male directed films about women that get it right

film directed by men that are truthful and insightful to the female experience, comment suggestions!

to quote Daria
"The number of men who don't even question their own qualifications to assert what belongs on this list... wow.
And then, the ones who say that maybe they aren't qualified but then offer their opinion on it anyway.
Perfect is an illustration of an aspect of women's experience. Being informed by men what it's like."

films not added:
-midsommar (not on here due to the story behind why it was written. Ari Aster wrote this about an ex-girlfriend who Jack Reyner portrays, even though he is a man. there is rape at the end and the female lead character laughs. she is…

  • Volver
  • Carol
  • Persona
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • The Favourite
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Annihilation
  • The Hours
  • Frances Ha
  • Support the Girls
  • Birth
  • The Handmaiden
  • Arrival
  • 3 Women
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Safe
  • Muriel's Wedding
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Death Proof
  • Phantom Thread
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Suspiria
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Disobedience
  • Stoker
  • Thelma
  • Mirror
  • Eighth Grade
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • 20th Century Women
  • All About Eve
  • Our Little Sister
  • Freeway
  • Columbus
  • The Green Ray
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Mistress America
  • Easy A
  • Queen of Earth
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Her Smell
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Inside Out
  • Room
  • Ghost World
  • Mulan
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Fargo
  • Possession
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Roma
  • My Girl
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Witch
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Big Little Lies
  • Colossal
  • Personal Shopper
  • Little Sister
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Barbara
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Young Adult
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Mean Girls
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
  • I Am Curious (Yellow)
  • Gloria
  • Crooklyn
  • Gloria Bell
  • Margot at the Wedding
  • In Vanda's Room
  • Far from Heaven
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • The Piano Teacher
  • God Help the Girl
  • Brief Encounter
  • Tully
  • Juno
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Gone Girl
  • Grandma
  • Bridesmaids
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Vox Lux
  • The World
  • Julieta
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Ex Machina