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The Best Female Director Movies on Cinemax

Finding a good Female Director movie 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 of all time streaming on Cinemax.

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1. You've Got Mail

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo68%
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79/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet—both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business.

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

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2. Tupac: Resurrection

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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78/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop MCs of all time.

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

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3. Big

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo97%
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77/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

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

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4. Bridget Jones's Diary

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6.7/10
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71/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Going the Distance

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6.3/10
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67/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Erin and Garrett are very much in love. When Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree and Garrett stays behind in New York to work in the music industry, they gamely keep the romance alive with webcams and frequent-flyer miles. But just when it seems the lovers will soon be reunited, they each score a big break that could separate them for good.

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

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6. Waitress

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7.0/10
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66/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

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

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7. It's Kind of a Funny Story

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo58%
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66/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

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

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8. Under the Tuscan Sun

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6.8/10
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63/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: After a rough divorce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together starting with the villa and finds that life sometimes has unexpected ways of giving her everything she wanted.

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

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9. It's Complicated

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6.6/10
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62/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Ten years after their divorce, Jane and Jake Adler unite for their son's college graduation and unexpectedly end up sleeping together. But Jake is married, and Jane is embarking on a new romance with her architect. Now, she has to sort out her life – just when she thought she had it all figured out.

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

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10. The 33

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6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo48%
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61/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

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

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11. My Life Without Me

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7.6/10
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58/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax).

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12. Out to Sea

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6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo36%
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55/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port.

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

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13. By the Sea

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5.3/10
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54/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Red Riding Hood

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5.5/10
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50/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Horror

What it's about: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by a werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon, to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them.

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

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15. Woman on Top

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5.3/10
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47/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career.

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

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16. The Boy Downstairs

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5.7/10
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45/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

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