Recommendations for everyone who wants to watch more movies by female directors but doesn't know where to start

Since my Films Directed By Women list can be a little bit overwhelming – especially for people who haven't seen a lot of movies by female directors – I thought it would be a good idea to make a much smaller list with some recommendations.

I tried to cover as many genres as possible and include both popular and obscure choices as well as movies from all over the world (excuse the lack of African movies, I just haven't seen enough yet) so I think there should be something on here for everyone.

I'm only adding movies I've seen, so feel free to add suggestions in the comments.

And finally, here are some more specific lists: Woman-made Documentaries, Women World…

There are 66 films in this list released in the 2010s.

  • Shirkers
  • #Female Pleasure
  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
  • Cameraperson
  • 13th
  • Anita
  • The Waldheim Waltz
  • 24 Weeks
  • Things to Come
  • All Good
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
  • Tales
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Round Trip Heart
  • In a Better World
  • Obvious Child
  • Little Forest
  • Sand Storm
  • Winter's Bone
  • I Am Not a Witch
  • Mustang
  • As I Open My Eyes
  • In Between
  • What Will People Say
  • Wadjda
  • Leave No Trace
  • Girlhood
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Breathe
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Wonder Woman
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • American Mary
  • Helter Skelter
  • Raw
  • The Babadook
  • The Invitation
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Life Partners
  • Laggies
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Lady Bird
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Her Story
  • Pariah
  • L'Animale
  • The Dancer
  • Tomboy
  • Summertime
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Seventeen
  • Margarita with a Straw
  • Belle
  • The Beguiled
  • Selma
  • Mudbound
  • The Love Witch
  • Sami Blood
  • The Breadwinner
  • A Silent Voice
  • The Lure
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Attenberg