A list of Women Directors


Ana Lily Amirpour- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch

Asia Argento- Misunderstood, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Andrea Arnold– Fish Tank, American Honey, Wuthering Heights (2011), Red Road

Amma Asante- Belle, A Way of Life, A United Kingdom

Alison Bagnall- The Dish & the Spoon, Funny Bunny, Piggy

Amy Berg- Deliver us from Evil (2006), Janis: Little Girl Blue, West of Memphis, Every Secret Thing, An Open Secret, Prophet’s Prey

Anna Biller- The Love Witch, Viva

Antonia Bird- Ravenous, Priest, Face, Mad Love

Anna Boden- It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Sugar, Mississippi Grind

Ava Duvernay- Selma, Middle of Nowhere, A Wrinkle In Time, 13th

Anne Fletcher– The Guilt Trip, Step Up, 27 Dresses, The Proposal, Hot Pursuit

Aurora Guerrero- Mosquita Y Mari

Amy Heckerling- Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking

Amy Holden Jones- The Slumber Party Massacre, Love Letters, The Rich Man’s Wife

Agnieszka Holland- The Secret Garden, Europa Europa, Olivier Olivier, In Darkness

Angelina Jolie- Unbroken, By the Sea, In The Land of Blood and Honey

Alice Lowe– Prevenge

Amanda Marsalis- Echo Park

Anna Rose Holmer- The Fits

Agnieszka Smoczynska– The Lure

Agnes Varda- The Beaches of Agnes, Cleo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, The Gleaners and I

Aisling Walsh- The Daisy Chain, Maudie, Song for a Raggy Boy


Bonnie Cohen- Audre & Daisy, The Rape of Europa

Barbara Brancaccio- Cropsey

Barbara Peeters– Humanoids from the Deep, Summer School Teachers, Bury Me An Angel, The Dark Side of Tomorrow

Barbara Streisand- Yentl, The Mirror has Two Faces, The Prince of Tides

Betty Thomas- John Tucker Must Die, Doctor Doolittle, Private Parts, The Brady Bunch Movie, I Spy, 28 Days


Chantal Akerman- The Captive, No Home Movie, Jeanne Dielman 23 Commerce Quay 1080 Brussels

Clio Barnard- The Selfish Giant, Dark River

Catherine Breillat- Anatomy of Hell, Romance, A Real Young Girl

Claire Denis-Trouble Every Day, 35 Shots of Rum, Beau Travail, White Material

Catherine Hardwicke- Lords of Dogtown, Twilight, Thirteen, Red Riding Hood, Miss You Already

Christine Jeffs– Sunshine Cleaning, Sylvia, Rain

Claire Kilner- How To Deal, American Virgin

Carol Morley- The Falling, Edge, Dreams of a Life

Crystal Moselle- The Wolfpack

Celine Sciamma- Tomboy, Water Lilies, Girlhood

Chloë Sevigny- Kitty

Christina Voros- Kink

Caryn Waechter- The Sisterhood of Night


Desiree Akhavan- Appropriate Behavior, The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Deborah Brock- The Slumber Party Massacre II, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever

Deniz Gamze Ergüven– Mustang

Debra Granik- Winter’s Bone, Stray Dog, Down to the Bone

Deborah Kaplan- Can’t Hardly Wait, Josie and the Pussycats

Deepa Mehta– Water, Earth, Fire

Dee Rees- Pariah, Bessie


Elizabeth Banks- Pitch Perfect 2

Emily Hagins- Pathogen, The Retelling, Coin Heist, Grow Up Tony Phillips

Elizabeth Wood- White Girl


Francine McDougall- Sugar & Spice

Floria Sigismondi- The Runaways


Gurinder Chadha- Bend it Like Beckham, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bhaji on The Beach, Bride and Prejudice, Viceroy’s House

Gia Coppola- Palo Alto

Gabriela Cowperthwaite- Blackfish

Gina Prince-Bythewood– Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees

Gabrielle Provaas- Meet the Fokkens, Plastic Harem

Gillian Robespierre- Obvious Child, Landline

Gren Wells- The Road Within


Haiffa Al-Mansour- Wadjda, Mary Shelley                                                                                                                   

Hélène Cattet- Amer, The Strange Colour of your Body’s Tears

Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady- Jesus Camp, Freakonomics, Detropia, The Boys of Baraka

Hannah Fidell- 6 Years, A Teacher

Helen Hunt- Ride (2014), Then She Found Me

Helen Walsh- The Violators


Ingrid Veninger– Porcupine Lake, I Am a Good Person/I Am a Bad Person, Only


Jamie Babbit-But I’m a Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Addicted to Fresno

Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus- Hot Girls Wanted, Sexy Baby

