Female director movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant female director movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing and sincere films and TV shows about / with female director, female nudity, death, violence, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), mother daughter relationship, blood, vengeance and female protagonist plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Denmark and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female director: Awakenings (1990), Unplanned (2019), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), The Mustang (2019), Kissed by Winter (2005), Staying Alive (2015), Mirror Mirror (1990), The Tale (2018), Team Hurricane (2017), Born of War (2014).

List of female director movies

 7.8
 122K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, cure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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 5.9
 12K
Unplanned (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose ...
Style: banned film, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: abortion, transformation, redemption, female protagonist, propaganda, activist, faith based, female director, clinic, abortion clinic, society, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, year 2013
Place: xian, texas
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, civil rights, injustice, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, journalism, politics, state affairs, human spirit, americana, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, tennessee, virginia, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 9K
The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, exciting, sentimental, sad
Plot: native american, prison, animal training, freedom, horse, adventure, redemption, female director, convict, loyalty, transformation, devotion ...
Place: nevada
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Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, mystery, intrigue, love and romance, uncover truth, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, female director, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 5.7
 398
Staying Alive (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marianne (34) discovers that her boyfriend Håkon is having an affair. Supported by her best friend's revenge tips and wisdom, Marianne stumbles into her new life where she discovers that coziness is overrated and having fun is what matters.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, infidelity, hopes, breakup, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, female director, best friends, bittersweet, unfulfillment, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, punk, high school, death, nightmare, reflection, female director, insanity, hallucination ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 15K
The Tale (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Plot: pedophile, first sexual experience, forced sex, investigation, 13 year old, memory, manipulation, sexual abuse, child rape, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, loss of virginity ...
Time: 70s
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 6.5
 180
Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, scandinavian girl, teenager, female nudity, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
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 4.3
 362
Born of War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Jordan, Cyprus
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mina, a young college student, has her life ripped away after her family is killed. When she finds out their murder was part of a botched kidnapping to return her to her real father—a terrorist in the middle east.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, kidnapping, vengeance, uncover truth, life turned upside down, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: middle east, england, canada, cyprus, london
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 3.7
 594
Ratboy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A failed window dresser exploits a being with rat-like features in an effort to make money.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: mutant, female director, cons and scams, down on your luck, showbiz, media satire, store, deadly creature, media, misfit, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: halloween, warlock, female director, witch, magic, hereditary gift of witchcraft, heroes, family, imaginary, religions or cults, friends, real world ...
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 5.3
 399
Eden's Curve (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic drama set in 1972 based on real life events.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, lgbt, love affair, friendship, love triangle, couples, dull life, lifestyle, romance, youth, destructive relationship, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1972
Place: virginia, southern usa
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Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
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All That Matters Is Past (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reunited after years apart, childhood sweethearts William and Janne are forced to confront the dark secrets of their past-and the menacing presence of William's pathologically jealous brother — in this haunting story from celebrated Norwegian ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, romanticism
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, love and romance, deadly, danger, lovers reunited, lost love, childhood, female director, killing an animal, outdoor sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, strip search, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
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 5.7
 159
On Our Own (1998)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their solo-mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting. Rather than have the news leak out and have to be escorted off with the eccentric welfare officer, ...
Plot: children, female director, female prisoner, childhood, single mother, thief, brother sister relationship, pickpocket
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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 5.9
 301
1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, suspicion, beating, family relations, teenager
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
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 4.4
 333
The Deposit (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story follows a group of people who are kidnapped from the street and held hostage in an underground prison to await deportation. Will they escape? What will be the cost of freedom?
Plot: prison, female director, deportation, freedom, escape, sacrifice, prisoner, female prisoner, illegal immigrant, female protagonist, prison guard, bingo ...
Time: year 2015, 2010s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Nobody Can Cool (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young couple on a weekend getaway inadvertently intrude on a criminal couple's remote hideout, triggering a violent battle for freedom. Escape attempts, shifts of power, relationship issues and a looming secret fuel this confrontational ...
Style: suspense
Plot: female director, female protagonist, burglary, captive, held captive, neo-noir, neo noir, tape over mouth, heist, crime, crimes, noir
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No Light and No Land Anywhere (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Grieving her mother’s death and her own failing marriage, Lexi boards a plane from London to Los Angeles in search of the estranged father who abandoned her when she was three years old. Based out of a seedy Hollywood motel, she follows a tenuous ...
Plot: female director, motel, search, small breasts, handjob, one female two males threesome, male full rear nudity, masturbation, pubic hair, male nudity, male objectification, male genitalia ...
Place: los angeles
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Blood of the Tribades (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A vampire named Bathor turned an entire village to vampires, stuck around long enough to teach them to survive, and then promised to return in 2000 years after conquering the rest of the continent. The only problem with this plan is that the ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vampire, female director, female tied up, dying, kiss, poem, candelabra, death, undressing, screaming in pain, terror, philosophy ...
Place: new england
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A Real Young Girl (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bored and restless, Alice spends much of her time lusting after Jim, a local sawmill worker. When not lusting after him, Alice fills the hours with such pursuits as writing her name on a mirror with vaginal secretions and wandering the fields with ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: animal sex, puberty, taboo sex, coming of age, eroticism, parents and children, family relations, sexual relations, teenage love, lifestyle, obsession, teenage crush ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: france, europe
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Girlfriend Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man obsessed with prostitutes discovers that love is a lot more expensive than sex. An entertaining peek into the world of prostitution from the client's point of view.
Plot: prostitute, female director, baseball bat, rough sex, condom, bondage, sex standing up, red bra, sexual promiscuity, escort, talking to the camera, sexually transmitted disease ...
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Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, computer virus, psychopath, single parent, stalking, ghost, electrocution ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
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 5.6
 83K
The Bling Ring (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: sexy, stylized, captivating, serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, youth, high society, heist, burglary, celebrity, crime, crimes, thief, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, israel ...
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 6.7
 31K
In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, siblings relations, sexism, shyness, hopes, love and romance, self esteem, concierge, female director, eccentricity, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
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 6.8
 193K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, book, dark fantasy, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.7
 2K
Honey (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Irene, nicknamed 'Miele', has devote herself to people looking for help, and tries to alleviate their suffering even when they make extreme decisions. One day she has to cope with Grimaldi and his invisible malaise.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: poisoning, thirtysomething life, coping, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female friendship, female director, sexual content, unfulfillment, euthanasia, childhood memory, nosebleed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, mexico, istanbul turkey, tijuana mexico
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 4.7
 122
The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, vengeance, rivalry, danger, mysterious character, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, deadly, crimes, gender ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
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