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Best Movies Directed by Women

While Hitchcock and co. may have established the director archetype as a cigar smoking, control-freak alpha, the fact remains female directors have consistently contributed masterpieces to the canon throughout the 20th and 21st century. Enjoy the best of the saner sex's contributions to filmic history.

'Brits Get Grit': British Social Realism

Ever since Dickens, the Brits have had a fascination with the social realist aesthetic: unflinching, unromanticized portrayals of working class life. Enjoy the best examples of this gritty genre from 1990 onwards (and check out our 'Kitchen Sink Classics' for the movement's progenitor).

'Glesga tae Embra': Scottish Social Realism

From Glesga (Glasgow) tae Embra (Edinburgh), these gritty depictions of Scottish working-class struggles show life in Scotia is more difficult than tossing logs and eating delicious oatmeal.

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