Top 10 Best Female Movie Directors

10. Julie Taymor, Film: Frida, Titus
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
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9. Lone Scherfig, Film: An Education
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.
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8. Mary Harron, FIlm: American Psycho , This Film Is Not Yet Rated, I Shot Andy Warhol
Mary Harron is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page.
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7. Sarah Polley, Film: Away From Her, Stories We Tell, Take This Waltz
Sarah E. Polley OC is a Canadian actress and film director. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea.
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6. Nora Ephron, Film: Julie & Julia, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail
Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.
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5. Jane Campion, Film: The Piano
Elizabeth Jane Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director based in Australia. Campion is the second of four women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director
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4. Amy Heckerling, Film: Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I Could Never Be Your Woman
Amy Heckerling is an American film director. She is an alumna of both New York University and the American Film Institute.
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3. Sofia Coppola, Film: Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides, The Bling Ring
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
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2. Penny Marshall, Film: Big, Awakenings, A League of Their Own
Carole Penny Marshall is an American actress, television producer, film producer, television director, and film director.
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1. Kathryn Bigelow, Film: The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark
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.
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