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 623 documentary films in this list.

  • All the Queen's Horses
  • Reversing Roe
  • Stories We Tell
  • GTFO: Get The F&#% Out
  • My Brooklyn
  • Advanced Style
  • Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
  • Losing Sight of Shore
  • Dreamcatcher
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • India's Daughter
  • Twinsters
  • Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
  • Reel Injun
  • Sunshine Superman
  • Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Our Nixon
  • Operation Filmmaker
  • Bathtubs Over Broadway
  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
  • Chasing Coral
  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
  • The Rape of Recy Taylor
  • The Gleaners & I
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Black Panthers
  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman
  • Mur Murs
  • Varda by Agnès
  • Salut les Cubains
  • Jane B. by Agnès V.
  • Daguerréotypes
  • Along the Coast
  • The Young Girls Turn 25
  • Women Reply
  • Ulysse
  • Ydessa, the Bears and etc.
  • Les 3 Boutons
  • The So-called Caryatids
  • Vagabond: Remembrances, Interviews, Notes and Comments
  • Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier
  • News from Home
  • No Home Movie
  • From the East
  • Hotel Monterey
  • South
  • From the Other Side
  • The Eighties
  • Down There
  • The Day When
  • Invisibles
  • Bag It
  • Massacre River
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty
  • Underwater Impressions
  • Soft and Hard
  • The Old Place
  • Wanderlust
  • God Sleeps in Rwanda
  • Women He's Undressed
  • Paulo Coelho's Best Story
  • Tempestad
  • The Forgotten Woman
  • The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar
  • David: Off and On
  • An Old-Fashioned Woman
  • A Woman Like Me
  • A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour
  • Roma, Napoli, Venezia... in un crescendo rossiniano
  • Miss Representation
  • Song
  • Päivä isän kanssa
  • The Mask You Live In
  • Llacunes
  • I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
  • Picture Character
  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  • Stray Dog
  • Searching for Ingmar Bergman
  • Wrestle
  • 13th
  • Shirkers
  • 100 Years
  • Destricted
  • Inside Portlandia
  • Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks
  • United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
  • The Real Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball
  • Trente tableaux
  • Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche
  • Scum Manifesto
  • Delphine and Carole
  • My Voyage to Italy
  • Taiga