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100 Great Films Directed by Women 1900-2020

A woefully incomplete, incredibly subjective list of great films directed by women from the entire span of film history.

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  • The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ

    1

  • Madame's Cravings

    2

  • Caught in a Cabaret

    3

  • Hypocrites

    4

  • Her Defiance

    5

  • The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West

    6

  • Shoes

    7

  • '49–'17

    8

  • The Love Light

    9

  • The Smiling Madame Beudet

    10

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    11

  • The Peasant Women of Ryazan

    12

  • The Seashell and the Clergyman

    13

  • Hands: The Life and Loves of the Gentler Sex

    14

  • The Wild Party

    15

  • Honor Among Lovers

    16

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    17

  • Working Girls

    18

  • Harlequin

    19

  • A Night on Bald Mountain

    20

  • Mallorca

    21

  • The Road to Ruin

    22

  • The Bride Wore Red

    23

  • Spook Sport

    24

  • Dance, Girl, Dance

    25

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    26

  • Revolution in Toyland

    27

  • Blue Scar

    28

  • Not Wanted

    29

  • Outrage

    30

  • Olivia

    31

  • Hard, Fast and Beautiful

    32

  • The Happy Family

    33

  • The Stranger Left No Card

    34

  • Dance in the Sun

    35

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    36

  • Little Fugitive

    37

  • Love Letter

    38

  • The Teckman Mystery

    39

  • Animal Farm

    40

  • Three Cases of Murder

    41

  • La Pointe-Courte

    42

  • All for Mary

    43

  • The Passionate Stranger

    44

  • Araya

    45

  • The Connection

    46

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    47

  • The House Is Black

    48

  • I'm Going to Santiago

    49

  • The Trouble with Angels

    50

  • Wings

    51

  • Daisies

    52

  • Windy Day

    53

  • A New Leaf

    54

  • Sambizanga

    55

  • Mikey and Nicky

    56

  • The Ascent

    57

  • Between the Lines

    58

  • A Dream Is What You Wake Up From

    59

  • My Brilliant Career

    60

  • The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy

    61

  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    62

  • A Dry White Season

    63

  • Daughters of the Dust

    64

  • Point Break

    65

  • Mississippi Masala

    66

  • A League of Their Own

    67

  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

    68

  • Little Women

    69

  • Clueless

    70

  • Strange Days

    71

  • The Watermelon Woman

    72

  • Foxfire

    73

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    74

  • Eve's Bayou

    75

  • The Matrix

    76

  • The Virgin Suicides

    77

  • Titus

    78

  • The Gleaners and I

    79

  • Nowhere in Africa

    80

  • Bend It Like Beckham

    81

  • Thirteen

    82

  • Marie Antoinette

    83

  • Across the Universe

    84

  • The Hurt Locker

    85

  • Jennifer's Body

    86

  • Humpday

    87

  • Bright Star

    88

  • Winter's Bone

    89

  • Your Sister's Sister

    90

  • Last Days in Vietnam

    91

  • Beyond the Lights

    92

  • Selma

    93

  • Queen of Katwe

    94

  • The Rider

    95

  • The Breadwinner

    96

  • The Tale

    97

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    98

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    99

  • Selah and the Spades

    100