50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch

As recommended by Rebecca Pahle at The Mary Sue.

First 10: Mainstream
Second 10: American Indies
Third 10: Foreign Films
Fourth 10: The Kitchen Sink
Final 10: Reader Recommendations

  • Wayne's World
  • Frozen
  • American Psycho
  • The Matrix
  • Point Break
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Jennifer's Body
  • A League of Their Own
  • Half Baked
  • Mosquita y Mari
  • Pariah
  • Sita Sings the Blues
  • Let Them Wear Towels
  • Thirteen
  • Eden
  • Waitress
  • Obvious Child
  • Humpday
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Una noche
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Zero Motivation
  • Whale Rider
  • The Cabbage Fairy
  • Burning Bush
  • Persepolis
  • Blackboards
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Dark Touch
  • Outrage
  • Cracks
  • Hysteria
  • Blackfish
  • Belle
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Titus
  • Wadjda
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Whip It
  • Ravenous
  • Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • Paris is Burning
  • K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces
  • English Vinglish
  • Real Genius