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The Best Movies Directed By Women In 2020

Here are the exceptional films put forth by women directors. The best movies directed by women in 2020 not only have a unique voice, they span across all genres. From thoughtful documentaries to tense dramas and continuting on to action-packed thrill rides that are sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. But which of these female directed films is the best of 2020? That's up to you to decide with your votes.

Vote up your favorite movies on this list. Then be sure to check back as new and upcoming 2020 female directed movies are released throughout the year!

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  • Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen
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    Released2020

    Directed byKitty Green

    The Assistant is a 2020 American Drama film directed by Kitty Green. Jane (Julia Garner) is a recent graduate that begins working at a film production company as she slowly understands the shady  ...more
  • Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest
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    Released2020

    Directed byChloé Zhao

    Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao, based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. After losing everything  ...more
  • Kirsten Johnson, Charles Richard "Dick" Johnson
    4
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    Released2020

    Directed byKirsten Johnson

    Dick Johnson Is Dead is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Kirsten Johnson. Johnson involves her father (Dick Johnson), who is suffering from dementia, in a series of imaginative enactments  ...more
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree
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    Released2020

    Directed byRegina King

    One Night in Miami is a 2020 American drama film directed by Regina King. Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Same Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) meet one  ...more
  • Bill Murray, Rashida Jones
    3
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    Released2020

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    On the Rocks is a 2020 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. A father (Bill Murray) and daughter (Rashida Jones) team up to tail her suspicious husband (Marlon Wayans).  ...more

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  • Radha Blank, Peter Kim
    3
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    Released2020

    Directed byRadha Blank

    The 40-Year-Old Version is a 2020 American comedy directed by Radha Blank. Radha (Radha Blank) is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself  ...more
  • Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin
    3
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    Released2020

    Directed byEliza Hittman

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American and British drama film directed by Eliza Hittman. Two teenage cousins from Pennsylvania (Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder) embark on a journey to New  ...more

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    The High Note

    Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross
    3
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    Released2020

    Directed byNisha Gantra

    The High Note is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Nisha Ganatra. It is a love story set in the Los Angeles music industry.  ...more
  • Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham
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    Released2020

    Directed byEmerald Fennell

    Promising Young Woman is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by Emerald Fennell. After a mysterious traumatic event, a cunning, young woman named Cassie (Carey Mulligan) lives a  ...more

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  • John Magaro, Orion Lee
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    Released2020

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    First Cow is an 2020 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt, based on the novel The Half Life by Jonathan Raymond. A cook (John Magaro) travels west to join up with fur trappers but team up  ...more
  • Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis
    4
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    Released2020

    Directed byClea DuVall

    Happiest Season is a 2020 American romantic comedy directed by Clea DuVall. A young woman (Kristen Stewart) plans to propose to her girlfriend (Mackenzie Davis) while at her family's annual holiday  ...more
  • Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    4
    1

    Released2020

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    A group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ablity to heal themselves, discover someone is onto their secret, and they must fight to protect their freedom.  ...more

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  • Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor
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    Released2020

    Directed byAutumn de Wilde

    Emma. is a 2020 British comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde, based on the 1815 novel by Jane Austen. In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman (Anya Taylor-Joy) meddles in  ...more

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  • Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons
    1
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    Released2019

    Directed byKaren Maine

    Yes, God, Yes is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Karen Maine. A Catholic girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.  ...more
  • Audrey Hepburn, Robin Ager
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byHelena Coan

    Audrey is a 2020 documentary film directed by Helena Coan. An intimate look at Audrey Hepburn's life, with access to never-before-seen footage from her family's personal collection, providing an  ...more
  • Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byAshley Avis

    Black Beauty is a 2020 drama film directed by Ashley Avis, based on the 1877 novel of the same name by Anna Sewell. A wild horse and a teenage girl forge an unbreakable bond which keeps them  ...more
  • Isla Fisher, Jillian Bell
    1
    0

    Released2020

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Godmothered is a 2020 American fantasy comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. In a magical world known as The Motherland, a young fairy godmother-in-training discovers that her profession as fairy  ...more
  • Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato
    1
    0

    Released2020

    Directed byMartha Stephens

    To the Stars is a 2019 American drama film directed by Martha Stephens. Under small town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer's daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in  ...more
  • Rachel Brosnahan, Arinzé Kene
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byJulia Hart

    I'm Your Woman is an 2020 American drama film, directed by Julia Hart. In the 1970s, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his business partners, sending her and her baby on a  ...more
  • Ntare Mwine, Zainab Jah
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byEkwa Msangi

    Farewell Amor is a 2020 American drama film directed by Ekwa Msangi. After a 17 year separation, an Angolan immigrant is joined in the U.S. by his wife and teenage daughter. Now absolute strangers  ...more
  • Drew Barrymore, T.J. Miller
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byJamie Babbit

    The Stand-In is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit. A disaffected comedy actress and her ambitious stand-in trade places.  ...more
  • Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byLaura Terruso

    Work It is a 2020 American jukebox dance comedy film directed by Laura Terruso. When a high school senior's admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition,  ...more
  • Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byMaïmouna Doucouré

    Cuties (aka Mignonnes) is a 2020 French coming-of-age drama film directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. A Senegalese-French girl with a traditional Muslim upbringing is caught between traditional values and  ...more
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byMiranda July

    Kajillionaire is a 2020 American crime comedy-drama film, written and directed by Miranda July. A close-knit family of con artists have their lives turned upside down when they charm a stranger to  ...more
  • Aimee Carrero, Sienna Miller
    1
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    Released2020

    Directed byTara Miele

    Wander Darkly is a 2020 American drama film directed by Tara Miele. New parents, Adrienne and Matteo are forced to revisit painful memories as they face a new trauma.  ...more