Films Directed by Women (That I've Seen)

Feature films I've seen which are directed by women. Given the interplay of memory and time, any ordering below should be taken as infinitely provisional. After all, I've not seen some of these films in a very long time (though I've noted the date and location of my viewing as much as I could in the notes).

However, if you're looking for recommendations, consider anything on the first page (the first 100 films) a strong recommendation to seek out if you haven't seen it already. All the films on the second and third pages (101-300) are also solid recommendations too, in my opinion, and I stand by everything down to about the fifth page or so. There are lots of…

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  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    1

  • Beau Travail

    2

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    3

  • The Ascent

    4

  • Cameraperson

    5

  • The Meetings of Anna

    6

  • Certain Women

    7

  • Vagabond

    8

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    9

  • Clueless

    10

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    11

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    12

  • Fat Girl

    13

  • Madeline's Madeline

    14

  • Dreams of a Life

    15

  • Stories We Tell

    16

  • Losing Ground

    17

  • The Gleaners and I

    18

  • Meek's Cutoff

    19

  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    20

  • Atlantics

    21

  • Chevalier

    22

  • Under the Skin

    23

  • An Angel at My Table

    24

  • News from Home

    25

  • Appropriate Behavior

    26

  • No Home Movie

    27

  • Obvious Child

    28

  • Attenberg

    29

  • Marie Antoinette

    30

  • Butter on the Latch

    31

  • Brief Crossing

    32

  • Crazy

    33

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    34

  • Orlando

    35

  • Leave No Trace

    36

  • Love & Basketball

    37

  • Innocence

    38

  • Too Late to Die Young

    39

  • Friday Night

    40

  • Grace of My Heart

    41

  • Portrait of Jason

    42

  • Hotel Monterey

    43

  • Night Moves

    44

  • Red Road

    45

  • Petting Zoo

    46

  • Wings

    47

  • Beyond the Lights

    48

  • Bright Star

    49

  • The Bling Ring

    50

  • Viaje

    51

  • Lemonade

    52

  • Dance, Girl, Dance

    53

  • Nathalie Granger

    54

  • Born in Flames

    55

  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    56

  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    57

  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

    58

  • The Babadook

    59

  • Paris Is Burning

    60

  • U.S. Go Home

    61

  • Western

    62

  • Pariah

    63

  • The Headless Woman

    64

  • The Lighthouse

    65

  • The Tango Lesson

    66

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    67

  • My Twentieth Century

    68

  • Wajib

    69

  • New Dawn

    70

  • Salesman

    71

  • The Souvenir

    72

  • Evolution

    73

  • Old Joy

    74

  • Summer 1993

    75

  • Snow Canon

    76

  • You Were Never Really Here

    77

  • Baden Baden

    78

  • Private Life

    79

  • Black Nativity

    80

  • Things to Come

    81

  • Tales

    82

  • Daguerréotypes

    83

  • The Chambermaid

    84

  • A New Leaf

    85

  • One Way or Another

    86

  • Girlfriends

    87

  • Rats in the Ranks

    88

  • A Very Curious Girl

    89

  • Carry Greenham Home

    90

  • How Yukong Moved the Mountains

    91

  • Illusions

    92

  • Starstruck

    93

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    94

  • Citizenfour

    95

  • Point Break

    96

  • My Brilliant Career

    97

  • Raw

    98

  • Little Women

    99

  • The Fits

    100