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26 Of The Best Movies Directed By Women

Female directors are a rarity in Hollywood. While that is an entirely different topic of discussion, this article sets out to praise the accomplishments of female directors in Hollywood. These movies directed by women are some of the most famous films in cinematography. Chances are several of the famous movies listed below will shock you. Here’s a list of the best films made by female filmmakers. You can bet Ava DuVernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Nora Ephron and Catherine Hardwicke’s movies are listed.

The Best Movies Directed By Women

Bend It Like Beckham

The Kids Are All Right


Ava DuVernay is a complete Hollywood Girl Boss. As a female director she has taken huge strides in the film industry. This is DuVernay’s most popular movie – it had four Golden Globe Award nominations! DuVerynay’s movie was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.

Stories We Tell

City of God

Lords of Dogtown

Little Miss Sunshine

Happy Feet

Marie Antoinette

The Proposal


The Dressmaker

The Babadook

The Hurt Locker

American Psycho

Lost In Translation


See Also

Something’s Gotta Give


Blue Steel

Point Break

Wayne’s World


You’ve Got Mail

What Women Want


Let us know what you think about the bet movies directed by women in the comments below!
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