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Women Directors: The Official Top 50 Animated Feature Films

This list of the 50 highest-rated animated feature films directed by women is current as at March 31, 2022, and ranked by average member rating. Please read the accompanying essay by Alicia Haddick, for the thematic discoveries she made while exploring this list.

Compiled by our lists editor Jack Moulton, with gratitude for Vanessa’s extensive list of films directed by women. To be included, films must have a minimum of 1,000 member views.

Eligibility Rules:
• Includes women co-directors, even if uncredited.
• Films must be feature-length (45+ minutes), with a theatrical and/or festival release and/or release on a curated streaming service.
• Documentaries of any kind, short films, theater/stage, straight-to-video, web videos, TV series or miniseries, and TV episodes are excluded.…

  • The Final Exit of the Disciples of Ascensia

    1

  • A Silent Voice

    2

  • Persepolis

    3

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    4

  • K-ON! The Movie

    5

  • Daria in 'Is It College Yet?'

    6

  • Shrek

    7

  • The Breadwinner

    8

  • Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?'

    9

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    10

  • Loving Vincent

    11

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    12

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    13

  • The Prince of Egypt

    14

  • Blood Tea and Red String

    15

  • The Tale of the Fox

    16

  • Turning Red

    17

  • Rocks in My Pockets

    18

  • On Happiness Road

    19

  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

    20

  • Steven Universe: The Movie

    21

  • The Secret of Kells

    22

  • This Magnificent Cake!

    23

  • Encanto

    24

  • Given

    25

  • Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

    26

  • The Swallows of Kabul

    27

  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    28

  • Saint☆Young Men

    29

  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

    30

  • Tamako Love Story

    31

  • Sita Sings the Blues

    32

  • The Stranger by the Shore

    33

  • The House

    34

  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2

    35

  • Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

    36

  • My Dog Tulip

    37

  • Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

    38

  • Arthur Christmas

    39

  • The Prophet

    40

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    41

  • Ron's Gone Wrong

    42

  • Secret of the Wings

    43

  • Frozen

    44

  • Brave

    45

  • $9.99

    46

  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 1

    47

  • Animal Farm

    48

  • Abominable

    49

  • Frozen II

    50