TSPDT 21st Century’s Most Acclaimed Films made by women 2021

All the films with credited female directors or co-directors in the 2021 They Shoot Pictures Don't They (TSPDT) 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films list of 1,000 titles. The films are in the order they appear in the ranked list, with their actual ranking included in the comments section. The complete list of 1,000 films is here: www.theyshootpictures.com/21stcentury.htm

and on Letterboxd in various places including here: boxd.it/bhB5m

With 138 films, that's only 13.8% of the list, but it's still over 3.5 times more than the all-time TSPDT list where only 3.9% of the top 1,000 films are female-directed: see here boxd.it/b0BaC . It's also a slight improvement on last year when 13.3% were directed by women.

The Wire is ranked 690…

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  • Toni Erdmann
  • Lost in Translation
  • City of God
  • The Turin Horse
  • The Gleaners and I
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Zama
  • The Headless Woman
  • Leviathan
  • La Ciénaga
  • Stories We Tell
  • Winter's Bone
  • First Cow
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Lady Bird
  • The Intruder
  • Fish Tank
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • The Holy Girl
  • White Material
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • No Home Movie
  • Nomadland
  • The Babadook
  • Fat Girl
  • Certain Women
  • Morvern Callar
  • Persepolis
  • The Souvenir
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The Arbor
  • Faces Places
  • American Splendor
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Cameraperson
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • The Rider
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • American Psycho
  • American Honey
  • Shara
  • Trouble Every Day
  • Selma
  • Whale Rider
  • Girlhood
  • Bright Star
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Raw
  • Old Joy
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • Marie Antoinette
  • High Life
  • Leave No Trace
  • Red Road
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Shrek
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Taste of Others
  • Western
  • The Assistant
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • The Day I Became a Woman
  • Things to Come
  • Citizenfour
  • The Captive
  • The Farewell
  • Everyone Else
  • Attenberg
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Little Women
  • Away from Her
  • Pariah
  • Tomboy
  • Eden
  • Oxhide
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Friday Night
  • Innocence
  • Monster
  • Frozen
  • Dig!
  • Somewhere
  • Love & Basketball
  • Evolution
  • Wadjda
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Saint Maud
  • Blackboards
  • The Hills of Disorder
  • Shirley
  • Mustang
  • Promising Young Woman