Top 10 Best Female Directors
The best female directors include an Academy Award winner, members of Hollywood”s royal families and a whole bunch of ladies who make beautiful things happen when they”re behind the camera.
10. Penelope Spheeris
Penelope Spheeris is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is best known as a documentary film director whose works include the trilogy titled The Decline of Western Civilization.
9. Mary Harron
Mary Harron is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page.
8. Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor is an American director of theatre, opera and film. Taymor”s work has received many accolades from critics, and she has earned two Tony Awards out of four nominations, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, an Emmy Award and an Academy Award nomination for Original Song.
7. Lone Scherfig
Lone Scherfig is a Danish film director who has been involved with the Dogme 95 movement and who has been widely critically acclaimed for several of her movies, including the Oscar-nominated film An Education.
6. Jane Campion
Elizabeth Jane Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director based in Australia.
5. Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.
4. Amy Heckerling
Amy Heckerling is an American film director. She is an alumna of both New York University and the American Film Institute.
3. Penny Marshall
Carole Penny Marshall is an American actress, television producer, film producer, television director, and film director.
2. Sofia Coppola
Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation, and became the third woman (and first American woman) to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director.
1. Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director. Her films include Near Dark, Point Break, Strange Days, The Weight of Water, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker, and Zero Dark Thirty