the film list

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Films by or about people of colour directed by women*

Some notes on the list:

  • This list is non-exhaustive.
  • The movies I counted as “starring” poc of colour have at least 1 poc as lead or co-lead.
  • I respect the fact that some people do not want to see movies about poc as told by white women and have separated these movies accordingly.
  • Some of the directors who are woc who have directed the movies starring woc are not the same race as their casts.
  • What counts as a woc in the western world is not what is necessarily counted as a woc in the countries that those women are from. I have created my international list based on my own western perspective.

Directed by American WOC starring POC

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair)
I Like It Like That (Darnell Martin)
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
Girlfight (Karyn Kusama)
Love and Basketball (Gina Prince-Blythewood)
Real Women Have Curves (Patricia Cardoso)
Saving Face (Alice Wu)
Something New (Sanaa Hamri)
Mississippi Damned (Tina Mabry)
I Will Follow (Ava DuVernay)
Pariah (Dee Rees)
Yelling to the Sky (Victoria Mahoney)
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay)
Mosquita y Mari (Aurora Guerrero)
Peeples (Tina Gordon Chism)
Selma (Ava DuVernay)
13th (Ava DuVernay)
Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins)
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan)
Farah Goes Bang (Meera Menon)
It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting)
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloe Zhao)

Directed by WOC starring white people
The Republic of Love (Deepa Mehta)
D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson)
Vanity Fair (Mira Nair)
Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama)
Last Night (Massy Tadjedin)
The Invitation (Karyn Kusama)
Equity (Meera Menon)
Shake It (Hella Joof)

International WOC
Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy) Martinique
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair) India
Double Happiness (Mina Schum) Canada
Fire (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Earth (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair) India
Bollywood/Hollywood (Deepa Mehta) Canada
Bend it like Beckham (Gurinder Chada) UK
Water (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud) France
Heaven on Earth (Deepa Mehta) Canada
Belle (Amma Asante) UK
The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert) Brazil
A Simple Life (Ann Hui) Hong Kong
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour) Saudi Arabia
Dil Dhankande Do (Zoya Akhtar) India
Still the Water (Naomi Kawase) Japan
Sweet Bean (Naomi Kawase) Japan
Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf) Iran
At Five in the Afternoon (Samira Makhmabaf) Iran

Directed by white women starring POC
Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke) documentary
Black Panthers (Agnès Varda) documentary
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston) documentary
S'en fout la mort (Claire Denis)
Mi Vida Loca (Allison Anders)
Whale Rider (Niki Caro)
Frida (Julie Taymor)
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Jamie Babbit)
Things We Lost in the Fire (Susanne Bier)
35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
The Wedding Song (Karin Albou)
2 Days in New York (Julie Delpy)
Girlhood (Céline Sciamma)
Honeytrap (Rebecca Johnson)
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
Ayanda (Sara Blecher)

*I know people will want to add onto the list and I appreciate that, but before you do please check whether a film is directed by a woman. This blog and list is in support of women directed or co-directed films. Please respect that. 

huge film rec list
  • films about teenagers and coming of age: ghost world, a bronx tale, the breakfast club, girl interrupted, perks of being a wallflower, blue is the warmest color, rushmore, the last picture show, the virgin suicides, submarine, stand by me.
  • films about running away from home to find yourself: frances ha, spirited away, moonrise kingdom, 127 hours.
  • films about transgression, nihilism, and altering reality: fight club, american psycho, donnie darko, naked, the matrix, the piano teacher, martyrs.
  • films about finding your passion: kiki’s delivery service, american beauty, reality bites, school of rock, harold and maude.
  • films about drugs and existentialism: requiem for a dream, enter the void, trainspotting, spun, fear and loathing in las vegas, the trip, christiane f. 
  • films about deconstructing the manic pixie dream girl trope: scott pilgrim vs. the world, amelie, fucking amal, paper towns, shame, annie hall.,  500 days of summer.
  • films about punk rock: sid and nancy, we are the best!, jubilee, rock n roll high school, suburbia, the runaways, rocky horror picture show, ladies and gentlemen the fabulous stains. 
  • films about lesbians: fucking amal, bound, saving face, blue is the warmest color, heavenly creatures, the kids are all right, high art
  • films about unconventional love: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, adventureland, silver linings playbook, amelie, lars and the real girl, when harry met sally, lost in translation.
  • films about art & artists: the antics roadshow, ai weiwei: never sorry, fame high, just like being there, woodmans, who the fuck Is jackson pollock, jean-michel basquiat: the radiant child, my kid could paint that, mona lisa smile
  • films about girl best friends: thelma & louise, spring breakers, thirteen, pitch perfect, dreamgirls, mystic pizza, the last days of disco, frances ha

message me for any requests!

