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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on The Criterion Channel

Finding a good Female Director movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Female Director movies and TV shows of all time streaming on The Criterion Channel.

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1. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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83/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, The Criterion Channel & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Virgin Suicides

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Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Mustang

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82/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Cléo from 5 to 7

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7.9/10
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80/100
Released: 1962
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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5. Fish Tank

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 2010
Drama

What it's about: Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Europa Europa

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78/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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7. Tomboy

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78/100
Released: 2011
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A French family moves to a new neighborhood with during the summer holidays. The story follows a 10-year-old gender non-conforming child, Laure, who experiments with their gender presentation, adopting the name Mikäel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Wolfe).

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8. Harlan County U.S.A.

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77/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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9. Grey Gardens

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77/100
Released: 1976Rated: PG
Documentary, Comedy

What it's about: Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate. The women reveal themselves to be misfits with outsized, engaging personalities. Much of the conversation is centered on their pasts, as mother and daughter now rarely leave home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Gimme Shelter

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77/100
Released: 1970Rated: R
Documentary, Thriller

What it's about: The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. Me and You and Everyone We Know

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76/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Microsoft).

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12. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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74/100
Released: 1975
Drama, Independent

What it's about: 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. Slowly, her ritualized daily routines begin to fall apart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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13. Vagabond

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74/100
Released: 1985
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. Mona is fiercely independent, craving freedom over comfort, but it is this desire to be free that will eventually lead to her demise.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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14. Water Lilies

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 2007
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool's synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, and the two leads, capture the uncertainty of teenage sexuality with a sympathetic eye in this delicate drama of the angst of coming-of-age.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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15. Things to Come

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73/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Animation

What it's about: Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Salesman

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73/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: This documentary from Albert and David Maysles follows the bitter rivalry of four door-to-door salesmen working for the Mid-American Bible Company: Paul "The Badger" Brennan, Charles "The Gipper" McDevitt, James "The Rabbit" Baker and Raymond "The Bull" Martos. Times are tough for this hard-living quartet, who spend their days traveling through small-town America, trying their best to peddle gold-leaf Bibles to an apathetic crowd of lower-middle-class housewives and elderly couples.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. Daisies

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Released: 1966
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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18. An Angel at My Table

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73/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while still in her youth, including the deaths of two of her siblings. Portrayed as an adult by Kerry Fox, Frame finds acclaim for her writing while still in a mental institution, and her success helps her move on with her life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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19. Desert Hearts

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Released: 1985Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, fuboTV, Showtime & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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20. The War Room

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Released: 1993Rated: PG
Documentary, History

What it's about: A behind-the-scenes documentary about the Clinton for President campaign, focusing on the adventures of spin doctors James Carville and George Stephanopoulos.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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21. The Beaches of Agnès

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72/100
Released: 2008
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Filmmaking icon Agnès Varda, the award-winning director regarded by many as the grandmother of the French new wave, turns the camera on herself with this unique autobiographical documentary. Composed of film excerpts and elaborate dramatic re-creations, Varda's self-portrait recounts the highs and lows of her professional career, the many friendships that affected her life and her longtime marriage to cinematic giant Jacques Demy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Fandor).

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22. La Ciénaga

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Released: 2001Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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23. Girlhood

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71/100
Released: 2014
Drama

What it's about: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Mikey and Nicky

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71/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Shout Factory TV), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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25. Cameraperson

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71/100
Released: 2016
Documentary

What it's about: As a visually radical memoir, CAMERAPERSON draws on the remarkable footage that filmmaker Kirsten Johnson has shot and reframes it in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have personally affected her. What emerges is an elegant meditation on the relationship between truth and the camera frame, as Johnson transforms scenes that have been presented on Festival screens as one kind of truth into another kind of story—one about personal journey, craft, and direct human connection.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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26. Suburbia

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70/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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27. Entre Nous

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70/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Biography, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries him. Lena and Madeleine meet at their children's school in Lyon in 1952 and the intensity of their relationship strains both their marriages to the breaking point.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM).

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28. Wanda

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7.1/10
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70/100
Released: 1971Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a string of abusive relationships, Wanda abandons her family and seeks solace in the company of a petty criminal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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29. Red Road

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70/100
Released: 2006
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Jackie is a CCTV operator. Each day, she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day, a man shows his face on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she hoped never to see again. Now she has no choice and is compelled to confront him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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30. Zama

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6.8/10
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69/100
Released: 2017
Drama, History

What it's about: In a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location. He suffers small humiliations and petty politicking as he increasingly succumbs to lust and paranoia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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31. American Dream

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69/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Documentary

What it's about: Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour wage cut. They strike and hire a New York consultant to manage a national media campaign against Hormel. Despite support from P-9's rank and file, FCWU's international disagrees with the strategy. In addition to union-company tension, there's union-union in-fighting. Hormel holds firm; scabs, replacement workers, brothers on opposite sides, a union coup d'état, and a new contract materialize. The film asks, was it worth it, or was the strike a long-term disaster for organized labor?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Sundance Now).

