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

  • The Ascent

    4

  • The Second Mother

    5

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    6

  • Little Women

    7

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    8

  • The Matrix

    9

  • Nomadland

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • Jacquot

    12

  • Out 1

    13

  • Beau Travail

    14

  • Capernaum

    15

  • The Meetings of Anna

    16

  • The Farewell

    17

  • Persepolis

    18

  • A Silent Voice

    19

  • Vagabond

    20

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    21

  • Rocks

    22

  • Le Bonheur

    23

  • Mustang

    24

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    25

  • Mikey and Nicky

    26

  • Shiva Baby

    27

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    28

  • Something Useful

    29

  • Ratcatcher

    30

  • Daisies

    31

  • Pariah

    32

  • Love and Anarchy

    33

  • Lady Bird

    34

  • The Breadwinner

    35

  • The Watermelon Woman

    36

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    37

  • Summerland

    38

  • The World of Us

    39

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    40

  • System Crasher

    41

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    42

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    43

  • House of Hummingbird

    44

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    45

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    46

  • Seven Beauties

    47

  • Us and Them

    48

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    49

  • Brainstorm

    50

  • The Rider

    51

  • K-ON! The Movie

    52

  • Girlfriends

    53

  • Saving Face

    54

  • A New Leaf

    55

  • La Ciénaga

    56

  • Lost in Translation

    57

  • Identifying Features

    58

  • Born in Flames

    59

  • Tomboy

    60

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    61

  • American Psycho

    62

  • Toute une nuit

    63

  • Booksmart

    64

  • Honey Boy

    65

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    66

  • Loving Vincent

    67

  • Salaam Bombay!

    68

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    69

  • Birds of Passage

    70

  • First Cow

    71

  • The Tale

    72

  • Papicha

    73

  • Shrek

    74

  • Marona's Fantastic Tale

    75

  • Fragile as the World

    76

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    77

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    78

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    79

  • CODA

    80

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    81

  • Wendy and Lucy

    82

  • A Simple Life

    83

  • An Angel at My Table

    84

  • Divines

    85

  • Peppermint Soda

    86

  • Microhabitat

    87

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    88

  • Close-Knit

    89

  • Wajib

    90

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    91

  • Little Fugitive

    92

  • Wings

    93

  • Wanda

    94

  • Summer 1993

    95

  • Toni Erdmann

    96

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    97

  • Dear Ex

    98

  • Two Blue Stripes

    99

  • Losing Ground

    100