10 Best Movies Directed By Women

We’ve listed ten amazing women’s movies in this article. All of the items mentioned below spell out what’s best about the seventh art when we talk about emblematic directors, with options from different parts of the world and the most diverse genres. It’s also worth saying that we’ve decided to include everything from simpler works that raise an optimistic aura for the viewer to impactful films on issues of extreme importance to a contemporary Western society. Let’s go to the list!


10º – The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)In the midst of the Iraq War, the plot will focus on showing the frightening everyday life of an anti-bombing team in the U.S. military. Director Kathryn Bigelow’s masterpiece, ‘The Hurt Locker’ has a different central proposition, seeking to make explicit how important the figure of war is for some of those involved, raising the extremely subjective notion of the meaning of life.


9º – Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)A middle-aged man and a young woman, by mere chance, meet during a trip to Tokyo. In the place, always contrasting a claudicating figure of solitude, the two will form a strange bond of friendship, changing their ways of facing the world’s instances. ‘Lost in Translation’ takes advantage of a cold and melancholic atmosphere to tell their story, bringing a different novel that completely escapes the common conceptions.


8º – Jeanne Dielman (Chantal Akerman, 1975)The empty and melancholic day to day of a housewife is distinguished by the film, bringing each fragment of her dull and always repetitive routine.  ‘Jeanne Dielman’ is a film that requires some patience and attention from the viewer in its screening. For the full absorption of the symbolic content exposed by the film it is necessary to understand the importance of each gesture and habit of the central character. A unique film that denounces a macho social model at the time that defined the female field of action.

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