Jessica Cameron- Truth or Dare (2013), Mania

Jane Campion- The Piano, Bright Star, Sweetie, In The Cut

Julia Ducournau- Raw

Jodie Foster- Money Monster, The Beaver, Home for the Holidays, Little Man Tate

Julia Hart- Miss Stevens

Jennifer Kent- The Babdadook, The Nightingale

Jackie Kong- Blood Diner, The Being, Night Patrol, The Under Achievers

Jenée LaMarque- The Pretty One, The Feels

Jennifer Lee– Frozen

Julia Leigh- Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Jennie Livingston- Paris is Burning

Julia Loktev- Day Night Day Night, The Loneliest Planet

Jennifer Lynch– Boxing Helena, Chained

Jess Manafort- Remember the Daze

Joan Chen- Autumn In New York, Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl

Joan Micklin Silver– Big Girls Don’t Cry…They get Even, Loverboy, Head Over Heels, Between the Lines

Jehane Noujaim- The Square, Control Room

Jennifer Phang- Advantageous, Still Life, Half-Life

Jane Pollard- 20,000 Days on Earth

Jordan Scott- Cracks

Jessica Sharzer- Speak

Jennifer Siebel Newsom– Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In

Julie Taymor- Frida, Across the Universe, Titus, The Tempest (2010), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014)

Jovanka Vuckovic– The Captured Bird, XX


Kimberlee Acquaro– Miss Representation

Kathryn Bigelow- Point Break (1991), Near Dark, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Strange Days

Kat Coiro- A Case of You, And While We Were Here, L!fe Happens

Karin Fahlén– Stockholm Stories

Kelly Fremon Craig– The Edge of Seventeen

Kristen Hanggi– Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, Grantham & Rose

Karyn Kusama– The Invitation, Jennifer’s Body, Aeon Flux, XX, Girlfight

Kasi Lemmons- Eve’s Bayou, Talk To Me, Black Nativity

Kate Logan- Kidnapped for Christ

Kate Melville- Picture Day

Kimberly Pierce- Boys Don’t Cry, Carrie (2013), Stop-Loss

Kelly Reichardt- Meek’s Cutoff, Certain Women, Night Moves, Wendy and Lucy

Katt Shea- The Rage: Carrie 2, Dance of the Damned, Poison Ivy

Kirsten Sheridan- August Rush, Disco Pigs, Dollhouse


Louise Alston- Jucy, All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane

Lisa Azuelos- LOL, Dalida, Quantum Love

Lisa Barros D’Sa- Good Vibrations, Cherrybomb

Lake Bell- In A World

Lisa Cholodenko- The Kids are Alright, High Art, Cavedweller, Laurel Canyon

Liv Corfixen- My Life Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn

Lena Dunham- Tiny Furniture, Creative Nonfiction

Lina Esco– Free the Nipple

Liz Garbus- Girlhood (2003), What Happened Miss Simone?

Lisa Gottlieb– Just One of the Guys, Across the Moon, Cadillac Ranch

Lauren Greenfield- The Queen of Versailles, Thin

Lucile Hadzihalilovic– Evolution (2015), Innocence, La Bouche de Jean-Pierre

Leslye Headland- Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People

Leigh Janiak– Honeymoon

Logan Kibens- Operator

Lisa Krueger– Manny & Lo, Committed

Laura Lau- Silent House

Lesli Linka Glatter- Now and Then, The Proposition

Lucrecia Martel- The Headless Woman, The Holy Girl, La Ciénaga

Lina Plioplyte- Advanced Style

Laura Poitras- Citizen Four, Risk, The Oath

Lynne Ramsay- We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar

Lorene Scafaria- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Meddler

Lone Scherfig- The Riot Club, An Education, One Day, Their Finest

Lynn Shelton- Laggies, Your Sisters Sister, Say When, Touchy Feely, Humpday

Lana & Lilly Wachowski- The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Jupiter Ascending, Bound, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas

Lina Wertmüller– Love & Anarchy, The Seduction of Mimi, Swept Away, Seven Beauties

Liz W. Garcia- The Lifeguard, One Percent More Humid


Maya Angelou- Down in the Delta

Martha Coolidge– Valley Girl, The Prince and Me, Material Girls

Mia Donovan- Deprogrammed, Inside Lara Roxx

Mary Dore- She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Mary Harron- American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Moth Diaries, The Notorious Bettie Page

Mandie Fletcher– Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Deadly Advice

Marielle Heller– The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Miranda July- Me, You and Everyone We Know, The Future

Mischa Kamp- Jongens, Winky’s Horse

Maryam Keshavarz– Circumstance

Mary Lambert- Pet Semetary, Grand Isle, Siesta, The In Crowd, Clubland

Maria Maggenti- The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

Melanie Mayron- Mean Girls 2, Little Women Big Cars, Slap Her She’s French! The Babysitters Club

Morag McKinnon– I Am Breathing, Donkeys

Mariette Monpierre- Elza

Mira Nair– The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Monsoon Wedding, Queen of Katwe, Mississippi Masala!

