Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Top 10 Films Directed By Women

I was inspired by this article: Top 100 Movies of All Time… By Female Directors and also a facebook thread I started a while back that I now can't find where I asked everyone to write a female director to see if we could make it to 100. And we made it well past 100. We all know filmmaking is the boy's club, but some of the best filmmakers out there right now and in the past are women. Trailblazers, innovators, theorists, and originals most of all, here are my top 10 films directed by the gentler sex. 

1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren) 1943

2La Souriante Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac) 1923
3. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino) 1953 
4. Orlando (Sally Potter) 1992
5. The Piano (Jane Campion) 1993 
6. Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce) 1999
7. American Psycho (Mary Harron) 2000
8. At Land (Maya Deren) 1944
9. Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat) 2001
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold) 2009
Honorable mentions below: 

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