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The Best Female Director Movies on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. City of God

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8.6/10
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94/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

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

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2. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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7.2/10
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86/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.

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

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3. A Silent Voice

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8.2/10
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Released: 2016
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?

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

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4. The Edge of Seventeen

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7.3/10
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85/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.

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

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5. 13th

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8.2/10
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84/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

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

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6. Kung Fu Panda 2

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7.2/10
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82/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

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

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7. Paris Is Burning

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8.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Documentary, LGBTQ

What it's about: A chronicle of New York City's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

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

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8. The Square

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8.1/10
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80/100
Released: 2013
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: The Square, a new film by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea: Solar Mama), looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt’s new democracy. Catapulting us into the action spread across 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of the struggle. Cairo’s Tahrir Square is the heart and soul of the film, which follows several young activists. Armed with values, determination, music, humor, an abundance of social media, and sheer obstinacy, they know that the thorny path to democracy only began with Hosni Mubarek’s fall. The life-and-death struggle between the people and the power of the state is still playing out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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9. The Breadwinner

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7.7/10
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80/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Animation, Family

What it's about: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

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

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10. The Invitation

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6.6/10
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79/100
Released: 2015
Horror, Cult

What it's about: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is up to something.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

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8.3/10
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79/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: The Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby is taking an anti-comedy stance in her newest special.

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

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12. Always Be My Maybe

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6.8/10
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79/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Romance, Comedy

What it's about: Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other's worlds.

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

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13. Bird Box

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6.6/10
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78/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

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

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14. Julie & Julia

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7.0/10
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78/100
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 (Netflix & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Arthur Christmas

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7.1/10
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77/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

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

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16. Private Life

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7.2/10
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76/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.

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

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17. Unrest

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7.7/10
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76/100
Released: 2017
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s "all in her head." Determined to live, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story—and four other families' stories—fighting a disease medicine forgot.

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

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18. What Happened, Miss Simone?

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: The film chronicles Nina Simone's journey from child piano prodigy to iconic musician and passionate activist, told in her own words.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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19. American Honey

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7.0/10
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75/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

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

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20. The Pixar Story

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7.8/10
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75/100
Released: 2007Rated: G
Documentary

What it's about: A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.

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

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21. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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7.4/10
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75/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

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

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22. Obvious Child

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6.8/10
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75/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.

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

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23. Nowhere Boy

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7.1/10
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75/100
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 1 service (Vudu).

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24. Cargo

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6.3/10
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75/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.

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

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25. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Documentary, Family

What it's about: Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

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

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26. Mansfield Park

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7.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich cousins, she's meant to learn the ways of proper society. But while Fanny learns "their" ways, she also enlightens them with a wit and sparkle all her own!

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

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27. Even the Rain

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 2010
Drama, History

What it's about: As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

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

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28. Suffragette

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

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

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29. Tallulah

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.

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

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30. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee

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6.7/10
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73/100
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 & fuboTV) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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31. Shirkers

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7.4/10
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72/100
Released: 2018
Documentary

What it's about: In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore's first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges – who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints.

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

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32. Om Shanti Om

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6.7/10
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72/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: In this modern remake of Karz, Om - an aspiring actor from the 1970s - is murdered, but is reincarnated into the present day as a superstar. At the discovery of his previous lifetime, he plans revenge for his love, Shanti who died with him.

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

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33. Mississippi Grind

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6.4/10
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72/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.

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

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34. Elena

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7.6/10
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71/100
Released: 2013
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we no longer know one from the other. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.

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

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35. One Day

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7.0/10
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71/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Romance, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

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

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36. Berlin Syndrome

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6.3/10
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71/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

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

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37. Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

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6.6/10
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71/100
Released: 2014Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities, flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself.

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

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38. Sleeping with Other People

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6.5/10
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70/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.

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

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39. Tig

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7.4/10
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70/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: An intimate, mixed media documentary that follows Tig Notaro, a Los Angeles based comedian, who just days after being diagnosed with invasive stage II breast cancer changed the course of her career with a poignant stand-up set that became legendary overnight. This documentary explores Tig's extraordinary journey as her career ignites and as her life unfolds in grand and unexpected ways, all the while continuing to battle a life-threatening illness and falling in love. This film is a hybrid of comedy and drama that captures a personal journey about facing crisis head on with honesty and grace and overcoming pain and suffering with the healing power of comedy. It's a story about moving forward during a period of your life when you don't know what is going to happen. When you are willing to risk it all for what you believe is the right thing to do and for what you want to happen in this life.

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

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40. Dukhtar

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69/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

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

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41. Audrie & Daisy

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7.2/10
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69/100
Released: 2016
Documentary

What it's about: A documentary film about three cases of rape, that includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. At the time of the sexual assaults, Pott was 15 and Coleman was 14 years old. After the assaults, the victims and their families were subjected to abuse and cyberbullying.

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

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42. Talaash

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7.2/10
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69/100
Released: 2012
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.

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

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43. Bombay Talkies

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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69/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

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

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44. Layla M.

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6.7/10
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68/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: 18-year-old Layla, a Dutch girl with Moroccan roots, joins a group of radical Muslims. She encounters a world that nurtures her ideas initally, but finally confronts her with an impossible choice.

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

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45. Advantageous

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
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68/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Family

What it's about: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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46. PEEPLI [Live]

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7.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. As a means of survival Farmer Natha can choose to die. His brother is happy to push him towards this unique 'honour' but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might have been another unnoticed event turns into a 'cause celebre' with everyone wanting a piece of the action. Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim. The question on everyone's lips - "Will he or Won't he?" As the mania escalates, nobody seems to care how Natha really feels.

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

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47. Sand Storm

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6.8/10
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68/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: A Bedouin village in Northern Israel. When Jalila's husband marries a second woman, Jalila and her daughter's world is shattered, and the women are torn between their commitment to the patriarchal rules and being true to themselves.

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

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48. Laggies

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6.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind - while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart proposes, Megan panics and- given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week - hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika and Annika's world-weary single dad Craig.

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

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49. Mr. Roosevelt

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6.2/10