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Best MCU/Non-MCU Movies And TV Shows Directed By Women

It’s about time that women get what’s due: the credit. It is the 21st century, things have changed (for the better, thankfully), but there is still scope for improvement. In many areas, women still aren’t considered worthy or capable. So, let’s change the narrative. Let’s acknowledge the work they’ve done, appreciate them, and encourage them. Even in Hollywood, women still do not get what they deserve. Yet nothing is stopping them from moving forward. Here’s a list of the best movies and TV shows directed by women. This mere list won’t change a thing, we know. But it might give you an idea of how talented people are irrespective of their ‘gender’. Check it out! If in case we miss a movie/show, let us know in the comments below!

1. Eternals & Nomadland

Chloé Zhao: director of Eternals and Nomadland women
Chloé Zhao: director of Eternals and Nomadland

These two masterpieces are directed by Chloé Zhao. Moreover, Nomadland won an Oscar too! Both the movies are poles apart. But one thing makes them awesome: Chloé Zhao. Her direction gave the movies a unique look. She gave her best in both the movies! Also, after directing Eternals, she has become the first Asian woman to direct a movie in the MCU.

2. Wonder Woman (2017) And Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Patty Jenkins: director of Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 women
Patty Jenkins: director of Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984

Both these movies were directed by Patty Jenkins. The first Wonder Woman movie was such a hit that its sequel was not surprising. Patty Jenkins is known for bringing out the best in the performers. That’s exactly what she did with Gal Gadot, who played the protagonist in both the movies. Patty has sort of mastered the art of applying the DCEU formula and letting the character grow meanwhile.

3. Captain Marvel (2019)

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck: directors of Captain Marvel women
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck: directors of Captain Marvel

Not only is the movie about a female superhero, something which is rare, but even the director is also a woman! The movie is directed by Anna Boden along with Ryan Fleck. The movie is worth a re-watch, it was that good. Anna and Ryan managed to bring out the best of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. It beautifully took us back in time and introduced us to a young version of Nick Fury and showed us how it all started.

4. Birds Of Prey (2020)

Cathy Yan director of Birds of Prey women
Cathy Yan director of Birds of Prey

Cathy Yan is responsible for bringing out Harley Quinn to life with the help of super talented Margot Robbie. Even MCU fans would agree how amazing this character is. This movie is a good mixture of comedy and action. Something that is not DCEU’s style. Yet it was loved by the audience. Moreover, Cathy has managed to present how important female friendships can be for characters in DC.

5. WandaVision (2021)

Jac Schaeffer: director of WandaVision and wrote script of Black Widow
Jac Schaeffer: director of WandaVision and wrote script (along with others) of Black Widow

Let’s admit WandaVision was mind-wobbling. The way it started to the way it ended, everything was simply mindblowing. The direction was by Jac Schaeffer. We must say she did a wonderful job. It was a great way to kickstart MCU Phase 4. This shows how women are slowly upping their game in both movies and TV shows!

6. The Old Guard (2021)

Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood: director of The Old Guard
Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood: director of The Old Guard

Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood has worked in various genres during her career in Hollywood. She makes sure that her characters not just appear as an archetype, but bloom out as fully-fleshed individuals. Gina’s The Old Guard is an action/fantasy movie and is one of her best works.

Sukanya Kumar Vasisht
Sukanya Kumar Vasisht

I can never get myself to like any one of them more than the other: MCU or DC, that's why I put my love into both Universes. On that note, here I am, a Digital Marketer learning more about superheroes, and other celebrities in Hollywood.

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