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 33 comedy films in this list.

  • A New Leaf
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Daisies
  • Caramel
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
  • Obvious Child
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Jennifer's Body
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Life Partners
  • The Holiday
  • Laggies
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Lady Bird
  • Clueless
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • Om Shanti Om
  • LOL (Laughing Out Loud)
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Summertime
  • Saving Face
  • Beautiful Thing
  • The Love Witch
  • The Consequences of Feminism