The best movies directed by women.

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  1. Electricmastro

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    My choices:

    Elaine May - A New Leaf (1971), Mikey and Nicky (1976)

    Joan Micklin Silver - Hester Street (1975)

    Amy Heckerling - Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

    Penelope Spheeris - Suburbia (1983), Wayne's World (1992)

    Lynne Littman - Testament (1983)

    Nadia Tass - Malcolm (1986)

    Kathryn Bigelow - Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Detroit (2017)

    Penny Marshall - Big (1988), Awakenings (1990), A League of Their Own (1992)

    Lynne Ramsay - Ratcatcher (1999), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), You Were Never Really Here (2017)

    Sofia Coppola - The Virgin Suicides (1999), Lost in Translation (2003)

    Julie Taymor - Titus (1999), Frida (2002), Across the Universe (2007)

    Hilary Birmingham - Tully (2000)

    Jill Sprecher - Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

    Niki Caro - Whale Rider (2002), North Country (2005), McFarland, USA (2015), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

    Patty Jenkins - Monster (2003), Wonder Woman (2017)

    Shainee Gabel - A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

    Courtney Hunt - Frozen River (2008)

    Elissa Down - The Black Balloon (2008)

    Andrea Arnold - Fish Tank (2009), American Honey (2016)

    Jennifer Yuh Nelson - Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

    Dee Rees - Pariah (2011), Mudbound (2017)

    Ava DuVernay - Selma (2014)

    Kelly Fremon Craig - The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

    Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird (2017)

    Angela Robinson - Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
     
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  2. kal77

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    Kathryn Bigelow.
     
  3. Electricmastro

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    Already mentioned. :p
     
  4. kal77

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    Haha, oops, I was choosing from your list, sorry, you covered them well! :)
     
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    It's been bothering me that since Natalie Portman mentioned about the male directors that I struggled to name a female director. I finally named one, Kathryn Bigelow. I have 2 of her films. Out of over 700. Other names that I recognised after being prompted were Sofia Coppola (I've not enjoyed her films), Amy Heckerling and Nora Ephron (Some nice films that I've not got around to watching a second time).
    Thank you for highlighting these films, I will investigate.
     
  6. Electricmastro

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    There's also this video, though I'm not familiar with many of the movies presented in it:

    60 Films Directed by Women in 2017 in 60 Seconds
     
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    Money Monster was okay by Jodie Foster.
     
  8. Electricmastro

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    I heard that Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays, and The Beaver were also okay.
     
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    personally couldn’t stand the Beaver, but just not my taste perhaps, haven’t seen the other’s.
     
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  12. Electricmastro

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    Also, if I'm not mistaken, I think that Kung Fu Panda 2 is the few animated movies to have been directed solely by a woman.
     
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    American Psycho might be my favourite!
     
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    Andrea Arnold
    Anything by Kelly Reichardt, except Night Moves.
    Face and Ravenous by Antonia Bird (RIP)
     
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    Jane Campion - The Piano

    Sally Potter - Orlando

    ...are at least 2 that I love.
     

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