Top 200 Films (Directed by Women)by minalex | created - 18 Aug 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Blood and Sand (1922)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A toreador's (Rudolph Valentino) familial and social life is threatened when he has an affair.
Votes: 1,408 | Gross: $2.73M
Dorothy Arzner was an uncredited editor and claims she has also directed small segments of the film
3. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
4. Daisies (1966)
74 min | Comedy
After realizing that all world is spoiled, Marie and Marie are committed to be spoiled themselves. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?
5. Night Games (1966)
105 min | Drama
The story about a man who's trying to get rid of his memories from his past. He grew up in an upper-class family in a castle and now revisits the castle with his fiancee.
6. Out 1 (1971)
Not Rated | 776 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the May 1968 civil unrest in France, a deaf-mute and a con artist simultaneously stumble upon the remnants of a secret society.
Votes: 1,373 | Gross: $0.03M
7. The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
Mimí, forced to leave his family in Sicily, finds a job in a factory in Turin, where he gets involved in an extramarital affair.
Votes: 2,418 | Gross: $0.47M
8. F for Fake (1973)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary about fraud and fakery.
The film includes material Oja Kodar had directed for a different project.
10. Love & Anarchy (1973)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini.
11. Swept Away (1974)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.
12. The Night Porter (1974)
R | 118 min | Drama
A concentration camp survivor rekindles her sadomasochistic relationship with her lover, a former SS officer - now working as a night porter at a Vienna hotel - but his former Nazi associates begin stalking them.
Votes: 13,288 | Gross: $0.63M
13. Seven Beauties (1975)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and its effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.
Votes: 5,937 | Gross: $0.01M
14. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.
Not Rated | 202 min | Drama
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
Votes: 9,066 | Gross: $0.02M
16. India Song (1975)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Anne-Marie Stretter, wife of a French diplomat, lives in 1930s India. She takes many lovers as systems of oppression decay around her.
19. Germany Pale Mother (1980)
123 min | Drama, History, War
Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and ... See full summary »
20. Love Wanders in the Night (1981)
90 min | Drama
Two lonely middle-aged sisters living in Athens will come into conflict with the return of a cousin from Paris, whom they were once in love with.
22. Love Letters (II) (1983)
R | 88 min | Drama, Romance
A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's romance by getting involved with a married man.
Votes: 819 | Gross: $5.27M
23. The Price of Love (1984)
110 min | Drama, Romance
Set on the island of Corfu at the beginning of the century. Story of the troubled love affair between Rene and Andreas and the refusal of Rene's mother to give Andreas the dowry he demands.
24. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A bored New Jersey suburban housewife's fascination with a free-spirited woman she has read about in the personal columns leads to her being mistaken for the woman herself.
Votes: 23,738 | Gross: $27.40M
26. Topos (1985)
91 min | Drama, History
During its 85-minute, this jarring experimental film takes a no-holds-barred look at the way women have been treated and depicted in Western art.
28. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
30. Kobieta samotna (1987 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama
A story of a middle-aged woman, Irena, living alone on the outskirts of Wroclaw with her 8-year old son. They live in a drab apartment. She is a mail carrier and her son is her only pride ... See full summary »
31. Making Mr. Right (1987)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dr. Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,802 | Gross: $1.58M
33. Permanent Record (1988)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A man who seemingly has it all together, being smart, talented, funny, and popular, is secretly overwhelmed by expectations of himself and those of his parents, and suffers what is assumed to be a horrible accident.
Votes: 2,130 | Gross: $1.89M
35. My Twentieth Century (1989)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two twin sisters, who grew up separately, Dóra, a pseudo-aristocrat, and Lili, an anarchist bomber, are reunited through Z, a mysterious traveller of the luxurious Orient-Express.
Votes: 1,743 | Gross: $0.68M
38. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 140,108 | Gross: $52.10M
39. An Angel at My Table (1990)
R | 158 min | Biography, Drama
Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim.
Votes: 7,874 | Gross: $1.05M
40. Proof (1991)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance
The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Votes: 6,747 | Gross: $0.52M
42. The Prince of Tides (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Votes: 18,239 | Gross: $74.79M
44. Dogfight (1991)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance