quiz
Entertainment

How Many Of These Movies By Female Directors Have You Seen?

Women have been making films for more than 100 years, but they’re still startlingly outnumbered in Hollywood. Here are more than 175 movies from female filmmakers. How many have you seen?

  1. Christina Lu

    Women have been a part of the movie industry since its earliest days — Alice Guy-Blaché directed one of the first fiction films in 1896. But female directors are still troublingly outnumbered in Hollywood, with only one of this upcoming summer’s major releases, Jupiter Ascending, directed by a woman. Below are 176 of the most prominent movies directed by women, from Ida Lupino’s 1950s noir The Hitch-Hiker, to Nancy Meyers’s biggest romantic comedy hit, to a Disney pioneer, with no more than two per filmmaker for maximum variety. Check off every film that you’ve watched all the way through.

    1. Gaumont
      The Cabbage Fairy (1896), by Alice Guy-Blaché
    2. Synapse Films
      Triumph of the Will (1935), by Leni Riefenstahl
    1. Criterion Collection
      Olympia (1938), by Leni Riefenstahl
    2. Warner Home Video
      Dance, Girl, Dance (1940), by Dorothy Arzner
    1. Wellspring Media
      Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), by Maya Deren (with Alexander Hammid)
    2. Olive Films
      Outrage (1950), by Ida Lupino
    1. Passport Video
      The Hitch-Hiker (1953), by Ida Lupino
    2. Criterion Collection
      Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), by Agnès Varda
    1. Cinema V
      The Cool World (1963), by Shirley Clarke
    2. Olive Films
      A New Leaf (1971), by Elaine May
    1. Anchor Bay Entertainment
      The Night Porter (1974), by Liliana Cavani
    2. Koch Lorber Films
      Swept Away (1974), by Lina Wertmüller
    1. Criterion Collection
      Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), by Chantal Akerman
    2. Fox Lorber
      Seven Beauties (1975), by Lina Wertmüller
    1. Cinema 5 Distributing
      Harlan County U.S.A. (1976), by Barbara Kopple
    2. RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
      Rabbit Test (1978), by Joan Rivers
    1. Blue Underground
      My Brilliant Career (1979), by Gillian Armstrong
    2. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), by Amy Heckerling
    1. Shout! Factory
      The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), by Amy Holden Jones
    2. MGM Home Entertainment
      Yentl (1983), by Barbra Streisand
    1. Horizon Films
      Variety (1983), by Bette Gordon
    2. Icarus Video
      Born in Flames (1983), by Lizzie Borden
    1. MGM Home Entertainment
      Valley Girl (1983), by Martha Coolidge
    2. Criterion Collection
      Vagabond (1985), by Agnès Varda
    1. Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Real Genius (1985), by Martha Coolidge
    2. MGM/UA Home Entertainment
      Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), by Susan Seidelman
    1. Paramount Home Entertainment
      Children of a Lesser God (1986), by Randa Haines
    2. Columbia Pictures
      Ishtar (1987), by Elaine May
    1. CBS/Fox
      Big (1988), by Penny Marshall
    2. Paramount Home Video
      Pet Sematary (1989), by Mary Lambert
    1. MGM/UA Home Entertainment
      Europa Europa (1990), by Agnieszka Holland
    2. Columbia TriStar Home Video
      The Prince of Tides (1991), by Barbra Streisand
    1. Orion Pictures Corporation
      Little Man Tate (1991), by Jodie Foster
    2. Warner Home Video
      Point Break (1991), by Kathryn Bigelow
    1. Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Gas, Food Lodging (1992), by Allison Anders
    2. Paramount Home Video
      Wayne’s World (1992), by Penelope Spheeris
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      A League of Their Own (1992), by Penny Marshall
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Orlando (1992), by Sally Potter
    1. Miramax Films
      The Piano (1993), by Jane Campion
    2. MGM Home Entertainment
      Boxing Helena (1993), by Jennifer Chambers Lynch
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Sleepless in Seattle (1993), by Nora Ephron
    2. Warner Home Video
      Black Beauty (1994), by Caroline Thompson
    1. Columbia Pictures
      I Like It Like That (1994), by Darnell Martin
    2. Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Little Women (1994), by Gillian Armstrong
    1. Evergreen Entertainment
      Go Fish (1994), by Rose Troche
    2. New Line Home Video
      Total Eclipse (1995), by Agnieszka Holland
    1. Paramount Home Video
      Clueless (1995), by Amy Heckerling
    2. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), by Beeban Kidron
    1. First Look International
      Antonia’s Line (1995), by Marleen Gorris
    2. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      Billy Madison (1995), by Tamra Davis
    1. Zeitgeist Films
      Fire (1996), by Deepa Mehta
    2. Paramount Home Video
      Black Sheep (1996), by Penelope Spheeris
    1. Trimark Home Video
      Eve’s Bayou (1997), by Kasi Lemmons
    2. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Doctor Dolittle (1998), by Betty Thomas
    1. Paramount Home Video
      Deep Impact (1998), by Mimi Leder
