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 11 documentary films in this list.

  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Shirkers
  • #Female Pleasure
  • Portrait of Jason
  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Cameraperson
  • Paris Is Burning
  • 13th
  • Anita
  • The Waldheim Waltz