Women. You know we have a specific kind of humor. We aren't to fond of toilet humor, but men seem to love that $%!t. However, us women can make some pretty funny raunchy jokes ourselves.
Those movies you thought were bro movies? They were actually directed by women. Want to see?
Point Break (1991)
Female director Bigelow's classic, which wins the "Most Re-Watchable Cable Movie" award.
Deep Impact, 1998
Mimi Leder was at the helm for "Deep Impact," the movie which features Morgan Freeman as President of the United States instead of merely President of All of Our Hearts.
American Psycho, 2000
Mary Harron's take Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel has become a major cult hit after an initial mediocre box-office showing and is easily the most successful film adaptation of any Ellis books.
Wayne's World, 1992
Penelope Spheeris directed the vintage SNL sketch adaptation that shaped many-a-childhood among those born in the mid-'80s. There are so many memorable scenes in "Wayne's World" that it's kind of mystifying that more people don't talk about it among the funnier comedies of the last twenty-ish years ... not to mention the fact that it's the most successful SNL movie ever, and the choice of a new generation.
Billy Madison, 1995
Tamra Davis for unleashing the concept of "Adam Sandler in a starring role" on the world, as the Davis-directed "Billy Madison" was the ubiquitous former SNL player's first of many.
Half Baked, 1998
one more Davis-directed gem in addition to a delicious Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor. Though the movie is dominated by a 24-year-old Dave Chappelle in the midst of his comedic coming-out party, most people rightfully first think of the NSFW clip below when discussing the film's merits, featuring an under-the-radar cameo by Helen Mirren as the lady Scarface calls "cool."
Okay Mr. Film Nerd, so you knew that "Big" was directed by Penny Marshall, who is a woman. ("Of course I did. Who doesn't?") Lots of people, actually, so back off. ("Sorry.") That's all right. "Big" came out a full five years before Tom Hanks won back-to-back Oscars, so credit to Marshall for seeing the leading man talent before most others.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1998
The first time that Cameron Crowe wrote a movie. The first time that Sean Penn starred in a movie. The ninth time that Judge Reinhold masturbated on camera for money. These are all landmarks in ladyparts-possesser Amy Heckerling's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," the defining teen-angst film of the '80s.
Green Street Hooligans, 2005
Lexi Alexander's "Green Street Hooligans" was a box office "meh" that later gained a cult following for its real-life depictions of savage brawls between fans of specific English soccer - er, "football" teams.
Europa Europa, 1990
Agnieszka Holland (64/F/Poland) took home a Golden Globe for best foreign language film for "Europa Europa," a moving story of a boy trying to hide the fact that he is Jewish by joining the Hitler Youth during the Holocaust. While the film was widely thought of as a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination, Germany didn't submit it for Academy Award consideration, leading people to initially wonder "Why?" before saying "Oh, right," pretty quickly afterwards.