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

  • Nomadland

    5

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    6

  • The Second Mother

    7

  • Little Women

    8

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    9

  • The Matrix

    10

  • The Turin Horse

    11

  • Out 1

    12

  • Jacquot

    13

  • The Meetings of Anna

    14

  • The Farewell

    15

  • Beau Travail

    16

  • Capernaum

    17

  • A Silent Voice

    18

  • Persepolis

    19

  • Vagabond

    20

  • Mustang

    21

  • Le Bonheur

    22

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    23

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    24

  • Mikey and Nicky

    25

  • Summerland

    26

  • Rocks

    27

  • Ratcatcher

    28

  • Lady Bird

    29

  • Daisies

    30

  • Something Useful

    31

  • Love and Anarchy

    32

  • Pariah

    33

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    34

  • The World of Us

    35

  • System Crasher

    36

  • The Breadwinner

    37

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    38

  • The Watermelon Woman

    39

  • House of Hummingbird

    40

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    41

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    42

  • Dou kyu sei – Classmates

    43

  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    44

  • Seven Beauties

    45

  • Lost in Translation

    46

  • The Rider

    47

  • Girlfriends

    48

  • A New Leaf

    49

  • La Ciénaga

    50

  • Honey Boy

    51

  • K-ON! The Movie

    52

  • Saving Face

    53

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    54

  • Us and Them

    55

  • American Psycho

    56

  • Brainstorm

    57

  • Toute une nuit

    58

  • Booksmart

    59

  • Born in Flames

    60

  • Tomboy

    61

  • First Cow

    62

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    63

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    64

  • Loving Vincent

    65

  • Salaam Bombay!

    66

  • Birds of Passage

    67

  • The Tale

    68

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

    69

  • Fragile as the World

    70

  • Papicha

    71

  • Wendy and Lucy

    72

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    73

  • Divines

    74

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    75

  • Shiva Baby

    76

  • Shrek

    77

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    78

  • Peppermint Soda

    79

  • Little Fugitive

    80

  • Close-Knit

    81

  • Two Blue Stripes

    82

  • An Angel at My Table

    83

  • Toni Erdmann

    84

  • Wings

    85

  • Microhabitat

    86

  • The Cambridge Squatter

    87

  • Wanda

    88

  • A Simple Life

    89

  • Blame It on Fidel!

    90

  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    91

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    92

  • Summer 1993

    93

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    94

  • Losing Ground

    95

  • Dear Ex

    96

  • Dogfight

    97

  • Orlando

    98

  • Golden Eighties

    99

  • The Forty-Year-Old Version

    100