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Official Top 100 Narrative Feature Films by Women Directors

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.

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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, theater/stage, TV movies, TV series or miniseries, and episodes are excluded.
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  • City of God

    1

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    2

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    3

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    4

  • The Ascent

    5

  • The Farewell

    6

  • The Second Mother

    7

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    8

  • The Matrix

    9

  • Out 1

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • Beau Travail

    12

  • The Meetings of Anna

    13

  • Jacquot de Nantes

    14

  • Persepolis

    15

  • A Silent Voice

    16

  • Lady Bird

    17

  • Capernaum

    18

  • Booksmart

    19

  • Mustang

    20

  • System Crasher

    21

  • Vagabond

    22

  • Ratcatcher

    23

  • Le Bonheur

    24

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    25

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    26

  • Lost in Translation

    27

  • Daisies

    28

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    29

  • Pariah

    30

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    31

  • The Breadwinner

    32

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    33

  • Mikey and Nicky

    34

  • Seven Beauties

    35

  • The Rider

    36

  • Girlfriends

    37

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    38

  • A New Leaf

    39

  • Honey Boy

    40

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    41

  • Love and Anarchy

    42

  • The Tale

    43

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    44

  • American Psycho

    45

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    46

  • Birds of Passage

    47

  • Little Fugitive

    48

  • La Ciénaga

    49

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    50

  • Brainstorm

    51

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    52

  • Toute une nuit

    53

  • The Watermelon Woman

    54

  • Wanda

    55

  • Toni Erdmann

    56

  • Loving Vincent

    57

  • Saving Face

    58

  • A Simple Life

    59

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    60

  • Dogfight

    61

  • K-On! The Movie

    62

  • Divines

    63

  • Sicily!

    64

  • Us and Them

    65

  • Born in Flames

    66

  • Tomboy

    67

  • Wendy and Lucy

    68

  • Dear Ex

    69

  • American Honey

    70

  • Wings

    71

  • Breathe

    72

  • An Angel at My Table

    73

  • Cherry Blossoms

    74

  • Selma

    75

  • The Selfish Giant

    76

  • Summer 1993

    77

  • Close-Knit

    78

  • Blame It on Fidel!

    79

  • Shara

    80

  • Salaam Bombay!

    81

  • You Were Never Really Here

    82

  • Leave No Trace

    83

  • The Secret of Kells

    84

  • Class Relations

    85

  • Tigers Are Not Afraid

    86

  • Private Life

    87

  • Losing Ground

    88

  • Shrek

    89

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    90

  • Awakenings

    91

  • Fish Tank

    92

  • Chocolat

    93

  • Gully Boy

    94

  • Desert Hearts

    95

  • Queen of Hearts

    96

  • Friday Night

    97

  • The Apple

    98

  • The Piano

    99

  • Morvern Callar

    100