This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
"To be clear, the list itself isn't comprehensive and doesn't claim to represent every woman-directed film about women of color; there would be too many to name. Rather, consider it a solid reflection of people's tastes. The original call was to "name three films you like with black, brown, native or Asian women leads" that were also directed by women. So the response online tells us a great deal about the films that general movie fans watch, like and remember.
You could say that the original list of 84 films reflects which movies had an impact on Hollywood and the US independent film scene, since the call came from a well-known US-based filmmaker. In order to come up with titles beyond the original 84, many of you looked to films made overseas, in nations where people of color are the majority.
It’s interesting to note which directors were listed multiple times; names like Mira Nair, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Gurinder Chadha came up more than once as women who have built careers on telling the stories of women of color, and whose films have made money over the years.
And of note, we’re looking only at feature-length, scripted films directed by women. Of course there are lots of important documentaries made by and about women of color, arguably many more than narrative features due to the cost and means of documentary production. So again, there would be too many documentaries to name here. There’s also the fact that many docs focus on groups of people, societal systems, or eras in history rather than individual protagonists, which makes it tougher to classify which documentaries are "led by women of color." But it may be worth a separate discussion on docs in the future."
(a work in progress)
Acts of kindness. Humans helping humans.
Understanding the race and the self.
The fall and rise of humans and human nature, society, norms, and all things surrounding what makes us living and breathing, what helps us to understand ourselves, for better or for worse, in our feelings of lowest lows and the very high highs, in empathy and sympathy. Everything directed to better ourselves and further know who we are and are becoming.
[The revolution of/to save humanity.]
The Tenth Anniversary of AFI's 100 Greatest Movies List got us to thinking, especially when we noticed that of 400 films nominated for AFI's list, only 4.5 were directed by women. We thought it would be interesting and fun to see whether AWFJ members– a diverse group of strongly opinionated and outspoken professional women film journalists who care passionately about the movies and industry they cover– would develop a list substantially different AFI's. The result, presented in alphabetical order, is an eclectic, perhaps somewhat surprising, collection of titles. It's neither politically nor academically correct, and it's far from definitive.