52 films challenge

anonymous asked:

Hello ! Any feel good/funny films directed by women you could rec me please ? I'm trying to do the #52films challenge but only watching drama or films on serious issues is a little exhausting and that's what most lists of good films made by women seem to recommend :s

First off, congrats on a) attempting the 52 films challenge and b) on not giving up when you hit a snag and making sure you complete it!

Second of all: absolutely I have suggestions!

The Bridget Jones trilogy (all three are directed by women)
Clueless and Vamps both by Amy Heckerling
The Heartbreak Kid (1972) version directed by Elaine May
A New Leaf directed by Elaine May
Zero Motivation directed by Talya Lavie
Desperately Seeking Susan dir. Susan Seidelman
2 Days in Paris and 2 Days in New York (both by Julie Delpy)
D.E.B.S. directed by Angela Robinson
Obvious Child by Gillian Robespierre
Slums of Beverly Hills by Tamara Jenkins
The Parent Trap directed by Nancy Meyers
Enough Said directed by Nicole Holofcener
The Dressmaker directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Saving Face directed by Alice Wu
Bachelorette directed by Leslye Headland
In a World… directed by Lake Bell
Bend it Like Beckham directed by Gurinder Chadha
You’ve Got Mail directed by Nora Ephron
The Trouble with Angels directed by Ida Lupino

Also a lot of big 90s comedies I’m not super into, but you might like such as The Brady Bunch, A Very Brady Sequel, Wayne’s World, and Billy Madison are all directed by women. 

anonymous asked:

What's the 52 film challenge??

A few years ago the Women in Film organization challenged people to watch more films by women. There are 52 weeks in a year so the argument was that it wouldn’t be too hard to watch one film directed by a woman per week. 

It’s basically just a personal challenge people can take on if they feel like it because even if you don’t make the 52 films in the year just by attempting it you will likely be watching more movies directed by women then you would in a typical year. And it’s just a nice way to watch films outside your wheelhouse. 

Last year I ended up doing it twice over (got to 52 films by women from January to June so decided to watch another 52) but you can go at your own pace. 

You can sign up here just to officially declare you are part of it, but no one keeps track of you but you. And you can set your own pace or your own challenges. I’ve seen people modify it to watch 52 films directed by women with women cinematographers, 52 films directed by women of colour, 52 films by French women etc. 

If you’re not sure where to start here are the films I watched last year with my personal top 10:

http://fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors.tumblr.com/post/146963914446/52-films-by-women-challenge-complete-in-january

http://fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors.tumblr.com/post/155268118701/52-films-by-women-challenge-complete-in-january

There’s also this list of resources:

http://fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors.tumblr.com/post/155251376801/fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors-oldfilmsflicker

And you can check the #52filmsbywomen tag on twitter for what people are watching. 

And of course, if you’re at a loss for what to watch you can always ask me for recommendations. I love recommending films to people!