what the movies American Psychopath, Meetings and Disagreements It is what time does she come back have in common? In addition to being great, they are all run by women. Very well evaluated by critics, the productions also have good ratings from the public on IMDb, one of the largest online databases on cinema.
On this International Women’s Day, nothing better than consuming and appreciating the work of outstanding women in the film industry. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of 7 great films directed by women that deserve your attention on date (and the rest of the year):
7 movies directed by women
- Portrait of a Young Woman on Fire
- American Psychopath
- We Need to Talk About Kevin
- Lady Bird
- war on terror
- What time does she come back?
Below, check out more details about each of the films and their directors, as well as where to watch the productions in 2023 on streaming!
Portrait of a Young Woman on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019)
with the great Tomboy (2011) in filmography, the French director established herself in the industry by launching Portrait of a Young Woman on Firea novel that portrays the love between two women in France in 1770.
- Where to watch: Globoplay
- See also: why are there no women nominated for Best Director at the Oscars 2023?
American Psychopath (Mary Harron, 2000)
Starring Christian Bale, Mary Harron’s feature is quite famous for the sarcastic tone of the plot and, of course, the plot twist. The production accompanies Patrick Bateman, a successful executive who shares his normal life with a second face: a serial killer.
- Where to watch: Star+, Lionsgate+
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011)
With Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller leading the cast, We Need to Talk About Kevin tells the disturbing story of Eva, a woman who never wanted to be a mother, with her son Kevin. Their relationship has always been complicated, but Eva would never have imagined what he would be capable of doing.
- Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
Matrix (Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 1999)
One of cinema’s most beloved science fiction films was directed by two women. Together, the Wachowski sisters brought to the big screen the story of Neo, a young programmer who discovers he is the victim of an artificial intelligence that manipulates people’s minds, creating the illusion of a real world. The rest of the plot you should already know (and if you don’t, it’s worth adding to the list of movies to see before you die, huh!).
- Where to watch: HBO Max
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
Lady Bird was Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut and earned five Oscar nominations in 2017. With a simple plot, the feature film reflects on the dilemmas of adolescence and the pains of growing up.
- Where to watch: Available for rent on Amazon Prime Video
war on terror (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Hurt Locker features the day-to-day life of a US bomb squad sent to the Iraq War. A curiosity is that the feature earned Kathryn Bigelow the Oscar for Best Director and enshrined her as the first woman to win the category.
- Where to watch: Netflix
What time does she come back? (Anna Muylaert, 2015)
Written and directed by Anna Muylaert, the national feature exposes social inequality in Brazil by showing the dynamics between a domestic worker and her upper-middle-class employers.
- Where to watch: Netflix
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