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…

  • 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

  • The Matrix

    7

  • Little Women

    8

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    9

  • The Turin Horse

    10

  • Ode to Nothing

    11

  • Yuni

    12

  • A Silent Voice

    13

  • Out 1

    14

  • Jacquot

    15

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    16

  • Capernaum

    17

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    18

  • Persepolis

    19

  • The Meetings of Anna

    20

  • Beau Travail

    21

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    22

  • The Farewell

    23

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    24

  • Le Bonheur

    25

  • Fiction.

    26

  • Vagabond

    27

  • Us and Them

    28

  • My First Summer

    29

  • Petite Maman

    30

  • House of Hummingbird

    31

  • Mustang

    32

  • Love and Anarchy

    33

  • Mikey and Nicky

    34

  • Pariah

    35

  • K-ON! The Movie

    36

  • The World of Us

    37

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    38

  • Daisies

    39

  • Rocks

    40

  • Ratcatcher

    41

  • Saving Face

    42

  • The Watermelon Woman

    43

  • Shrek

    44

  • The Breadwinner

    45

  • Brainstorm

    46

  • Foreign Land

    47

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    48

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    49

  • Seven Beauties

    50

  • 0.5 mm

    51

  • Identifying Features

    52

  • Summerland

    53

  • American Psycho

    54

  • Something Useful

    55

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    56

  • Microhabitat

    57

  • Little Forest

    58

  • System Crasher

    59

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    60

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    61

  • A New Leaf

    62

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    63

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    64

  • Loving Vincent

    65

  • The Rider

    66

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    67

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    68

  • Girlfriends

    69

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    70

  • Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus

    71

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    72

  • Tomboy

    73

  • Working Girls

    74

  • Lady Bird

    75

  • La Ciénaga

    76

  • Salaam Bombay!

    77

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    78

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    79

  • Bound

    80

  • Born in Flames

    81

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    82

  • Toute une nuit

    83

  • Lost in Translation

    84

  • Peppermint Soda

    85

  • Papicha

    86

  • Real Women Have Curves

    87

  • Birds of Passage

    88

  • Shiva Baby

    89

  • Fragile as the World

    90

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    91

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    92

  • Nomadland

    93

  • Close-Knit

    94

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    95

  • CODA

    96

  • Booksmart

    97

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    98

  • Wajib

    99

  • The Tale

    100