💎 Black Female Directors/Black Female Writers 💎

So I wanted to make a list to highlight black female directors and writers. And that way anyone who wanted to watch more films directed by black women could use this as a reference point. This is in no way a comprehensive list so I'll always add more as time goes on, and if anybody feels like I missed any please let me know and I'll correct it!
UPDATE!!!! So thanks to a website called black women directors.co i was able to add a lot more films, short films, and visual pieces to this list
Another thing I wanted to add is that unfortunately I wasn’t able to add some black filmmakers because up until this point they’ve only directed TV shows and or Letterboxd doesn’t have their profile on here. If and when that changes I’ll add the ones I couldn’t do.

  • Night Catches Us
  • Speak Up
  • Black Girl in Paris
  • Take Light
  • Down in the Delta
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Shakedown
  • I Am Not a Witch
  • Crooklyn
  • Cadillac Records
  • In The Morning
  • Seventh Grade
  • Wake
  • The Body Beautiful
  • Lift
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Tahara
  • Jump In!
  • Asunder, One Flesh Divided
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  • Talk to Me
  • Potato Potahto
  • Second Coming
  • Rag Tag
  • Dandelions
  • Rafiki
  • Zola
  • Ride
  • Love & Basketball
  • Aya of Yop City
  • Rain
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Afro Punk Girl
  • Mulan II
  • Radiance
  • Maroko
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Silas
  • Belle
  • The Old Settler
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • I Will Follow
  • Suicide Kale
  • Mississippi Damned
  • Amor Maldito
  • 9/11 Kids
  • Sisters in Law
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Where Children Play
  • Pick
  • She Paradise
  • Jezebel
  • Respect
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • Lemonade
  • Native Son
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Homelands
  • Selah and the Spades
  • Lionheart
  • A Different Image
  • Pipeline
  • Olympia
  • Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice Mapping a Detroit Story
  • Thirsty
  • Sky Captain
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • Cuties
  • Elza
  • Black Soul
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • Another Planet
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Top End Wedding
  • Frankie & Alice
  • Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • If Not Now, When
  • Mahalia Melts in the Rain
  • Clemency
  • Okafor's Law
  • Night Comes On
  • Brown Girl Begins
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Jinn
  • A Boy. A Girl. A Dream
  • Atlantics
  • Murder on the 13th Floor
  • Little Woods
  • Dirty Computer
  • Sunday's Child
  • Love or Something Like That
  • Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story
  • Pariah
  • The Fits
  • Happy Birthday, Marsha!
  • Let the Church Say Amen
  • Yelling To The Sky
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • The Watermelon Woman