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Films Directed by Women

Check out the official top 100 narrative feature films by women directors list

FAQ (please read before commenting)

1) Why is [movie by male director] on here?
In most cases (Slumdog Millionaire, The Act of Killing, Out 1, Bela Tarr's movies) there's a female co-director who isn't credited everywhere, sometimes (Lego Movie 2) they were originally credited as co-director and the credit was later changed to something else. Most of the time it's explained somewhere in the comments but of course it's possible that I accidentally added something that shouldn't be on here.
2) Why is [movie by trans director] on here?
Trans women are women, if they made a movie before they came out as trans women I gonna…

There are 382 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • Love Is the Beginning of All Terror
  • The Story of Woo Viet
  • Seduction: The Cruel Woman
  • Longshot
  • Islands
  • Paradies
  • Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure
  • Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists
  • A Man in Love
  • Look Who's Talking
  • Valley Girl
  • Sky Captain
  • Beirut: The Last Home Movie
  • Panelstory or Birth of a Community
  • Ishtar
  • Jane B. by Agnès V.
  • Junior Size 36
  • Desert Hearts
  • The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War
  • Grease 2
  • Joan of Arc of Mongolia
  • On a Moonlit Night
  • Sati
  • Rikky and Pete
  • Love and Fear
  • Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
  • To Kill a Priest
  • Plain Clothes
  • Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime)
  • Deadly Dreams
  • Dudes
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Waves
  • The Romance of Book and Sword
  • The Skin
  • Vagabond
  • Submariners
  • The Man with the Suitcase
  • Letters Home
  • Scrubbers
  • Lady Beware
  • Something About Amelia
  • Spookies
  • Sweetie
  • Histoires d'Amérique: Food, Family and Philosophy
  • Home of the Brave
  • Chocolat
  • Passion
  • Smooth Talk
  • Lurkers
  • Can't Stop the Music
  • Cookie
  • Celia
  • Virgin Machine
  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • Big
  • Kung-Fu Master!
  • Felix
  • Freak Orlando
  • Francesco
  • The Case of the Silver Snake
  • Toute une nuit
  • Humanoids from the Deep
  • Pet Sematary
  • Paris Vu Par... 20 Years After
  • Eight Taels of Gold
  • Soldier Girls
  • The Herdsman
  • The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun
  • The Check Is in the Mail...
  • Love in a Fallen City
  • Oriana
  • Salaam Bombay!
  • The Underachievers
  • The Women of Brewster Place
  • She-Devil
  • Polly
  • An Autumn's Tale
  • Parama
  • Making Mr. Right
  • D.O.A.
  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam
  • A Moment (Ek Pal)
  • Bye Bye Victor
  • Softly, Softly
  • Ornette: Made in America
  • The Being
  • Children of a Lesser God
  • Tenement
  • A Night to Dismember
  • Sand and Blood
  • A Lonely Woman
  • Seven Women, Seven Sins
  • Blood Sisters
  • Variety
  • Women's Story
  • Into the Homeland
  • A Dry White Season
  • Broken Mirrors
  • Thin Air