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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• 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.
• There is a 1,000 minimum ratings threshold.…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    1

  • City of God

    2

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    3

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    4

  • The Ascent

    5

  • Little Women

    6

  • The Second Mother

    7

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    8

  • The Matrix

    9

  • Out 1

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • The Meetings of Anna

    12

  • The Farewell

    13

  • Jacquot

    14

  • Capernaum

    15

  • Persepolis

    16

  • A Silent Voice

    17

  • Beau Travail

    18

  • Vagabond

    19

  • Mustang

    20

  • Lady Bird

    21

  • Le Bonheur

    22

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    23

  • Mikey and Nicky

    24

  • Ratcatcher

    25

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    26

  • Daisies

    27

  • System Crasher

    28

  • Something Useful

    29

  • Pariah

    30

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    31

  • The Watermelon Woman

    32

  • The Breadwinner

    33

  • Love and Anarchy

    34

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    35

  • First Cow

    36

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    37

  • Lost in Translation

    38

  • The World of Us

    39

  • Seven Beauties

    40

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    41

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    42

  • The Rider

    43

  • Honey Boy

    44

  • Booksmart

    45

  • Girlfriends

    46

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    47

  • A New Leaf

    48

  • La Ciénaga

    49

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    50

  • House of Hummingbird

    51

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    52

  • American Psycho

    53

  • Brainstorm

    54

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    55

  • Saving Face

    56

  • Tomboy

    57

  • The Tale

    58

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    59

  • K-On! The Movie

    60

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    61

  • Two Blue Stripes

    62

  • Birds of Passage

    63

  • Salaam Bombay!

    64

  • Loving Vincent

    65

  • Us and Them

    66

  • Little Fugitive

    67

  • Born in Flames

    68

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    69

  • Losing Ground

    70

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    71

  • Papicha

    72

  • Toni Erdmann

    73

  • Wanda

    74

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    75

  • Divines

    76

  • Wendy and Lucy

    77

  • Peppermint Soda

    78

  • An Angel at My Table

    79

  • Close-Knit

    80

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    81

  • A Simple Life

    82

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    83

  • Dogfight

    84

  • Shrek

    85

  • Wings

    86

  • Dear Ex

    87

  • Microhabitat

    88

  • Summer 1993

    89

  • Orlando

    90

  • American Honey

    91

  • Selma

    92

  • The Selfish Giant

    93

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    94

  • Desert Hearts

    95

  • The Secret of Kells

    96

  • Breathe

    97

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    98

  • Awakenings

    99

  • Bangalore Days

    100