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“The Best Films of the Decade: 1990-1999”

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List of French Movies for you French Learners !

Okay so one of my tumblr friend asked me what french movie she could watch, so I wanted to make a list for her, there might be some missing, feel free to add some you like ! :) Here we go:

(French Name/American name)


Funny Comedies :

  • Intouchables / The Intouchables
  • L’Arnacoeur / Heartbreaker
  • Les Infidèles / Les Infidèles
  • Astérix et Obélix: mission Cléopâtre / Asterix and Obelix: MIssion Cleopatra
  • Le Prénom / What’s in a name?
  • Les Visiteurs / Les Visiteurs
  • Les Gendarmes à St. Tropez / The Troops of St.Tropez (and all the following movies)
  • Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon dieu? / Serial (Bad) Weddings
  • OSS 117: Le Caire, Nid D’espions / OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies
  • OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus / OSS 117: Lost in Rio
  • RRRrrrr!!! / RRRrrr!!!!
  • La Cité De La Peur / La Cité De La Peur
  • Didier / Didier
  • Le Dîner de Cons /  The Diner Game
  • Un Indien dans la ville / An Indian in the City
  • Les Gamins / Les Gamins
  • Lol (Laughing Out Loud) / Lol (Laughing Out Loud) (the original french version not the crappy remake with Miley Cyrus)
  • Hors de Prix / Priceless
  • Populaire /Populaire
  • Bienvenue chez les ch’tis / Welcome to the Sticks

Less Funny Comedies, Romantic Comedies and Tragedies :

  • La famille Bélier / The Béliers Family 
  • Le Premier Jour du Reste de Ta Vie / The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
  • La Vie d’Adèle / Blue is the Warmest Colour
  • La Môme / La Vie En Rose
  • Persepolis / Persepolis
  • La Pianiste / The Piano Teacher
  • Paris / Paris (2008 Film)
  • The Artist / The Artist
  • Le Péril Jeune / Le Péril Jeune
  • L’Auberge Espagnol / The Spanish Apartment
  • Les Poupées Russes / The Russian Dolls
  •  Chinese Puzzles / Casses-Têtes Chinois (those last three are following)
  • Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain / Amélie
  • Les Petits Mouchoirs / Les Petits Mouchoirs 
  • La Rafle / La Rafle
  • Les Choristes / The Chorus
  • L’Emprise 

Action Movies, Thriller and Horror Movies :

  • La French / The Connection
  • Wasabi / Wasabi
  • Taxi / Taxi (Taxi 1,2, 3 and 4)
  • Banlieu 13 / District 13
  • La Horde / The Horde
  • Möbius / Möbius
  • Mesrine Part 1 and 2 / Mesrine Part 1 and 2
  • À bouts portant / Point Blank
  • Les Lyonnais / Les Lyonnais
  • L’immortel /22 Bullets
  • JCVD / JCVD
  • Les Ripoux / My New Partner 
  • And of course all of Luc Besson’s who are not in french but are from a french director


That’s all that comes to my mind, again, feel free to add french movies that you love and spread the knowledge ;)

List of Gay Films with Happy Endings (as requested)

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen all of these films, so if there are some that are questionable about happy endings, my apologies. Also, I tried to find films with a good rating and a quality story.

