Salute to Women Directors Playlistby IMDb-Editors | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Films featured in our Salute to Women Directors video.
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1. La fée aux choux (1896)
1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy
The first film directed by a female director, "The Cabbage Fairy" presents a brief fantasy tale involving a strange fairy who can produce and deliver babies coming out of cabbages. Gently ... See full summary »
3. Caught in a Cabaret (1914)
TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy
Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret and must endure the strict orders from his boss. He meets a pretty girl in the park and pretends to be a fancy ambassador but must contend with the jealousy of her fiancé.
4. Hypocrites (1915)
Passed | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy
The parallel stories of a modern preacher and a medieval monk, Gabriel the Ascetic, who is killed by an ignorant mob for making a nude statue representing Truth, which is also represented by a ghostly naked girl who flits throughout the film.
35 min | Short
The members of a Chinese family living in the US have a curse put upon them for becoming too "westernized".
7. Bread (1918)
60 min | Drama
Country girl Candace Newby, jealous of Estelle Payne, an apparently successful actress, goes to New York, where she is introduced to theatrical manager Emil Krause. Krause makes advances ... See full summary »
8. Something New (1920)
Unrated | 57 min | Adventure, Western
A young woman visiting in Mexico is kidnapped by a gang of bandits, who drag her through the rugged wilderness to their hideout. She manages to leave word for her friend Bill, who knows the... See full summary »
9. Salomé (1922)
Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama, History
Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.
11. Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage (1928 Video)
4 min | Documentary, Short
A 2018 compilation of Zora Neale Hurston's registers of activities in American black communities from the rural South, it possesses a highly anthropological value. Shot in 1928-29, the ... See full summary »
Director: Zora Neale Hurston
12. Get Your Man (1927)
63 min | Comedy, Romance
A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.
13. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.
16. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
When a troupe of danseuses becomes unemployed, one of them takes up burlesque dancing while another dreams of performing ballet.
17. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
18. Not Wanted (1949)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
After a beautiful but unsophisticated girl is seduced by a worldly piano player and gives up her out-of-wedlock baby, her guilt compels her to kidnap another child.
21. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
22. Wings (1966)
85 min | Drama
A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the ... See full summary »
23. The Music (1967)
80 min | Drama
A husband and wife meet three years after their formal separation, when they return to the provincial town where they once lived to pick up their divorce decree.
24. A Very Curious Girl (1969)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
An oppressed and exploited young woman (Marie) begins charging for her sexual favors and completely disrupts the smug patriarchal capitalist society of the village of Tellier.
27. Seven Beauties (1975)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and its effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.
Votes: 5,282 | Gross: $0.01M
29. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Votes: 96,547 | Gross: $27.09M
30. Born in Flames (1983)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.
31. Valley Girl (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Votes: 13,860 | Gross: $16.80M
32. Sugar Cane Alley (1983)
PG | 103 min | Drama, History
Set in 1931, Sugar Cane Alley paints a rich impasto of native life under French colonial rules, filtered through the coming-of-age of a bright, sweetly opportunistic boy.
34. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A bored New Jersey suburban housewife's fascination with a kooky character she's read about in the personal columns leads to her being mistaken for the woman herself.
Votes: 21,359 | Gross: $27.40M
36. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
Heartrending story of the life lived in the back alleys and gutters of India. It is there that young Krishna must struggle to survive among the drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes. In HD.
Votes: 8,761 | Gross: $2.08M
37. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 95,723 | Gross: $57.47M
40. Daughters of the Dust (1991)
TV-PG | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,272 | Gross: $1.64M
42. Proof (1991)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance
The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Votes: 6,295 | Gross: $0.52M
43. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 95,673 | Gross: $107.53M
44. Orlando (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.
Votes: 15,007 | Gross: $5.29M
46. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance