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My Favorite Female Directed Movies (Soon to Be Yours Too!)

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In no particular order, other than the year, here are a handful of my favorite female-directed movies.

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Directed by: Beeban Kidron – For fans of drag, or Patrick Swayze, enjoy this heartwarming drag queen coming-of-age story.

Across The Universe (2007)

Directed by: Julie Taymor – For my musical lovers, especially Beatles fans, give this masterpiece a watch.

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

 Directed by: Karyn Kusama – Justice for Jennifer’s Body.

Whip It (2009)

Directed by: Drew Barrymore – This movie made me want to join a roller-derby team.

Lady Bird (2017)

 Directed by: Greta Gerwig – For the girls that get it.

The Souvenir (2019)

Directed by: Joanna Hogg – For my film school friends, this is the movie that should be, but probably isn’t in your course description.

The Farewell (2019)

Directed by: Lulu Wang – Grab tissues for this one! This movie takes a profound look at the ethics of medicine and familial obligations/relationships in Chinese culture.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2021)

 Directed by: Adamma Ebo – Satire at its finest folks! 

Thank you to all the female directors who are single-handedly saving the film industry. We love and cherish you! I hope you check these movies out, as they made my adolescence. Please continue to support female directors!

Justice Morris is a freshman History and Latino Studies double major at the University of Texas at Austin, also pursuing a Core Texts and Ideas certificate. Justice is a passionate writer; she enjoys sharing her thoughts on popular culture, life as a college student, and her cultural experience as a Hispanic woman. When she’s not writing, she loves taking care of her plants, trips to Half Price Books, and attending concerts. IG: @_.pajarita._