Danish director, Lone Scherfig, brought this coming-of-age film to life in 2009. It stars Carey Mulligan as a young woman who gets romantically involved with a scam artist twice her age in 1960s England.
British director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, broke box office records in 2015 with this kinky romance, but given that she had to answer to the book’s author, EL James, for everything, it’s unlikely she’ll be back for the sequel.
It’s almost surprising that a woman directed a film so edgy and frightening, but that’s what director Mary Harron is all about. Harron has even directed an episode of the epically creepy The Following for TV.
This mash-up between an unemployed blogger (Amy Adams) and the grand life of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) made us hungry for more films about great women. Sadly, this was writer/director Nora Ephron’s last film before she passed away in 2012.
From 1994, this remake of the classic Little Women, directed by Gillian Armstrong, stole our hearts as our favorite young actresses, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis, played the beloved March sisters.
In 2008, Kathryn Bigelow stunned audiences with this explosive story about a weapons disposal technician addicted to his job and made Jeremy Renner a star — thank you, Kathryn! She became the first woman to winBest Director at the Academy Awards in 2010.
Directed by Anne Fletcher in 2009, Betty White steals the show as Grandma Annie in this rom-com about a pushy boss (Sandra Bullock), who forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her to avoid being deported back to Canada.
In 2010, director Floria Sigismondi told the wild story of two real-life punk rock girls, Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), just as they were rising to fame in the late 1970s.