POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

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POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Petri » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 pm

Hello everyone and welcome to vote for best movies directed by women.


In The Future of Am Film Polls -thread only six people said that they would participate in the favorite movies by female directors –poll if there would be one. However I found it interesting to make my own top 100 list. bonnielaurel also said that "it would be worthwile seeing the personal lists."
So why not start a thread where everyone can tell their favorite movies by female directors.
If at least 15 people votes, I will count the results and make the presentation about top 100.

In that case the score formula is going to be 1100/(rank+1).
(#1 gets 100 point, #12 gets 50 points, #34 gets 25 points and #100 gets 10 points (and #101 0 points)).

If there’s going to be a poll with results we must decide which movies are eligible.

The eligible movies (no question)
Feature films directed by women (one or more)

We should discuss about these
Feature length documentaries directed by women (I think they should be eligible)
Short-films directed by women (I guess they should be eligible too)
TV-movies (eligible or not?)
Mini-series (without a good reason not eligible or?)
Films by more than one director when at least one of the directors is a woman and at least one is not. (not eligible or depends on a movie?). If the main director is a woman then it is eligible. Mostly we should decide which are eligible and which are not.

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Petri » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:55 pm

Top 100 feature films directed by women (I counted The Matrix and Bound here too)
1. Lost in Translation
2. Toni Erdmann
3. American Honey
4. Zero Dark Thirty
5. Återträffen [The Reunion]
6. Betoniyö [Concrete Night]
7. Sedmikrásky [Daisies]
8. The Virgin Suicides
9. Cléo de 5 à 7 [Cléo from 5 to 7]
10. Me and You and Everyone We Know
11. Kohtaamisia
12. Le bonheur [Happiness]
13. Take This Waltz
14. The Piano
15. Winter's Bone
16. 苹果 [Lost in Beijing]
17. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
18. The Hurt Locker
19. Marie Antoinette
20. Meek's Cutoff
21. Innocence
22. Beau travail [Good Work]
23. وجدة [Wadjda]
24. We Need to Talk About Kevin
25. Priest
26. Pelon maantiede [The Geography of Fear]
27. Grbavica [Esma's Secret: Grbavica]
28. Orlando
29. Apflickorna [She Monkeys]
30. Ripley's Game
31. Un beau soleil intérieur [Let the Sunshine In]
32. The Matrix
33. Heart of a Dog
34. Away From Her
35. An Angel at My Table
36. Tomboy
37. Tyttö nimeltä Varpu [Little Wing]
38. Red Road
39. Boys Don't Cry
40. Body/Ciało [Booty]
41. Dogfight
42. En Soap [A Soap]
43. Bound
44. Neitoperho [The Collector]
45. Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero: 'Stamattina alle 10, in via dei Fiori, nella nota casa di tolleranza...' [Love and Anarchy]
46. Tulennielijä [Fire-Eater]
47. Hyvä poika
48. Fish Tank
49. Ystäväni Henry [My Friend Henry]
50. Évolution [Evolution]
51. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
52. Ginger & Rosa
53. Somewhere
54. The Babadook
55. En familie [A Family]
56. Point Break
57. White Material
58. Clueless
59. American Psycho
60. Le goût des autres [The Taste of Others]
61. A League of Their Own
62. Attenberg
63. Kohta 18
64. Whale Rider
65. Muumi ja vaarallinen juhannus [Moomin and the Midsummer Madness]
66. Monster (2003, directed by Patty Jenkins)
67. かもめ食堂 [Kamome Diner]
68. La guerre est déclarée [Declaration of War]
69. Bridget Jones's Diary
70. چند روز بعد [A Few Days Later]
71. 2 Days in Paris
72. Hateship Loveship
73. Ruby Sparks
74. Adore [Two Mothers]
75. Wayne's World
76. Lolo
77. Old Joy
78. Across the Universe
79. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
80. The Bling Ring
81. Wuthering Heights
82. Private Parts
83. Sleeping Beauty
84. Bandits
85. Kainuu 39 [Two Forces]
86. The Disappearance of Finbar
87. Sykt lykkelig [Happy, Happy]
88. À la folie... pas du tout [He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not]
89. Surveillance
90. Near Dark
91. Pelikaanimies
92. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
93. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
94. The Hitch-Hiker
95. Monsoon Wedding
96. Certain Women
97. Under the Skin (1997, directed by Carine Adler)
98. The Future
99. Awakenings
100. Big

Edit. Added Andrea Arnold movies: #3. American Honey, #38. Red Road, #48. Fish Tank and #81. Wuthering Heights
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Le skylab [The Skylab], The Kids Are All Right, Selma, Kurz davor ist es passiert [It Happened Just Before]

Movies by Wachowski's (at least when there's not a third director) are eligible in my opinion.

