Top 40 Anticipated Women-Centric Films of 2015 (Part II)


Women in Cinema: Welcome back to the second installment of the 40 Women-Centric films of 2015, if you missed Part 1, click here.

Again, this is in no particular order and, as always, release dates are subject to change:


20. “Jane Got a Gun”
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Writers: Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis
Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Noah Emmerich
Synopsis: “A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him,” IMDb.
The Dish: Oh, boy, this film was in production limbo for quite some time. Lynne Ramsay (“We Need to Talk About Kevin“) was originally set to direct, but eventually left the film. Actors Jude Law and Michael Fassbender were, at one time, set to star, but also left the project, complicating filming. After much uncertainty, the film is now completed and slated for a release later this year.
Release date: September 4

  • Great list! I’d add Testament of Youth/Alicia Vikander, Brooklyn /@saoirse_ronan Ithaca(Meg Ryan’s directorial debut,

    • Cristina Lule

      Great suggestions. And I had no idea Meg Ryan was directing now.

  • Dark Places/Charlize Theron Tulip Fever/Alicia Vikander The Secret Scripture/Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave

  • I do a book 2 movies blog so I did some major research for 2015 I’m sure there’s some we both missed:)

  • Robert MacFarlane

    Why is Terminator Genisys #3? Scratch that, why is it on this list at all? Chances are Sarah Conner will end up playing second fiddle to Arnold.

    • Cristina Lule

      The list isn’t in any particular order. And you’re right, Schwarzenegger is the titular character, but I think Sarah is such an integral part of the series and wanted to add the film.

      • Robert MacFarlane

        It’s just that the movie looks SO bad.

        • Cristina Lule

          Haha, it certainly has a LOT to live up to. It’s just Hollywood trying to milk the most out of every idea again. The reason I added it is because Connor was one of my favorite action heroines growing up. I loved that James Cameron didn’t sexualize her character. No doubt Clarke will fall short of what her predecessor left behind, but I’m willing to give her and the film a chance.

          • Robert MacFarlane

            I hate to say it, but Clarke looks pretty bad in the trailer.

  • MCR

    I was wondering if Selma would make the list. Some reviews have pointed out that it includes women and the female perspective to an unusual degree. A movie doesn’t have to be specifically about girl stuff (like a documentary about campus rape?) to be woman-centric.

    • Cristina Lule

      Um, do you mean Serena?