A List Of Our Favourite Films Directed By Women

*adds to to-watch list*

In the world of cinema, female directors have been breaking barriers and making waves in the industry.  

With so many female directors having to work twice as hard to get half as far, we’ve picked some of our favourite female directed films to watch this International Women’s Day to celebrate some incredibly talented women in the industry. 

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig (2017) 

Little Miss Sunshine – Valerie Faris (2006) 

Marie Antoinette – Sofia Coppola (2006) 

Clueless – Amy Heckerling (1995) 

Bridget Jones’ Diary – Sharon Maguire (2001) 

The Parent Trap – Nancy Meyers (2006) 

Turning Red – Domee Shi (2022) 

Selma – Ava DuVernay (2014) 

Bend It Like Beckham – Gurinder Chadha (2002)  

Little Women – Greta Gerwig (2019) 

American Psycho – Mary Harron (2000)  

Father of the Bride – Nancy Meyers (1991) 

Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola (2003) 

Mamma Mia! – Phyllida Lloyd (2008) 

Words by Abby Sammon