Top 10 documentaries directed by women (at least half of these would be in top 100 for sure)
1. Hobbyhorse Revolution
2. Citizenfour
3. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Parts 1, 2, 3
4. Blackfish
5. Jesus Camp
6. Säilöttyjä unelmia [Canned Dreams]
7. The Wolfpack
8. Blank City
9. Melancholian 3 huonetta [The 3 Rooms of Melancholia]
10. Visages, villages [Faces, Places]

Top 5 TV-movies directed by women
1. Kukkulan kuningas [On Thin Ice]
2. Liian paksu perhoseksi
3. Is It Fall Yet? [Daria: Is It Fall Yet?]
4. Is It College Yet? [Daria: Is It College Yet?]
5. Yksinen

Top 5 feature films where at least one of the directors is a woman and one is not
1. Little Miss Sunshine | Directed by Valerie Faris / Jonathan Dayton
2. American Splendor | Directed by Robert Pulcini / Shari Springer Berman
3. Persepolis | Directed by: Vincent Paronnaud / Marjane Satrapi
4. Sukunsa viimeinen [Pudana: Last of The Line] Directed by Anastasia Lapsui / Markku Lehmuskallio
5. Poulet aux prunes [Chicken With Plums] | Directed by: Vincent Paronnaud / Marjane Satrapi

I guess those could be eligible but stuff like

Four Rooms (directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino) or City of God (directed by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (as a co-director)) is not.
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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby BleuPanda » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:22 pm

I only have 25 films directed by women in my 8/10+ range...I really need to see more. If any of these are determined to be ineligible, just move everything else up.

1. The Piano
2. Meshes of the Afternoon
3. Lady Bird
4. Daisies
5. Faces Places
6. Orlando
7. The Gleaners and I
8. Beau Travail
9. Cleo from 5 to 7
10. Jeanne Dielman
11. The Hurt Locker
12. The Matrix
13. Lost in Translation
14. The Babadook
15. Certain Women
16. An Angel at My Table
17. Persepolis
18. Little Miss Sunshine
19. The Headless Woman
20. Zero Dark Thirty
21. American Splendor
22. Cameraperson
23. Cloud Atlas
24. Winter's Bone
25. Animal Farm
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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:48 am

If you don't keep track of it you might have seen more films by female directors than you think. I ended up with a strong top 50. No. 13 is a coincidence.

1. Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) - Susanne Bier (2006)
2. Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts) - Susanne Bier (2002)
3. Clueless - Amy Heckerling (1995)
4. Fish Tank - Andrea Arnold (2009)
5. The Virgin Suicides - Sofia Coppola (1999)
6. The Portrait of a Lady - Jane Campion (1996)
7. Na Putu (On the Path) - Jasmila Žbanić (2010)
8. 2 Days in Paris - Julie Delpy (2007)
9. Frida - Julie Taymor (2002)
10. Somewhere - Sofia Coppola (1999)
11. The Piano - Jane Campion (1993)
12. Sleepless in Seattle - Nora Ephron (1993)
13. Thirteen - Catherine Hardwick (2003)
14. Sunshine Cleaning - Christine Jeffs (2008)
15. Brødre (Brothers) - Susanne Bier (2004)
16. Grbavica - Jasmila Žbanić (2006)
17. Lost and Delirious - Léa Pool (2001)
18. Monsoon Wedding - Mira Nair (2001)
19. Bittere Ernte (Angry Harvest) - Agnieszka Holland (1985)
20. Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) - Icíar Bollaín (2003)
21. Desert Flower - Sherry Hormann (2009)
22. Roozi khe zan shodam (The Day I Became a Woman) - Marzieh Makhmalbaf (2000)
23. Winter's Bone - Debra Granik (2010)
24. Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) - Nana Ekvtimishili & Simon Groß (2013)
25. Haevnen (In a Better World) - Susanne Bier (2010)
26. At Land [short] - Maya Deren (1946)
27. Lost in Translation - Sofia Coppola (2003)
28. Red Road - Andrea Arnold (2006)
29. Wakolda - Lucía Puenzo (2013)
30. An Angel at My Table - Jane Campion (1990)
31. Mansfield Park - Patricia Rozema (1999)
32. Meshes of the Afternoon [short] - Maya Deren (1943)
33. The Bling Ring - Sofia Coppola (2003)
34. Nathalie... - Anne Fontaine (2003)
35. The Luzhin Defence - Marleen Gorris (2000)
36. Monster - Patty Jenkins (2003)
37. Mr. Morgan's Last Love - Sandra Nettlebeck (2013)
38. Naissance des pieuvres (Water Lilies) - Céline Sciamma (2007)
39. Priest - Antonia Bird (1994)
40. The Babadook - Jennifer Kent (2014)
41. Girlfight - Karyn Kusama (2000)
42. Sylvia - Christine Jeffs (2003)
43. Lou - Belinda Chayko (2010)
44. The Last Supper - Stacy Title (1995)
45. Tomboy - Céline Sciamma (2011)
46. Zero Dark Thirty - Kathryn Bigelow (2012)
47. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna - Chantal Akerman (1978)
48. Wadjda - Haifaa Al-Mansour (2012)
49. Un Amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) - Mia Hansen-Løve (2011)
50. Onegin - Martha Fiennes (1999)

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Petri » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:01 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:If you don't keep track of it you might have seen more films by female directors than you think. I ended up with a strong top 50. No. 13 is a coincidence.

4. Fish Tank - Andrea Arnold (2009)

I hadn't kept track so I may have missed some of my favorite movies by female directors. Andrea Arnold is one of those directors I have seen every movie by her (since short-film WASP) but I had totally missed her when I scrolled my movie list (by director).

I edited my list. Added Andrea Arnold movies: #3. American Honey, #38. Red Road, #48. Fish Tank and #81. Wuthering Heights

Meshes of the Afternoon going to be a top 10 movie for me when I add all my lists together (short-film by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid .


I guess there are still at least some Asian directors I have missed because I don't they are women.

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:09 pm

Yes, I would have overlooked a few titles as well if I hadn't seen them in your two lists (e.g. "Priest"). The best known Japanese director is probably Naomi Kawase. I saw "The Mournng Forest", but it was a bit too slow for me to make my top list.
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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:21 pm

I have edited my list to add Lady Bird. I might go back and add movies in my 7+ range.

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Greg » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:48 am

BleuPanda wrote:13. Black Girl


What movie is this?

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby BleuPanda » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 pm

Greg wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:13. Black Girl


What movie is this?


A movie I had the wrong information on in my file. Removed.

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Michel » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:46 am

