The Love Witch and Toni Erdmann are on the top of my list to catch up on (check out the trailers). But really I should try and watch the whole list, and try harder to keep an eye on films directed by women in 2017.
Beyond that, our team has a passion for seeking out and celebrating films directed by women. This is where we often find, as you’re about to see in this list, some of the most unique and interesting stories in the whole of cinema. Another thing we hear often from readers is that there are no original ideas left in Hollywood. Well, Hollywood or otherwise, these women are making films that are original ideas. So if you’re looking for original stories, unique voices in cinema, and crafty filmmakers who are creating films that deserve attention, start with these 22 films from 2016. It’s a nice bonus that we can also celebrate them as being directed by women.