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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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 Kanopy.

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1. Lady Bird

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7.4/10
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89/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York, much to the disapproval of wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother.

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

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2. Leave No Trace

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7.2/10
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Released: 2018Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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7.5/10
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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 (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Virgin Suicides

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7.2/10
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81/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Second Mother

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7.8/10
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81/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: After leaving her daughter Jessica in a small town in Pernambuco to be raised by relatives, Val spends the next 13 years working as a nanny to Fabinho in São Paulo. She has financial stability but has to live with the guilt of having not raised Jessica herself. As Fabinho’s university entrance exams approach, Jessica reappears in her life and seems to want to give her mother a second chance. However Jessica has not been raised to be a servant and her very existence will turn Val’s routine on its head. With precision and humour, Anna Muylaert turns her eye on the subtle and powerful forces that keep rigid class structures in place and how the youth may just be the ones to shake it all up.

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

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6. Mustang

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80/100
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 (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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7. Megan Leavey

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7.1/10
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79/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Cléo from 5 to 7

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8.0/10
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79/100
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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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9. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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78/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Drama

What it's about: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

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

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10. The Innocents

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.

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

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11. The Secret of Kells

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Released: 2009
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

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

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12. Tomboy

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 2011
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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6.6/10
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77/100
Released: 2018
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1993, teenager Cameron is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh and her brother, Reverend Rick, the center is built upon repenting for "same sex attraction." In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane, and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

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

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14. American Honey

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76/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

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

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15. Obvious Child

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6.8/10
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76/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.

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

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16. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

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74/100
Released: 2014
Drama

What it's about: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.

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

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17. The Turin Horse

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7.8/10
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74/100
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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18. XXY

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2007
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her gender, she meets both hostility and compassion.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Realeyz).

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19. The Whistleblower

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & 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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20. The Woodsman

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Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now & Kanopy).

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21. He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not

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74/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Romance, Thriller

What it's about: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and the view changes: We are now following the view of the doctor instead of Angeliques. And things look quite different now...

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

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22. 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 (Showtime, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Wolfe).

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23. Nowhere in Africa

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73/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown. While Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor.

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

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24. Breathe

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73/100
Released: 2014
Drama

What it's about: Charlie, a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, is thrilled when she becomes friends with Sarah, but when Sarah tires of Charlie and looks for a new friend, their relationship takes an ominous turn.

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

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25. Breathe

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73/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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26. Lore

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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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27. 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, Fandor, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. The Love Witch

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6.2/10
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Released: 2016
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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29. Mississippi Grind

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.

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

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30. Children of a Lesser God

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Released: 1986Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her feelings change over time?

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

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31. High Life

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. Sami Blood

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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 subscription service (Fandor, Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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33. Last Days in Vietnam

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Released: 2014
Documentary, History

What it's about: During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

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Released: 2013Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks a battle between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle. He befriends the leader of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor. A fantastic journey at ground level…

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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35. Girlhood

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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 (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Sweet Bean

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Released: 2015
Drama

What it's about: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…

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

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37. Sita Sings the Blues

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Released: 2008
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

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

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38. Summer 1993

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Released: 2017
Drama, Family

What it's about: After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

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

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39. What They Had

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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40. 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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. Mostly Martha

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7.2/10
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71/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Martha is a single woman who lives for one passion: cooking. The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's eight-year-old daughter, Lina, to her doorstep.

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

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42. 2 Days in Paris

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6.8/10
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71/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a two-day stop in Marion's hometown, the couple's romantic trip takes a turn as Jack is exposed to Marion's sexually perverse and emotionally unstable family.

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

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43. Wanda

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1970Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Wanda, after a string of abusive relationships, 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 & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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44. 7 Boxes

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 2012
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.

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

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45. Daisies

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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71/100
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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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46. Antonia's Line

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger, would-be suitor Bas and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women.

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

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47. An Angel at My Table

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7.5/10
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71/100
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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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48. Beyond the Lights

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6.9/10
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70/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

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

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49. My King

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7.1/10