1. Shelter (2007)

Originally posted by skylinesawaityou

2. North Sea Texas (2011)

Originally posted by homovies

3. Beautiful Thing (1996)

4. Morgan (2012)

5. The Way He Looks (2014)

Originally posted by queer-love

6. Boys (2014)

Originally posted by vainkibbles

7. Weekend (2011)

Originally posted by paugoes

8. Summer Storm (2004)

Originally posted by shadowsofsilver

9. Love of Siam (2007)

Originally posted by jn2k

10. Latter Days (2003)

Originally posted by transgenderpopstar

11. Free Fall (2013)

Originally posted by scaredofuhlek

12. Maurice (1987)

13. Breakfast with Scot (2007)

Originally posted by politeandnotgay

14. Big Eden (2000)

Originally posted by spockyourmind

15. Out in the Line-up (2014) (documentary)

The unquestioned Black classics in cinema:

Boyz N Da Hood
Menace II Society
Poetic Justice
Friday
Do The Right Thing
Love & Basketball
How High
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Coming To America
The Wiz
Dolemite
Players Club
Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In the Hood
Juice
Set It Off
Cooley High
Lean On Me
What’s Love Got To Do With It
Class Act
Lady Sings The Blues
Soul Food
Roots
Waiting To Exhale

The underrated but actually better than all the previously mentioned Black classics in cinema:

X
Fresh
Love Jones
Crooklyn
School Daze
Squeeze
Brown Sugar
South Central
Why Did I Get Married
Eve’s Bayou
The Inkwell
Boomerang
Higher Learning
Jason’s Lyric
The Wood
The Five Heartbeats
Above The Rim
House Party 3
Dead Presidents
Sugar Hill
In Too Deep
Sunset Park
Akeelah & The Bee
New Jersey Drive
He Got Game
Thin Line Between Love And Hate
American Gangster
Amistad
Django Unchained

The hilariously overrated Black classics in cinema:

Belly
Best Man
EVERY OTHER TYLER PERRY MOVIE
ATL
You Got Stomped On The Drumline
Vampire In Brooklyn
Baps
Bad Boys
Tales From the Hood
Pootie Tang
The Barbershop
Hollywood Shuffle
Precious
Get Rich Or Die Tryin
Hustle & Flow
Notorious
Idlewild
Life
Training Day

Feel free to categorize and add any I missed…


…and I’m blocking anybody that mentions Big Mama’s House and/or Soul Plane

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Two days ago, I didn’t believe in the existence of talking animals… of dwarves or… or centaurs. Yet here you are, in strengths and numbers that we Telmarines could never have imagined. Whether this horn is magic or not, it brought us together… and together, we have a chance to take back what is ours! — The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

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antichrist? it’s very good. brødre? that one, aswell. stjerner uden hjerner? maybe not that one, but the others are very good.

#look at this precious ray of sunshine being all happy and excited and passionate!!! 
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

LGBTQ+ Movies of 2016: Part 1

First Girl I Loved

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it’s time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

Teenage Kicks

Seventeen year old Miklós Varga’s plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend Dan are crushed by the accidental death of his older brother Tomi. Only Mik knows the events that led to this tragedy, and he is suddenly forced to navigate his guilt and explosive sexuality to find the man he can become.

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi)

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans)

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Don’t Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma)

After discovering the truth about being stolen by the woman he thought was his mother as a child, Pierre (AKA Felipe) must deal with the consequences of his mother’s actions and must try to cope with his biological family.

I Love Her

A young street musician girl must conquer her own fears and ghosts from the past, including the social influences of Ukraine, where she has grown up, in order to admit her feelings for a beautiful deaf-mute girl.

Moonlight

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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Endless List of Favourites + Characters ||  Cosette (Les Miserables)

  Cosette was not very timid by nature. There flowed in her veins some of the blood of the bohemian and the adventuress who runs barefoot. It will be remembered that she was more of a lark than a dove. There was a foundation of wildness and bravery in her

Fave Films/Series Watched in 2016

(not necessarily made in 2016 and not in order!)

- Green Room dir. Jeremy Saulnier (2015)

- Don’t Breathe dir. Fede Alvarez (2016)

- Green Inferno dir. Eli Roth (2013)

- Horns dir. Alexandre Aja (2013)

- Mustang dir. Deniz Gamze Ervugen (2015)

- The Sweet Hereafter dir. Atom Egoyan (1997)

- Dope dir. Rick Famuyiwa (2015)

- Ask Me Anything dir. Allison Burnett (2014)

- The Silenced dir. Hae-Young Lee (2015)

- Ex Machina dir. Alex Garland (2015)

- We Are What We Are dir. Jim Mickle (2013)

- Bare dir. Natalia Leite (2015)

- Wetlands dir. David Wnendt (2013)

- Stranger Things (2016)

- The OA (2016)

- 3% (2016)

- The Night Of

(2016)