    2. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), by Tamara Jenkins
    1. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      Half Baked (1998), by Tamra Davis
    2. Warner Home Video
      You’ve Got Mail (1998), by Nora Ephron
    1. DreamWorks Home Entertainment
      The Prince of Egypt (1998), by Brenda Chapman (with Steve Hickner and Simon Wells)
    2. Mill Creek Entertainment
      Can’t Hardly Wait (1998), by Deborah Kaplan (with Harry Elfont)
    1. Shout! Factory
      Ravenous (1999), by Antonia Bird
    2. Trimark Home Video
      Romance (1999), by Catherine Breillat
    1. New Yorker Films
      Beau Travail (1999), by Claire Denis
    2. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Boys Don’t Cry (1999), by Kimberly Peirce
    1. Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Hanging Up (2000), by Diane Keaton
    2. Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Girlfight (2000), by Karyn Kusama
    1. Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment
      American Psycho (2000), by Mary Harron
    2. Warner Home Video
      Pay It Forward (2000), by Mimi Leder
    1. Paramount Home Video
      What Women Want (2000), by Nancy Meyers
    2. DreamWorks Home Entertainment
      Shrek (2001), by Vicky Jenson (with Andrew Adamson)
    1. Criterion Collection
      Fat Girl (2001), by Catherine Breillat
    2. Lot 47 Films
      Trouble Every Day (2001), by Claire Denis
    1. Lions Gate Films
      Lovely & Amazing (2001), by Nicole Holofcener
    2. Universal Studios Home Video
      Monsoon Wedding (2001), by Mira Nair
    1. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
      Bend It Like Beckham (2002), by Gurinder Chadha
    2. Buena Vista Home Entertainment
      Frida (2002), by Julie Taymor
    1. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
      Laurel Canyon (2002), by Lisa Cholodenko
    2. Palisades Pictures
      Morvern Callar (2002), by Lynne Ramsay
    1. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002), by Nanette Burstein (with Brett Morgen)
    2. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
      Whale Rider (2002), by Niki Caro
    1. Warner Bros.
      Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), by Callie Khouri
    2. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Thirteen (2003), by Catherine Hardwicke
    1. Sony Pictures Classics
      My Life Without Me (2003), by Isabel Coixet
    2. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
      Something’s Gotta Give (2003), by Nancy Meyers
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Monster (2003), by Patty Jenkins
    2. Warner Home Video
      American Splendor (2003), by Shari Springer Berman (with Robert Pulcini)
    1. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      Lost in Translation (2003), by Sofia Coppola
    2. Wellspring Media
      In the Realms of the Unreal (2004), by Jessica Yu
    1. Palm Pictures
      The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004), by Asia Argento
    2. New Line Home Video
      Havoc (2005), by Barbara Kopple
    1. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      The Wedding Date (2005), by Clare Kilner
    2. Fox Searchlight Pictures
      Water (2005), by Deepa Mehta
    1. Home Box Office Home Video
      The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), by Mary Harron
    2. Warner Home Video
      North Country (2005), by Niki Caro
    1. MGM/UA Home Entertainment
      The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), by Rebecca Miller
    2. IFC Films
      Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), by Miranda July
    1. Lionsgate
      Deliver Us from Evil (2006), by Amy Berg
    2. Palisades Tartan
      Red Road (2006), by Andrea Arnold
    1. Buena Vista Pictures
      Step Up (2006), by Anne Fletcher
    2. Magnolia Pictures
      Jesus Camp (2006), by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
    1. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Little Miss Sunshine (2006), by Valerie Faris (with Jonathan Dayton)
    2. Kino International
      In Between Days (2006), by So Yong Kim
    1. Fox 2000 Pictures
      Aquamarine (2006), by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
    2. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Waitress (2007), by Adrienne Shelly
    1. Red Envelope Entertainment
      2 Days in Paris (2007), by Julie Delpy
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Across the Universe (2007), by Julie Taymor
    1. Roadside Attractions
      Caramel (2007), by Nadine Labaki
    2. Paramount Pictures
      Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), by Susanne Bier
    1. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      The Savages (2007), by Tamara Jenkins
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Persepolis (2007), by Marjane Satrapi (with Vincent Paronnaud)
    1. Image Entertainment
      Then She Found Me (2007), by Helen Hunt
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Catch and Release (2006), by Susannah Grant
    1. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      The Namesake (2006), by Mira Nair
    2. Summit Home Entertainment
      Twilight (2008), by Catherine Hardwicke
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Frozen River (2008), by Courtney Hunt
