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Women Directors: The Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films

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.

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

An official list progress project on all-time stats pages for Pro and Patron users. See all films that have entered and read Ella Kemp's deep-dive into the list here!

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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.…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    1

  • City of God

    2

  • The Ascent

    3

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    4

  • The Second Mother

    5

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    6

  • Little Women

    7

  • The Matrix

    8

  • Ode to Nothing

    9

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • A Silent Voice

    12

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    13

  • Jacquot

    14

  • Aftersun

    15

  • Out 1

    16

  • Yuni

    17

  • Capernaum

    18

  • Persepolis

    19

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    20

  • The Meetings of Anna

    21

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    22

  • Lullaby

    23

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    24

  • Beau Travail

    25

  • My First Summer

    26

  • The Farewell

    27

  • Fiction.

    28

  • Petite Maman

    29

  • Le Bonheur

    30

  • Us and Them

    31

  • Vagabond

    32

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    33

  • House of Hummingbird

    34

  • K-ON! The Movie

    35

  • Pariah

    36

  • Mustang

    37

  • Love and Anarchy

    38

  • Mikey and Nicky

    39

  • Brainstorm

    40

  • Saving Face

    41

  • The World of Us

    42

  • Shrek

    43

  • Daisies

    44

  • The Watermelon Woman

    45

  • Ratcatcher

    46

  • Rocks

    47

  • The Breadwinner

    48

  • Foreign Land

    49

  • Seven Beauties

    50

  • Little Forest

    51

  • Alcarràs

    52

  • Summerland

    53

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    54

  • 0.5 mm

    55

  • American Psycho

    56

  • Something Useful

    57

  • Identifying Features

    58

  • Real Women Have Curves

    59

  • Microhabitat

    60

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    61

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    62

  • System Crasher

    63

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    64

  • A New Leaf

    65

  • Loving Vincent

    66

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    67

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    68

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    69

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    70

  • Working Girls

    71

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    72

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    73

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    74

  • Bound

    75

  • The Rider

    76

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    77

  • Girlfriends

    78

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    79

  • Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus

    80

  • Tomboy

    81

  • Salaam Bombay!

    82

  • Violet Perfume

    83

  • Toute une nuit

    84

  • La Ciénaga

    85

  • Lady Bird

    86

  • Born in Flames

    87

  • Moses and Aaron

    88

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    89

  • Happening

    90

  • One Million Yen Girl

    91

  • Peppermint Soda

    92

  • Shiva Baby

    93

  • Papicha

    94

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    95

  • Fragile as the World

    96

  • Lost in Translation

    97

  • Birds of Passage

    98

  • Speak

    99

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    100