The Top 200 Movies as Rated by Women on IMDb in 2018

by IMDb-Editors | created - 9 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public

In celebration of International Women's Day, we've complied the the top 200 movies according to ratings from women on IMDb. How do your own favorites stack up?

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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

12 | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,025,239 | Gross: $28.34M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 9.22 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 9.29

2. Schindler's List (1993)

12 | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,046,659 | Gross: $96.07M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.97 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.92

3. The Godfather (1972)

16 | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,388,198 | Gross: $134.97M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.91 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 9.24

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

12 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,441,655 | Gross: $377.85M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.86 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.92

5. La vita è bella (1997)

AL | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 530,269 | Gross: $57.60M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.85 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.57

6. 12 Angry Men (1957)

14 | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 568,885 | Gross: $4.36M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.84 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.95

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

12 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,458,229 | Gross: $315.54M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.81 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.81

8. The Lion King (1994)

AL | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

83 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 800,814 | Gross: $312.90M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.78 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.42

9. De reis van Chihiro (2001)

6 | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 533,671 | Gross: $10.06M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.76 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.53

10. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

12 | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 961,653 | Gross: $57.30M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.75 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 9.06

11. The Intouchables (2011)

12 | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 646,280 | Gross: $13.18M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.74 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.50

12. The Dark Knight (2008)

16 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,993,050 | Gross: $534.86M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.72 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 9.05

13. Fight Club (1999)

16 | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,620,413 | Gross: $37.03M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.71 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.86

14. Forrest Gump (1994)

12 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,544,667 | Gross: $330.25M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.70 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.81

15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

12 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,303,298 | Gross: $342.55M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.70 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.73

16. The Green Mile (1999)

16 | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 971,219 | Gross: $136.80M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.67 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.53

17. Inception (2010)

12 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,772,845 | Gross: $292.58M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.67 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.80

18. Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)

MG6 | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 271,959 | Gross: $4.71M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.65 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.08

19. The Pianist (2002)

12 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 616,105 | Gross: $32.57M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.65 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.49

20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

12 | 133 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 804,574 | Gross: $112.00M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.64 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.71

21. Léon (1994)

16 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 889,292 | Gross: $19.50M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.63 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.58

22. American History X (1998)

16 | 119 min | Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 923,132 | Gross: $6.72M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.61 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.54

23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

16 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,087,859 | Gross: $130.74M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.58 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.62

24. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

6 | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 341,243 | Gross: $7.27M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.58 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.63

25. Gone with the Wind (1939)

AL | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 257,079 | Gross: $198.68M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.56 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.03

26. Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

12 | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 312,443 | Gross: $11.29M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.55 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.44

27. Belle en het Beest (1991)

AL | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 378,050 | Gross: $218.97M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.54 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 7.84

28. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

9 | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 193,173 | Gross: $11.99M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.54 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.47

29. Hotaru no haka (1988)

89 min | Animation, Drama, War

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 186,514

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.53 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.45

30. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

12 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 668,310 | Gross: $381.01M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.53 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 7.95

31. Pulp Fiction (1994)

16 | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,581,185 | Gross: $107.93M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.53 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.97

32. Amélie (2001)

AL | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 634,098 | Gross: $33.23M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.52 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.31

33. Rear Window (1954)

6 | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 385,034 | Gross: $36.76M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.52 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.50

34. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

AL | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 189,342 | Gross: $8.82M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.51 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.26

35. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

12 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,016,820 | Gross: $290.48M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.48 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.79

36. The Usual Suspects (1995)

16 | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 878,785 | Gross: $23.34M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.47 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.61

37. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

6 | 129 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 263,725

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.46 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.29

38. Se7en (1995)

16 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,238,668 | Gross: $100.13M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.46 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.66

39. Psycho (1960)

18 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 517,337 | Gross: $32.00M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.46 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.54

40. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

AL | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,086,913 | Gross: $322.74M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.44 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.68

41. Hoe tem je een draak (2010)

6 | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 586,562 | Gross: $217.58M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.44 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.07

42. Cidade de Deus (2002)

16 | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 625,472 | Gross: $7.56M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.44 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.68

43. Tonari no Totoro (1988)

6 | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

86 Metascore

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 228,312

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.43 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.16

44. WALL·E (2008)

AL | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 875,119 | Gross: $223.81M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.43 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.42

45. Some Like It Hot (1959)

18 | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 212,913 | Gross: $25.00M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.43 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.21

46. Up (2009)

6 | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 814,826 | Gross: $293.00M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.42 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.21

47. Interstellar (2014)

12 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,235,299 | Gross: $188.02M

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.41 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.61

48. Mary and Max (2009)

92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Votes: 146,935

Average IMDb Female User Rating: 8.41 Average IMDb Male User Rating: 8.07

49. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

12 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan