I never paid much attention to who directed the films that I watch. I didn’t think it really mattered at all. I watch whatever films I want to watch, as long as the director isn’t a known abuser it would be fair game for me to watch. So until very recently, I didn’t realize just how few women-directed films I have actually seen. That’s concerning, to say the least ever since I noticed this I have made a point to begin watching more films that have been directed by women. The more films by diverse directors a person watches, the more a person is open up to new experiences they wouldn’t have been otherwise. As I been watching women-directed films I might as well recommend some of my favorites in my journey thus far.
You Were Never Really Here (2017) – Lynne Ramsay
Check Out If You Liked: Good Time – Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie; The House That Jack Built – Lars Von Trier; Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese.
Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019) – Cèline Sciamma
Check Out If You Liked: Carol – Todd Haynes; Disobedience – Sebastiàn Lelio; The Handmaiden – Park Chan-wook
Revenge (2017) – Coralie Fargeat
Check Out If You Liked: Mandy – Panos Cosmatos; I Spit on Your Grave – Steven R. Monroe; Martyrs – Pascal Laugier.
The Edge of Seventeen (2016) – Kelly Fremon Craig
Check Out If You Liked: Me and Earl, and the Dying Girl – Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; The Spectacular Now – James Ponsoldt; Eighth Grade – Bo Burnham.
Beyond The Lights (2014) – Gina Prince-Bythewood
Check Out If You Liked: The Bodyguard – Mick Jackson; The High Note – Nisha Ganatra; Country Strong – Shana Feste.
Booksmart (2019) – Olivia Wilde
Check Out If You Liked: Superbad – Greg Mottola; Blockers – Kay Cannon; Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion – David Mirkin.
Strange Days (1995) – Kathryn Bigelow
Check Out If You Liked: I, Robot – Alex Proyas; Demolition Man – Marco Brambilla; Minority Report – Steven Spielberg.
Hustlers (2019) – Lorena Scafaria
Check Out If You Liked: Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese; The Bling Ring – Sofia Coppola; American Hustle – David O. Russell.
Clueless (1995) – Amy Heckerling
Check Out If You Liked: 10 Things I Hate About You – Gil Junger; Easy A – Will Guck; Legally Blonde – Robert Luketic.
The Invitation (2015) – Karyn Kasuma
Check Out If You Liked: Get Out – Jordan Peele; The Gift – Joel Edgerton; Secret Window – David Koepp.
What are your favorite films directed by women? I would love recommendations myself. Comment them down below.