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Favorite Films Directed By Women

by Allison M.
Favorite Films Directed By Women by Allison M.
[Andrea Fraser in Museum Highlights.] You’ve hopefully seen my list of Films Directed By Women. Every March, I focus on watching films directed by women. I’ve made numerous wonderful discoveries that I hope to share with others. There is the question of distinguishing between genders of a director. That most likely should not be done, as the work usually speaks for itself. However, being that women are often underrepresented and/or ignored, I feel I should pick up the slack. Kyle Meyers asked me about my favorite films directed by women, so here is my top list. You may also view this list on my blog: Cinema Becomes Her 1. Cléo from 5 to 7 … Read more


[Andrea Fraser in Museum Highlights.]

You’ve hopefully seen my list of Films Directed By Women.

Every March, I focus on watching films directed by women. I’ve made numerous wonderful discoveries that I hope to share with others.

There is the question of distinguishing between genders of a director. That most likely should not be done, as the work usually speaks for itself. However, being that women are often underrepresented and/or ignored, I feel I should pick up the slack.

Kyle Meyers asked me about my favorite films directed by women, so here is my top list.

You may also view this list on my blog: Cinema Becomes Her

1. Cléo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda)

2. Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional (Laurence Ferreira Barbossa)
3. Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (Andrea Fraser)
4. Summertime / La Belle saison (Catherine Corsini)
5. Tomboy (Céline Sciamma)
6. Merrily We Go to Hell (Dorothy Arzner)
7. My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet)
8. Nathalie… (Anne Fontaine)
9. The Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa)

10. La répétition (Catherine Corsini)

11. An Education (Lone Scherfig)
12. Mères et filles/ Hidden Diary (Julie Lopes-Curval)

13. Une Vraie jeune fille/A Real Young Girl (Catherine Breillat)

14. White Material (Claire Denis)

15. Love and Anarchy (Lina Wertmüller)

16. Working Girls (Dorothy Arzner)

17. The Gleaners & I (Agnès Varda)

18. Coup de foudre /Entre nous (Diane Kurys)

19. Chaos (Coline Serreau)

20. Daisies (Věra Chytilová)

21. Naissance des pieuvres/Water Lilies (Céline Sciamma)

22. American Mary (Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska)
23. Thèmes et variations (Germaine Dulac)
24. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill)
25. Gas Food Lodging (Allison Anders)
26. Harlan County, USA (Barbara Kopple)
27. Belle Épine/Dear Prudence (Rebecca Zlotowski)
28. Meshes of the Afternoon
29. 13th (Ava DuVernay)
30. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (Lotte Reiniger)
31. Fed Up (Stephanie Soechtig)
32. Maudie (Aisling Walsh)
33. Hævnen (Susanne Bier)
34. The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye)
35. The Central Park Five (co-dir. Sarah Burns)
36. Die bleierne Zeit/Marianne & Juliane (Margarethe von Trotta)
37. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
38. Selma (Ava DuVernay)
39. RBG (Julie Cohen, Betsy West)
40. Wadjda (Haifaa Al Mansour)
41. Le Hérisson/The Hedgehog (Mona Achache)
42. Desert Flower (Sherry Hormann)
43. Salut les Cubains (Agnès Varda)
44. Suspense (Lois Weber)
45. Craig’s Wife (Dorothy Arzner)
46. Love, Marilyn (Liz Garbus)
47. Orlando (Sally Potter)
48. Frozen River (Courtney Hunt)
49. La belle verte (Coline Serreau)
50. Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke)
51. Miss Sharon Jones! (Barbara Kopple)
52. Hannah Arendt (Margarethe von Trotta)
53. Head Over Heels (Joan Micklin Silver)
54. Jane B. par Agnès V. (Agnès Varda)
55. Grave/Raw (Julia Ducournau)
56. Walking and Talking (Nicole Holofcener)
57. Die göttliche Ordnung (2017)
58. Le voyage de Fanny (Lola Doillon)
59. Shulie (Elisabeth Subrin)
60. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)
61. Household Saints (Nancy Savoca)
Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016)
Novitiate (2017)
Suzanne (Katell Quillévéré)
Something’s Gotta Give
Miss Stevens
Slums of Beverly Hills
Bessie (Dee Rees)
Un poison violent (Katell Quillévéré )
Entre ses mains (2005)
Anita (Freida Lee Mock)

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