Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films by Women Directors

Ranked by average user rating. The list was extracted thanks to here and here. This was not possible without the curation of these megalists. It will be updated monthly.

[Note: Ágnes Hranitzky co-directed Werckmeister Harmonies and The Turin Horse with her husband Béla Tarr. Read more below.]

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ELIGIBILITY RULES:

• This list counts female co-directors, even if uncredited. The developers are working towards co-directors getting their credit listed on main pages.
• Includes cis, transgender and female-identifying directors.
• Films must be feature-length (45+ minutes), with a theatrical and/or festival release.
• Documentaries of any kind, short films,…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    1

  • City of God

    2

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    3

  • The Ascent

    4

  • The Second Mother

    5

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    6

  • Little Women

    7

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    8

  • The Matrix

    9

  • The Turin Horse

    10

  • Jacquot

    11

  • Out 1

    12

  • Capernaum

    13

  • Beau Travail

    14

  • The Meetings of Anna

    15

  • A Silent Voice

    16

  • Persepolis

    17

  • The Farewell

    18

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    19

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    20

  • Vagabond

    21

  • Rocks

    22

  • Le Bonheur

    23

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    24

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    25

  • Mustang

    26

  • Nomadland

    27

  • Mikey and Nicky

    28

  • Daisies

    29

  • Pariah

    30

  • Love and Anarchy

    31

  • Something Useful

    32

  • Shiva Baby

    33

  • Ratcatcher

    34

  • The Breadwinner

    35

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    36

  • The Watermelon Woman

    37

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    38

  • The World of Us

    39

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    40

  • Lady Bird

    41

  • System Crasher

    42

  • Summerland

    43

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    44

  • House of Hummingbird

    45

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    46

  • Us and Them

    47

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    48

  • K-ON! The Movie

    49

  • Seven Beauties

    50

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    51

  • A New Leaf

    52

  • Saving Face

    53

  • The Rider

    54

  • Brainstorm

    55

  • Girlfriends

    56

  • Identifying Features

    57

  • Foreign Land

    58

  • La Ciénaga

    59

  • Lost in Translation

    60

  • American Psycho

    61

  • Born in Flames

    62

  • Tomboy

    63

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    64

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    65

  • Toute une nuit

    66

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    67

  • Loving Vincent

    68

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    69

  • Booksmart

    70

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    71

  • Shrek

    72

  • Salaam Bombay!

    73

  • Birds of Passage

    74

  • Papicha

    75

  • Honey Boy

    76

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    77

  • The Tale

    78

  • First Cow

    79

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    80

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    81

  • Fragile as the World

    82

  • CODA

    83

  • Peppermint Soda

    84

  • Microhabitat

    85

  • Wendy and Lucy

    86

  • Divines

    87

  • An Angel at My Table

    88

  • A Simple Life

    89

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    90

  • Wings

    91

  • Close-Knit

    92

  • Boat People

    93

  • Wajib

    94

  • Blood Tea and Red String

    95

  • Little Fugitive

    96

  • Wanda

    97

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    98

  • Summer 1993

    99

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    100