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31 Best Films Directed by Women

March is Women’s History Month, so to celebrate in a small way I thought I’d list my favorite 31 films directed by women (one for each day in the month of March). If you haven’t seen these, I recommend it!

31) Little Man Tate (Jodie Foster, 1991)
30) Children of a Lesser God (Randa Haines, 1986)
29) Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
28) Whale Rider (Niki Caro, 2002)
27) Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)
26) Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, 2008)
25) Thirteen (Catherine Hardwicke, 2003)
24) The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)
23) White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
22) Walking and Talking (Nicole Holofcener, 1996)
21) Big (Penny Marshall, 1988)
20) The Cool World (Shirley Clarke, 1964)
19) Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)
18) Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham, 2010)
17) Brothers (Susanne Bier, 2004)
16) Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006)
15) Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)
14) Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (Jill Sprecher, 2001)
13) Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)
12) Personal Velocity (Rebecca Miller, 2002)
11) Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt, 2006)
10) The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
9) Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)
8) The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
7) Harlan County U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple, 1976)
6) 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis, 2008)
5) Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2011)
4) We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2012)
3) Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
2) Cleo From 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962)
1) Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)