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When people refer to "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow as a "female director," it seems a little weird for 2013, doesn't it? Do you know any dudes named Kathryn? Does anyone refer to Bruce Willis as a "male actor?" Our good pal and male writer Max Evry touched on this topic more in-depth and without mediocre jokes in a must-read over at our female sister site.

Presumably when said people say this, of course, it's with the implication that the female director is a rare breed, the behind-the-camera equivalent of a culturally-significant "Madea" film. What these well-meaning folks don't realize is that some of their favorite movies were directed by the ladies. Really! In fact, here are ten.

1. 'Point Break' (1991)

We start things off with aforementioned female director Bigelow's classic, which wins the "Most Re-Watchable Cable Movie" award in a runaway over male director Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men. »

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