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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

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 Showtime.

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1. The Babadook

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6.8/10
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82/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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

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2. Wayne's World

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7.0/10
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81/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon discover the road from basement to big-time is a gnarly one, fraught with danger, temptation and ragin' party opportunities.

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

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3. Point Break

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information.

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

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4. Julie & Julia

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7.0/10
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76/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

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

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5. Desert Hearts

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7.0/10
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74/100
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 & 1 other), 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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6. Nowhere Boy

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 2 services (Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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7. Prophet's Prey

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Filmmaker Amy Berg sheds light on the sexual, financial and spiritual abuses heaped upon members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by their former leader, Warren Jeffs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Rust Creek

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5.8/10
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68/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.

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

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9. Mary Shelley

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6.4/10
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64/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. After Innocence

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7.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2005
Documentary

What it's about: A moving account of the experiences of men exonerated after years, and sometimes decades, in prison following newly found DNA evidence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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11. Tell It to the Bees

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5.9/10
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63/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Romance, LGBTQ

What it's about: Dr. Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father's medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia into Jean's world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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12. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

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7.3/10
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63/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Documentary, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Cracks

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6.7/10
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62/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.

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

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14. Speak

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7.3/10
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62/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her secret: that star senior Andy raped her at the party. But Melinda does manage to find solace in her art class headed by Mr. Freeman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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15. The White King

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5.8/10
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61/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again.

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

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16. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee

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6.7/10
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60/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: The strange story of John McAfee, who went from millionaire software mogul to yogi, Kurtz-like jungle recluse to potential murderer, and most recently a prospective presidential candidate for the American Libertarian Party.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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17. The Baby-Sitters Club

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5.8/10
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60/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Punisher: War Zone

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5.9/10
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60/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

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

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19. Personal Velocity

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6.5/10
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58/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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20. Mississippi Damned

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7.4/10
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53/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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21. Blood and Chocolate

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5.5/10
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51/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.

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

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22. Jenny's Wedding

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5.5/10
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49/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Jenny Farrell is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind.

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

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23. In Her Skin

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6.4/10
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49/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.

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

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24. Bran Nue Dae

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6.2/10
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47/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In the Summer of 1965 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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25. Furlough

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5.9/10
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47/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip.

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

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26. L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin

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6.6/10
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43/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Documentary

What it's about: Lesbians in the Bible Belt endure bigotry and sexism.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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27. An Invisible Sign

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5.4/10
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42/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.

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

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28. Different Flowers

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5.2/10
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42/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: Uptight Millie Haven has always followed the rules, but when she has doubts before her big Kansas City wedding, her attitude-prone little sister Emma, the least likely of heroes, comes to the rescue. They embark on a spontaneous roadtrip to their grandmother’s farm where, with the help of Grandma Mildred, they rediscover their bond.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & PlayStation Store).

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29. Daisy

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8.4/10
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41/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Family

What it's about: A thirteen-year-old girl named Daisy, who suffers from terminal Epidermolysis Bullosa, meets Stinky, a British war veteran and drug addict. Like Peter Pan, Stinky is stuck in Neverland and like Wendy, Daisy inspires him to change his ways - helping him learn to appreciate life, find hope and find the kind of love that she knows she will never get to experience.

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

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30. Why Horror?

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6.2/10
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41/100
Released: 2014
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Horror fan Tal Zimerman examines the psychology of horror around the world to find out why people love to be scared.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Shudder).

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31. Falling for Grace

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5.9/10
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38/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Grace is a Chinese American who longs to be a part of New York's high society. At a socialite event, she is mistaken for a Hong Kong heiress and meets her Prince Charming. Nothing is as it seems absorbing drama. What will happen to this Cinderella when the clock strikes midnight?

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

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32. Witch Madness

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6.5/10
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31/100
Released: 2000
Animation

What it's about: Witch Madness depicts a neglected chapter of human history: Europe’s three centuries of fanatical witchhunts, which resulted in the genocide of perhaps as many as two million women. But ultimately, the film communicates a message of love and hope.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).