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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on Mubi

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 Mubi.

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1. Near Dark

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.

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

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2. Eve's Bayou

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7.3/10
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71/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Summer heats up in rural Louisiana beside Eve’s Bayou, 1962, as the Batiste family tries to survive the secrets they’ve kept and the betrayals they’ve endured.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Mubi & Tribeca Short List), 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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3. Goodbye First Love

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6.6/10
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63/100
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 popular subscription service (Hulu, Mubi & Realeyz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Jacquot de Nantes

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7.6/10
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63/100
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 (Mubi).

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5. The Loneliest Planet

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5.5/10
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55/100
Released: 2011
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A local guide takes a young couple through a twisted backpacking trip across the Georgian wilderness.

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

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6. Day Night Day Night

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6.2/10
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55/100
Released: 2006
Crime, Independent

What it's about: A 19 year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square.

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

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7. Still the Water

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6.7/10
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52/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his girlfriend to solve the mystery. The pair “will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

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

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8. Anatomy of Hell

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4.4/10
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47/100
Released: 2004
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's reluctant, but agrees. As the four nights progress, they become more intimate with each other, and a mutual fascination/revulsion develops. By the end of the four-day "contract", these two total strangers will have had a profound impact on each other.

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

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9. Blue Black Permanent

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6.3/10
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42/100
Released: 1992

What it's about: In 1990s Edinburgh, Barbara Thorburn reflects on memories of her poet mother, Greta, and her tragic death.

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

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10. Yesterday Never Ends

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5.1/10
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31/100
Released: 2013
Drama

What it's about: A couple meets at their son’s grave ten years after his death; his plot is to make way for a casino city. Anger, hatred and bitterness erupt. A nightmarish drama that goes far beyond this couple’s private grief and points towards the end of society.

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