1. The Piano (Jane Campion)
2. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
3. Le goût des autres [The Taste of Others] (Agnès Jaoui)
4. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
5. Sans toit ni loi [Vagabond] (Agnès Varda)
6. Aïe [Ouch] (Sophie Fillières)
7. Comment font les gens (Pascale Bailly)
8. Jeanne Dielman 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
9. Un jour Pina m'a demandé [On Tour With Pina Bausch] (Chantal Akerman)
10. Bright Star (Jane Campion)
11. American Splendor (Robert Pulcini / Shari Springer Berman)
12. La fiancée du pirate [A Very Curious Girl] (Nelly Kaplan)
13. Polisse [Poliss] (Maïwenn Le Besco)
14. La guerre est déclarée [Declaration of War] (Valérie Donzelli)
15. Parlez-moi de la pluie [Let's Talk About the Rain] (Agnès Jaoui)
16. Cléo de 5 à 7 [Cléo from 5 to 7] (Agnès Varda)
17. Kirschblüten – Hanami [Cherry Blossoms] (Doris Dörrie)
18. Le concours [The Graduation] (Claire Simon)
19. Chaos (Coline Serreau)
20. Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
21. Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum [The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum] (Margarethe von Trotta / Volker hlöndorff))
22. Haut les cœurs ! [Battle Cries] (Sólveig Anspach)
23. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
24. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud / Marjane Satrapi)
25. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot [Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno] (Ruxandra Medrea / Serge Bromberg)
26. Les gens normaux n'ont rien d'exceptionnel [Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional] (Laurence Ferreira Barbosa)
27. The Matrix (Lana Wachowski / Lilly Wachowski)
28. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)
29. Il portiere di notte [The Night Porter] (Liliana Cavani)
30. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)
31. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
32. Dans ma peau [In My Skin] (Marina de Van)
33. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
34. Grave [Raw] (Julia Ducournau)
35. Bird People (Pascale Ferran)
36. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Eleanor Coppola / George Hickenlooper / Fax Bahr)
37. 35 rhums [35 Shots of Rum] (Claire Denis)
38. En avoir (ou pas) [To Have (Or Not)] (Laetitia Masson)
39. The Corporation (Jennifer Abbott / Mark Achbar)
40. $999 (Tatia Rosenthal)
41. Microcosmos : le peuple de l'herbe [Microcosmos] (Marie Pérennou / Claude Nuridsany)
42. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
43. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
44. Augustin roi du kung-fu [Augustin King of Kung-Fu] (Anne Fontaine)
45. Les sentiments (Noémie Lvovsky)
46. Little Miss Sunshine (Valerie Faris / Jonathan Dayton)
47. La permanence (Alice Diop)
48. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
49. Comme une image [Look at Me] (Agnès Jaoui)
50. Au bout du conte [Under the Rainbow] (Agnès Jaoui)
51. Monster (Patty Jenkins)
52. Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt)
53. Cold Souls (Sophie Barthes)
54. Le marin masqué (Sophie Letourneur)
55. Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran)
56. Sedmikrásky [Daisies] (Vera Chytilová)
57. À vendre [For Sale] (Laetitia Masson)
58. Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël ? [Will It Snow for Christmas?] (Sandrine Veysset)
59. My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet)
60. S'en fout la mort [No Fear No Die] (Claire Denis)
61. Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)
62. La reine des pommes [The Queen of Hearts] (Valérie Donzelli)
63. The Mourning Forest (Naomi Kawase)
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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Dexter » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:42 am

I did not include films co-directed with a male director so sorry, Meshes of the Afternoon, Little Miss Sunshine, American Splendor, Persepolis, etc. Also, I haven't watched any of 2017's critically praised movies like Lady Bird, The Innocents, Mudbound, On Body and Soul, Zama, You Were Never Really Here, and Beguiled. Lastly, only the top 20 is what I consider to be essentially viewing.

