderful Afterlife
  • You've Got Mail
  • Laggies
  • Speak
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Lost in Translation
  • Wayne's World
  • Bran Nue Dae
  • American Psycho
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Son of Saul
  • Nine to Five
  • Miss Representation
  • The Expendables 3
  • Second Coming
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • The Decoy Bride
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Nancy Drew
  • Obvious Child
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • Powder Room
  • Gus
  • Ghostbusters
  • Tallulah
  • Finding Dory
  • 6 Years
  • The Lifeguard
  • I Will Follow
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Anatomy of a Love Seen
  • Mustang
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • Unexpected
  • An Insignificant Man
  • Letters from Baghdad
  • 13th
  • Women Who Kill
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • The Princess Diaries
  • A Street Cat Named Bob
  • Twinsters
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Pompeii
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Snowman and The Snowdog
  • The Lion King
  • Frozen