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The Best Movies Directed By Women In 2020

Updated January 12, 2021 109 votes 17 voters58 items

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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  • The Assistant1
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    The Assistant

    Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen

    Released2020

    Directed byKitty Green

    The Assistant is a 2020 American Drama film directed by Kitty Green. Jane (Julia Garner) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Advocate2
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    Advocate

    Hanan Ashrawi, Avigdor Feldman

    Released2020

    Directed byPhilippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

    Advocate is a 2020 Israeli documentary film directed by Philippe Bellaiche and Rachel Leah... more on Wikipedia
  • The Turning3
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    The Turning

    Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard

    Released2020

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Turning is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Floria Sigismondi, based... more on Wikipedia
  • The Lodge4
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    The Lodge

    Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell

    Released2020

    Directed byVeronika Franz, Severin Fiala

    The Lodge is a 2020 American-British horror film directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.... more on Wikipedia
  • The Photograph5
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    The Photograph

    Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield

    Released2020

    Directed byStella Meghie

    The Photograph is a 2020 American romantic drama film written and directed by Stella Meghie.... more on Wikipedia
  • Radioactive6
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    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley

    Released2020

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

    Radioactive is a 2020 biographical film directed by Marjane Satrapi, based on the graphic... more on Wikipedia
  • The High Note7
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    The High Note

    Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Released2020

    Directed byNisha Gantra

    The High Note is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Nisha Ganatra. It is a love story set... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wonder Woman 19848
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    Wonder Woman 1984

    Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig

    Released2020

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Wonder Woman 1984 is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Rhythm Section9
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    The Rhythm Section

    Blake Lively, Jude Law

    Released2020

    Directed byReed Morano

    The Rhythm Section is a 2020 British-American action thriller film directed by Reed Morano,... more on Wikipedia
  • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)10
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    Released2020

    Directed byCathy Yan

    Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 superhero film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Emma.11
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    Emma.

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor

    Released2020

    Directed byAutumn de Wilde

    Emma. is a 2020 British comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde, based on the 1815 novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • Promising Young Woman12
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    Promising Young Woman

    Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham

    Released2020

    Directed byEmerald Fennell

    Promising Young Woman is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by Emerald... more on Wikipedia
  • First Cow13
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    First Cow

    John Magaro, Orion Lee

    Released2020

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    First Cow is an 2020 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt, based on the novel The... more on Wikipedia
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead14
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    Dick Johnson Is Dead

    Kirsten Johnson, Charles Richard "Dick" Johnson

    Released2020

    Directed byKirsten Johnson

    Dick Johnson Is Dead is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Kirsten Johnson. Johnson... more on Wikipedia
  • Lost Girls15
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    Lost Girls

    Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters

    Released2020

    Directed byLiz Garbus

    Lost Girls is a 2020 American drama mystery film directed by Liz Garbus. Mari Gilbert (Amy... more on Wikipedia
  • The Last Thing He Wanted16
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    The Last Thing He Wanted

    Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck

    Released2020

    Directed byDee Rees

    The Last Thing He Wanted is a 2020 British-American political thriller film directed by Dee... more on Wikipedia
  • The Old Guard17
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    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Released2020

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    The Old Guard is a 2020 American action film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Simple Wedding18
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    A Simple Wedding

    Tara Grammy, Christopher O'Shea

    Released2020

    Directed bySara Zandieh

    A Simple Wedding is a 2020 American romantic comedy directed Sara Zandieh. Nousha (Tara... more on Wikipedia
  • Stargirl19
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    Stargirl

    Giancarlo Esposito, Darby Stanchfield

    Released2020

    Directed byJulia Hart

    Stargirl is a 2020 American drama film directed by Julia Hart, based on the novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • Ordinary Love20
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    Ordinary Love

    Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville

    Released2020

    Directed byLisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn

    Ordinary Love is a 2020 romantic drama film directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Buffaloed21
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    Buffaloed

    Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer

    Released2020

    Directed byTanya Wexler

    Buffaloed is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler. After getting into some... more on Wikipedia
  • Miss Americana22
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    Miss Americana

    Taylor Swift

    Released2020

    Directed byLana Wilson

    Miss Americana (a.k.a. Taylor Swift: Miss Americana) is a 2020 American documentary film... more on Wikipedia
  • Happiest Season23
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    Happiest Season

    Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis

    Released2020

    Directed byClea DuVall

    Happiest Season is a 2020 American romantic comedy directed by Clea DuVall. A young woman... more on Wikipedia
  • Misbehaviour24
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    Misbehaviour

    Kiera Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Released2020

    Directed byPhilippa Lowthorpe

    Misbehaviour is a 2020 British comedy film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and is based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mr. Jones25
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    Mr. Jones

    James Norton, Vanessa Kirby

    Released2020

    Directed byAgnieszka Holland

    Mr. Jones is a 2020 Polish biographical drama directed by Agnieszka Holland and is based on... more on Wikipedia