1. Jane Campion, The Piano (1993)
2. Leni Riefenstahl, Triumph of the Will (1935)
3. Barbara Kopple, Harlan County, USA (doc, 1976)
4. Leni Riefenstahl, Olympia Part 2: Festival of Beauty (1938)
5. Leni Riefenstahl, Olympia Part 1: Festival of the Nations (1938)
6. Penny Marshall, Big (1988)
7. Amy Heckerling, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
8. Agnès Varda, Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
9. Barbara Loden, Wanda (1970)
10. Liliana Cavani, The Night Porter (1974)
11. Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann (2016)
12. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (2008)
13. Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation (2003)
14. Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell (doc, 2012)
15. Deborah Granik, Winter's Bone (2010)
16. Agnès Varda, The Gleaners and I (doc, 2000)
17. Courtney Hunt, Frozen River (2008)
18. Tamara Jenkins, The Savages (2007)
19. Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness (2011)
20. Amy Heckerling, Clueless (1995)
21. Su Friedrich, Sink or Swim (1990)
22. Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz (2011)
23. Chantal Akerman, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
24. Agnès Varda, Vagabond (1985)
25. Agnieszka Holland, Europa, Europa (1991)
26. Shirley Clarke, The Cool World (1963)
27. Randa Haines, Children of a Lesser God (1986)
28. Elaine May, The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
29. Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties (1975)
30. Marleen Gorris, Antonia's Line (1995)
31. Diane Kurys, Entre Nous [aka Coup de Foudre] (1983)
32. Claire Denis, 35 Shots of Rum (2009)
33. Jennie Livingston, Paris Is Burning (doc, 1991)
34. Nelly Kaplan, A Very Curious Girl (aka La Fiancée du Pirate) (1969)
35. Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
36. Claire Denis, Beau Travail (2000)
37. Gillian Armstrong, My Brilliant Career (1979)
38. Claire Denis, Chocolat (1988)
39. Jane Campion, An Angel at My Table (1990)
40. Ava DuVernay, Selma (2014)
41. Sarah Polley, Away from Her (2007)
42. Laura Poitras, Citizenfour (doc, 2014)
43. Gillian Armstrong, Little Women (1994)
44. Kimberly Peirce, Boys Don't Cry (1999)
45. Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right (2010)
46. Jennifer Kent, The Babadook (2014)
47. Claire Denis, The Intruder (2004)
48. Lone Scherfig, An Education (2009)
49. Kelly Reichardt, Old Joy (2006)
50. Mira Nair, The Namesake (2007)
51. Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank (2010)
52. Claire Denis, White Material (2009)
53. Julie Dash, Daughters of the Dust (1991)
54. Niki Caro, Whale Rider (2003)
55. Andrea Arnold, American Honey (2016)
56. Agnes Jaoui, Look at Me (2005)
57. Catherine Breillat, The Last Mistress (2008)
58. Lynne Ramsay, Morvern Callar (2002)
59. Nicole Holofcener, Please Give (2010)
60. Agnes Jaoui, The Taste of Others (2001)
61. Mira Nair, Monsoon Wedding (2002)
62. Susanne Bier, Open Hearts (2002)
63. Lynne Ramsay, Ratcatcher (1998)
64. Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides (1999)
65. Mira Nair, Salaam Bombay! (1988)
66. Miranda July, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2004)
67. Cate Shortland, Lore (2012)
68. Lucrecia Martel, The Holy Girl (2004)
69. Nicole Holofcener, Lovely & Amazing (2001)
70. Sally Potter, Orlando (1992)
71. Patty Jenkins, Monster (2003)
72. Karyn Kusama, The Invitation (2015)
73. Joanna Hogg, Exhibition (2013)
74. Caroline Link, Nowhere in Africa (2001)
75. Claire Denis, Nénette et Boni (1996)
76. Leontine Sagan, Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
77. Jane Campion, Sweetie (1989)
78. Elaine May, A New Leaf (1971)
79. Nicole Holofcener, Walking and Talking (1996)
80. Barbra Streisand, The Prince of Tides (1991)
81. Allison Anders, Gas Food Lodging (1992)
82. Joan Micklin Silver, Hester Street (1975)
83. Jane Campion, Portrait of a Lady (1996)
84. Samira Makhmalbaf, Blackboards (2000)
85. Martha Coolidge, Rambling Rose (1991)
86. Kathryn Bigelow, Near Dark (1987)
87. Barbara Kopple, Running from Crazy (doc, 2013)
88. Penelope Spheeris, Wayne's World (1992)
89. Nancy Savoca, Dogfight (1991)
90. Rebecca Miller, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
91. Martha Coolidge, Real Genius (1985)
92. Margarethe von Trotta, Rosenstrasse (2003)
93. Jocelyn Moorhouse, Proof (1991)
94. Samira Makhmalbaf, At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
95. Lizzie Borden, Working Girls (1986)
96. Joan Micklin Silver, Crossing Delancey (1988)
97. Samira Makhmalbaf, The Apple (1998)
98. Martha Coolidge, Valley Girl (1983)
99. Lina Wertmüller, Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)
100. Véra Chytilová, Daisies (1967)

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Miguel » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:30 pm

