100 films directed by women

In honor of International Women’s Day 2019 here are our recommendations for 100 films you can stream right now!
last updated — March 8th, 2019


Kanopy (free for UCLA students and LAPL members)

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  1. Lady Bird (2017) dir. Greta Gerwig

  2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) dir. Desiree Akhavan

  3. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) dir. Agnes Varda

  4. The Love Witch (2016) dir. Anna Biller

  5. American Honey (2016) dir. Andrea Arnold

  6. Obvious Child (2014) dir. Gillian Robespierre

  7. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) dir. Ana Lily Amirpour

  8. Keep the Change (2017) dir. Rachel Israel

  9. What Will People Say (2018) dir. Iram Haq

  10. The Watermelon Women (1996) dir. Cheryl Dunye

  11. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) dir. Lynne Ramsay

  12. Madeline’s Madeline (2018) dir. Josephine Decker

  13. The Bling Ring (2013) dir. Sofia Coppola

  14. The Fits (2016) dir. Anna Rose Holmer

  15. Summer 1993 (2017) Carla Simon

  16. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975) dir. Chantal Ackerman

  17. The Hitchhiker (1953) dir. Ida Lupino

  18. Bread and Butter (2014) dir. Liz Manashil

  19. Mikey and Nickey (1976) dir. Elaine May

  20. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015) dir. Chloe Zhao

  21. Pure (2010) dir. Lisa Langseth

  22. Jane B. Par Agnes V. (1988) dir. Agnes Varda

  23. The Second Mother (2015) dir. Anna Muyleart

  24. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) dir. Maya Deren

  25. Breathe (2014) dir. Melanie Laurent

  26. Love and Anarchy (1973) dir. Lina Wertmüller

  27. The Whistleblower (2010) dir. Larysa Kondracki

  28. Summertime (2016) Catherine Corsini

  29. Meek’s Cutoff (2011) dir. Kelly Reichardt

  30. Tortilla Soup (2001) dir. Maria Ripoll


Hulu (included with student Spotify subscription)

  1. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) dir. Gurinder Chadha

  2. The Virgin Suicides (1999) dir. Sofia Coppola

  3. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) dir. Sophie Fiennes

  4. Oh Lucy! (2017) dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi

  5. Beach Rats (2017) dir. Eliza Hittman

  6. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) dir. Miranda July

  7. Skate Kitchen (2018) dir. Crystal Moselle

  8. Pick of the Litter (2018) dir. Dana Nachman

  9. Wayne’s World (1992) dir. Penelope Spheeris

  10. Frida (2002) dir. Julie Taymor

  11. The Piano (1993) dir. Jane Campion

  12. The Ballad of Jack and Rose (1995) dir. Rebecca Miller

  13. Stella’s Last Weekend (2018) dir. Polly Draper

  14. Loving Vincent (2017) co-dir Dorota Kobiela

  15. The Party (2017) dir. Sally Potter


Netflix

  1. Period. End of Sentence (2018) dir. Rayka Zehtabchi

  2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) dir. Susan Johnson

  3. A Wrinkle In Time (2018) dir. Ava Duvernay

  4. Happy as Lazzaro (2018) dir. Alice Rohrwacher

  5. The Bad Batch (2016) dir. Ana Lily Amirpour

  6. 1 Night (2016) dir. Minhal Baig

  7. According to Greta (2009) dir. Nancy Bardawil

  8. Madame Bovary (2014) c0-dir. Sophie Barthes

  9. Mississippi Grind (2015) co-dir. Anna Boden

  10. Mudbound (2017) dir. Dee Rees

  11. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) dir. Sarah Colangelo

  12. Five Nights in Maine (2015) dir. Maris Curran

  13. Dumplin’ (2018) dir. Anne Fletcher

  14. Set It Up (2018) dir. Claire Scanlon

  15. Daughters of the Dust (1991) Julie Dash

  16. Julie and Julia (2009) dir. Nora Ephron

  17. Billy Madison (1995) dir. Tamara Davis

  18. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) dir. Johanna Demetrakas

  19. The Edge of Seventeen (2016) dir. Kelly Fremon Craig

  20. Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016) dir. Maggie Greenwald

  21. Things to Come (2016) dir. Mia Hansen-Løve

  22. Tallulah (2016) dir. Sian Heder

  23. Shrek (2001) co-dir. Vicky Jenson

  24. Paris is Burning (1990) dir. Jennie Livingston

  25. Certain Women (2016) dir. Kelly Reichardt

  26. Cloud Atlas (2012) dir. The Wachowski Sisters

  27. Planetarium (2015) dir. Rebecca Zlotowski

  28. Lovesong (2017) dir. So Yong Kim

  29. White Girl (2016) dir. Elizabeth Wood

  30. Faces Places (2017) dir. Agnes Varda

  31. 13th (2017) dir. Ava Duvernay

  32. City of God (2002) dir. Katia Lund

  33. Divines (2016) dir. Uda Benyamina

  34. The Invitation (2015) dir. Karyn Kusama

  35. Mamma Mia! (2008) dir. Phyllida Lloyd


Amazon Prime

  1. An Inconvenient Truth: Truth to Power (2017) co-dir. Bonni Cohen

  2. Higher Ground (2011) dir. Vera Farmiga

  3. Little Man Tate (1991) dir. Jodie Foster

  4. Leave No Trace (2018) dir. Debra Granik

  5. You Were Never Really Here (2018) dir. Lynne Ramsay

  6. Elvis & Nixon (2016) dir. Liza Johnson

  7. The Woodsman (2004) dir. Nicole Kassell

  8. Women Behind the Camera (2007) dir. Alexis Krasilovsky

  9. Nuts! (2016) dir. Penny Lane

  10. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) dir. Melanie Mayron

  11. The Dressmaker (2015) dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse

  12. Before I Fall (2017) dir. Ry Russo-Young

  13. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) dir. Susan Siedelman

  14. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) dir. Jill Sprecher

  15. Yentl (1983) dir. Barbra Stresiand

  16. Desert Runners (2013) dir. Jennifer Steinman

  17. Party Girl (1995) dir. Daisy von Scherler Mayer

  18. The Matrix trilogy dir. The Wachowski Sisters

  19. Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) dir. Lucy Walker

  20. Eden (2012) dir. Megan Griffiths