    2. Summit Home Entertainment
      The Hurt Locker (2008), by Kathryn Bigelow
    1. Oscilloscope Pictures
      Wendy and Lucy (2008), by Kelly Reichardt
    2. Strand Releasing
      The Headless Woman (2008), by Lucrecia Martel
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Mamma Mia! (2008), by Phyllida Lloyd
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Cadillac Records (2008), by Darnell Martin
    1. IndieFlix
      Sita Sings the Blues (2008), by Nina Paley
    2. Criterion Collection
      Fish Tank (2009), by Andrea Arnold
    1. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
      The Proposal (2009), by Anne Fletcher
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Coco Before Chanel (2009), by Anne Fontaine
    1. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Whip It (2009), by Drew Barrymore
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Bright Star (2009), by Jane Campion
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      An Education (2009), by Lone Scherfig
    2. Magnolia Home Entertainment
      Humpday (2009), by Lynn Shelton
    1. Cinema Guild
      Everyone Else (2009, by Maren Ade
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Nowhere Boy (2009), by Sam Taylor-Johnson
    1. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
      Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), by Betty Thomas
    2. Strand Releasing
      The Arbor (2010), by Clio Barnard
    1. Lionsgate Home Entertainment
      Winter’s Bone (2010), by Debra Granik
    2. Oscilloscope Pictures
      Meek’s Cutoff (2010), by Kelly Reichardt
    1. Criterion Collection
      Tiny Furniture (2010), by Lena Dunham
    2. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      The Kids Are All Right (2010), by Lisa Cholodenko
    1. Arthouse Films
      Waste Land (2010), by Lucy Walker
    2. Warner Bros.
      Going the Distance (2010), by Nanette Burstein
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      In a Better World (2010), by Susanne Bier
    2. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
      Ramona and Beezus (2010), by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Country Strong (2010), by Shana Feste
    2. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      Nanny McPhee Returns (2010), by Susanna White
    1. Focus Features
      Pariah (2011), by Dee Rees
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), by Angelina Jolie
    1. Roadside Attractions
      Friends with Kids (2011), by Jennifer Westfeldt
    2. DreamWorks Home Entertainment
      Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), by Jennifer Yuh
    1. Summit Home Entertainment
      The Beaver (2011), by Jodie Foster
    2. IFC Films
      Your Sister’s Sister (2011), by Lynn Shelton
    1. Oscilloscope Pictures
      We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), by Lynne Ramsay
    2. Anchor Bay Entertainment
      W.E. (2011), by Madonna
    1. Sundance Selects
      Goodbye First Love (2011), by Mia Hansen-Løve
    2. Magnolia Pictures
      Take This Waltz (2011), by Sarah Polley
    1. Roadside Attractions
      The Future (2011), by Miranda July
    2. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Arthur Christmas (2011), by Sarah Smith
    1. Sundance Selects
      Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012), by Alison Klayman
    2. Image Entertainment
      Middle of Nowhere (2012), by Ava DuVernay
    1. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
      Brave (2012), by Brenda Chapman (with Mark Andrews)
    2. Music Box Films
      Lore (2012), by Cate Shortland
    1. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
      Wadjda (2012), by Haifaa Al-Mansour
    2. Warner Home Video
      Cloud Atlas (2012), by Lana Wachowski (with Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski)
    1. Magnolia Pictures
      The Queen of Versailles (2012), by Lauren Greenfield
    2. Universal Studios Home Entertainment
      Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), by Lorene Scafaria
    1. Anchor Bay Entertainment
      The Iron Lady (2011), by Phyllida Lloyd
    2. Roadside Attractions
      Stories We Tell (2012), by Sarah Polley
    1. Fox Searchlight Pictures
      Ruby Sparks (2012), by Valerie Faris (with Jonathan Dayton)
    2. CBS Films
      The To Do List (2013), by Maggie Carey
    1. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
      Frozen (2013), by Jennifer Lee (with Chris Buck)
    2. Magnolia Pictures
      Blackfish (2013), by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
    1. Netflix
      The Square (2013), by Jehane Noujaim
    2. Film Arcade
      Afternoon Delight (2013), by Jill Soloway
    1. MGM Home Entertainment
      Carrie (2013), by Kimberly Peirce
    2. Roadside Attractions
      In a World… (2013), by Lake Bell
    1. Fox Searchlight Pictures
      Enough Said (2013), by Nicole Holofcener
    2. Lionsgate Home Entertainment
      The Bling Ring (2013), by Sofia Coppola
    1. Lionsgate
      Peeples (2013), by Tina Gordon Chism
    2. Universal Pictures
      Endless Love (2014), by Shana Feste

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

          
    Now Buzzing