Top 150 Highest-Rated Women-Directed Documentaries

Top 150 Highest-Rated Women-Directed Documentaries - this does not include shorts under 25 minutes or mini-series/series. Is not limited by number of views on Letterboxd, so there is a mix of more-seen and lesser-seen docs, and is mostly made up of titles that are specifically marked as being a documentary. INCLUDES FEMALE CO-DIRECTORS. YOU HAVE BEEN INFORMED, SO NO WHINING - GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND.

See THIS LIST for the Top 100* Highest-Rated Women-Directed Films With Less Than 1k Logs.

Data taken from thaizy's, Vanessa's, and my Directed by Women lists. Feel free to let me know if there is a title I've missed!

Inspired by the comments @ the Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films by Women Directors list.

Be sure to check out my other lady-centric lists:
Written by Women | Directed by Women | Edited by Women

I will try to keep this updated, but I make no guarantees.

Go forth and watch!

  • Five-Year Diary

    1

  • Harry Styles: Behind the Album

    2

  • 25th Anniversary Studio Ghibli Concert

    3

  • Nirvana: Unplugged In New York

    4

  • Paris Is Burning

    5

  • For Sama

    6

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    7

  • In Transit

    8

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    9

  • The Act of Killing

    10

  • The Amazonian Angel

    11

  • The Beaches of Agnès

    12

  • 13th

    13

  • Brazilian Holocaust

    14

  • Martírio

    15

  • News from Home

    16

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    17

  • F for Fake

    18

  • Faces Places

    19

  • Cameraperson

    20

  • Sunday Beauty Queen

    21

  • Elena

    22

  • Auto de Resistência

    23

  • 102 Minutes That Changed America

    24

  • Gimme Shelter

    25

  • Elaine Stritch At Liberty

    26

  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry

    27

  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

    28

  • The Gleaners and I

    29

  • The Silence of Others

    30

  • McCullin

    31

  • News from a Personal War

    32

  • Trás-os-Montes

    33

  • Brené Brown: The Call to Courage

    34

  • Free Solo

    35

  • Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

    36

  • Tempestad

    37

  • At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

    38

  • Varda by Agnès

    39

  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

    40

  • How Nice to See You Alive

    41

  • FAR. The Story of a Journey around the World

    42

  • Grey Gardens

    43

  • Jane Fonda in Five Acts

    44

  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    45

  • Shirkers

    46

  • Taiga

    47

  • Sense8: Creating the World

    48

  • Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

    49

  • Mur Murs

    50

  • The Decline of Western Civilization

    51

  • How Yukong Moved the Mountains

    52

  • Children Underground

    53

  • The Crash Reel

    54

  • Salesman

    55

  • Honeyland

    56

  • Sink or Swim

    57

  • Gender Troubles: The Butches

    58

  • Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard

    59

  • City of Joy

    60

  • Microcosmos

    61

  • Citizenfour

    62

  • Portrait of Jason

    63

  • Be Here Now

    64

  • From the East

    65

  • Tickling Giants

    66

  • West of Memphis

    67

  • Salut les Cubains

    68

  • Dzi Croquettes

    69

  • Wrestle

    70

  • Oxhide II

    71

  • Daguerréotypes

    72

  • The Farthest

    73

  • Black Panthers

    74

  • The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

    75

  • Bixa Travesty

    76

  • Blackfish

    77

  • Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

    78

  • The Mask You Live In

    79

  • HAIM: Behind the Album

    80

  • Stories We Tell

    81

  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

    82

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    83

  • The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit

    84

  • Dig!

    85

  • Kedi

    86

  • The Square

    87

  • The Central Park Five

    88

  • Katatsumori

    89

  • Home of the Brave

    90

  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

    91

  • The Babushkas of Chernobyl

    92

  • Period. End of Sentence.

    93

  • Embracing

    94

  • A Woman Captured

    95

  • Boy Interrupted

    96

  • Divine Divas

    97

  • A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

    98

  • Então Morri

    99

  • Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies

    100