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The Best Female Director TV Shows

Finding a good Female Director TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Female Director TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Gentleman Jack

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8.2/10
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76/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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2. I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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7.4/10
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76/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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3. Evil Genius

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7.5/10
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73/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Documentary

What it's about: This baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around his neck - and gets weirder from there.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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4. Olive Kitteridge

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8.3/10
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70/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Thirteen

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7.3/10
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69/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Today is the day Ivy Moxham will escape from the cellar that's been her prison for the last 13 years. Today is the day she'll return to her home, to her family, to her life. Today is only the beginning. Thirteen explores how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived and how to survive as a family under the greatest pressure: how to feel again, chance love again. It is a psychological drama about who to trust when you can't even trust yourself. Ivy Moxham is a young girl. Ivy Moxham is a woman. Ivy Moxham is whoever you want her to be.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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6. Jane Eyre

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8.3/10
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Year: 2006-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Charlotte Bronte's classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with the mysterious Edward Rochester.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & BritBox). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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7. Little Women

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7.2/10
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64/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Fingersmith

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62/100
Year: 2005-2021Seasons: 1
Crime, LGBTQ

What it's about: A young woman is hired as a maid to an heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a gentleman to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now).

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9. Wuthering Heights

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7.6/10
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59/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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10. Prohibition

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59/100
Year: 2011-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: The history of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the entire era it encompassed (1920-33). After nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of all citizens by protecting individuals, families and society at large from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse; but paradoxically it made millions of people rethink their definition of morality.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $6.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. What Remains

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Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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12. Girlfriends

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57/100
Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Girlfriends is an American comedy-drama sitcom that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being cancelled in 2008. The final episode aired on February 11, 2008. When Girlfriends returned in fall 2007 for its eighth season, it became the longest-running live-action sitcom on network television that was on air that year, as well as one of the highest-rated scripted shows on television among African American adults and women 18-34, including its spin-off The Game.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 165 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 31 episodes (18%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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13. Oliver Twist

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56/100
Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver dares to ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world...

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox).

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14. The Case Against Adnan Syed

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55/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Explore the 1999 disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee, and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, a case brought to global attention by the hugely popular Serial podcast.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 3 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. Spies of Warsaw

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52/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. A classic tale of spying, intrigue, and romance, based on the novels of Alan Furst and adapted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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16. The Silence

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Year: 2010-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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17. Rosemary's Baby

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Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Fantasy, Horror

What it's about: Young Rosemary Woodhouse and her husband Guy move in with a rich couple, who soon take an unusual interest in the Woodhouses' attempts to have a second baby after Rosemary miscarried the first one. Guy soon has unusual success and Rosemary becomes pregnant, but it becomes clear that the two are connected and that the pregnancy may not be all that Rosemary hoped for...

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. The Glass Virgin

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Year: 1995-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In 19th century England, wealthy young Annabella Lagrange lives a comfortable and secluded life on her family's country estate, where her parents own a glass works. As a child, she develops a special friendship with the charming stable boy Manuel Mendoza. When she turns 18, she marries her cousin Stephen and sees what the world is really like.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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19. Public Enemies

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Year: 2012-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Public Enemies explores the relationship between 28-year-old Eddie, recently released on life licence from prison after serving 10 years, and his probation officer, Paula, returning from suspension following a shocking crime committed by an offender under her supervision.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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20. Women in Love

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Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Powerful adaptation of DH Lawrence's novels The Rainbow and Women in Love, focusing on the lives of two sisters as they struggle with love, passion and commitment in the build-up to WWI.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, BritBox & Hoopla).

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21. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

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Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Biography

What it's about: A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Lifetime Movie Club). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Paper Giants: Magazine Wars

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Year: 2013-2021Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The battle between Nene King, editor of Woman's Day, and Dulcie Boling, editor of New Idea, from the rival Packer and Murdoch empires, to make their publication the number one seller in Australia.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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23. Extremely Dangerous

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34/100
Year: 1999-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Extremely Dangerous is a 1999 four part series for ITV starring Sean Bean as an ex-National Criminal Intelligence Service undercover agent convicted of the brutal murder of his wife and child who goes on the run to try and clear his name. He sets out to follow up a strange clue sent to him in prison. The boss of a local crime syndicate, a former associate, hears of his escape and sends out the word to bring him in. On the run from the police and disowned by his NCIS colleagues, he is faced with the fact that he may be guilty.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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