Female Directors

A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. To make the list manageable, I'm adding 1 film per director. To see the rest of the director's filmography click on her name in the notes.

Not sure how exhaustive it is, but Wikipedia has a list of female directors for tv and film, by country.

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  • 20 Fingers

    1

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    2

  • Almayer's Folly

    3

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    4

  • Gas Food Lodging

    5

  • Gabrielle

    6

  • The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

    7

  • My Brilliant Career

    8

  • Charlotte Gray

    9

  • Oscar and Lucinda

    10

  • Fish Tank

    11

  • Dance, Girl, Dance

    12

  • She Monkeys

    13

  • Black Rock

    14

  • The Freebie

    15

  • Dear Frankie

    16

  • LOL (Laughing Out Loud)

    17

  • LOL

    18

  • Comme t'y es belle!

    19

  • Women

    20

  • The Fight

    21

  • The Arbor

    22

  • The Selfish Giant

    23

  • Whip It

    24

  • Obselidia

    25

  • Inch'Allah dimanche

    26

  • Brothers

    27

  • After the Wedding

    28

  • In a Better World

    29

  • Strange Days

    30

  • The Hurt Locker

    31

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    32

  • Near Dark

    33

  • Point Break

    34

  • Ravenous

    35

  • Priest

    36

  • Tully

    37

  • Fat Girl

    38

  • Chaos and Desire

    39

  • Japanese Story

    40

  • It's Easier for a Camel...

    41

  • Actresses

    42

  • A Castle in Italy

    43

  • The Piano

    44

  • Sweetie

    45

  • Bright Star

    46

  • An Angel at My Table

    47

  • Holy Smoke

    48

  • North Country

    49

  • Whale Rider

    50

  • Bend It Like Beckham

    51

  • Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl

    52

  • The Kids Are All Right

    53

  • Daisies

    54

  • My Life Without Me

    55

  • The Secret Life of Words

    56

  • Elegy

    57

  • Sherrybaby

    58

  • Valley Girl

    59

  • Palo Alto

    60

  • Lost in Translation

    61

  • Somewhere

    62

  • The Virgin Suicides

    63

  • Marie Antoinette

    64

  • Leaving

    65

  • Amreeka

    66

  • Blood & Donuts

    67

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    68

  • White Material

    69

  • Nenette and Boni

    70

  • Chocolat

    71

  • Beau Travail

    72

  • Love that Boy

    73

  • Happy Birthday, Türke!

    74

  • Nobody Loves Me

    75

  • Men...

    76

  • Bliss

    77

  • The Hairdresser

    78

  • Am I Beautiful?

    79

  • The Fisherman and His Wife

    80

  • Enlightenment Guaranteed

    81

  • How to Cook Your Life

    82

  • Naked

    83

  • Cherry Blossoms

    84

  • Nobody Can Cool

    85

  • Tiny Furniture

    86

  • Creative Nonfiction

    87

  • India Song

    88

  • You've Got Mail

    89

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    90

  • Julie & Julia

    91

  • Bewitched

    92

  • Michael

    93

  • Mixed Nuts

    94

  • Lucky Numbers

    95

  • This Is My Life

    96

  • The House Is Black

    97

  • Blood Sisters

    98

  • LolliLove

    99

  • The Beaver

    100