The following is a list of female directors who have directed, or are in the process of directing, a film based on comics (including comic books, comic strips, manga, and graphic novels). The films include direct-to-video as well as theatrical releases, and may be live action, animated, anime, or a combination thereof.
|Director||Film||Based on||Type||Release date|
|Cathy Yan||Birds of Prey||Birds of Prey by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Chuck Dixon||live action||February 7, 2020|
|Cate Shortland||Black Widow||Black Widow by Stan Lee, Don Rico, and Don Heck||live action||May 1, 2020|
|Patty Jenkins||Wonder Woman 1984||Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter||live action||June 5, 2020|
|Chloé Zhao||The Eternals||Eternals by Jack Kirby||live action||November 6, 2020|
|Gina Prince-Bythewood||The Old Guard||Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández||live action||2020|
|Chiaki Kon||Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Dead Moon Arc Part 1||Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi||animated||2020|
|Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Dead Moon Arc Part 2|
|Director||Film||Based on||Type||Release date|
|Michelle MacLaren||Cowboy Ninja Viking||Cowboy Ninja Viking by A. J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo||live action||2021|
|Ava DuVernay||The New Gods||New Gods by Jack Kirby||live action||2021|
|Lauren Montgomery||Spider-Women||Spider-Gwen by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez||animated||2021|
|Unknown female director||Batgirl||Barbara Gordon and Batgirl by William Dozier, Julius Schwartz, Carmine Infantino, Gardner Fox, Bill Finger, and Sheldon Moldoff||live action||2021|
|Unknown female director||Supergirl||Supergirl by Otto Binder and Al Plastino||live action||2021|
|Unknown female director||Black Cat||Black Cat by Marv Wolfman and Dave Cockrum||live action||2021|
|Unknown female director||Silver Sable||Silver Sable by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz||live action||2021|
|Patty Jenkins||Untitled Wonder Woman 1984 Sequel||Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter||live action||2022|
|Jill Soloway||Red Sonja||Red Sonja by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith||live action||2022|
|Anna Boden||Captain Marvel 2||Carol Danvers and Captain Marvel by Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, and Stan Lee||live action||2022|
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- List of television series and films based on Dark Horse Comics publications
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- "Sailor Moon Crystal Anime 4th Season Revealed as 2-Part Film Project". Anime News Network. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
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- Couch, Aaron (January 26, 2019). "Director Patty Jenkins: 'Wonder Woman 3' Will Be a 'Contemporary Story'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (June 21, 2019). "'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway To Write & Direct 'Red Sonja'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
- Hood, Cooper (July 20, 2019). "Captain Marvel 2 Confirmed By Marvel Studios At SDCC 2019". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on July 21, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
- Movies Based on Comics Directed by Women and Comics-Related Movies Directed by Women on IMDb
- Goddesses of the galaxy: women directors take over the blockbuster universe on The Guardian
- 'Wonder Woman' Is a Milestone, But It Shouldn't Be on The Hollywood Reporter
- Every Studio Film Directed By Female Filmmakers Coming Out in 2019 and 2020 on IndieWire