Fun fact: Women make up about half of the population in the world.
Not-fun fact: Women do not make up about half of the population in the film world (See: womeninfilm.org/ www.indiewire.com/…/sorry-ladies-study-on-women-in-f… www.wmm.com/resources/film_facts.shtml www.nyfa.edu/film-school…/gender-inequality-in-film/)
You may be thinking "Well, maybe there just aren't many talented women who want to make films!" Well, no, you're just stupid.
So go to womeninfilm.org and pledge to watch one movie by a female filmmaker each week for a year (and then also follow up on the pledge). Watch some classics and some new movies and help prove that there are talented female filmmakers and there is an audience for their art. Plus when anyone's like "Stop watching so many movies" you can shout back "This is feminist activism, I'M CHANGING THE WORLD!"
But seriously, just do it please.
List arranged by enjoyment, with week and sometimes review links in the notes.