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Films Directed by Women

Check out the official top 100 narrative feature films by women directors list

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1) Why is [movie by male director] on here?
In most cases (Slumdog Millionaire, The Act of Killing, Out 1, Bela Tarr's movies) there's a female co-director who isn't credited everywhere, sometimes (Lego Movie 2) they were originally credited as co-director and the credit was later changed to something else. Most of the time it's explained somewhere in the comments but of course it's possible that I accidentally added something that shouldn't be on here.
2) Why is [movie by trans director] on here?
Trans women are women, if they made a movie before they came out as trans women I gonna…

There are 1,015 documentary films in this list.

  • From the East
  • A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
  • The Act of Killing
  • Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • Islands
  • Deprogrammed
  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry
  • Frame by Frame
  • Embrace
  • Il était une fois... Mommy
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Motherland
  • On the Streets
  • Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists
  • Girlhood
  • Home from Home
  • Red Persimmons
  • The Woods Dreams Are Made of
  • Wanderlust
  • The Farm: Angola, USA
  • Zona Norte
  • My Reincarnation
  • Gulîstan, Land of Roses
  • Beirut: The Last Home Movie
  • Running from Crazy
  • Imagine
  • Lest We Forget
  • Jane B. by Agnès V.
  • Cereal Killers 2 - Run on Fat
  • Agnès Varda: From Here to There
  • The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War
  • There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane
  • Art and Craft
  • The Bridges of Sarajevo
  • Down There
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Water & Power: A California Heist
  • Blindsight
  • Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper
  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  • Spielberg
  • Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World
  • Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
  • Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
  • The Crash Reel
  • Ice People
  • The Sky Turns
  • The Electronic Diaries
  • Our Nixon
  • Manakamana
  • Fantastic Lies
  • Cropsey
  • Meru
  • Before Summer Ends
  • The Story of the Weeping Camel
  • Talhotblond
  • Born into Brothels
  • The Children From the Napf
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
  • Full Metal Village
  • Village at the End of the World
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • My Brothers and Sisters in the North
  • Schule, Schule
  • Reidy - A Construção da Utopia
  • The Saltmen of Tibet
  • Brakeless
  • Daguerréotypes
  • Stray Dog
  • Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
  • Venus Boyz
  • The Joy of Life
  • Coma
  • Home of the Brave
  • Women He's Undressed
  • The New Black
  • Deadline
  • Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • A Conversation with Gregory Peck
  • Kiki
  • An Open Secret
  • My Beautiful Broken Brain
  • Citizenfour
  • Zaineb Hates the Snow
  • This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
  • David Lynch: The Art Life
  • Berg Fidel
  • Good Things Await
  • Children of Beslan
  • Elena
  • Distant Constellation
  • Thin
  • My Country, My Country
  • My Generation
  • Heart of a Dog
  • Girl Model