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Poll: Bridging the Gender Gap: Best Films from Women Directors

The Critics Choice nominations were announced recently and Angelina Jolie and Ava DuVernay were nominated as best director, a historic first, as no more than one woman had been nominated in any given year before. In a male-dominated industry, women have traditionally been shut out from directing movies and receiving recognition when they did. But standing on the shoulders of trailblazing female directors such as Alice Guy-Blaché and Dorothy Arzner, more and more women are at the helm. According to Metacritic, the following are the most critically acclaimed films directed by women; which do you think is the best?

(Documentaries, films after 2010, and films made before meta-scores were given are not included.)

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    35 Shots of Rum (2008)

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    Efter brylluppet (2006)

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    American Splendor (2003)

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    An Education (2009)

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    Away from Her (2006)

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    Beau travail (1999)

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    Boys Don't Cry (1999)

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    Bright Star (2009)

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    Chaos (2001)

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    City of God (2002)

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    Eve's Bayou (1997)

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    Fish Tank (2009)

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    Frozen River (2008)

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    La mujer sin cabeza (2008)

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    How I Killed My Father (2001)

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    The Hurt Locker (2008)

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    Innocence (2004)

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    L'intrus (2004)

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    The Kids Are All Right (2010)

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    Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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    Little Women (1994)

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    Look at Me (2004)

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    Lost in Translation (2003)

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    The Namesake (2006)

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    Old Joy (2006)

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    Persepolis (2007)

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    The Piano (1993)

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    The Savages (2007)

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    The Secret of Kells (2009)

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    Set Me Free (1999)

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    Shrek (2001)

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    Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

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    Wendy and Lucy (2008)

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    Whale Rider (2002)

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    Winter's Bone (2010)