10 Greta Gerwig’s Movies Fans Should Watch Before Barbie Hits Theatres

Greta Gerwig’s remarkable “Barbie” is going to make a splash at the box office. But before the release let’s take a glimpse on the previous tour de force of the Oscar nominated movies director.

Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig

The talented American actress, writer and director known for her astonishing direction for Oscar nominated films “Lady Bird” and “Little Women”. Greta’s direction is often praised for its authenticity, warmth and humor. Her films have been praised for their strong female characters and feminist themes. She has directed plenty of Award winning masterpieces, here’s a look at her previous projects .

Movies Greta Gerwig Directed –

1)- Little Women (2019)

Greta Gerwig

Little Women is an Oscar winning movie directed by Greta Gerwig based on the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The movie was also nominated for Academy awards.

Plot – The movie is based on the lives of four march sisters as they come of age in the aftermath of the Civil war.

Cast – The movie ensembles great actors such as Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep.

2)- Lady Bird (2017)

Greta Gerwig

It is another Oscar nominated masterpiece directed by Greta. It was also nominated for five Academy awards.

Plot – It follows the story of a high school senior named Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, who is navigating her way through high school. The movie shows her relationship with her mother and peer group.

Cast – Saoirse Ronan, Lucus Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Laurie Metcalf.

3)- Nights and Weekends (2008)

Greta Gerwig

Jon Swenberg and Greta directed “Nights and Weekends” shows Jon and Greta as a long distance couple, who struggle to maintain their bond while living in the different cities.

Plot – The movie explores the affection and challenges of modern relationships and the ways in which distance can affect them.

Cast – Greta Gerwig, Joe Swenberg, Jay Duplass.

4)- Barbie (2023)

Greta Gerwig

“Barbie”is another blockbuster movie, representing Greta’s distant vision and direction.

Plot – Barbie, a teenage girl in a Barbie land where she discovers new friends and support of Ken, embarks on a journey. Along the way, she learned important lessons about friendship, courage and self-discovery.

Cast – Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Emma Mackey, Simu Liu, Micheal Cera.

Movies Greta Acted –

1)- Hannah Takes the stairs (2007)

Greta Gerwig

It is an independent film directed by Joe Swenberg starring Greta. The movie is famous for its honest portrayal of young adulthood.

Plot – The movie follows the story of Hannah, a college graduate who works in a production company. The film explores the relationship of Hannah with her coworkers, as well as struggle to find direction and purpose in her life.

Cast – Greta, Andrew Bujalski, Mark Duplass

2)- Greenberg (2010)

Greta Gerwig

Noah Baumbach directed, Greenberg movie is a realistic portrait of everyday life.

Plot – It follows a story of Roger Greenberg who moved to Los Angeles to house sit for his brother. While there he strikes up with his brother’s assistant, Florence, where he confronts his life issues. The movie explores themes such as loneliness, regret and search for meaning in life.

Cast – Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jenifer Jason Leigh.

3)- Frances Ha (2013)

Greta Gerwig

It is a 2013 black and white comedy drama film directed by Noah Baumbach. The movie explores the main character’s relationship with her peer group and her own sense of identity.

Plot – The movie follows the story of Frances, a 27 year old apprentice dancer who lives in New York city and struggles to find her place in the world.

Cast – Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Mickey Sumner.

4)- Mistress America (2015)

Greta Gerwig

It is an American comedy film directed by Noah Baumbach starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke. The movie has been praised for its sharp writing and witty humor.

Plot – The movie follows the story of Tracy, a young college student who becomes fascinated by her step-sister-to-be, Brooke, a 30 year old woman with big dreams and seemingly glamorous life.

5)- Isle of Dogs (2018)

Greta Gerwig

It is a stop-motion animated film directed by Wes Anderson. The movie has been praised for its stunning animation and unique settings.

Plot – The movie takes place in a dystopian future japan where dogs have been quarantined on an island due to a canine flu outbreak. The boy named Arati, travels to the island to find his lost dog.

6)- White Noise (2022)

Greta Gerwig

White noise is a recently released comedy film directed by Academy award winning director Noah Baumbach.

Plot – The movie dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempt to deal with disputes and disagreements of day to day life.

Cast – Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Raffey Cassidy.


Greta’s direction is overflowed with emotional depth, complexity of her characters and naturalistic dialogues. Her vision to create authentic motion pictures is incredible as her films are recognised for their beauty, warmth and simplicity. Her direction has been praised for its intelligence, youth oriented plot and emotional resonance.

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