#52FilmsByWomen Lists

On October 1, 2015, we launched #52FilmsByWomen as part of our Trailblazing Women Initiative with Turner Classic Movies. We asked a simple question: "Will you watch a film a week by a woman for one year?"

And so far, well over ten thousand have said YES.

To help people complete their pledges, we posted daily "Lists of the Day" during September 2016, as part of our celebration of the one year anniversary of #52FilmsByWomen. We'll occassionally continue adding to these lists of lists. Scroll down for the lists, and click here to learn more about #52FIlmsByWomen.

If you'd like us to share your personal list of 52, e-mail mgreen@wif.org.


Celebrate Galentine’s Day 2017 with #52FilmsByWomen

February 13, 2017

In 2017, you can celebrate Galentine’s Day with #52FilmsByWomen! Check out these fourteen great titles that depict the complexity, beauty, and in many cases the comedy inside friendships among women. All of these films are written or directed by women, so they’re a great opportunity to add to your list of 52!   Thelma & […]

#52FilmsByWomen for the Holidays

December 19, 2016

Want to add to your list of #52FilmsByWomen this holiday season? We’ve made it easy! Scroll down to learn about twelve holiday films written or directed by women. Watch with your family and maybe even get them to make the pledge! “Black Nativity (2013) is a moving, soulful film that delves deeper than most films […]

China’s female film directors

September 30, 2016

Today, instead of a traditional list, we are posting Time Out Shanghai’s article on China’s female film directors. 

The Mary Sue’s Women In Animation

September 29, 2016

A History of Women in Animation Part Two: Working Mothers of a Medium  

Women Directors of Bollywood

September 28, 2016

Sify Movies: Women Directors of Bollywood.Lights, camera, and action! Whenever we heard those three words, we automatically thought of scowling men wielding microphones. Well, not anymore. If you go by the success of films like Dhobi Ghat and Peepli Live, the mainstream movie business is no longer alien territory for women directors. Perhaps it’s their […]

Vidiots Shelf of #52FilmsByWomen

September 27, 2016

We are giddy to present Vidiots‘ new shelf of #52FIlmsByWomen. Vidiots Foundation started as “as a movie rental store with a fierce commitment to making as wide an array of films available as possible.” Since then, they have expanded their organization to do programming and outreach work. Vidiots has compiled a shelf of films by […]

Bitch Media’s List

September 26, 2016

Bitch meida turned to, Film Fatales asked their members in New York and LA for their recent favorite films helmed by a female director and for older films that have inspired their work.


The Mary Sue’s List of 50

September 23, 2016

50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 1: The Mainstream


TIME list of 2016 Movies

September 22, 2016

TIME’s list of “14 Movies by Women We Can’t Wait to See in 2016”

Films Directed by Women at NYFF

September 21, 2016

Women In Film is pleased to present this list of films directed by women at 2016’s New York Film Festival (running 9/30-10/16). Ava DuVernay’s THE 13TH, will break ground as the first documentary to open the festival. In addition to showing these thirty films by women, New York Film Festival also supports director Alice Rohrwacher […]

Nitrate Diva’s 75+ Classics

September 20, 2016

Nitrate Diva’s 75+ Classic Films Directed by Women (and Where You Can Watch Them)

Streaming Horror Movies

September 19, 2016

Zombie Grrlz list of female-directed horror movies streaming on Netflix


15 Highest Grossing

September 16, 2016

The Wrap’s list of highest grossing movies directed by women, as of last October.

Alfonso T’s List

September 15, 2016

#52FilmsByWomen pledger Alfonso T’s list of the films he has watched! 


Comedies Written by Women

September 14, 2016

Check out Fandango’s list of comedies written by women. 


10 Best of 2015

September 13, 2016

Indiewire’s List of the ten best woman-directed films of 2015

Lauren’s List of #52FilmsByWomen

September 12, 2016

Excellent list from Women In Film staff member Lauren Byrd!


14 Films By Women from Bustle

September 11, 2016

Fourteen classics & soon-to-be classics including BIG & THE BABADOOK. 

Paper Droids #52FilmsByWomen Posts

September 10, 2016

Check out Paper Droids’ monthly lists for #52FilmsByWomen!


Hermi’s List of #52FilmsByWomen

September 9, 2016

Hermi made the pledge to watch #52FilmsByWomen. Check out this list of 52 in progress!

Films By Women at TIFF 2016

September 8, 2016

The whole industry is talking about inclusion in a way it hasn’t in a long time. We never want to say ‘[diversity] is the goal’ because I don’t think that’s the right way to do it. But we do want to make sure we’re paying attention and maybe looking more deeply for stories that will […]

Tribeca’s List of 22 Best Streaming FIlms

September 6, 2016

Familiarize yourself with 22 talented woman filmmakers through 22 dazzling films, all available to screen via Netflix Streaming.

Morgan Green

Morgan’s List of #52FilmsByWomen

September 5, 2016

WIF staff member Morgan Green’s list of #52FIlmsByWomen

Gayle’s List of #52FilmsByWomen

September 2, 2016

Gayle Nachlis is the Senior Director of Education at Women In Film. Check out her growing list of #52FilmsByWomen!



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