7 Top Movies Directed By Women

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“I do feel that it is through the prism, the lens, the perspective of the female eye – the loving female eye – that a man is almost given permission to be vulnerable,” the actor Ben Kingsley told the Observer about how some of his best acting moments, where he was most vulnerable, came from being directed by a woman. He continued by saying “I’m sorry to say that I’ve only worked with possibly four female directors.

It’s always good to see some appreciation for women especially when it comes from male figures. There is a clear gender imbalance in Hollywood, only 9% of the top 250 films in 2015 (up 2% from 2014) were directed by women according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. The study also showed that . Here we list 7 top movies directed by women

1. Selma (2014) directed by Ava DuVernay

2. Lost In Translation (2003) directed by Sofia Coppola

3. An Education (2009) directed by Lone Scherfig

4. 35 Shots of Rum (2008) directed by Claire Denis

5. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) co-directed by Loveleen Tandan

6. The Hurt Locker (2008) directed by Kathryn Bigelow

7. The Piano (1993) directed by Jane Campion