the 13% challenge

aka How come you ain't got no sisters up on the wall?

I recently read an article which said that only 13% of U.S. films are directed by women, a percentage that's even lower in other countries. That number was surprisingly small, much smaller than I thought it would be, and I felt the need to do something. Beginning August 12, 2017, I'm challenging myself to watch more films directed by women. I'll only log one film per director for the challenge and it has to be a film I haven't already seen. In the order watched, here are the films I've seen thus far. The plan is to keep going until I run out of directors ...

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    1

  • The Ascent

    2

  • Step

    3

  • Girls Lost

    4

  • Dear Zindagi

    5

  • 13th

    6

  • The Queen of Versailles

    7

  • Triumph of the Will

    8

  • Ratcatcher

    9

  • Vagabond

    10

  • An Angel at My Table

    11

  • The Square

    12

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    13

  • An Education

    14

  • The Cabbage-Patch Fairy

    15

  • The Fits

    16

  • Salaam Bombay!

    17

  • Treeless Mountain

    18

  • Lords of Dogtown

    19

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    20

  • Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film

    21

  • Breathe

    22

  • A Simple Life

    23

  • Sweet Bean

    24

  • To the Bone

    25

  • Marie Antoinette

    26

  • Persepolis

    27

  • Warwick Davis: The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz

    28

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    29

  • The House Is Black

    30

  • Jupiter Ascending

    31

  • Point Break

    32

  • The Beaver

    33

  • Bessie

    34

  • Love & Basketball

    35

  • Wuthering Heights

    36

  • Obvious Child

    37

  • Hester Street

    38

  • Freak Show

    39

  • Sita Sings the Blues

    40

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    41

  • The Notorious Bettie Page

    42

  • La Ciénaga

    43

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    44

  • Laggies

    45

  • Rachida

    46

  • Lourdes

    47

  • Or (My Treasure)

    48

  • Home

    49

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    50

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    51

  • Lovely & Amazing

    52

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    53

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    54

  • Miss Julie

    55

  • Wendy and Lucy

    56

  • Girlhood

    57

  • Unbroken

    58

  • The Wishing Tree

    59

  • Æon Flux

    60

  • Infinitely Polar Bear

    61

  • The Drowning

    62

  • The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

    63

  • Julie & Julia

    64

  • Valley Girl

    65

  • Toni Erdmann

    66

  • Suburbia

    67

  • It's Complicated

    68

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    69

  • Citizenfour

    70

  • Suspense.

    71

  • K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces

    72

  • Eve's Bayou

    73

  • What's Cooking?

    74

  • Antonia's Line

    75

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

    76

  • Phat Girlz

    77

  • Blackboards

    78

  • Film Star

    79

  • Love Is All You Need

    80

  • Tokyo Idols

    81

  • Divines

    82

  • Passions

    83

  • Cart

    84

  • Trained In The Ways of Men

    85

  • Megan Leavey

    86

  • Teen Patti

    87

  • The Safety of Objects

    88

  • Mumbai Diaries

    89

  • A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

    90

  • Bad Rap

    91

  • Girl in Progress

    92

  • A United Kingdom

    93

  • One of Us

    94

  • Coin Heist

    95

  • Midnight's Children

    96

  • Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day

    97

  • The Iron Lady

    98

  • Sugar Cane Alley

    99

  • Battle of the Sexes

    100