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52 Films By Women

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter

    The point of this is pretty self-explanatory, watch one movie a week by a female director, going to try to do this this year

    52 Films by Women
     
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  2. iCarly Rae Jepsen Jan 5, 2017
    (Last edited: Dec 31, 2017)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter

    this has gone from terrifying and daunting to fun and I'm sure it will go back to terrifying

    caveat, I'm going to include movies like Little Miss Sunshine and Can't Hardly Wait that are only co-directed by women
    also interesting thinking about how many movies written by women are directed by men, and how many I've seen or wanted to see that are female-directed
    also if anyone wants to join or has any suggestions feel free

    going to keep my list in this one post and not spam this thread every week

    * seen in theaters
    1. Step Up (Anne Fletcher,2006) , don't worry this isn't going to be only fine art though there will be that too, just picked whatever was on the front page of Netflix
    2. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom,2016) , might only count the co-directed movies as half a movie and do 53
    3. 13th (Ava Duvernay,2016)
    4. Mamma Mia (Phyllida Lloyd,2008)
    5. Me And You And Everyone We Know (Miranda July,2005)
    6. Miss Representation (Jennifer Siebel Newsom,2011)
    7. The Runaways (Floria Sigismondi, 2010)
    8. A United Kingdom (Amma Asante,2017*) finally got to see one in theaters
    9. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade,2016)*
    10. Before I Fall (Ry Russo-Young,2017)*
    11. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik,2010)
    12. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola,2006)
    13. Big (Penny Marshall,1988)
    14. The Zookeeper's Wife (Niki Caro, 2017)*
    15. Valley Girl (Martha Coolidge,1983)
    16.But I'm A Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit,2000)
    17. Slums Of Beverly Hills (Tamara Jenkins,1998)
    18. Sugar & Spice (Francine McDougall,2001)
    19. Waitress (Adrienne Shelly,2007)
    20. Risk (Laura Poitras, 2017)*
    21. The To Do List (Maggie Carey,2013)
    22. Fort Tilden (Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, 2015)
    23. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins,2017)*
    24. Band Aid (Zoe Lister-Jones,2017)*
    25. Megan Leavey (Gabriela Cowperthwaite,2017)*
    26.Rough Night (Lucia Aniello,2017)*
    27. Life Partners (Susanna Fogel,2014)
    28. The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola,2017)*
    29. The Queen Of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield,2012)
    30. To The Bone (Marti Noxon,2017)
    31. All Over Me (Alex Sichel,1997)
    32. I Shot Andy Warhol (Mary Hannon,1996)
    33. An Inconvenient Sequel :Truth To Power (Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk,2017)*
    34. Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow,2017)*
    35. Step (Amanda Lipitz,2017)*
    36. Vamps (Amy Heckerling,2012)
    37. Across The Universe (Julie Taymor,2007)
    38. Richard Linklater:Dream Is Destiny (Louis Black and Karen Bernstein,2016)
    39. North Country (Niki Caro,2005)
    40. Home Again (Hallie Meyers-Shyer,2017)*
    41. Tallulah (Sian Heder,2016)
    42. Laggies (Lynn Shelton,2014)
    43. Battle Of The Sexes (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris,2017)*
    44. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent,2014)
    45. Jennifer's Body (Karyn Kusama ,2009)
    46. Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (Angela Robinson,2017)*
    47. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui,1992)
    48. An Open Secret (Amy Berg,2004)
    49. Carrie (Kimberly Peirce,2013)
    50. Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert,1989)
    51. Tank Girl (Rachel Talalay, 1995)
    52. Grease 2 (Patricia Birch,1982)
    53. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig,2017)*
    54. Mudbound (Dee Rees,2017)
    55. Landline (Gillian Robespierre,2017)
    56. The Holiday (Nancy Meyers,2006)
    57. Sleepless In Seattle (Nora Ephron,1993)
    58. Away From Her (Sarah Polley,2007)
    59. Mr. Roosevelt (Noël Wells,2017)
    60. Frozen ( Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck,2013)
     
  3. aranea

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  4. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    Aw shit nice. I'm no good with watching stuff on routine or keeping up with it, but I'll happily offer suggestions. Chantal Akerman is my favorite director and women have been doing great work in horror lately too!
     
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  5. cshadows2887 Jan 5, 2017
    (Last edited: Jan 6, 2017)
    cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Took a little time to go through my list and find all the films I've seen directed by women. Like everyone, I could do with this list being longer, since I only have 112 out of over 3,000 movies.

    Amazing

    Clueless
    Lost in Translation
    Monsoon Wedding
    Gimme Shelter
    Awakenings
    The Edge of Seventeen
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Winter's Bone

    Really Good
    The Adventures of Prince Achmed
    The Prince of Tides
    Speak
    The Piano
    The Savages
    Little Women (1994)
    Zero Dark Thirty
    You've Got Mail
    The Cool World
    Bright Star
    An Education
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    North Country
    Cleo from 5 to 7
    Whale Rider
    The Hurt Locker
    Persepolis
    A League of Their Own
    Olympia
    Wayne's World
    Strange Days
    Away from Her
    Beau Travail
    Big
    Children of a Lesser God
    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Solid

    Beyond the Lights
    Selma
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Across the Universe
    Europa Europa
    The Meddler
    Julie and Julia
    Josie and the Pussycats
    Marie Antoinette
    Boys Don't Cry
    A Dry White Season
    Harriet the Spy
    Waitress
    Queen of Katwe
    Ishtar
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    The Mirror Has Two Faces
    Arthur Christmas
    Paris je t'amie
    The Preacher's Wife
    The Last September
    The Runaways
    The Kids Are All Right
    Can't Hardly Wait
    The Parent Trap (1998)
    Point Break
    Trouble the Water
    Something's Gotta Give
    It's Complicated
    The Wedding Date

