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Women Directors: The Official Top 250 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.

[Please note: Ágnes Hranitzky co-directed Werckmeister Harmonies and The Turin Horse with her husband Béla Tarr. Read more below the eligibility rules.]

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! Expanded from a top 100 to a top 250 on September 26th, 2022, on the list's 3-year anniversary.

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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…

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  • City of God

    1

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    2

  • The Ascent

    3

  • The Second Mother

    4

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    5

  • The Final Exit of the Disciples of Ascensia

    6

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    7

  • Little Women

    8

  • The Matrix

    9

  • Aftersun

    10

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    11

  • The Turin Horse

    12

  • A Silent Voice

    13

  • Ode to Nothing

    14

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    15

  • Jacquot

    16

  • Persepolis

    17

  • Out 1

    18

  • Capernaum

    19

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    20

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    21

  • The Kings of the World

    22

  • Yuni

    23

  • The Meetings of Anna

    24

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    25

  • My First Summer

    26

  • Beau Travail

    27

  • Forever a Woman

    28

  • Fiction.

    29

  • The Farewell

    30

  • Us and Them

    31

  • Lullaby

    32

  • Petite Maman

    33

  • Le Bonheur

    34

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    35

  • House of Hummingbird

    36

  • Vagabond

    37

  • Brainstorm

    38

  • K-ON! The Movie

    39

  • Mustang

    40

  • Pariah

    41

  • Saving Face

    42

  • Love and Anarchy

    43

  • 20th Century Girl

    44

  • Mikey and Nicky

    45

  • Shrek

    46

  • The World of Us

    47

  • Daisies

    48

  • The Watermelon Woman

    49

  • Ratcatcher

    50

  • Little Forest

    51

  • Rocks

    52

  • Foreign Land

    53

  • The Breadwinner

    54

  • Seven Beauties

    55

  • Summerland

    56

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    57

  • 0.5 mm

    58

  • Women Talking

    59

  • Real Women Have Curves

    60

  • American Psycho

    61

  • Something Useful

    62

  • Microhabitat

    63

  • Identifying Features

    64

  • Loving Vincent

    65

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    66

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    67

  • System Crasher

    68

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    69

  • A New Leaf

    70

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    71

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    72

  • Bound

    73

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    74

  • The Silences of the Palace

    75

  • Four Sisters and a Wedding

    76

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    77

  • One Million Yen Girl

    78

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    79

  • Working Girls

    80

  • Violet Perfume

    81

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    82

  • Scarborough

    83

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    84

  • The Rider

    85

  • Girlfriends

    86

  • Agatha and the Limitless Readings

    87

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    88

  • Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus

    89

  • Tomboy

    90

  • Salaam Bombay!

    91

  • La Ciénaga

    92

  • Speak

    93

  • Happening

    94

  • Toute une nuit

    95

  • Moses and Aaron

    96

  • Papicha

    97

  • The Amazing Catfish

    98

  • Lady Bird

    99

  • Born in Flames

    100