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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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77/100
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. Jacquot de Nantes

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7.6/10
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66/100
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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3. Anatomy of Hell

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4.4/10
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56/100
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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4. Still the Water

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6.7/10
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54/100
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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5. Day Night Day Night

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6.2/10
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52/100
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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6. Ava

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6.8/10
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50/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Mubi & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. For Ellen

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6.0/10
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49/100
Released: 2012
Drama

What it's about: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a dad. Now is his last chance to fight for shared custody of his daughter, Ellen.

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

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8. Blue Black Permanent

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6.2/10
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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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9. Yesterday Never Ends

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5.2/10
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35/100
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).