10 Surprising Movies Directed By Women

If you assume a woman can’t make a graphic, violent or even crude flick, then you may be surprised at the following 10 movies — all directed by talented females and filled with the type of material most people would normally associate with a male director.

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  • The Vincent Price Collection II - Exclaim!
    Directed by the king of movie theatre gimmicks William ... The movies look great, thanks to some new transfers, and there is a surprising amount of
    10/30/2014 - 2:49 pm | View Link
  • Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy 'Nightcrawler' character will slither into ... - TwinCities.com
    ArtsBeat: Dan Gilroy Narrates a Scene From ‘Nightcrawler’ - New York Times
    10/30/2014 - 1:01 pm | View Link
  • David Hayter discusses directing Wolves and his prolific career - Examiner.com
    ... things that came up that were surprising to me. ... Q: You not only directed Wolves, you wrote it. ... we were doing the X-Men movies, people ...
    10/30/2014 - 6:34 am | View Link
  • Wilmington on Movies: Gone Girl - MCN
    ... filmmaker David Fincher (who directed the movie ... played  turn is perhaps the most surprising and ... Movies are sometimes at their best, ...
    10/30/2014 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • Force Majeure exposes the act of manliness - City Pages
    FORCE MAJEUREwritten and directed by Ruben Östlund Edina Cinema, starts Friday ... (It would hardly be surprising if the film's implicit line of ...
    10/29/2014 - 3:23 pm | View Link
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  • New on DVD this week: Oct. 31
    This week's releases.
    10/31/2014 - 1:41 am | View Link
  • Before I Go To Sleep
    This is one of those movies where somebody calls me a few years from now and says, “Is ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ worth seeing?” I won’t have a clue what it was. You see, just like the premise of the movie – a woman wakes up each morning not remembering the previous day, I […]
    10/31/2014 - 1:14 am | View Link
  • Movies: ‘Horns’ reviewed along with new, recent films
    Daniel Radcliffe in "Horns." Oct. 30 3:05 p.m. OPENING FRIDAY: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP Rated R for some brutal violence and language Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong A woman (Kidman) who has lost her memory after a traumatic accident learns disturbing information that causes her to question everyone around her.
    10/30/2014 - 9:16 pm | View Link
  • ‘Alien': Neil Marshall praises Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic [guest essay]
    In the spirit of Halloween, Hero Complex reached out to select filmmakers to solicit their fondest memories of classic horror. […]
    10/30/2014 - 3:37 pm | View Link
  • Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy 'Nightcrawler' character will slither into your mind
    You could think of "Nightcrawler" as one of the best movies of 2014 or as two of the best movies of the mid-1970s.
    10/30/2014 - 1:54 pm | View Link
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  • "Gone Girl," not so much thrilling as it is surprising
    Perhaps things are balanced by the fact that the script is written by a woman and directed by a man ... There are things that don't seem plausible, but, after all, we're at the movies and we need a plot. The film is based on the best-selling novel by ...
    10/3/2014 - 12:53 pm | View Link
  • 'Jersey Boys' is old-school entertainment with surprising edge
    Because his movies often dance to a violent tune ... But if you think music was the only reason he directed "Jersey Boys," you would be missing the point. That's not to say that the 100-million-record-selling rock anthems by the Four Seasons, classics ...
    06/19/2014 - 10:49 am | View Link
  • Most Surprising Movies of 2013
    There were plenty of movies that ended up pretty close to our expectations ... alert wittiness and playfully alive performances transcend this creature, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ...
    12/31/2013 - 6:46 am | View Link
  • 4 Surprising Facts About ‘A Christmas Story’
    That’s right it’s been thirty years since holiday movie fans were first treated to “A Christmas Story,” the 1983 Christmas classic directed by Bob Clark and ... sits high atop many “best holiday movies” list. “The reviewers when it opened ...
    12/23/2013 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • 'Curse of Chucky' causes surprising Internet buzz before release on home video
    The "Chucky" movies are known for their campy humor as much as ... unrated chapter of the blood-soaked suspense saga ... Written and directed by Mancini, "Curse of Chucky" finds a family imperiled by the murderous doll that launched a generation's ...
    07/10/2013 - 10:36 am | View Link
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  • Grease (film)
    Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 ...
    10/30/2014 - 10:37 am | View Website
  • Shanghai Surprise
    Shanghai Surprise is a 1986 British adventure comedy film starring then-newlyweds Sean Penn and Madonna, produced by George Harrison's HandMade Films and distributed ...
    10/30/2014 - 10:22 am | View Website
  • Best Ever French Films: Top ten French movies of all time
    Best Ever and Famous French Films from France, Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg and the rest of the French speaking world: movie details, background and Reviews
    10/30/2014 - 7:31 am | View Website
  • Greatest Movie Plot Twists, Spoilers and Surprise Endings
    Greatest Movie Plot Twists, Spoilers and Surprise Endings: Film Title/Year and Plot Twist-Spoiler-Surprise Ending Description
    10/30/2014 - 3:56 am | View Website
  • 10 great British films directed by women | BFI
    With Joanna Hogg’s third film, Exhibition, confirming her as among our best new directors, we look back at some of the finest films directed by women in the UK.
    10/29/2014 - 2:56 pm | View Website
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