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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on Fandor

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 Fandor.

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1. The Square

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79/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: The Square, a new film by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea: Solar Mama), looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt’s new democracy. Catapulting us into the action spread across 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of the struggle. Cairo’s Tahrir Square is the heart and soul of the film, which follows several young activists. Armed with values, determination, music, humor, an abundance of social media, and sheer obstinacy, they know that the thorny path to democracy only began with Hosni Mubarek’s fall. The life-and-death struggle between the people and the power of the state is still playing out.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & PlayStation Store).

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2. The Turin Horse

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Released: 2011
Drama, Cult

What it's about: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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3. Sami Blood

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73/100
Released: 2016
Drama, History

What it's about: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Lore

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70/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Romance

What it's about: End of World War II, 1945. Lore leads her four younger siblings across a war-torn Germany. Amidst the chaos, she encounters Thomas, a mysterious refugee, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she does not know and face the darkness within herself.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Wendy and Lucy

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

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

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6. Trouble the Water

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Released: 2008
Documentary

What it's about: "Trouble the Water" takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall--just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her Ninth Ward neighbors trapped in the city. Weaving an insider's view of Katrina with a mix of verité and in-your-face filmmaking, it is a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes--two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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7. In Bloom

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Released: 2013
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.

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

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8. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

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Released: 2012Rated: R
Documentary

What it's about: Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes reunites for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, using their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology – the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices.

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

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9. Out 1

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Released: 1971
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: While two dueling theater groups rehearse plays by Aeschylus, two solitary individuals wander the Parisian streets hustling the populace for cash and unravel a conspiracy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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10. Maidentrip

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Released: 2014
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Hannah Arendt

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Released: 2012
Biography, Drama

What it's about: HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.

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

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12. Meek's Cutoff

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Released: 2010Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Fandor, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. The Rape of Europa

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Released: 2007
Documentary, History

What it's about: World War II was not just the most destructive conflict in humanity, it was also the greatest theft in history: lives, families, communities, property, culture and heritage were all stolen. The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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14. 35 Shots of Rum

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Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: A widowed metro conductor, approaching retirement, lives with his beautiful grown daughter – the object of a neighbor’s romantic interest. The man’s former girlfriend also lives in their building and plays a role in their closely-knit lives. 35 Shots of Rum considers the mysterious complexities that surround evolving relationships, whether romantic or parental.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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15. After Tiller

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, only four doctors in the United States continue to perform third-trimester abortions. These physicians, all colleagues of Dr. Tiller, sacrifice their safety and personal lives in the name of their fierce, unwavering conviction to help women.

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

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16. Before Stonewall

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66/100
Released: 1984
Documentary, LGBTQ

What it's about: New York City's Stonewall Inn is regarded by many as the site of gay and lesbian liberation since it was at this bar that drag queens fought back against police June 27-28, 1969. This documentary uses extensive archival film, movie clips and personal recollections to construct an audiovisual history of the gay community before the Stonewall riots.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. In the Mirror of Maya Deren

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65/100
Released: 2002
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor).

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18. Jellyfish

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65/100
Released: 2007
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn't speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy).

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19. Manufactured Landscapes

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Released: 2006
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Everyone Else

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Released: 2009
Drama, Romance

What it's about: While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy boyfriend and girlfriend find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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21. Portrait of Jason

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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 (Fandor) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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22. Lady Chatterley

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Released: 2006Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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23. Chris & Don: A Love Story

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Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Chris & Don: A Love Story is a 2007 documentary film that chronicles the lifelong relationship between author Christopher Isherwood and his much younger lover, artist Don Bachardy. Chris & Don combines present-day interviews, archival footage shot by the couple from the 1950s, excerpts from Isherwood's diaries, and playful animations to recount their romance. It was directed by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, and was the centerpiece film at NewFest, the New York LGBTQ Film Festival, in 2008.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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24. The Arbor

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Released: 2010
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, Lorraine was just ten years old. The Arbor revisits the Buttershaw Estate where Dunbar grew up, thirty years on from her original play, telling the powerful true story of the playwright and her daughter Lorraine. Also aged 29, Lorraine had become ostracised from her mother’s family and was in prison undergoing rehab. Re-introduced to her mother’s plays and letters, the film follows Lorraine’s personal journey as she reflects on her own life and begins to understand the struggles her mother faced.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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25. Afghan Star

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Released: 2009
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: This documentary on the effect the talent competition "Afghan Star" has on the incredibly diverse inhabitants of Afghanistan affords a glimpse into a country rarely seen. Contestants risk their lives to appear on the television show that is a raging success with the public and also monitored closely by the government.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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26. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

