Comedy
Click for Instant Only
The Kids Are All Right
rating:3.4

The Kids Are All Right

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), the children of same-sex parents Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad (Mark Ruffalo) and set out to make him part of their family unit, often with hilarious results. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics, and nobody is sure how he fits in -- if at all -- in this Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy.

Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Catch and Release
    rating:3.4

    Catch and Release

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Susannah Grant (who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Erin Brockovich) takes her first stab at feature-film directing with this emotional drama that follows the rebirth of a young woman (Jennifer Garner) after her fiancé's tragic death. On her painful journey toward healing, she uncovers hidden secrets that make her feel as if she's mourning a stranger. Juliette Lewis and Kevin Smith co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Susannah Grant
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    John Tucker Must Die
    rating:3.4

    John Tucker Must Die

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When Heather, Beth and Kate (Ashanti, Sophia Bush and Brittany Snow) discover they've all had their hearts broken by the same scoundrel -- the charismatic John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) -- they join forces to get revenge and give their attractive ex a taste of his own medicine. The three girls devise a plan to ruin Tucker's reputation as a Casanova by enlisting the new girl in town (Arielle Kebbel) to seduce him. Jenny McCarthy co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    My Father's Guests
    rating:3.4

    My Father's Guests

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Contemporary family manners are taken to the limit when widowed father Lucien (Michel Aumont) tells his children that he plans to take in some foreign refugees but doesn't add that he's just married one of them: the young and sultry Tatiana (Veronica Novak). Lucien's kids do their best to accommodate the old man and his progressive principles, but sequential surprises from dad push them toward the breaking point.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Le Ny
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Ping Pong Playa
    rating:3.4

    Ping Pong Playa

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When a car accident sidelines his mother and brother, tough-talking slacker C-Dub (Jimmy Tsai) shelves his pipe dream of becoming an NBA star to run the family's ping-pong supply and coaching business. Indignant at first, C-Dub sets aside his resentment when he realizes that winning a table-tennis championship might also win over his dream girl. This quirky comedy earned producer Anne Clements an Independent Spirit Awards nod.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Yu
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    One for the Money
    rating:3.4

    One for the Money

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Janet Evanovich's spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Anne Robinson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Caramel
    rating:3.4

    Caramel

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A Lebanese beauty salon is the setting for this romantic comedy about five women and the various troubles they face, with director Nadine Labaki leading the cast as the shop's owner, Layale, who's heartbroken from a foundering affair.

    Directed by:

  • Nadine Labaki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Mamma Mia!
    rating:3.4

    Mamma Mia!

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads.

    Directed by:

  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
    rating:3.4

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This sequel to the hit movie Bridget Jones's Diary begins four weeks after the final events of the first film, with the formerly single Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) discovering that life with her new beau, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Jacinda Barrett co-stars as a beautiful attorney who makes Bridget nervous, with Hugh Grant reprising his role as selfish cad Daniel Cleaver.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet: Live in Atlanta
    rating:3.4

    Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet: Live in Atlanta

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed live in Atlanta, Leslie Jordan's one-man show features the Emmy-winning actor, writer and comedian's amusing offbeat riffs on life, celebrity encounters with everyone from Boy George to George Clooney, and being a gay Southern man. Using material culled from his book by the same name, Jordan offers up a hilarious -- and occasionally poignant -- account of Hollywood and his own fascinating life experiences.

    Directed by:

  • Amanda Bearse
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    16 to Life
    rating:3.4

    16 to Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate (Hallee Hirsh) decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss (Theresa Russell) with a paraplegic customer (Jaime Gomez) and setting up short-order cook Rene (Shiloh Fernandez) with an oversexed co-worker (Emily Foxler). But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Renaissance Man
    rating:3.4

    Renaissance Man

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    In this feel-good comedy, Bill Rago (Danny DeVito), an unemployed advertising executive, accepts a job teaching English to a group of idiotic Army privates. Rago eventually converts them and makes a positive impact on their personal lives in the process. How? By using the seductive iambic pentameter of William Shakespeare, of course. Penny Marshall directs; Gregory Hines and Ed Begley Jr. co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
    rating:3.4

    The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Denmark's King Edvard and Queen Paige journey to a distant kingdom to celebrate the arranged marriage of the beautiful Princess Myra, they discover that the girl hates her creepy fiancé and secretly loves Alu, a common elephant handler.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Toothless
    rating:3.4

    Toothless

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After her untimely death in an accident, self-absorbed dentist Katherine Lewis (Kirstie Alley) strikes a bargain to redeem herself and work her way out of afterlife limbo by taking on the job of the fabled Tooth Fairy. Lacking compassion at first, she begins to change when she befriends a troubled child (Ross Malinger) in this genial fantasy, which aired as part of the TV anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney."

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Carolina
    rating:3.4

    Carolina

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy featuring Shirley MacLaine as a wacky grandma, Southern girl Carolina (Julia Stiles) envisions an entirely different existence for herself, far from the maddening mix that is her family. So, she leaves home for California, where she hopes she'll find some tranquility. But her efforts are soon wasted when she finds herself torn between two men. Who will win her heart?

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    What's Cooking?
    rating:3.4

    What's Cooking?

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    This multicultural comedy-drama set in Los Angeles's middle-class environs paints an intriguing portrait of family tensions as four ethnic clans -- Latino, black, Jewish and Asian -- get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. The intertwining tales follow the families as minor frustrations escalate into heated battles and skeletons come out of the closet. Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert and Joan Chen lead the superb cast.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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