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…

  • Orlando
  • Pariah
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • L'Animale
  • The Dancer
  • Tomboy
  • Summertime
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Bound
  • Saving Face
  • Fire
  • Seventeen
  • Margarita with a Straw
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Belle
  • Sakuran
  • The Beguiled
  • Selma
  • Mudbound
  • The Love Witch
  • Mansfield Park
  • Sami Blood
  • Marie Antoinette
  • An Education
  • Bright Star
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • The Breadwinner
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Persepolis
  • A Silent Voice
  • The Lure
  • Born in Flames
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Attenberg
  • Antigone
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman
  • The Consequences of Feminism
  • Amy!
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • Doll Clothes
  • Four Women