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Films Directed by Women

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

FAQ (please read before commenting)

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 136 historical films in this list.

  • Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Blackboards
  • A Tale of Three Cities
  • Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
  • A United Kingdom
  • Sati
  • To Kill a Priest
  • Pierre Brossolette ou les passagers de la lune
  • Fantastic Lies
  • Titus
  • Fanny's Journey
  • A League of Their Own
  • Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front
  • The Iron Lady
  • Our Time Will Come
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Remains of Nothing
  • Captains of April
  • Savannah
  • Detroit
  • The Zookeeper's Wife
  • Lines of Wellington
  • Kochadaiiyaan
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Woman Walks Ahead
  • Charlotte Gray
  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam
  • Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
  • Viceroy's House
  • Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
  • Confucius
  • Sakuran
  • Cadillac Records
  • Rosenstrasse
  • The Unburied Man
  • Francesco
  • Among Grey Stones
  • Dharm
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Molière
  • Victory of the Faith
  • Suffragette
  • The Scandalous Lady W
  • First They Killed My Father
  • The Liberators
  • The Square
  • Francesco d'Assisi
  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  • Selma
  • Europa Europa
  • Rosa Luxemburg
  • Ferdinando and Carolina
  • Coco Before Chanel
  • The Soong Sisters
  • Gunner Palace
  • The Golden Era
  • Beau Brummell: This Charming Man
  • Pour Djamila
  • Mademoiselle Paradis
  • The Innocents
  • The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
  • Before Stonewall
  • Amu
  • Shors
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • The Devil in the City
  • Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
  • The Story of Liubao
  • Even the Rain
  • Black Field
  • The Countess
  • The 33
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Princess Fragrance
  • The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
  • The Nativity Story
  • Elvis & Nixon
  • One Hundred and One Nights
  • Einstein
  • Penthesilea: Queen of the Amazons
  • K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Augustine
  • Catherine the Great
  • Becoming Astrid
  • Mabo
  • The Courage to Love
  • Children of Glory
  • The Rape of Europa
  • Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing
  • Mapplethorpe
  • Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie
  • The Rape of Recy Taylor
  • The Loving Story
  • The Rebel, Louise Michel
  • Marguerite & Julien
  • Ophelia
  • Frihed forpligter
  • Yours in Sisterhood
  • Brave New Land