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The Best Female Director Movies on Free Services

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 Free Services.

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1. Zero Dark Thirty

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7.4/10
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87/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Citizenfour

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8.1/10
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86/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her.

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

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3. Monster

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Cloud Atlas

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Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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7.5/10
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83/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. The Snowman

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8.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1982Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Ameba) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Paris, Je T'Aime

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes, a husband trying to chose between his wife and his lover, and a married man who turns to a prostitute for advice.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi, Vudu & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. The Second Mother

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: After leaving her daughter Jessica in a small town in Pernambuco to be raised by relatives, Val spends the next 13 years working as a nanny to Fabinho in São Paulo. She has financial stability but has to live with the guilt of having not raised Jessica herself. As Fabinho’s university entrance exams approach, Jessica reappears in her life and seems to want to give her mother a second chance. However Jessica has not been raised to be a servant and her very existence will turn Val’s routine on its head. With precision and humour, Anna Muylaert turns her eye on the subtle and powerful forces that keep rigid class structures in place and how the youth may just be the ones to shake it all up.

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

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9. The Holiday

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6.9/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

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

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10. An Education

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Whale Rider

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7.5/10
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78/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Drama, Family

What it's about: On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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12. Deliver Us from Evil

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7.9/10
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77/100
Released: 2006
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Documentary filmmaker Amy Berg investigates the life of 30-year pedophile Father Oliver O'Grady and exposes the corruption inside the Catholic Church that allowed him to abuse countless children. Victims' stories and a disturbing interview with O'Grady offer a view into the troubled mind of the spiritual leader who moved from parish to parish gaining trust ... all the while betraying so many.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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13. Goodnight Mommy

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6.7/10
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77/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. The Corporation

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8.1/10
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77/100
Released: 2003
Documentary, History

What it's about: Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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15. Stories We Tell

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7.5/10
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77/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Documentary

What it's about: Canadian actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley investigates certain secrets related to her mother, interviewing a group of family members and friends whose reliability varies depending of their implication in the events, which are remembered in different ways; so a trail of questions remains to be answered, because memory is always changing and the discovery of truth often depends on who is telling the tale.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Jesus Camp

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7.4/10
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76/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement. Jesus Camp follows children at a Christian summer camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ." The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future.

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

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17. 20.000 Days on Earth

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7.5/10
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76/100
Released: 2014
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: A semi-fictionalized documentary about a day in the life of Australian musician Nick Cave's persona.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Cinefest, Docurama & 2 others) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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18. Open Hearts

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7.5/10
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76/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the hospital where he meets Cecilie and falls madly in love with her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).

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19. Tickling Giants

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8.3/10
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76/100
Released: 2017
Documentary

What it's about: The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show "The Show".

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Caramel

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7.1/10
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75/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In a beauty salon in Beirut the lives of five women cross paths. The beauty salon is a colorful and sensual microcosm where they share and entrust their hopes, fears and expectations.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Fed Up

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75/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.

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

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22. XXY

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7.1/10
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75/100
Released: 2007
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her gender, she meets both hostility and compassion.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Realeyz).

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23. The Decline of Western Civilization

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 1981
Documentary, History

What it's about: The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

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

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24. Lords of Dogtown

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Biography, Independent

What it's about: "Lords of Dogtown" tells the radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta (John Robinson, Elephant), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk, Raising Victor Vargas) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch, The Girl Next Door) are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new style of skateboarding that becomes a worldwide phenomenon. But when their hobby becomes a business, the success shreds their friendship. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and written by Stacy Peralta, Lords of Dogtown is "...a dazzling daredevil ride." (Peter Travers, Rollng Stone)

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. The Woodsman

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7.2/10
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74/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now & Kanopy).

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26. He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not

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7.2/10
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74/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Romance, Thriller

What it's about: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and the view changes: We are now following the view of the doctor instead of Angeliques. And things look quite different now...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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27. The Whistleblower

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.

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

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28. Private Parts

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Released: 1997Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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29. Dogfight

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Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of other Marines set up a contest they call a "dogfight."

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

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30. The Voices

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.

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

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31. Sunshine Cleaning

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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32. Frozen River

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

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

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33. The Love Witch

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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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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34. Ballet Shoes

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Released: 2008Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. Together, they nurture their passions for acting, aviation and ballet in this charming TV adaptation of Noel Streatfield's novel.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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35. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

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Released: 2013Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks a battle between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle. He befriends the leader of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor. A fantastic journey at ground level…

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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36. North Country

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Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. Sami Blood

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Released: 2016
Drama, History

What it's about: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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38. Sita Sings the Blues

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Released: 2008
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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39. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

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7.2/10
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72/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: An exploration of the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on glam metal. It features concert footage and interviews of legendary heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne and W.A.S.P..

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

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40. Cropsey

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6.3/10
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72/100
Released: 2009
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Daring Docs & Fear Factory) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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41. The Runaways

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Biography, Independent

What it's about: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengali-like influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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42. The Babushkas of Chernobyl

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Released: 2015
Documentary

What it's about: Some 200 women defiantly cling to their ancestral homeland in Chernobyl’s radioactive “Exclusion Zone.”

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

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43. Reel Injun

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71/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: The evolution of the depiction of Native Americans in film, from the silent era until today, featuring clips from hundreds of movies and candid interviews with famous directors, writers and actors, Native and non-Native: how their image on the screen transforms the way to understand their history and culture.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).

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44. Marie Antoinette

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71/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. Born into Brothels

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Released: 2004Rated: R
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The academy award winning documentary depicting the lives of child prostitutes in the red light district of Songachi, Calcutta. Director Zana Briski went to photograph the prostitutes when she met and became friends with their children. Briski began giving photography lessons to the children and became aware that their photography might be a way for them to lead better lives.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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46. Appropriate Behavior

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71/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't know she's bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can't understand why she doesn't tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother's betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of bisexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Realeyz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & FandangoNOW).

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47. Children Underground

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Released: 2001
Documentary

What it's about: Children Underground follows the story of five street children, aged eight to sixteen who live in a subway station in Bucharest, Romania. The street kids are encountered daily by commuting adults, who pass them by in the station as they starve, swindle, and steal, all while searching desperately for a fresh can of paint to get high with.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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48. The Rape of Europa

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7.7/10
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71/100
Released: 2007
Documentary, History

What it's about: World War II was not just the most destructive conflict in humanity, it was also the greatest theft in history: lives, families, communities, property, culture and heritage were all stolen. The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

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

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49. Trouble the Water

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7.4/10