5 Incredible Female Directors We Think Should Literally Direct Everything From Now On
Women might be on screen—but they’re not likely to be the one making choices behind the camera. Watch one of these films made by incredibly talented female film directors to help increase visibility.
Last year was an insanely great year for women in film. Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman made more than $400 million dollars at the box office, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird racked up five nominations at the 2018 Oscars, and many actors finally said #TimesUp to sexual harassment in the industry. However, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, women still are extremely underrepresented in the entire industry. According to a 2018 study on the top 250 films of 2017, only 18 percent of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top films were women. Only 11 percent of the top 250 films were directed by women, too.
So what does that mean for you? Well, even if you’re an avid movie goer, you were likely to see only a handful of films made by women directors—mainly because there are only a handful of these films released every year! So, if you’re looking for a leisurely way to celebrate International Women’s Day, why not try watching a movie directed by a woman? We put together a list of some of the best female directors working in Hollywood as well as where to stream their flicks.