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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.]

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!

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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

  • Ode to Nothing

    9

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • A Silent Voice

    12

  • Yuni

    13

  • Jacquot

    14

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    15

  • Out 1

    16

  • Capernaum

    17

  • Persepolis

    18

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    19

  • The Meetings of Anna

    20

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    21

  • Beau Travail

    22

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    23

  • The Farewell

    24

  • Fiction.

    25

  • Petite Maman

    26

  • Lullaby

    27

  • Le Bonheur

    28

  • Alcarràs

    29

  • My First Summer

    30

  • Vagabond

    31

  • Us and Them

    32

  • House of Hummingbird

    33

  • Love and Anarchy

    34

  • Mustang

    35

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    36

  • Pariah

    37

  • K-ON! The Movie

    38

  • Mikey and Nicky

    39

  • The World of Us

    40

  • Saving Face

    41

  • Daisies

    42

  • Brainstorm

    43

  • Rocks

    44

  • Ratcatcher

    45

  • Shrek

    46

  • The Watermelon Woman

    47

  • The Breadwinner

    48

  • Foreign Land

    49

  • Seven Beauties

    50

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    51

  • Summerland

    52

  • American Psycho

    53

  • Little Forest

    54

  • 0.5 mm

    55

  • Something Useful

    56

  • Identifying Features

    57

  • Microhabitat

    58

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    59

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    60

  • System Crasher

    61

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    62

  • A New Leaf

    63

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    64

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    65

  • Loving Vincent

    66

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    67

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    68

  • Real Women Have Curves

    69

  • The Rider

    70

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    71

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    72

  • Working Girls

    73

  • Girlfriends

    74

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    75

  • Bound

    76

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    77

  • Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus

    78

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    79

  • Tomboy

    80

  • La Ciénaga

    81

  • Salaam Bombay!

    82

  • Lady Bird

    83

  • Toute une nuit

    84

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    85

  • Born in Flames

    86

  • Moses and Aaron

    87

  • Peppermint Soda

    88

  • Lost in Translation

    89

  • Fragile as the World

    90

  • Papicha

    91

  • Shiva Baby

    92

  • Birds of Passage

    93

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    94

  • Happening

    95

  • Violet Perfume

    96

  • Close-Knit

    97

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    98

  • The Prince of Egypt

    99

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    100