30 Films Directed by Women 1971 – 2020


A lot of film classes discuss the great directors of cinema. But there always seems to be a group of directors that usually get left out – the female ones. Women directors have been around almost as long as male directors yet they get left out of the discussion, and this must change!

In this series, I  highlight the female directors who have been left out the conversation for too long. This installment highlights films from 1971-2020.

After 1970, a boom of women directors occurred. Women directors became more diverse and wanted to tell many different stories that they felt weren’t being told.

Click on to discover some of the best female-directed films from 1971-2020!