Filmmakers who happen to be women shouldn't just be labeled as "women filmmakers." I mean, they're just filmmakers. But they are often the ones making the most interesting stories ABOUT women too. Because somebody has to. And as women in the world, they often bring a welcome point-of-view we don't see in all those movies made by men.
  1. Andrea Arnold
    Wasp, Fishtank, Wuthering Heights, American Honey
  2. Agnes Varda
    Cleo from 9 to 5, Vagabond, The Gleaners and I, The Beaches of Agnes, Visages, Visages
  3. Lynne Ramsay
    Small Deaths, Gasman, Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar
  4. Miranda July
    Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future
  5. Jane Campion
    A Girl's Own Story, Sweetie, The Piano, A Portrait of a Lady, Bright Star
  6. Lena Dunham
    Tiny Furniture
  7. Kelly Reichardt
    Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff, Night Moves
  8. Nicole Holofcener
    Walking and Talking, Lovely and Amazing, Friends with Money, Please Give
  9. Sarah Polley
    Away from Her, Take this Waltz, Stories We Tell
  10. Sally Potter
    Orlando, The Man Who Cried, Ginger and Rosa
  11. Sofia Coppola
    The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette
  12. Karyn Kusama
    Girlfight, Jennifer's Body, The Invitation
  13. Gillian Armstrong
    My Brilliant Career, Little Women, Oscar and Lucinda
  14. Mira Nair
    Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair
  15. Ida Lupino
    Outrage, Hard, Fast and Beautiful, The Bigamist
  16. Amy Heckerling
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless, Loser
  17. Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees
  18. Martha Coolidge
    Valley Girl, Real Genius, Rambling Rose
  19. Patricia Rozema
    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, When Night is Falling, Mansfield Park
  20. Susan Seidelman
    Smithereens, Desperately Seeking Susan, Cookie, Making Mr. Right, She-Devil