Top Female Leading Movies to See This Fall

Jennifer Lawrence in Mother!

Fall is usually the time for the more award-worthy titles and holiday blockbusters to make their mark. And there are certainly plenty of them this season with another comic book film (Thor: Ragnarok), a period murder mystery (Murder on the Orient Express) and, of course, more Star Wars (The Last Jedi). If you’re looking for more female-led movies this fall, then fear not. Here is AboutHer’s list of films to see this fall with women in the lead roles.


Darren Aronofsky’s new psychological thriller will feature Jennifer Lawrence as a woman who has her peaceful life at a country home turned upside down by another couple. The film additionally stars Michelle Pfeiffer as the wife of the mysterious couple and Kristen Wiig in a supporting role. Aronofsky will be writing and directing, having previously helmed the female-led drama Black Swan (2010).

My Little Pony: The Movie

Female led films need not be restricted to the adults. Hasbro’s highly successful My Little Pony animated reboot series will soon be heading for the big screen with the all-female cast of familiar pony characters. The plot will feature the familiar characters of Twilight Sparkly, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Spike on an adventure to save their land of Equestria, meeting new ponies along the way. The film will star the voice talents of Emily Blunt and Zoe Saldana, as well as the series regulars of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball and Andrea Libman.

A Bad Mom’s Christmas

Quick to capitalize on 2016’s surprise comedy hit, the comedy trio of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn will be returning to theaters for a Christmas outing. Their characters were able to navigate the rough waters of raising their kids and dealing with a snooty PTA group, but now they’ll have to tangle with their own mothers during the holiday season. Since there is already a planned spin-off of Bad Dads, the prospect of Bad Grandmas could be in the near future.

Pitch Perfect 3

The musical collective of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow will be hitting the stage for a third and final time in Pitch Perfect 3. Now that the a cappella group has graduated from college, they now find themselves struggling to find a job until they decide to reunite for a USO concert. The film will additionally star Elizabeth Banks and Ruby Rose among the many other female members of the Bellas.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Easily the biggest film of the holiday season, The Last Jedi will continue the adventures of Ray (Daisy Ridley) on her adventure to save the galaxy from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his armies of The First Order. Based on the trailers, it appears she’ll be receiving training from the lost Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) before heading back to the frontlines. Additionally leading the rebellious forces is Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher in her final Star Wars film.

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