It’s shaping up to be the year of the small but mighty female-driven film.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the harrowing epidemic of expensive remakes, sequels, prequels, and something called “re-imagining” currently plaguing Hollywood and sucking the life out of the box office. I’m certain that at this very moment, another 12 have been greenlit. But beyond those buzzy, substance-less blockbusters, there’s a whole other slate of smaller films steadily yet quietly demanding attention. Some can only be viewed on streaming platforms, while others had a blink-and-you-miss-it run at the box office. But all are capturing a moment in pop culture that is uncompromising, thoughtful, and wildly entertaining. Best of all? Women are driving this conversation.
Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the year of the small but mighty female-driven film, as well as a few earlier titles that remain unparalleled.