January of 2019 starts of the year with a bang. With a number of potential Oscar-nominated films coming to the silver screen for public consumption, it’s safe to say that it’s time to get your Oscar-watching checklist at the ready and get those cinema seats booked.

With an impressive four female-led films coming out this month on this What to Watch list alone, we can officially dub January ‘female empowerment’ month. From The Favourite – starring Olivia Colman in her already critically acclaimed and Golden Globe winning performance as Queen Anne – to Mary Queen Of Scots – starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as Mary, Queen of Scots and her cousin Queen Elizabeth – January is setting itself up to be a month of truly amazing films, about some truly amazing women.

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Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. (IMDB)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Writers: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. (IMDB)

Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West


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Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms? (IMDB)

Director: Wash Westmoreland

Writers: Richard Glatzer (Screenplay), Wash Westmoreland (Screenplay), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Screenplay)


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Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair. (IMDB)

Director: Jason Reitman

Writers: Matt Bai, Jay Carson


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James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. (IMDB)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan


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Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. (IMDB)

Director: Josie Rourke

Writers: Beau Willimon (Screenplay), John Guy (Based on his book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart”)