1. Big – Penny Marshall (USA, 1988)
2. À la folie... pas du tout (He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not) – Laetitia Colombani (France, 2002)
3. Sleepless in Seattle - Nora Ephron (USA, 1993)
4. American Splendor - Robert Pulcini / Shari Springer Berman (USA, 2003)
5. The Matrix - Lana Wachowski / Lilly Wachowski (USA, 1999)
6. Cosas que nunca te dije (Things I Never Told You) – Isabel Coixet (Spain / USA, 1996)
7. The Piano - Jane Campion (Australia / New Zeland / France, 1993)
8. Little Miss Sunshine - Valerie Faris / Jonathan Dayton (USA, 2006)
9. A los que aman (Those Who Love) – Isabel Coixet (Spain / France, 1998)
10. The Virgin Suicides - Sofia Coppola (USA, 1999)
11. The Invitation – Karin Kusama (USA, 2015)
12. Ripley’s Game – Liliana Cavani (Italy / UK / USA, 2002)
13. La novia (The Bride) – Paula Ortiz (Spain / Germany, 2015)
14. Guncrazy – Tamra Davis (USA, 1992)
15. Sweetie – Jane Campion (Australia, 1989)
16. You’ve Got a Mail – Nora Ephron (USA, 1998)
17. Winter's Bone - Debra Granik (USA, 2010)
18. The Woodman – Nicole Kassell (USA, 2004)
19. Red Road – Andrea Arnold (UK, 2006)
20. Cuando vuelvas a mi lado (By My Side Again) - Gracia Querejeta (Spain / France, 1999)
21. Sister, My Siter - Nancy Meckler (UK, 1994 )
22. საშიში დედა (Scary Mother) - Ana Urushadze (Georgia, 2017)
23. Elegy – Isabel Coixet (USA, 2008)
24. The Safety of Objects – Rose Troche (USA / UK / Canada, 2001)
25. Wakolda (The German Doctor) - Lucía Puenzo (Argentina / Spain / Norway / France, 2013)
26. Children of A Lesser God – Randa Haines (USA, 1986)
27. Lost in Translation - Sofia Coppola (USA / Japan, 2003)
28. Bröderna Mozart (The Mozart Brothers) – Suzanne Osten (Sweden, 1986)
29. Europa, Europa – Agnieszka Holland (Germany / France / Poland, 1990)
30. Go Fish – Rose Troche (USA, 1994)
31. An Angel at My Table - Jane Campion (New Zealand / Australia / UK / USA, 1990)
32. Innocence – Lucile Hadzihalilovic (France, 2004)
33. Descongélate (Chill Out!) – Félix Sabroso & Diana Ayuso (Spain, 2003)
34. Flores de otro mundo (Flowers from Another World) – Icíar Bollaín (Spain, 1999)
35. Ander eta Yul – Ana Díez (Spain, 1989)
36. The Luzhin Defence - Marlene Gorris (UK / France, 2000)
37. El último viaje de Robert Rylands (Robert Rylands' Last Journey) – Gracia Querejeta (Spain / UK, 1996)
38. The Matrix Reloaded – Lana Wachowski / Lilly Wachowski (USA, 2003)
39. Una estación de paso (Whistle Stop) - Gracia Querejeta (Spain, 1992)
40. Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum) - Margarethe von Trotta / Volker Schlöndorff (West Germany, 1975)
41. El alquimista impaciente (The Impatien Alchemist) – Patricia Ferreira (Spain / Argentina, 2002)
42. Männer... (Men...) – Doris Dörrie (West Germany, 1982)
43. Pay It Forward - Mimi Leder (USA, 2000)
44. Working Girls – Lizzie Borden (USA,1986)
45. Renaissance Man – Penny Marshall (USA, 1994)
46. The Matrix Revolutions – Lana Wachowski / Lilly Wachowski (USA, 2003)
47. The Holidays – Nancy Meyers (USA, 2006)
48. El perro del hortelano – Pilar Miró (Spain, 1996)
49. Boom, Boom – Rosa Verges (Spain / Belgium / Bulgaria, 1990)
50. Making Mr. Right – Susan Seidelman (USA, 1987)

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Jirin » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:44 am

My favorites:

Varda: Vagabond, Cleo From 5 to 7, La Pointe Courte
Coppola: Lost In Translation
Denis: Beau Travail
Reichardt: Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy
Granik: Winter's Bone
Ramsay: Ratcatcher

Obviously lots of great films by women but those are the 'transcendent' ones for me.

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Depeche Mode » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:21 am

1.Night Moves
2.Lost in Translation
3.Twilight
4.Plush
5.Marie Antoinette
6.Meek's Cutoff
7.The Piano
8.Last Night
9.Kobieta Samotna
10.Your Sister's Sister
11. The Mirror has Two Faces
12.The Heartbreak Kid
13. Meshes of the Afternoon
14. Sleeping Beauty
15. Fish Tank

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Jirin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:47 am

First time totally missed this was an actual voting topic and not just a listing topic. Might as well give official ranks.

1. Vagabond
2. Beau Travail
3. Lost In Translation
4. Winter's Bone
5. Cleo From 5 to 7
6. Wendy and Lucy
7. Ratcatcher
8. Meek's Cutoff
9. La Pointe Courte
10. The Hurt Locker
11. Jeanne Dielman
12. White Material
13. 35 Shots of Rum
14. Persepolis
15. We Need To Talk About Kevin

Yes, I do like Agnes Varda.

