5 Most-Anticipated Movies By Women Directors In 2024

2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for cinema. From heartfelt comedies to gripping superhero sagas, these five movies helmed by women promise a diverse and engaging cinematic experience.

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In the world of cinema, 2023 was a standout year marked by exceptional storytelling, innovative narratives, and groundbreaking performances. From the massive success of Barbie and Oppenheimer, to excellent indies like Skinamarink, How to Blow Up a Pipeline and Past Lives, this year, audiences clamoured for a theatrical experience, while showing how a great story can make a difference. Female filmmakers made an indelible mark on the industry, offering an array of impactful and memorable movies. As the calendar turns to 2024, the cinematic landscape continues to evolve with a promising lineup of films, each under the directorial prowess of remarkable women.


2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for cinema, particularly with a range of anticipated films spearheaded by talented female filmmakers. From heartfelt comedies to gripping superhero sagas, these five movies helmed by women promise a diverse and engaging cinematic experience.

5 Films Helmed By Female Filmmakers To Look Out For In 2024

Laapataa Ladies


Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have reunited for Kiran Rao's latest comedy film titled Laapataa Ladies (Lost Ladies). This collaboration marks Kiran Rao's comeback to directing after an absence of over a decade since her directorial debut with Dhobi Ghat. The movie is inspired by Biplab Goswami's story, Two Brides.

Set in rural India in 2001, Laapataa Ladies follows the tale of two young brides whose accidental exchange leads to a charming yet chaotic journey. Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Shrivastava, Chhaya Kadam, and Ravi Kishan play significant roles in this film. Based on an award-winning story by Biplab Goswami, the movie is presented by Jio Studios and is slated for release on January 5, 2024.




Kangana Ranaut helms the upcoming Indian biographical drama Emergency in Hindi. The film, directed and produced by Ranaut, follows the story of India's historic Emergency period. Ranaut stars as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, with Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade, Mahima Chaudhry, and Milind Soman in significant roles. The screenplay is by Ritesh Shah, with Ranaut contributing to the storyline.

Soorarai Pottru Hindi Remake


Last year's National Film Awards celebrated the exceptional film Soorarai Pottru, which garnered multiple prestigious accolades. Earlier this year, Akshay Kumar made headlines by announcing the Hindi remake of this remarkable movie. Directed by Sudha KongaraSoorarai Pottru was inspired by the life of Simplify Deccan's founder, Captain GR Gopinath. The highly anticipated remake stars Radhika Madan and Paresh Rawal alongside Kumar, with Kongara once again taking the directorial reins.


Madame Web


Madame Web is an upcoming superhero movie in the Marvel Comics universe. Directed by S. J. Clarkson, the film features a screenplay co-written by Claire Parker, Matt Sazama, and Burk Sharpless, based on a story by Kerem Sanga, Sazama, and Sharpless. The lead role of Cassandra "Cassie" Webb is portrayed by Dakota Johnson, joined by Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor, Isabela Merced, and Tahar Rahim.The story revolves around Cassie Webb, who must confront her past while navigating the challenges of protecting three young women with extraordinary destinies from a dangerous enemy.

Venom: Part 6

The upcoming sequel to Venom: Let There Be Carnage, part of Sony's Spider-Man Universe, is currently in the works. Intended to be the sixth instalment in this universe, the movie continues the story of the Marvel Comics character Venom. The film is written, co-produced, and directed by Kelly Marcel, marking her directorial debut. Tom Hardy reprises his roles as Eddie Brock and Venom while serving as a producer alongside Marcel.

Notably, Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor have been added to the cast in undisclosed roles, with Temple's character described as a prominent figure in the storyline. The movie is set to hit theatres in the United States on November 8, 2024.

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