Female Directors of Colour

An attempt to compile a list of all known films helmed by women of colour.

Please comment or message me with missing titles and suggestions! Let's make this as thorough as possible!

  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground
  • The Rosa Parks Story
  • Love Song
  • Incognito
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Stranger Inside
  • Mommy Is Coming
  • My Baby's Daddy
  • The Owls
  • Selma
  • 13th
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • I Will Follow
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • This Is the Life
  • Venus VS.
  • My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop
  • Queen of Katwe
  • New York, I Love You
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Vanity Fair
  • The Namesake
  • Salaam Bombay!
  • Amelia
  • Mississippi Masala
  • 11'09''01 - September 11
  • Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
  • Words with Gods
  • Hysterical Blindness
  • 8
  • The Perez Family
  • India Cabaret
  • So Far from India
  • My Own Country
  • The Apple
  • Blackboards
  • At Five in the Afternoon
  • Two-Legged Horse
  • Wadjda
  • Mary Shelley
  • Women Without Shadows
  • Longing for the Rain
  • My Neighbours and Their Japanese Ghosts
  • Les herbes sauvages de Qingdao
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Disappearing Acts
  • Love & Basketball
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Pariah
  • Bessie
  • Mudbound
  • Eve's Bayou
  • Talk to Me
  • Black Nativity
  • The Caveman's Valentine
  • Of Love and Shadows
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Cadillac Records
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • I Like It Like That
  • The Lost Valentine
  • Wish You Well
  • Prison Song
  • Firelight
  • Masters of Science Fiction - Little Brother
  • Losing Ground
  • The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy
  • Night Catches Us
  • A Dry White Season
  • Sugar Cane Alley
  • Siméon
  • The Killing Yard
  • Dearest Sister
  • Chanthaly
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Bride & Prejudice
  • Everything Else
  • The Night Watchman
  • The General
  • Mosquita y Mari
  • Las Marthas
  • Memories of a Penitent Heart
  • Young and Wild
  • Blocks
  • The Room of Bones
  • The Offended
  • María in No Man's Land
  • Cold Water of the Sea
  • Journey
  • The Second Mother
  • Don't Call Me Son
  • Durval Records
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Chamada a Cobrar
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Babies Origins According to Kiki Cavalcanti
  • Tempestad