Saving Face (2005) Alice Wu
A sweet and moving romantic between two women as well as an introspective look at families and tradition, Alice Wu created a new perfect romantic comedy.
The Hurt Locker (2009) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow has an exciting filmography but The Hurt Locker is the culmination of her work so far. Terse, anxiety ridden and proving to be Jeremy Renner’s breakout, The Hurt Locker is just another highlight in the directors career.
Selma (2014) Ava DuVernay
Proving herself not only to be an integral voice in film but also a versatile one, Ava DuVernay’s Selma felt excitingly fresh, offering up a film with biopic workings that ultimately upended typical cliches and perfectly captured a movement and a moment, rather than a single man.
Advantageous (2015) Jennifer Phang
One of the most underrated films of 2015, Advantageous is a feminist science fiction film that proves female directors deserve the chance to take the helm of genre projects.