Recommending Films Directed by Women

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.


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