Let Them Fight! Overview

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme!


Let Them Fight! returns for a second season starting January 10th, this time taking a look at the females behind the lenses! The first five fights have been revealed, with another five yet to be announced! The original format returns, with two directors battling it out weekly for a chance to move on to the next round. With input from the always knowledgeable Sailor Monsoon, we have matches that we hope make you sweat over who should move on.


Season One: Male Directors


Season Two: Female Directors

First Round

  • Fight 1: Ava DuVernay vs. Angelina Jolie
  • Fight 2: Mira Nair vs. Anne Fontaine
  • Fight 3: Patty Jenkins vs. Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Fight 4: Penny Marshall vs. Sofia Coppola
  • Fight 5: Amy Heckerling vs. Catherine Hardwicke

Are you ready to fight?

  • Tanis11

    TBH, I do not know. I know a few female directors here and there but none with her arsenal like you said.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    That pants….nazis….fun….

  • You also hate pants, what’s your point?

  • King Alvarez

    fun is overrated

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I hate fun!

  • of course bigelow will win! This is all just for fun!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    It’s a hazy grey area but they identify as women now, so all of their films were directed by women.
    If they don’t count, bigelow will win this easily.
    She’ll destroy this fight.

  • I’m not going to get into gender politics but considering the majority of their filmography was directed when one or both still identified as male I wouldn’t put them in the female Directors fights. Season 3 I plan to just be a mixture of “fan favorites” (whatever that means) as well as some new popular directors do Wachowskis will probably get thrown in then.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Almost definitely.
    I honestly don’t know who has the filmography to go against her.
    The wachowski’s?

  • Traded it in for a new model.

  • Tanis11

    What happened to the old Duke?

  • You never know. Stranger Things have happened on LTF

  • Only the first five fights have been revealed! I’m gonna have to edit this thing to explain it better.

  • Tanis11

    Is this just a race to see who Kathryn Bigelow goes against for the final bout?

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    No Kathryn Bigelow?

  • I’ve only revealed the first five fights. Still five more to be revealed for round one 🙊

  • Poppity⛄

    I have only heard of half of those ladies. Out of them, I’d say only Coppola is a bigtime director. I hope to see Campion and Streisand making their appearances later on. 🙂

  • Poppity⛄

    There was lack of female persuasion. 🙂

  • Haha right?

  • Me too lol

  • Rookie mistake. Don’t worry, you’ll be a pro in no time!

  • Vincent Kane
  • Haha in hindsight it was pure coincidence that I never had women Directors in season 1. I blame google for not showing any when I typed in “best Directors”. Also none of us suggested any back then lol.

  • Haha this is just an overview. Each fight gets its own post each Wednesday. Everyone comments who they think should win. I tally the score and they move on to the next round.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    He’s the first one i thought of

  • Vincent Kane

    My bad…

  • King Alvarez

    Nuclear Witch would have had a field day with this article.

  • 😐

  • Sailor Monsoon

    The wachowski’s win.
    They’re the best of both worlds