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The Best Female Director Movies on Shudder

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 Shudder.

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1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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7.0/10
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79/100
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, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.49 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. The Love Witch

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6.2/10
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74/100
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 (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. 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 TV & 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. Honeymoon

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5.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds his wife wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Monsters Nightmares & Shudder) & 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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63/100
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 (Tubi TV & 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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6. The Unloved

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6.8/10
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63/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: The Unloved is film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger. Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a children's home. Through her eyes, we follow Lucy's struggle to cope with the system. Her saving is her self-belief and her certainty that she is being watched over and protected by the holy spirit. Hers is a heroic quest for love, beauty and transcendence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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7. Humanoids from the Deep

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5.7/10
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60/100
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 TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. Southbound

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59/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales.

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

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9. 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 TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Dearest Sister

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6.0/10
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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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11. Chopping Mall

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5.6/10
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58/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the “intruders.” The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores, or if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up.

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

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12. The Midnight Swim

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5.2/10
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58/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Vanishing Waves

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6.0/10
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56/100
Released: 2012
Romance, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Lucas is a scientist who works near the European experimental project that focus on advanced ‘human neuron research’. The project is to transfer neuron information from one human mind to another. Lukas is chosen to connect his mind with a comatose woman he named Aurora.

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

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14. 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 $3.99 on 4 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & 2 others).

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15. Kiss of the Damned

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5.5/10
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55/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her seductive and highly volatile sister Mimi unexpectedly comes to visit, she threatens Djuna's new relationship, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.

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

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16. Slumber Party Massacre II

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43/100
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 TV), 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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17. Why Horror?

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6.2/10
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43/100
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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18. The Stylist

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6.9/10
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41/100
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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19. Office Killer

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5.1/10
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40/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder can quench the loneliness of her home life, as a macabre office place forms in her basement, populated by dead co-workers.

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

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20. Blind Sun

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40/100
Released: 2016
Mystery, Thriller

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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21. El Gigante

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39/100
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).