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

  • Ode to Nothing

    7

  • Little Women

    8

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    9

  • The Matrix

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • Jacquot

    12

  • Out 1

    13

  • Capernaum

    14

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    15

  • A Silent Voice

    16

  • The Meetings of Anna

    17

  • Beau Travail

    18

  • Persepolis

    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

  • Rocks

    26

  • Mustang

    27

  • My First Summer

    28

  • Pariah

    29

  • Mikey and Nicky

    30

  • Daisies

    31

  • Love and Anarchy

    32

  • Ratcatcher

    33

  • Us and Them

    34

  • Something Useful

    35

  • The Watermelon Woman

    36

  • The Breadwinner

    37

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    38

  • K-ON! The Movie

    39

  • The World of Us

    40

  • House of Hummingbird

    41

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    42

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    43

  • Saving Face

    44

  • System Crasher

    45

  • Summerland

    46

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    47

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    48

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    49

  • Seven Beauties

    50

  • Brainstorm

    51

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    52

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    53

  • A New Leaf

    54

  • CODA

    55

  • Foreign Land

    56

  • Lady Bird

    57

  • Identifying Features

    58

  • The Rider

    59

  • Girlfriends

    60

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    61

  • Shrek

    62

  • Born in Flames

    63

  • Nomadland

    64

  • American Psycho

    65

  • La Ciénaga

    66

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    67

  • Tomboy

    68

  • Loving Vincent

    69

  • Lost in Translation

    70

  • Shiva Baby

    71

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    72

  • Toute une nuit

    73

  • Salaam Bombay!

    74

  • The Siamese Bond

    75

  • Papicha

    76

  • Microhabitat

    77

  • Booksmart

    78

  • Birds of Passage

    79

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    80

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    81

  • Fragile as the World

    82

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    83

  • Peppermint Soda

    84

  • Honey Boy

    85

  • The Tale

    86

  • Little Forest

    87

  • First Cow

    88

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    89

  • Close-Knit

    90

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    91

  • Divines

    92

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    93

  • A Simple Life

    94

  • Wendy and Lucy

    95

  • An Angel at My Table

    96

  • Wings

    97

  • Suzaku

    98

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    99

  • Dear Ex

    100