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The Best Female Director Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

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 Shudder.

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1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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7.0/10
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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, Kanopy & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Turbo Kid

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6.7/10
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76/100
Released: 2015
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen must battle a ruthless warlord to save the girl of his dreams.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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3. The Love Witch

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6.2/10
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72/100
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 (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Blue My Mind

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6.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2018
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: 15-year-old Mia faces an overwhelming transformation which puts her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, Mia is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than she is.

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

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5. Most Beautiful Island

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5.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Tales of Halloween

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5.5/10
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64/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: Ten stories from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This creepy anthology combines classic Halloween tales with the stuff of nightmares.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. Satanic Panic

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5.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2019
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A pizza delivery girl is suddenly in for the fight of her young life when encountering a group of Satanists in need of a virgin to ritually sacrifice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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8. The Midnight Swim

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5.2/10
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60/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home. They find themselves unable to let go and become drawn into the mysteries of the lake.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, FilmBox & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Dearest Sister

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6.1/10
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59/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A village girl travels to the Lao capital, Vientiane, to care for her rich cousin who has lost her sight and gained the ability to communicate with the dead.

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

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10. The Slumber Party Massacre

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5.7/10
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59/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests begin dropping off one by one.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Humanoids from the Deep

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5.7/10
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58/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.

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

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12. Lyle

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5.9/10
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57/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A mother's grief over the death of her toddler leads to horror.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CinePride, Shudder & 2 others) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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13. The Ranger

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5.1/10
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56/100
Released: 2018
Horror

What it's about: Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority—an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.

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

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14. Jessica Forever

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4.7/10
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49/100
Released: 2019
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Jessica is the leader of a group of lost boys with a violent past who now seek peace and harmony. She is the only one to have ever brought them love and understanding. They only wish to create a world where they can live in peace together, and forever.

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

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15. Slumber Party Massacre II

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44/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Courtney, the sister of a survivor from the 1st movie and the members of her rock band go to a condo for the weekend to play music and have fun with their boyfriends. Courtney's dreams are of her sister, who is in a mental institution, warning her of having sex, and the dreams begin to spill into real life, threatening Courtney and her friends as they begin experiencing an attrition problem.

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

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16. The Stylist

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6.9/10
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42/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

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

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17. Why Horror?

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6.1/10
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42/100
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 subscription service (Shudder).

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18. Blind Sun

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5.4/10
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41/100
Released: 2016
Mystery, Horror

What it's about: ​Greece. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heat wave. Water is scarce and violence is ready to explode. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its owners are away. On a dusty road crushed by the sun, he is stopped by a police officer for an identity check...

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

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19. Inner Demon

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4.8/10
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39/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A teenage girl is abducted by a serial killer couple and manages to escape and find refuge in an isolated farmhouse, only to discover it is home to greater horrors and a malevolent spirit.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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20. El Gigante

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6.4/10
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38/100
Released: 2014
Horror

What it's about: After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck.

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