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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on Disney+

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 Disney+.

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1. Frozen

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7.5/10
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92/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Free Solo

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8.2/10
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88/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. Brave

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7.1/10
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85/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & Disney+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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4. Captain Marvel

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6.9/10
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84/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. The Parent Trap

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6.5/10
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79/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each other to switch places. Hallie meets her mother, and Annie meets her father for the first time in years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Queen of Katwe

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Secret of the Wings

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7.1/10
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70/100
Released: 2012Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Princess Protection Program

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5.6/10
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68/100
Released: 2009Rated: G
Children, Comedy

What it's about: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school at a nearby bait shop. Rosalinda goes undercover as a regular teen named, Rosie with the help of Carter. In turn, Rosalinda helps Carter overcome insecurities with herself and her crush on Donny who also likes her but can't tell or get shy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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9. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

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7.2/10
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68/100
Released: 1999Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Lemonade Mouth

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6.9/10
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68/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Children, Musical

What it's about: The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. The Tigger Movie

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6.3/10
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68/100
Released: 2000Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit are preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore, the perennially dejected donkey, but Tigger's continual bouncing interrupts their efforts. Rabbit suggests that Tigger go find others of his kind to bounce with, but Tigger thinks "the most wonderful thing about tiggers is" he's "the only one!" Just in case though, the joyously jouncy feline sets out to see if he can find relatives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Doctor Dolittle

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5.4/10
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64/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Family

What it's about: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor's advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Ruby Bridges

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7.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement

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

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14. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

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6.3/10
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61/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG
Animation, Drama

What it's about: Follow Ariel's adventures before she gave up her fins for true love. When Ariel wasn't singing with her sisters, she spent time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and after King Triton outlaws all singing. Along with pals Flounder and Sebastian, Ariel sets off in hopes of changing her father's decision to ban music from the kingdom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!

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6.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2011Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Teddy Duncan's middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las Vegas with a seemingly normal older couple in a station wagon from Roswell, New Mexico. It turns out that the couple believes they are the victims of alien abduction. The Duncan's must resort to purchasing a clunker Yugo to get to Utah, have their luggage stolen in Las Vegas, and survive a zany Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Blankenhooper.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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16. Herbie Fully Loaded

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4.8/10
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59/100
Released: 2005Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

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6.6/10
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58/100
Released: 2004Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a great lesson about the power of friendship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

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6.5/10
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57/100
Released: 2001Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to turn Halloweentown into a grey dreary version of the real world, while transform the denizens of the real world into monsters.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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19. I'll Be Home for Christmas

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5.5/10
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57/100
Released: 1998Rated: G
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie, does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

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4.6/10
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52/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the displaced Lola becomes close friend of the unpopular Ella, who is also a great fan of the her favorite rock band Sidarthur. However, the most popular girl in the school, Carla Santini, disputes the lead role in an adaptation of Pygmalion with Lola and also the leadership of their mates. When the last concert of Sidarthur is sold-out, Lola plans with Ella to travel to New York and buy the tickets from scalpers. However, the girls get into trouble while helping the lead singer and Lola's idol Stu Wolf, changing their lives forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. Go Figure

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5.7/10
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51/100
Released: 2005Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Katelin Kingsford, an Olympic hopeful figure skater wants to train with a Russian figure skating coach. In order to go to go to the school that Natasha is at, Katelin gets a scholarship playing on the girls hockey team.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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22. Cow Belles

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5.2/10
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Released: 2006Rated: G
Children, Comedy

What it's about: In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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23. Rip Girls

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6.2/10
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49/100
Released: 2000Rated: G
Drama, Family

What it's about: A teen-age girl and her father come to an island on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photography, and the truth about her mother.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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24. Get a Clue

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5.1/10
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48/100
Released: 2002Rated: G
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A rich kid and her friends investigate the disappearance of one of her teachers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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25. Frenemies

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5.0/10
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47/100
Released: 2012Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: What happens when three sets of BFF's become enemies?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).