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.

[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

  • The Ascent

    3

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    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

  • Ode to Nothing

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • Jacquot

    12

  • Out 1

    13

  • A Silent Voice

    14

  • Capernaum

    15

  • The Meetings of Anna

    16

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    17

  • Persepolis

    18

  • Beau Travail

    19

  • The Farewell

    20

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    21

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    22

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    23

  • Vagabond

    24

  • Le Bonheur

    25

  • Mustang

    26

  • Rocks

    27

  • Mikey and Nicky

    28

  • Pariah

    29

  • Love and Anarchy

    30

  • Daisies

    31

  • My First Summer

    32

  • Us and Them

    33

  • Ratcatcher

    34

  • House of Hummingbird

    35

  • K-ON! The Movie

    36

  • The World of Us

    37

  • The Breadwinner

    38

  • The Watermelon Woman

    39

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    40

  • Something Useful

    41

  • Identifying Features

    42

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    43

  • Saving Face

    44

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    45

  • System Crasher

    46

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    47

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    48

  • 0.5 mm

    49

  • Seven Beauties

    50

  • Summerland

    51

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    52

  • A New Leaf

    53

  • Shrek

    54

  • Lady Bird

    55

  • The Rider

    56

  • Foreign Land

    57

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    58

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    59

  • Brainstorm

    60

  • Girlfriends

    61

  • American Psycho

    62

  • CODA

    63

  • Nomadland

    64

  • La Ciénaga

    65

  • Born in Flames

    66

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    67

  • Loving Vincent

    68

  • Tomboy

    69

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    70

  • Lost in Translation

    71

  • Salaam Bombay!

    72

  • Toute une nuit

    73

  • Shiva Baby

    74

  • Microhabitat

    75

  • Papicha

    76

  • Birds of Passage

    77

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    78

  • Peppermint Soda

    79

  • Booksmart

    80

  • The Siamese Bond

    81

  • Little Forest

    82

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    83

  • Fragile as the World

    84

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    85

  • Honey Boy

    86

  • The Tale

    87

  • First Cow

    88

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    89

  • Working Girls

    90

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    91

  • Close-Knit

    92

  • An Angel at My Table

    93

  • A Simple Life

    94

  • Divines

    95

  • Bound

    96

  • Wendy and Lucy

    97

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    98

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    99

  • Wings

    100