In 2020, Women Take Charge in Film–Before and Behind the Lens

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Beyonce said it best in her hit song, “Run the World (Girls),” that women run the world. In 2020, life imitates art as it shapes up to be the year where women will take charge in the film industry like never before.

Whether on the big screen in notable lead roles or directing, women are dominating at least 5 of the top 10 films expecting to be blockbusters in this coming year.

According to a recent survey by Fandango where over 2000 film fanatics were polled, the ten most anticipated movies (and their directors) in 2020 are as follows:

  1. “Wonder Woman 1984” — Patty Jenkins
  2. “Black Widow” — Cate Shortland
  3. “Eternals” — Chloe Zhao
  4. “Mulan” — Niki Caro
  5. “Birds of Prey” — Cathy Yan
  6. “No Time to Die” — Cary Joji Fukunaga
  7. “A Quiet Place 2” — John Krasinski
  8. “In the Heights” —Jon M. Chu
  9. “Soul” — Pete Docter and Kemp Powers
  10. “Fast & Furious 9” — Justin Lin

With the first five movies all by women for women and starring women, 2020 is shaping up to be a year of female empowerment in film.

While the other movies in this line up are male-directed, there are two female main characters in “A Quiet Place 2,” and fans can get ready for a female 007 in the latest installment of the James Bond films, “No Time to Die.”

“Chick flick” is taking on a new definition…and it’s about time.


Kareen Kennedy is Entertainment & Business Associate Editor for Florida National News. |

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