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Released: 2012
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: An impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his renditions of American folk songs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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Released: 2015
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: A documentary about the life and work of Hannah Arendt, the prolific and unclassifiable thinker, political theorist, moral philosopher and polemicist, and with her encounter with the trial of Adolf Eichmann a high ranking nazi.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Daguerréotypes

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Released: 1976
Documentary

What it's about: An intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers of the Rue Daguerre in Paris, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker’s home for more than 50 years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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29. A Film Unfinished

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Yael Hersonski's powerful documentary achieves a remarkable feat through its penetrating look at another film-the now-infamous Nazi-produced film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no soundtrack, quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record, despite its elaborate propagandistic construction. The later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings, showing the manipulations of camera crews in these "everyday" scenes. Well-heeled Jews attending elegant dinners and theatricals (while callously stepping over the dead bodies of compatriots) now appeared as unwilling, but complicit, actors, alternately fearful and in denial of their looming fate.

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

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30. The Watermelon Woman

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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 popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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31. Cinema Komunisto

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Released: 2010
Documentary, History

What it's about: This eye-opening and bittersweet chronicle of the Yugoslavian film industry recounts how the cinema was used—often with direct intervention from President Josip Broz Tito—to create and recreate the young nation’s history, replete with heroes and myths that didn’t always hew closely to reality.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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32. Girl Model

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Released: 2011
Documentary, Thriller

What it's about: Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, the two rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from their financial difficulties grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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33. Punk's Not Dead

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Released: 2007
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows where punk rock music and culture continue to thrive. Thirty years after bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols infamously shocked the system with their hard, fast, status-quo-killing rock, the longest-running punk band in history is drawing bigger crowds than ever, "pop-punk" bands have found success on MTV, and kids too young to drive are forming bands that carry the torch for punk's raw, immediate sound. Meanwhile, "punk" has become a marketing concept to sell everything from cars to vodka, and dyed hair and piercings mark a rite of passage for thousands of kids.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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34. Home

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Released: 2008
Drama

What it's about: Marthe (Isabelle Huppert) and Michel (Olivier Gourmet) live with their three children in a remote house next to an abandoned highway using it as an extension to their property. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road and the highway becomes open to traffic. Their lives are forever changed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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35. Meshes of the Afternoon

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Released: 1943
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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36. Sweetgrass

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Released: 2009
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana's breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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37. River of Grass

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Released: 1995
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they've committed murder.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. Tears of Gaza

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7.9/10
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61/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed. The film also depicts the ability of women and children to handle their everyday life after a dramatic war experience. Many of them live in tents or in ruins without walls or roofs. They are all in need of money, food, water and electricity. Others have lost family members, or are left with seriously injured children. Can war solve conflicts or create peace? The film follows three children through the war and the period after the ceasefire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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39. Dreams of a Life

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6.8/10
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60/100
Released: 2011
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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40. No Impact Man

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6.7/10
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60/100
Released: 2009
Documentary, Food

What it's about: Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Gaia) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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41. Hard Labor

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6.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Horror

What it's about: With her husband having lost his job, Helena opens her own grocery store, but is soon plagued by strange occurrences.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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42. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

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7.4/10
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60/100
Released: 2004
Documentary

What it's about: You Can't Be Neutral documents the life and times of the historian, activist and author of the best selling classic "A People's History of the United States". Featuring rare archival materials, interviews with Howard Zinn as well as colleagues and friends including Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker.

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

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43. Manakamana

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6.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2013
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary about a group of pilgrims who travel to Nepal to worship at the legendary Manakamana temple.

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

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44. Leviathan

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6.6/10
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59/100
Released: 2012
Documentary

What it's about: Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast. The very waters that once inspired Moby Dick, the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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45. Strangers in Good Company

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7.7/10
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59/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy).

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46. Fifi Howls from Happiness

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7.7/10
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59/100
Released: 2013
Documentary

What it's about: Bahman Mohassess was a celebrated artist at the time of the Shah. Trained in Italy, he created sculptures and paintings in his homeland. But audiences often took offence at the pronounced phalli on his mostly naked bronze figures and his work was regularly censored. All traces of him were lost after the revolution. It was said he destroyed his remaining paintings and disappeared.

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

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47. 52 Tuesdays

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6.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2014
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year—once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays.

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

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48. The Jaundiced Eye

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7.1/10
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59/100
Released: 2000
Documentary

What it's about: At the prompting of his ex-wife and her new live-in boyfriend, a gay man is accused by his five-year-old son of child molestation. The gay man's parents are also indicted. Small-town prejudices are further fueled by the father's admitted homosexuality and the common but erroneous stereotype that all gay men are child molesters. This documentary follows the journey of that family, reliving the horror of the first accusations through an initial guilty verdict, time in prison, the overturning of the first convictions and the eventual dropping of a subsequent case due to lack of evidence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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49. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

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7.1/10