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List: Top 3 Female-Driven Comedies

List: Top 3 Female-Driven Comedies

This week on Episode 177, we discussed the Ghostbusters remake from director Paul Feig, which has caused a frenzy with online haters. While some sects on the internet aren’t fans of female-driven comedies (we will never understand the hate on Ghostbusters), we at InSession Film are big fans of those movies. Comedy is very subjective but women are just as capable of delivering some great comedy punches and have proven so through the years. We had a great time sifting through the best of those films and discussing them on this week’s show.

On that note, which female-driven comedy movies would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Annie Hall
2) The Lady Eve
3) Trainwreck


1) Pitch Perfect
2) A League of their Own
3) In A World…


1) Bridesmaids
2) Obvious Child
3) Sister Act

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Bringing Up Baby, Juno, Mean Girls, Easy A, Clueless

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are obviously a ton of other great female-driven comedies that we didn’t mention that could make your list, depending on your own tastes and criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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  1. Katie Bernal

    I was bitterly disappointed by Jay and Nick’s presentation in this review. Thankfully, JD offers a degree of fairness and balance to the discussion. Jay and Nick epitomize everything that’s wrong with armchair film critique. There comments are vacuous, vague, and subjective with a distinctly arrogant tone. For example, when they talk about how the comedy doesn’t work for them and how the lines could be funnier, they don’t offer any comedic suggestions. Instead their broad sweeping comments cheapen the discussion with a negative tone. Similarly, they make reference to the cliche nature of the action sequences without giving any detail or substance as to what they mean by that. Although they attempt to be sensitive to the debate about the female led cast, they come across as sounding chauvinistic, like boys in a locker room making fun of a girls’ sports team. I’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that their discussion deepens into a richer analysis toward the end of the review, but I have to admit to not getting that far as I turned off the podcast near the beginning rather than endure hearing any more of their nonsense. No offense to you JD, as I appreciate your ability to give credit where it’s due and to offer thoughtful analysis and respectful insights about film.

    • InSession Film

      Hey Katie, I’m so sorry to hear that. I appreciate the kind words toward myself (JD) and I’m always intentional (or at least we try to be) about being fair and balanced in our critiques and analysis of the film’s we discuss. I can sympathize with your feelings though, as I was not too happy to hear Jay’s and Nick’s reaction to the film either, but I can assure you they are great guys who didn’t mean anything truly derogatory in their comments. We are very sorry you had that experience though and we hope other shows are not that way for you.