My favourite films by Female Directors

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1. The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Family

81 Metascore

When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.

Directors: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni | Stars: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson, Zeveljamz Nyam

Votes: 5,848 | Gross: $1.74M

2. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 761,170 | Gross: $141.32M

3. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

Votes: 9,849 | Gross: $1.01M

4. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 92,216 | Gross: $2.54M

5. Finsterworld (2013)

91 min | Drama

A number of individuals in Germany whose lives are connected in some ways, and all of them have dark sides which may shock us to the core.

Director: Frauke Finsterwalder | Stars: Christoph Bach, Margit Carstensen, Jakub Gierszal, Corinna Harfouch

Votes: 1,772

6. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Votes: 37,978 | Gross: $1.17M

7. The Bling Ring (2013)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien

Votes: 78,895 | Gross: $5.84M

8. Eden (II) (2014)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

81 Metascore

Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Hugo Conzelmann

Votes: 3,891

9. Gruber geht (2015)

92 min | Drama

Fast sex, expensive cars, designer apartment with a view over Vienna. John Gruber is an advertising professional and despises everything, including his sister. But suddenly he receives diagnosis cancer.

Director: Marie Kreutzer | Stars: Manuel Rubey, Bernadette Heerwagen, Doris Schretzmayer, Liliane Amuat

Votes: 151

10. Oh Yeah, She Performs! (2012)

G | 90 min | Documentary

"Oh Yeah, She Performs!" is about four extraordinary women pursuing the same dream: composing, producing and living from their own music - without compromising their ideals. A film about ... See full summary »

Director: Mirjam Unger | Stars: Eva Jantschitsch, Vera Kropf, Clara Luzia, Teresa Rotschopf

Votes: 14

11. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,891 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Cherry Blossoms (2008)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

Votes: 5,318 | Gross: $0.10M

13. 52 Tuesdays (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

71 Metascore

16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer, Del Herbert-Jane

Votes: 1,279

14. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 127,230 | Gross: $1.74M

15. The Tournament (2015)

83 min | Drama, Sport

Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-... See full summary »

Director: Elodie Namer | Stars: Michelangelo Passaniti, Lou de Laâge, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Viktoria Kozlova

Votes: 380

16. Breathe (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there's nothing average about how she feels.

Director: Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Joséphine Japy, Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Carré, Claire Keim

Votes: 6,275 | Gross: $0.04M

17. All of a Sudden (2016)

112 min | Drama

Karsten apparently has it settled. However, in this provincial German town, a moment of weakness turns to disaster, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and evil gradually unfolds.

Director: Asli Özge | Stars: Sebastian Hülk, Julia Jentsch, Hanns Zischler, Sascha Alexander Gersak

Votes: 449

18. A Serious Game (2016)

115 min | Drama, Romance

An adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's novel "The Serious Game" from 1912. The great Swedish love story.

Director: Pernilla August | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 802

19. Wild (I) (2016)

97 min | Drama

An anarchist young woman breaks the tacit contract with civilization and fearlessly decides on a life without hypocrisy or an obligatory safety net.

Director: Nicolette Krebitz | Stars: Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Nelson, Cossa

Votes: 1,270

20. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 37,286 | Gross: $6.11M

21. Water Lilies (2007)

85 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel, Warren Jacquin

Votes: 8,142 | Gross: $0.08M

22. The Dancer (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto | Stars: Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp

Votes: 1,909

23. Pendular (2017)

108 min | Drama, Romance

The loving relationship between a sculptor and a dancer.

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan, Valeria Barretta, Marcio Vito

Votes: 332

24. The Dreamed Path (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

A young German couple find their relationship tested after his mother suffers an accident. Thirty years later, a middle-aged actress splits with her anthropologist husband. Soon, these two couples' paths cross in unexpected ways.

Director: Angela Schanelec | Stars: Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Phil Hayes

Votes: 266

25. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

76 Metascore

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

Votes: 8,053 | Gross: $0.22M

26. Tower. A Bright Day. (2017)

106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Mula lives with her family in the country. Just before her daughter's First Holy Communion, Mula's long lost sister pays them a visit. The family believes in reconciliation, but Mula has her reasons to feel afraid of Kaja.

Director: Jagoda Szelc | Stars: Anna Krotoska, Malgorzata Szczerbowska, Anna Zubrzycki, Dorota Lukasiewicz

Votes: 405

27. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani

Votes: 10,106



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