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The Best Movies Directed By Women In 2021

Updated March 3, 2021 119 votes 26 voters17 items

Good 2021 movies directed by women span across all genres including comedy, fantasy, and action. There are ground breaking thrillers like Promising Young Woman that you should add to your watch list along with thoughtful dramas. Regina King took the helm of One Night in Miami that portrays a fictional meeting between Malcom X, Muhammad Ali, Jim  Brown, and Sam Cooke. These movies also have all-star casts and you'll find some foreign films on the list as well. But which of these 2021 films that were directed by women should be at the top of the list?

Be sure to vote up your favorite movies so other fans know what to watch next. Keep an eye out for action films like Shadow in the Cloud starring Chloë Grace Moretz and directed by Roseanne Liang. Check back for new and upcoming 2021 films directed by women as they are released and added to the list.

  • Promising Young Woman
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    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 secret double life at night, seeking out vengeance against those who wronged her....  more
    • Actors: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie
    • Directed by: Emerald Fennell
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    Music is a 2021 American musical drama film directed by singer-songwriter Sia. Upon becoming the sole guardian of her teenaged, autistic half-sister (Maddie Ziegler). a newly sober free spirit (Kate Hudson) tries reconnecting with the help of her neighbor (Leslie Odom Jr.)....  more
    • Actors: Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Maddie Ziegler, Héctor Elizondo
    • Directed by: Sia
    A great movie?
  • One Night in Miami
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    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 fictional night in a Miami hotel room celebrating Ali's win over Sonny Liston in February 1964....  more
    • Actors: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge
    • Directed by: Regina King
    A great movie?
  • Shadow in the Cloud
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    Shadow in the Cloud is a 2020 New Zealand action horror film directed by Roseanne Liang. A female WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence aboard the flight....  more
    • Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, Beulah Koale, Taylor John Smith
    • Directed by: Roseanne Liang
    A great movie?