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Favorite Films Directed By Women

by Ally the Manic Listmaker
[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. The Young Girls of Rochefort (co-directed by Agnès Varda)
3. Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional (Laurence Ferreira Barbossa)
4. Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (Andrea Fraser)
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. Hidden Diary (Julie Lopes-Curval)

13. 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. Entre nous (Diane Kurys)

19. Chaos (Coline Serreau)

20. Daisies (Věra Chytilová)

21. 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)

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