There have been some truly inspirational females in Hollywood making their voices heard, matching with a growing increasing of films with female leads. That includes films like Wonder Woman, Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters and Hidden Figures, with a wide array of talented female stars. But it’s not just on screen where this talent is starting to show. Behind the camera, there have been some fantastic work going on by a number of women in all kinds of genres. You’ll notice some great films from up to 30 years ago as well. How many of these women-directed films do you recognise? Did any of them surprise you?
Film 1. (1980s)
Film 2. (1990s)
Film 3. (1990s)
Film 4. (1990s)
Film 5. (1990s)
Film 6. (1990s)
Film 7. (2000s)
Film 8. (2000s)
Film 9. (2000s)
Film 10. (2000s)
Film 11. (2010+)
Film 12. (2010+)
Film 13. (2010+)
Film 14. (2010+)
Film 15. (2010+)
1. Big (1988)
2. Point Break (1991)
3. Wayne’s World (1992)
4. Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – June
5. The Piano (1993) – August
6. Clueless (1995)
7. American Psycho (2000)
8. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
9. Frida (2002)
10. Lost in Translation (2003)
11. Blackfish (2013) – January
12. In a World (2013) – August
13. The Babadook (2014) – May
14. Selma (2014) – December
15. Unbroken (2014) – December
11/15 missed piano, frida, babadook and lost in translation
nice one as always alex!
That’s a great score. I don’t expect anyone to get all of them. Well done for getting In a World. Such talent and orignality in that movie.
9 out of 15. I hadn’t heard of a couple of them.
Impressive stuff. You’re getting good at this now. I assume that’s how you listen to Bohemian Rhapsody haha.
Umm…I’m good at a lot of things Thank you very much. Who are you again? You’re like a film I should know but forgot , or a quiz I should have aced, but couldn’t remember my study notes. Haha Next time I’ll get 15 our of 15 if I don’t forget how to find your blog 😜
I noticed you didn’t deny the headbanging 😉
10/15. I haven’t seen the ones I missed even though they are very popular and/or acclaimed films: Big, Sleepless, Lost in Translation, In a World, Unbroken. Great quiz, as usual.
It’s a tricky quiz so that’s a solid score. Big was a tough photo. I’ve never seen Lost in Translation. I have a soft spot for Sleepless in Seattle.
I got 3,8,9,10 – the titles, not the directors
You know your noughties movies 🙂
A great idea for a quiz. I got 12 of them. It’s wonderful to see you highlighting movies directed by women.
Thanks. I’ve done a few posts with a similar theme, including one on inspirational females. It’s always great to see how well they are received. And to see what superb films females have made over the recent decades. Especially as quite a few of those films are in the past few years. Look out for part 2. One just wasn’t enough!
I’m definitely looking out for part 2. You do some great quizzes, my friend.
Thanks. And many more quizzes to come.
Delighted to hear that.
Great round up! Blackfish is one of my favorites. It’s so haunting. Like Frankenstein. A cautionary tale. Leave nature alone.
I do need to see it. So sad to see any form of cruelty, especially to animals. I just don’t understand how someone could do it.
Awesome post, Alex. I didn’t Wayne’s World’s director was female. I’ll have to go look it up to find out who she is.
Penelope Spherris. It’s her most famous film by far. She’s also done some screenwriting and producing.
Interesting post… I didn’t dare checking my score but enjoyed reading the ones from your readers. Happy week, Alex.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂 You’re always welcome to suggest a category 🙂
11/15… not too bad.
Solid stuff Abby. Looking at those photos it would be a retro to have a mobile like that haha.
I got 13/15 – missed out on Big and Sleepless in Seattle. I had no idea Wayne’s World and American Psycho were directed by women though!
Neither did I. Those little kid photos were a bit sneaky of me. I wonder what happened to both actors. Great score btw 👍
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12/15 for the films although I recognised one but couldn’t name it. For the directors 7/15 which pisses me off. I know the director of Wayne’s World and Clueless is on the tip of my tongue. It’s interesting that the more award worthy less commercial films seem to have directors I recognise more. Than there is Kathryn Bigelow who has made films dealing often with masculinity and is the first female director to win an Oscar. I should know who the fuck she is and that she directed Point Break – one of if not her best film. It’s driving me crazy I can’t name the director of Julie/Julia who did a few collaborations with Streep.
You set very high standards Lloyd 🙂 I did know Amy Heckerling directed Clueless but I didn’t know that Wayne’s World was directed by a woman. I like to think in time Bigelow will be the first of many, those big changes never happen overnight.
I think change is definitely coming.
I love Clueless, lots of great films 😊
One of those super well made films. And people still reference it 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zpOMYRi0w
13/15. Missed Sleepless in Seattle and Unbroken. Fun quiz!
A very impressive score. Something tells me you’re going to be very good at these 🙂
3 – Hiding my head in shame
Don’t feel like that. You’ll do better on other quizzes. Think of it as women’s directing success being better than people realise.
Hmm, only 6. Okay, better next time!
It’s still a pass 😃 And you’re right, always another quiz to get higher on.