2015 is giving us more female-driven comedies than we've seen in a while, with 'Trainwreck,' written by and starring Amy Schumer, at the top. Check out these other must-sees – all starring and written by women.
Any list of women-centric comedies must begin with this blockbuster, starring Kristen Wiig as a hot mess of a maid of honor. (Wiig wrote the script with Annie Mumolo.) Every performance in this movie is pure gold.
In a World… (2013)
Lake Bell serves as writer, director and star of this acclaimed independent comedy, in which a voiceover artist (Bell) hopes to be the first woman to narrate a Hollywood action-movie trailer. Smart, honest and worth a look.
Obvious Child (2014)
Like 'Trainwreck,' 'Obvious Child' also stars a talented stand-up comic (Jenny Slate) as a woman who can't commit to, well, anything. Despite some controversial subject matter, this raunchy indie is a winner.
Screenwriter Diablo Cody – and her highly idiosyncratic dialogue – seemingly came out of nowhere to pen this quirky teen pregnancy comedy, which made a star out of Ellen Page and won Cody an Oscar.
Mean Girls (2004)
Tina Fey's first screenplay was a vehicle for a pre-train wreck Lindsay Lohan, though the catty high school comedy turned out to be a bigger showcase for Fey and then-unknowns Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.
Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" video was a shot-for-shot remake of this fashion-forward classic, proving that the popularity of 'Clueless' is, well, endless. Alicia Silverstone is perfect, and the movie also put Paul Rudd on the map, so... win-win.
Legally Blonde (2001)
We're not sure whether it's still cool to like 'Legally Blonde,' but so what? This movie's adorable, and so is Reese Witherspoon in the role that skyrocketed her to the A-list.
Bring It On (2000)
Who could have predicted that a comedy about rival cheerleader teams – led by Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union – would be such a smash, leading to countless sequels (both theatrical and direct to video)? But ‘Bring It On’ still brings it.
Enough Said (2013)
Nicole Holofcener has been writing and directing strong female-driven comedies for years. This one, a rare big-screen vehicle for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is her sweetest. James Gandolfini is a gentle giant in one of his final roles.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
The monster success of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ this year shows that the first installment of this a capella juggernaut was no aca-accident. To paraphrase the movie’s breakout song, we’re gonna miss these girls when they’re gone.
A League of Their Own (1992)
Yes, Tom Hanks was top-billed, and two guys wrote the screenplay. But with Penny Marshall directing a cast of amazing women, from Geena Davis to Rosie O'Donnell to Madonna, this baseball dramedy’s in a – wait for it – league of its own.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
You didn't think we'd forget to include something written by the late, great Nora Ephron, did you? We won’t undermine costar Billy Crystal and director Rob Reiner, but this is really Ephron’s – and star Meg Ryan’s – finest hour.