Can You Match These Female Directors To Their Films?

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Society is increasingly pointing the spotlight at amazing women and the same goes for Hollywood. For years, women have been behind the camera but they obviously haven’t been getting as much credit as their male counterparts. People may not have realized it before, but a lot of women have played a huge role in some of cinema’s most unforgettable action movies, horror flicks, and more. It’s not always rom-coms and dramas! But perhaps you’re not one of those ignorant people. If so, could you show us how many female directors you know? Separate yourself from the masses and prove just how aware you are!

She was the first woman ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director in 2012 for The Hurt Locker.

Her 1993 film The Piano made her one of the five women to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director.

Before directing films such as Awakenings and A League of Their Own, this female filmmaker was known for playing Laverne DeFazio on Laverne & Shirley.

This late female filmmaker was known for her romantic comedies, but during the Watergate Scandal, she revealed the true identity of “Deep Throat” based on notes by her ex-husband Carl Bernstein.

She was a child actress who would make her directorial debut with the 1991 film, Little Man Tate.

Who directed the 2000 independent comedy horror film American Psycho starring Christian Bale?

This French director is known for the post-colonial themes in her films such as 1999’s Beau Travail.

This person directed Twilight in 2008 and is the only female to have directed a film in The Twilight Saga.

After a failed acting career, she was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for her 2003 film, Lost in Translation.

This female filmmaker directed the 2017 film Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot.

This English director is known for working with Meryl Streep, who starred in the films Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady.

This woman made her directorial debut with Kung Fu Panda 2, which set the second-highest record for highest-grossing film by a female director.

In 2005, she won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film with Wasp and she most recently directed episodes of Transparent and Big Little Lies.

Upon its release in 2000, What Women Want was at that point the highest-grossing film directed by a woman. Who was that woman?

This Danish director is known for her international film, In a Better World. She became the first female director to win a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Emmy.

This Belgian-French director was the first female director to be honored with an honorary Palme d’Or and Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to film and photography.

This English director is known for films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

This director was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for her 2010 film, The Kids Are All Right.

This director is known for featuring actress Michelle Williams in her films, most notably 2008’s Wendy and Lucy.

After the release of 2014’s Selma, she became the first African-American female director to earn a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

This Canadian actress was known for playing Ramona Quimby in the Ramona television series before she made the critically acclaimed documentary Stories We Tell in 2012.

This female filmmaker directed films such as Pariah (2011) and Mudbound (2017).

Which female filmmaker won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for the Amazon original series, Transparent?

This director is known for classic flicks such as Love & Basketball (2000) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008).

This French filmmaker was a huge influence on feminist and avant-garde cinema, making works such as Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.

This French screenwriter debuted at Cannes Film Festival in 2007 with Water Lilies and is known for her minimalist coming-of-age films.

This female filmmaker directed five feature films including Friends with Money, Enough Said, and Walking and Talking.

Which English filmmaker directed Tilda Swinton in 1992’s Orlando and Johnny Depp in 2000’s The Man Who Cried?

This Indian-American filmmaker is known for films such as Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay!, and Queen of Katwe.

Which Australian director made their directorial debut with the 2014 horror film, The Babadook?

This female filmmaker won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 for her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know.

This female director is most known for the feature film The Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Alexander Skarsgard and Kristen Wiig.

Which one of these female directors directed 2009’s Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams?

It’s Complicated was another comedy starring Meryl Streep. Who directed it?

This female director gave us hilarious classics such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, and Clueless.

What’s the name of the female filmmaker who directed Wayne’s World and The Little Rascals?

Before she directed Dr. Dolittle and John Tucker Must Die, she was known as Lucy Bates in Hill Street Blues.

This show business superstar added director to her resume when in 1984 she became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director for her film Yentl.

This female director is known for directing animated films, such as Shrek and Shark Tale.

Which female filmmaker was the director for The Prince of Egypt and Brave?