Marialy Rivas- Young and Wild

Mariana Rondón– Bad Hair, At Midnight and a Half, Postcards from Leningrad

Marina Sargenti– Mirror Mirror (1990)

Marjane Satrapi- Persepolis, Chicken with Plums, The Voices, The Gang of the Jotas

Marina de Van– In My Skin, Don’t Look Back, Dark Touch


Niki Caro- North Country, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Whale Rider

Nora Ephron- Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Bewitched, Julie & Julia, Lucky Numbers

Naomi Foner- Very Good Girls

Nisha Ganatra- Chutney Popcorn, Cake

Nadine Labaki- Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?

Natalia Leite- Bare, M.F.A

Nina Ljeti– Memoria, Blood Surf

Nancy Meyers- What Women Want, Its Complicated, The Intern, The Holiday, The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give

Nancy Savoca– Dogfight, True Love, The 24 Hour Woman, Household Saints, If These Walls Could Talk



Patricia Cardoso- Real Women Have Curves

Patty Jenkins- Monster, Wonder Woman (2017)

Philly de Lacey- The Monster of Mangatiti

Phyllida Lloyd- Mamma Mia! The Iron Lady

Penny Marshall- Riding in Cars with Boys, Big, A League of their Own, The Preacher’s Wife, Awakenings

Pamela Romanowsky- The Adderall Diaries/True Deception, The Institute

Patricia Rozema- Into the Forest, Mansfield Park, White Room

Penelope Spheeris- Wayne’s World, The Decline of Western Civilisation, Suburbia, the Boys Next Door, The Little Rascals



Risa Bramon Garcia- 200 Cigarettes, The Con Artist

Rose McGowan- Dawn

Rebecca Miller- The Ballad of Jack & Rose, Maggie’s Plan, Angela, Personal Velocity

Ramaa Mosely- The Brass Teapot

Rosemary Myers– Girl Asleep

Ruba Nada- October Gale, Cairo Time, Inescapable, Sabah

Rachel Talalay– Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Tank Girl

Rebecca Thomas- Electrick Children


Sini Anderson- The Punk Singer

Sophie Barthes- Madame Bovary (2014), Cold Souls

Suzanne Bier– Brothers, In a Better World, After the Wedding, Love is all You Need

Sophia Coppola- Lick The Star, The Virgin Suicides, The Bling Ring, Somewhere, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, The Beguiled

Sophie Fiennes- The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Susanna Fogel- Life Partners

Samantha Futerman- Twinsters

Sarah Gavron- Suffragette, Brick Lane

Sian Heder- Tallulah

Susan Johnson- Carrie Pilby

Sarah Kernochan– Strike!

Samira Makhmalbaf- The Apple, Blackboards, At Five in the Afternoon

Shira Piven- Welcome to Me, Fully Loaded

Sarah Polley- Take This Waltz, Away From Her

Sally Potter- Ginger & Rosa, Orlando, The Man Who Cried, The Tango Lesson

Susan Seidelman- Desperately Seeking Susan, She-Devil, Making Mr Right, Cookie

Shari Springer Berman– 10,000 Saints, Girl Most Likely, American Splendour

The Soska Sisters- American Mary, See No Evil 2, Vendetta

Sara Sugarman- Vinyl, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mad Cows, Very Annie Mary

Sophia Takal- Always Shine, Green

Sam Taylor-Johnson– Nowhere Boy, Fifty Shades of Grey

Stacy Title– The Bye Bye Man, The Last Supper, Let The Devil Wear Black

So Yong Kim- For Ellen, Treeless Mountain, In Between Days, Lovesong


Tamra Davis- Half Baked, Crossroads, Billy Madison, The Wonder of Sex, Guncrazy

Tina Gharavi- I Am Nasrine

Tamara Jenkins- Slums of Beverly Hills, The Savages

Tara Johns– The Year Dolly Parton was my Mom

Talia Lugacy- Descent

Tatia Rosenthal- $9.99

Thea Sharrock– Me Before You

Tara Subkoff- #Horror,

Tanya Wexler– Hysteria, Ball in the House, Finding North



Vera Chytilova- Daises, Traps, Fruit of Paradise, The Inheritance or FuckOffGuysGoodDay, Calamity, Something Different

Valerie Faris- Ruby Sparks, Little Miss Sunshine



Xan Cassavetes- Kiss of the Damned (2012)




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