This is the list of Best Movies Directed By Women. The film industry has been dominated by male directors. However, some female directors have managed to break through and establish themselves as some of the best filmmakers in the industry.

Best Movies Directed By Women

  1. American Psycho, 2000
    Directed: Mary Harron

    A wealthy banker uses his alternate persona to satisfy his psychological needs. His hidden persona is psychopathic, but he hides it from work colleagues and friends.
American Psycho, 2000
  1. Big, 1988
    Directed: Penny Marshall

    A 13-year-old boy wishes to grow taller on a fortune telling machine. When he wakes up the next morning, he discovers that his wish has been granted.
Big, 1988
  1. Clueless, 1995
    Directed: Amy Heckerling

    It’s been a year since her last high school melodrama. Cher is now a rich girl with a super active social life. Struggling to cope with young adulthood one embarrassing problem at a time, she also manages to help another new student gain popularity and in the process discovers her hidden feelings for someone
Clueless, 1995
  1. A League of Their Own, 1992
    Directed: Penny Marshall

    Dottie and Kit are drafted for a professional baseball league along with several other women. However, things take a turn when Jimmy, an alcoholic and former star is forced to manage them.
A League of Their Own, 1992
  1. The Hurt Locker, 2008
    Directed: Kathryn Bigelow

    Sergeant James is responsible for imparting his skills to the bomb disposal team Iraq. We start out on a high note, but reality soon sets in and he is faced with clashes with his technicians.
The Hurt Locker, 2008
  1. Lost in Translation, 2003
    Directed: Sofia Coppola

    An American actor named Bob goes to Tokyo for a new ad film and runs into Charlotte, who is left behind by her photographer husband. The two start meeting up regularly, but what starts as a friendship gradually turns into something more meaningful.
Lost in Translation, 2003
  1. Wayne’s World, 1992
    Directed: Penelope Spheeris

    Wayne and Garth were on a public access TV show and couldn’t believe their luck when they were selected by a local TV station. However, they soon found out that their content was going to be changed.
Wayne's World, 1992
  1. Brave, 2012
    Directed: Brenda Chapma

    Merida, a spunky archer, disobeys a grand old custom and unleashes a dark spirit. After meeting an old witch on her journey to reverse the curse, she learns the real meaning of bravery
Brave, 2012
  1. Frozen, 2013
    Directed: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck

    Anna sets out on a journey with an ice harvester, Kristoff, and his reindeer, Sven, in order to find her sister, Elsa, who has the power to turn any object or person into ice.
Frozen, 2013
  1. Wonder Woman, 2017
    Directed: Patty Jenkins

    Princess Diana, an all-female Amazonian warrior, rescues US pilot Steve. Upon learning of a war, she ventures into the world of men to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind.
Wonder Woman, 2017
  1. Monster, 2003
    Directed: Patty Jenkins

    A woman who is emotionally scarred from being homeless travels the country and ends up in a bad situation with a rapist. The woman then shoots and kills the rapist in self-defense before going on to kill more serial offenders.
Monster, 2003
  1. Point Break, 1991
    Directed: Kathryn Bigelow

    FBI agent Johnny Utah infiltrates a group of surfers, who are robbing banks. When he befriends their leader, Bodhi, things get complicated.
Point Break, 1991
  1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1982
    Directed: Amy Heckerling

    Stacy Hamilton is a gorgeous and inexperienced teenager who is interested in dating. After being put in a predicament by her carefree friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy is faced with a love triangle involving nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his friend Mike Damone (Robert Romanus).
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. Zero Dark Thirty, 2012
    Directed: Kathryn Bigelow

    There was a group of CIA operatives, who worked with an analyst called Maya, to search for Osama. After over ten years of work they were able to locate him.
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. The Parent Trap, 1998
    Directed: Nancy Meyers

    Identical twins Hallie and Annie’s parents divorced years ago. Years later, they meet each other at summer camp and decide to swap places in an effort to unite their family.
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. Carrie, 2013
    Directed: Kimberly Peirce

    Carrie, a shy teenager protected by a paranoid mother, became the victim of all jokes in school. When she can’t take it anymore, she unleashes her telekinetic powers
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. Sleepless in Seattle, 1993
    Directed: Nora Ephron

    Realizing that Sam has not come to terms with his wife’s death, his 8-year old son calls a national talk show on the radio in efforts of making him find companionship.
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. Boys Don’t Cry, 1999
    Directed: Kimberly Peirce

    “Teena Brandon is a young transgender who was born, female. But he takes on a male identity to woo single mum Lana – lying to her about his troubled past and sex change.
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. The Piano, 1993
    Directed: Jane Campion

    Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) arrive in New Zealand after a long voyage from Scotland. Ada, who has been silent since childhood, is grieving the death of her husband and mourning the part of herself she left behind in Scotland while also trying to make a new life for herself and Flora, has been married off to a man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill)
Best Movies Directed By Women
  1. The Virgin Suicides, 1999
    Directed: Sofia Coppola

    A pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), come back to New Zealand after a long voyage from Scotland. Ada lost her voice in childhood and is stunned when she wakes up next to the sea and without any memories of the journey. To their astonishment, they don’t have anything besides a piano on the beach, has been sold into marriage to the local man named Alisdair Stewart.
Best Movies Directed By Women

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