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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. Still the Water

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6.7/10
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67/100
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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2. Songs My Brothers Taught Me

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7.1/10
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59/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Mubi, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. The Juniper Tree

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6.9/10
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56/100
Released: 1990
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Margit and her older sister Katla flee for safety after their mother is burned to death for witchcraft. Finding shelter with Johan and his resentful young son, Jonas, the sisters help form an impromptu family unit that’s soon strained by Katla’s burgeoning sorcery.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Mubi & Kanopy) & stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM).

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4. A Simple Life

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7.6/10
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61/100
Released: 2011
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The relationship between a middle-aged man and the elderly woman, who has been the family's helper for sixty years.

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

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5. No Home Movie

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6.6/10
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51/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: Documentary about humans dealing with changing technology, the basic concepts of communication, cinema, and Akerman's mother, seen in her Brussels apartment.

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

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6. Our Time Will Come

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6.4/10
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50/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
History, Drama

What it's about: In Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, a school teacher and her would-be-fiancé link up with Chinese guerrilla fighters, forging their own path to freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Mubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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7. The Golden Era

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6.4/10
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50/100
Released: 2014
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The story of writer Xiao Hong comes alive through memories of her great love affair, literary influence and escape from China during World War II.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Mubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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