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Poll: BBC's Greatest Films Directed by Women

BBC Culture asked 368 film experts from 84 countries to rank the best films by female directors. From their top 30, which film is your favorite?

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    The Piano (1993)

    Director: Jane Campion
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    Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

    Director: Agnès Varda
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    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

    Director: Chantal Akerman
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    Beau travail (1999)

    Director: Claire Denis
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    Lost in Translation (2003)

    Director: Sofia Coppola
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    Daisies (1966)

    Director: Vera Chytilová
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    The Hurt Locker (2008)

    Director: Kathryn Bigelow
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    Toni Erdmann (2016)

    Director: Maren Ade
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    Fish Tank (2009)

    Director: Andrea Arnold
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    Daughters of the Dust (1991)

    Director: Julie Dash
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    The Ascent (1977)

    Director: Larisa Shepitko
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    Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

    Director: Kathryn Bigelow
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    Vagabond (1985)

    Director: Agnès Varda
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    Point Break (1991)

    Director: Kathryn Bigelow
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    La Ciénaga (2001)

    Director: Lucrecia Martel
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    Wanda (1970)

    Director: Barbara Loden
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    Seven Beauties (1975)

    Director: Lina Wertmüller
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    American Psycho (2000)

    Director: Mary Harron
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    Orlando (1992)

    Director: Sally Potter
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    Clueless (1995)

    Director: Amy Heckerling
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    Winter's Bone (2010)

    Director: Debra Granik
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    We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

    Director: Lynne Ramsay
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    The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

    Director: Ida Lupino
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    Lady Bird (2017)

    Director: Greta Gerwig
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    The House Is Black (1963)

    Director: Forugh Farrokhzad
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    Stories We Tell (2012)

    Director: Sarah Polley
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    Selma (2014)

    Director: Ava DuVernay
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    Le Bonheur (1965)

    Director: Agnès Varda
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    Monsoon Wedding (2001)

    Director: Mira Nair
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    Zama (2017)

    Director: Lucrecia Martel

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