52 Films By Women

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.

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  • Cameraperson

    1

  • 13th

    2

  • Beyond the Lights

    3

  • Toni Erdmann

    4

  • The Love Witch

    5

  • Eve's Bayou

    6

  • Dreamcatcher

    7

  • Mustang

    8

  • Things to Come

    9

  • We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

    10

  • Chevalier

    11

  • The Fits

    12

  • Heart of a Dog

    13

  • Tomboy

    14

  • Queen of Katwe

    15

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    16

  • Sonita

    17

  • Kiki

    18

  • Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

    19

  • Fat Girl

    20

  • The Voices

    21

  • The Invitation

    22

  • Wadjda

    23

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    24

  • Werewolf

    25

  • Wendy and Lucy

    26

  • Maudie

    27

  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    28

  • Don't Blink: Robert Frank

    29

  • Shrek

    30

  • Tomorrow

    31

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    32

  • Advantageous

    33

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    34

  • The World Before Her

    35

  • The Dressmaker

    36

  • Our Kind of Traitor

    37

  • Women Who Kill

    38

  • Equity

    39

  • Strike a Pose

    40

  • Our Loved Ones

    41

  • The Meddler

    42

  • Marie Antoinette

    43

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    44

  • Maggie's Plan

    45

  • With This Ring

    46

  • Eden

    47

  • Red Road

    48

  • Sleeping with Other People

    49

  • Lotus

    50

  • Me Before You

    51

  • Happy New Year

    52