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 36 romance films in this list.

  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • A New Leaf
  • The Piano
  • Dogfight
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Caramel
  • Lost in Translation
  • Round Trip Heart
  • Obvious Child
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Life Partners
  • The Holiday
  • Laggies
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Clueless
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • Om Shanti Om
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Orlando
  • Summertime
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Bound
  • Saving Face
  • Fire
  • Beautiful Thing
  • The Love Witch
  • Mansfield Park
  • An Education
  • Bright Star
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • A Silent Voice