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Women Directors: The Official Top 250 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 the eligibility rules.]

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! Expanded from a top 100 to a top 250 on September 26th, 2022, on the list's 3-year anniversary.

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ELIGIBILITY RULES:

• This list counts female co-directors, even if uncredited. The developers are considering a design change so that they can…

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  • City of God

    1

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    2

  • The Ascent

    3

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    4

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    5

  • Aftersun

    6

  • Past Lives

    7

  • The Company of Strangers

    8

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    9

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    12

  • Persepolis

    13

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    14

  • The Matrix

    15

  • A Silent Voice

    16

  • Mustang

    17

  • There’s Still Tomorrow

    18

  • Little Women

    19

  • Beau Travail

    20

  • Capernaum

    21

  • Jacquot

    22

  • Le Bonheur

    23

  • Petite Maman

    24

  • The Second Mother

    25

  • The Final Exit of the Disciples of Ascensia

    26

  • Vagabond

    27

  • The Meetings of Anna

    28

  • Forever a Woman

    29

  • The Farewell

    30

  • Shrek

    31

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    32

  • House of Hummingbird

    33

  • Out 1

    34

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    35

  • K-On! The Movie

    36

  • Us and Them

    37

  • Mikey and Nicky

    38

  • Ratcatcher

    39

  • The Breadwinner

    40

  • The Watermelon Woman

    41

  • The Eight Mountains

    42

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    43

  • Daisies

    44

  • All Your Faces

    45

  • Little Forest

    46

  • 0.5 mm

    47

  • Farha

    48

  • Pariah

    49

  • The World of Us

    50

  • Love and Anarchy

    51

  • The Prince of Egypt

    52

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    53

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    54

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    55

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    56

  • The Rider

    57

  • Tomboy

    58

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    59

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    60

  • Happening

    61

  • Bound

    62

  • Seven Beauties

    63

  • Trenque Lauquen

    64

  • Microhabitat

    65

  • Saving Face

    66

  • La Chimera

    67

  • Loving Vincent

    68

  • Real Women Have Curves

    69

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    70

  • Toni Erdmann

    71

  • System Crasher

    72

  • Barber Westchester

    73

  • Agatha and the Limitless Readings

    74

  • Rocks

    75

  • One Million Yen Girl

    76

  • Something Useful

    77

  • Birds of Passage

    78

  • The Silences of the Palace

    79

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    80

  • 20th Century Girl

    81

  • The People's Joker

    82

  • A New Leaf

    83

  • Fragile as the World

    84

  • Toute une nuit

    85

  • Girlfriends

    86

  • Barbie

    87

  • Summer 1993

    88

  • First Cow

    89

  • Wendy and Lucy

    90

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    91

  • Brainstorm

    92

  • Mukhsin

    93

  • Green Border

    94

  • The Tale

    95

  • Born in Flames

    96

  • Wajib

    97

  • Awakenings

    98

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    99

  • Suzaku

    100