    Meh

    The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
    The Brady Bunch Movie
    August Rush
    The Iron Lady
    Doctor Dolittle (1998)
    Look Who's Talking
    Private Parts
    Sunshine Cleaning
    Twilight
    I Spy
    Monster
    Billy Madison
    A Question of Silence
    The Proposal
    What Women Want
    Money Monster
    The Guilt Trip
    Citizenfour

    Artistically Valid, but Not for Me

    Testament
    The Portrait of a Lady
    Wanda
    Jeanne Dielman
    The Aesthenic Syndrome
    Too Early, Too Late
    India Song
    No Fear, No Die
    Daisies
    The Ascent

    Animated Co-Director

    The Wild Thornberrys Movie
    The Prince of Egypt
    Shark Tale
    Shrek
    Kung Fu Panda 3
    Brave
    Frozen
    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Serviceable Docs
    Moms Mabley: I Got Something to Tell You
    Knuckleball
    Greenwich Village: The Music That Defined a Generation
    Sing Your Song
    Flow: For the Love of Water
    Mavis!

    Garbage

    The Tempest
    Herbie: Fully Loaded
    The Care Bears Movie
    Fifty Shades of Grey
    Mixed Nuts
    Fat Girl
    Casual Sex?
    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
    Crossroads

    Shorts that are worth your time:
    The House Is Black
    Meshes of the Afternoon
    Windy Day (Moonbird is better, but Faith Hubley wasn't technically co-credited as director)
     
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  6. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Movies I'd like to prioritize over the next couple of years:

    Frida
    Dance Girl, Dance
    The Hitch-hiker
    The Bigamist
    The Gleaners and I
    The Captive
    Vagabond
    Triumph of the Will
    Seven Beauties
    Salaam Bombay!
    Wadjda
    Stories We Tell
    Bend It Like Beckham
    After the Wedding
    The Babadook
    Thirteen
    American Splendor
    Deseperately Seeking Susan
    W.E.
    By the Sea
    In the Land of Blood and Honey
    Whip It
    Unstrung Heroes
    Love and Basketball
    Gas, Food, Lodging
    True Love
    Fish Tank
    Antonia's Line
    35 Shots of Rum
    American Psycho
    Frozen River
    Orlando
    Hester Street
    Certain Women
    Yentl
     
  7. Malatesta

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    let's not talk about people who don't like Jeanne Dielman
     
  8. Malatesta

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    jk like what you like and don't worry about me. surprised you haven't seen American Psycho though
     
  9. Malatesta

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  10. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Certain Womennnnnn
     
  11. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Chantal Akerman is great: Jeanne Dielman, From the East, and No Home Movie
     
  12. Nathan

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    Also Lynne Ramsay: I remember really liking Ratcatcher. Haven't seen We Need to Talk About Kevin though.
     
  13. Malatesta

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    sorry yall i don't want to make this me just being pretentious about other people's taste. pay me no mind

    but yes no home movie is incredible. may actually eke out Jeanne Dielman for my favorite of hers. i adore her so much though
     
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  14. Nathan

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    Oh and also not just Certain Women, Kelly Reichardt is great. I missed Night Moves, but Meek's Cutoff and River of Grass are worth watching.

    Ava DuVernay's Selma, if that hasn't been mentioned. The Fits from this year. And I know Lena Dunham is unbearable but Tiny Furniture was really strong.
     
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  15. Nathan

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    Anna Biller's the Love Witch! Whenever that's available check it out, my favorite visual experience of the year.
     
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  16. Nathan

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    Oh and Obvious Child! There's also the Wachowski sisters, not everything they do lands 100% for me but I love how uniquely themselves they are, they go for what they're going for hard. I really dig Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas.

    Okay off the top of my head/quick scan of letterboxd those are a few for now, I'll ease up on posting for a bit
     
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  17. Nathan

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    Sorry, one more because I spent a good portion of last night thinking about it and how much I love it: Josie and the Pussycats was co-directed by Deborah Kaplan.
     
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  18. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I've had this debate more than once on this site. But I fucking HATE that movie. Haha
     
  19. brandon_260

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    Watch No Home Movie 52 times.

    Also, Maren Ade hasn't been mentioned and she has made 3 of the best films of the 21st century.

    Also, Mia Hansen-Love.

    Also, Claire Denis.
     
  20. Anthony_

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    Yeah let's not forget The Matrix and V For Vendetta.

    Also Tank Girl. Always Tank Girl.
     
  21. Morrissey

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    A lot of the great female directors have been mentioned: Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Somewhere, A Very Murray Christmas), Chantel Ackerman (Jeanne Dielman, Almayer's Folly, a lot more I have not seen), Claire Denis (White Material, Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum), Mia Hansen-Love (The Father of My Children), Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, Bluebeard), Jane Campion (Bright Star, Top of the Lake), Agnes Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, The Gleaners and I), and Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Certain Women, Meek's Cutoff). Sarah Polley has made some interesting work (Away from Her, Stories We Tell) and you cannot have a complete knowledge of cinema without seeing Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda work. Unfortunately, given how hard it has been for women, the list can be difficult to complete.
     
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  22. Nathan

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    I liked Karyn Kusama's the Invitation enough that I'm interested in checking out Girlfight, Jennifer's Body, and Aeon Flux.
     
  23. dlemert

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    Wasn't V For Vendetta directed by James McTeigue?
     
  24. Anthony_

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    Yupp. Whoops.
     
  25. brandon_260

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    One film that's seemed to have gone under the radar the last two years is Melanie Laurent's Respire (Breathe).