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32. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

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7.4/10
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69/100
Released: 1975Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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33. Little Fugitive

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69/100
Released: 1953
Drama, Family

What it's about: Joey Norton, seven years old, lives with his older brother Lennie in a lower middle class neighborhood of Brooklyn. Joey is too small to be taken seriously by Lennie and Lennie's friends. One day, while their mother is away visiting her sick mother, Lennie and his friends play a joke on Joey. They stage an incident so that Joey thinks he has shot and killed his brother. Francois Truffault credits this classic with inspiring the French New Wave.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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34. Daughters of the Dust

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68/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastion of these mores in America.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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35. Je, Tu, Il, Elle

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68/100
Released: 1976
Drama

What it's about: A woman suffers a subdued psychological breakdown in the wake of a devastating breakup.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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36. Certain Women

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68/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Three strong-willed women strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a lonely ranch hand who forms an ambiguous bond with a young law student.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. Fat Girl

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68/100
Released: 2001
Drama

What it's about: Anaïs is twelve and bears the weight of the world on her shoulders. She watches her older sister, Elena, whom she both loves and hates. Elena is fifteen and devilishly beautiful. Neither more futile, nor more stupid than her younger sister, she cannot understand that she is merely an object of desire. And, as such, she can only be taken. Or had. Indeed, this is the subject: a girl's loss of virginity. And, that summer, it opens a door to tragedy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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38. My Brilliant Career

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 1979Rated: G
Biography, Independent

What it's about: A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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39. The Watermelon Woman

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7.0/10
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67/100
Released: 1996
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical "mammy" roles relegated to black actresses during that period. This was the first feature film directed by an "out" black lesbian.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix, The Criterion Channel, Fandor & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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40. The Night Porter

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67/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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41. White Material

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6.9/10
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67/100
Released: 2010
Drama

What it's about: Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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42. Portrait of Jason

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7.2/10
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67/100
Released: 1967
Documentary, LGBTQ

What it's about: Interview with Jason Holliday aka Aaron Payne. House-boy, would-be cabaret performer, and self-proclaimed hustler giving one man's gin-soaked, pill-popped view of what it was like to be coloured and gay in 1960's America.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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43. Old Joy

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2007
Drama

What it's about: Soon to be a father, Mark feels the pressure of domestic responsibility closing in, so he is more than happy to accept when his old friend Kurt proposes a camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. During their time together, the men come to grips with the changes in their lives and the effect on their relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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44. Sweetie

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of love when he plants a tree in their yard. Sweetie is plump, imperious, self-centered, and seriously mentally ill. The parents see none of the illness, seeing only their cute child. Kay mainly feels exasperation at her sister's impositions. Slowly, the film exposes how the roots of Sweetie's illness have choked Kay's own development. Can she be released?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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45. Goodbye First Love

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6.6/10
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66/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A 15-year-old discovers the joys and heartaches of first love with an older teen, but in the ensuing years, cannot seem to move past their breakup.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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46. Art and Craft

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2014
Documentary

What it's about: For several decades, gifted and incredibly prolific forger Mark Landis compulsively created impeccable copies of works by a variety of major artists, donating them to institutions across the country and landing pieces on many of their walls. ART AND CRAFT brings us into the cluttered and insular life of an unforgettable character just as he finds his foil in an equally obsessive art registrar.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. One Sings, the Other Doesn't

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7.3/10
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65/100
Released: 1977
Drama, History

What it's about: In this story of friendship and reproductive rights, 14 years in the relationship between two very dissimilar women are chronicled. Pauline is a middle-class city girl, at odds with her very conventional family. Suzanne is several years older, a country girl with two illegitimate children and another (whom she cannot support) on the way. Pauline loans Suzanne money for an abortion. At this point, the two separate and communicate mainly through postcards. Some years later, they meet at an abortion rally, and they have many adventures and stories to share with one another.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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48. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

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7.7/10
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65/100
Released: 2017
Documentary

What it's about: Documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some of the greatest music legends.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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49. Bergman Island

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7.8/10
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65/100
Released: 2004
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The desolate and mysterious island of Fårö, Baltic Sea, 2004. The Swedish master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) reviews his personal and artistic life, a journey through more than sixty years devoted to motion pictures, theater plays and television programs. An intimate and fascinating portrait of one of the greatest geniuses of cinema. (An edited version of the “Bergman och filmen,” “Bergman och teatern,” and “Bergman och Fårö” trilogy.)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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50. Jacquot

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7.6/10
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65/100
Released: 1991Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film... An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy's childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

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