Comedy
Click for Instant Only
Mad Money
rating:3.4

Mad Money

2008Runtime:0 minutes
When her husband loses his high-paying job, well-off Bridget Cardigan joins the janitorial staff of the Federal Reserve Bank and conspires with two fellow employees to pilfer old money that's scheduled to be destroyed. It seems like a simple plan but, of course, it's never that simple.

Directed by:

  • Callie Khouri
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Aquamarine
    rating:3.4

    Aquamarine

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Two 12-year-olds (Emma Roberts and pop singer JoJo) get more than they bargained for when they discover sassy mermaid Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) lolling at the bottom of their beach club's pool, having come ashore to search for true love. Before you can say "fish out of water," the finned beauty develops a crush on a boy who works at the club and recruits the girls to help her capture his heart in this family comedy directed by Elizabeth Allen.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Bride and Prejudice
    rating:3.3

    Bride and Prejudice

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson and Anupam Kher star in this joyous musical about the Bakhsi family, who's celebrating the arrival of a British-born man, Mr. Balraj, who may be perfect husband material for one the Bakhsis' four unmarried daughters. Maya, Lucky, Jaya and, most especially, their eldest, Lalita (Rai) are his for the taking. But Lalita refuses to marry someone handpicked for her, choosing to believe in true love instead.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Dress Code
    rating:3.3

    The Dress Code

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Shirley MacLaine stars in this quirky comedy that also marks her directorial debut, the story of an unusually gifted boy named Bruno (Alex D. Linz) with a knack for spelling and a penchant for wearing dresses. As Bruno struggles to find acceptance from the kids at his Catholic school, he seeks the same approval from his father (Gary Sinise), who doesn't approve of his son's choices -- or the way his overweight mother (Stacey Halprin) is raising him.

    Directed by:

  • Shirley MacLaine
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    She-Devil
    rating:3.3

    She-Devil

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    When her two-timing husband deserts her for a toffee-nosed romance novelist, dowdy housewife Ruth Patchett goes berserk and -- aided by her mother -- sets out to methodically ruin his life in this dark comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Crossing Delancey
    rating:3.3

    Crossing Delancey

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Try as she might, career woman Izzy Grossman (Amy Irving) can't escape her family's good intentions. She's a single gal with good friends and a great job, but her loving grandmother (Reizl Bozyk) is convinced that Izzy needs a man to be happy. Enter pickle vendor Sam (Peter Riegert), a local nice guy who just can't seem to win Izzy's heart. Jeroen Krabbé co-stars as Sam's competition, and Sylvia Miles appears as matchmaker Hannah Mandelbaum.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love
    rating:3.3

    The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    While working part-time at her aunt's gas station, defiant tomboy Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman) falls in love with Evie Roy (Nicole Ari Parker), a rich, straight honor student who's already in a relationship. The two girls navigate the magical and confusing world of young love. Writer-director Maria Maggenti's touching and funny debut won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Independent Film in 1996.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Maggenti
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Ruby Sparks
    rating:3.3

    Ruby Sparks

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    In an effort to conquer his writer's block, a young novelist -- who's having trouble duplicating the success of his earlier work -- jots down all the attributes of his dream girl. But things get weird when she suddenly comes to life.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Valerie Faris
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Slums of Beverly Hills
    rating:3.3

    Slums of Beverly Hills

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Tamara Jenkins's semiautobiographical dramedy follows a gawky, fed-up teen as she tries to survive her dysfunctional family -- including her washed-up dad and fresh-from-rehab cousin -- while coming of age in 1970s California.

    Directed by:

  • Tamara Jenkins
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Hockey Mom
    rating:3.3

    Hockey Mom

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Tired of hearing her male co-workers tease her about playing street hockey, single mother Paula Taymore organizes a team of women to face off against the men. But is her pride worth losing her new beau and alienating her son?

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Look Who's Talking
    rating:3.3

    Look Who's Talking

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late. Amy Heckerling wrote and directed this baby's-eye-view comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Camilla
    rating:3.3

    Camilla

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Camilla is a heartwarming comedy about two women (Jessica Tandy and Bridget Fonda) who become fast friends and hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime. While a confused husband, a desperate son, and a long-lost love frantically try to track them down, the women find themselves in some funny situations, including losing their car in a lake, being duped by a con man, and staging a kidnapping.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Preacher's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Preacher's Wife

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Baby Sitters Club
    rating:3.3

    The Baby Sitters Club

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A new summer is on the horizon, and the girls of The Baby-Sitters Club can't wait to turn 13. While counting the days until their birthdays, they think of ways to make lots of money while having fun and meeting boys along the way. But most important is making sure their friendships are intact when all is said and done. Based on the series of children's books by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Schuyler Fisk.

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Life Begins: Series 1
    rating:3.3

    Life Begins: Series 1

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Life is good for Maggie Mee (Caroline Quentin) -- until her husband abruptly dumps her for a younger woman, leaving her with no job, no money and two kids. Suddenly, she's thrust back into the workforce and the dating scene in this British comedy series. And though she struggles to get back on her feet, Maggie soon finds that she's having more fun starting her life over than she ever had as a dull, married woman.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Nora's Will
    rating:3.3

    Nora's Will

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This award-winning black comedy follows the family of Nora (Silvia Mariscal), who carefully plans her suicide so that her assortment of estranged relatives, including ex-husband José (Fernando Luján), will have to celebrate Passover together and hopefully achieve a reconciliation. As José battles with unsympathetic cemeteries, a fractious rabbi and his devoted assistant, and his own son (Ari Brickman), he realizes how deeply he still loved Nora.

    Directed by:

  • Mariana Chenillo
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
    - Frances   
    We periodically update our movie database by adding new female directors and their movies. If you would like to receive notice of these new additions when they happen, please email us at:
    frances 'at' femaledirectors.com