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Petri » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks for voting everybody. 8 lists in. Keep the lists coming. If at least ten people votes I will couint the points and release the results (and after that will host tv-show poll too).

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Mulholland » Thu May 17, 2018 4:26 pm

I went through my Top 500 list... and it's pretty shocking how few films directed by women were in there. I guess, that as most of the films I tend to watch are pre-1980, I've not been exposed to that many?

So here is my top 19 in order:

1 Little Miss Sunshine
2 The Matrix
3 Zero Dark Thirty
4 Bridget Jones's Diary
5 Voskhozhdenie
6 The Queen of Versailles
7 Cleo de 5 a 7
8 Persepolis
9 Julie & Julia
10 Jesus Camp
11 Antonia
12 Lost in Translation
13 Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
14 Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
15 Beau travail
16 The Hurt Locker
17 Selma
18 Sita Sings the Blues
19 Winter's Bone

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby acr0320 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:11 pm

1) Lost in Translation
2) The Piano
3) Cleo from 5 to 7
4) Matrix
5) Persepolis
6) We Need to Talk About Kevin
7) Mudbound
8) Monster
9) American Psycho
10) 13th
11) Vagabond
12) Hurt Locker
13) Virgin Suicides
14) Jeanne Dielman
15) Beau Travail
16) Clueless
17) Meshes of the Afternoon
18) Babadook
19) Toni Erdmann
20) Citizenfour
21) You Were Never Really Here
22) An Angel at my Table
23) Gleaners and I
24) Lady Bird
25) Europa Europa
26) Children of a Lesser God
27) Stories We Tell
28) Near Dark
29) Testament
30) Boys Don't Cry
31) Bound
32) Winter's Bones
33) Triumph of the Will
34) Thirteen
35) Zero Dark Thirty
36) Morvern Callar
37) Fast Times at Ridgemont High
38) Beaches of Agnes
39) Gimme Shelter
40) Marie Antoinette
41) Chocolat
42) American Splendor
43) The Woodsman
44) Wonder Woman
45) Selma
46) Cloud Atlas
47) The Invitation
48) Big
49) Last Supper
50) Harlan County, USA
51) The Savages
52)Whale Rider
53) Le Bonheur
54) The Intruder
55) Sleeping Beauty
56) Ripley's Game
57) Ratctcher
58) Little Miss Sunshine
59) An Education
60) Seven Beauties
61) Awakenings
62) Wayne's World
63) Whale Rider
64) At Land
65) Orlando
66) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
67) Faithless
68) Frozen River
69) Faces Places
70) The Kids are All Right
71) Raw
72) Frida
73) American Honey
74) Portrait of a Lady
75) Sleepless in Seattle
76) Something's Gotta Give
77) Point Break
78) First They Killed my Father
79) Wuthering Heights
80) A Dry White Season
81) Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August
82) Away From Her
83) Julie & Julia
84) 35 Shots of Rum
85) Salaam Bombay!
86) You've Got Mail
87) Pariah
88) Fish Tank
89) Across the Universe
90 )News from Home
91) The Notorious Betty Page
92) Lovely and Amazing
93) Valley Girls
94) North Country
95) Paris is Burning
96) Red River
97) Detroit
98) A League of Their Own
99) Bridget Jones's Diary
100) Boxing Helena

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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby whuntva » Sat May 19, 2018 2:18 am

It was hard to think of movies from my list that were made by women, but I will try.

1) Beau Travail
2) Awakenings
3) Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels
4) The Prince of Egypt
5) Lost in Translation
6) American Psycho
7) Cloud Atlas
8) The Adventures of Prince Achmed
9) The Matrix
10) Loving Vincent
11) Whale Rider
12) The Babadook
13) Sita Sings the Blues
14) Kung Fu Panda 2
15) The Piano
16) Animal Farm (1954)
17) The Fits
18) Selma
19) Wonder Woman
20) Shrek
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Re: POLL: Favorite movies by female directors

Postby Michel » Sun May 20, 2018 7:39 am

Edited my list. Added
18. Le concours [The Graduation] (Claire Simon)
31. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig).


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