Top 100 Films Directed By Women

This is inspired by StormofCuteness's list and the recent BBC list.

To keep things simple, I'm using the same criteria as this list as I think it's important to not minimise co-directors or trans women.

I'm rather ashamed that I haven't seen enough films by women, and compiling this list will hopefully make me seek out more.

Other Film Categories:
21st Century | Female Directed | Horror | Silent | Worst

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    1

  • City of God

    2

  • Fish Tank

    3

  • Beau Travail

    4

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    5

  • The Turin Horse

    6

  • American Honey

    7

  • You Were Never Really Here

    8

  • Ratcatcher

    9

  • Daisies

    10

  • The Love Witch

    11

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    12

  • The Piano

    13

  • The Arbor

    14

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    15

  • The Rider

    16

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    17

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    18

  • House of Hummingbird

    19

  • Time

    20

  • Adoption

    21

  • Nomadland

    22

  • American Psycho

    23

  • Lady Bird

    24

  • Born in Flames

    25

  • Morvern Callar

    26

  • For Sama

    27

  • Lost in Translation

    28

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    29

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    30

  • Boys Don't Cry

    31

  • Shirkers

    32

  • Never Gonna Snow Again

    33

  • Revenge

    34

  • Song Without a Name

    35

  • In a Better World

    36

  • Leave No Trace

    37

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    38

  • Winter's Bone

    39

  • Hypocrites

    40

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    41

  • Toni Erdmann

    42

  • Tomboy

    43

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    44

  • On Body and Soul

    45

  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    46

  • Selma

    47

  • The Babadook

    48

  • The Hurt Locker

    49

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    50

  • Girlhood

    51

  • Aswang

    52

  • Raw

    53

  • Titane

    54

  • Atlantics

    55

  • The Selfish Giant

    56

  • Petite Maman

    57

  • The Farewell

    58

  • Clara Sola

    59

  • The Girl

    60

  • Athlete A

    61

  • 13th

    62

  • The Assistant

    63

  • Step

    64

  • The Souvenir

    65

  • The Souvenir Part II

    66

  • Binding Sentiments

    67

  • Citizenfour

    68

  • The Third Wife

    69

  • Faces Places

    70

  • High Life

    71

  • The Watermelon Woman

    72

  • Make Up

    73

  • Beginning

    74

  • One Way or Another

    75

  • Saint Maud

    76

  • Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls!

    77

  • Weiner

    78

  • Wonder Woman

    79

  • Wuthering Heights

    80

  • Something Different

    81

  • The Matrix

    82

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    83

  • One Child Nation

    84

  • The House of Us

    85

  • Women of Ryazan

    86

  • Little Women

    87

  • Rocks

    88

  • Ghosts

    89

  • Let the Sunshine In

    90

  • Zama

    91

  • First Cow

    92

  • Shrek

    93

  • Near Dark

    94

  • Water Lilies

    95

  • The Breadwinner

    96

  • Babyteeth

    97

  • Prevenge

    98

  • Blackfish

    99

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    100