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, humorous, semi serious, serious, sexy and suspense films and TV shows about / with female director, female nudity, love and romance, couples, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), mother daughter relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking and profanity plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Denmark and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female director: The Nightingale (2018), Anatomy of Hell (2004), The Darkest Minds (2018), Kissed by Winter (2005), Staying Alive (2015), The Tale (2018), Michael (1996), Lucky Numbers (2000), A League of Their Own (1992), Labor Pains (2009).

List of female director movies

The Nightingale (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 1829, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Plot: colonization, brutality, aborigine, racial prejudice, murder, revenge, rape revenge, female protagonist, racism, chase, pursuit, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: australia, tasmania, ireland
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Anatomy of Hell (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, obsession, menstruation, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, couples, isolation, couple relations, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, romantic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, runaway teen, love and romance, mind control, good versus evil, superhuman powers, teenager, soldier, danger, friendship ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, murder, amateur detective, love and romance, intrigue, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, female director, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 5.9
 483
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, hopes, infidelity, breakup, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, strong female presence, female director, unfulfillment, bittersweet, best friends, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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 7.3
 16K
The Tale (2018)
Genre: Biography, 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, psychological, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: pedophile, first sexual experience, forced sex, investigation, 13 year old, sexual abuse, loss of virginity, child rape, memory, manipulation, childhood sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
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 5.7
 42K
Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, happy ending, romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, on the road, road trip, disorder, dog, journalism, destiny ...
Place: illinois, iowa, chicago illinois, usa, texas
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 5.0
 10K
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, dark humor, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
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A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, female friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, female athlete, coach ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, colorado, oregon, new jersey ...
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 4.8
 11K
Labor Pains (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her a bunch of special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.
Style: humorous, romantic, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, make believe, pretense, dishonesty, manipulations, love and romance, boss and employee, manipulation, faked pregnancy, office romance, job promotion, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 3K
Shake It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, friendship, fall in love, pregnancy, gay relationship, gay teenager, couple relations, looking for love, gender, single parent, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden
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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, undercover, secret agents, danger, on the run, race against time, computer, female director, mole, verbal byplay, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, funny, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: womanizer, teenage love, high school life, basketball, cheerleading, popularity, high school, teenage life, unlikely friendships, revenge, romance, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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 4.6
 4K
Some Girl(s) (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels around the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for his wrongdoings.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: love and romance, couples, reunion, couple relations, on the road, breakup, female director, wedding, strong female presence, cross country, revenge, hotel room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, seattle
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 5.5
 2K
She Monkeys (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, sport team, sexuality, lesbian relationship, destructive relationship, sexual attraction, sexual awakening, friendship, family relations, female director, sport, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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, danger, deadly, lovers reunited, lost love, childhood, female director, love triangle, birth ...
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, strip search, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, prison, juvenile delinquent, domestic violence, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, marital abuse, police ...
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 5.6
 73
Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
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 5.8
 168
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: female director, female prisoner, childhood, single mother, thief, brother sister relationship, children, pickpocket
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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Nude on the Moon (1961)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: outer space, female director, sexploitation, exploitation, moon, nudism, breasts, spacesuit, female nudity, pilot, spacecraft, amazon tribe ...
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 6.6
 586
Losing Ground (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", ...
Plot: marriage, artist, female director, painter, philosopher, kissing, love triangle, swimming, kiss, library, painting, middle class ...
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Blaze Starr Goes Nudist (1962)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Blaze Starr, playing herself, is tired of performing the duties of a star. At a movie theater, she watches an advertisement for the Sunny Palms Lodge, only 30 miles from where she lives. She joins the place and finally can relax and enjoy nature as ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: stripper, burlesque, nudist, female director, camp, nudism, nudist camp, female nudity, on the run, fish out of water, star, sexploitation ...
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 5.2
 683
Ten (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ten women spend the night in a supposedly haunted mansion on Spektor Island in December 1972. Crazy superstitions don't stop them from raiding the wine cellar and throwing a party, at least until the first murder.
Style: scary, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, microfilm ...
Plot: stranded, murder, bondage, stormy night, mansion, all female cast, female director, mystery, survival, haunted house, isolation, danger ...
Time: 70s
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 6.9
 5K
The Reunion (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A film between fiction and reality, highlighting questions about group dynamics and established hierarchies. A group of people meet for their high school reunion 20 years later. One of them talks about her being bullied and outcast and soon the ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: reunion, adulthood, realism, social relations, life is a bitch, human nature, haunted by the past, disorder, breaking point, misfit, bullying, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Still the Water (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, light, sincere ...
Plot: teenage love, nature, island, teenage life, youth, investigation, mystery, crimes, love, young love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, hidden camera, apology, filmmaker, humiliation, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Real Young Girl (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 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, realistic, serious, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: taboo sex, puberty, animal sex, coming of age, eroticism, parents and children, family relations, teenage love, sexual relations, lifestyle, obsession, love at first sight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe
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 6.5
 2K
A Soap (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 32-year-old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn´t want any of it. When she moves away from her boyfriend, she happens to become the upstairs neighbour of the transsexual Veronica. Veronica prefers to keep to herself with her little dog and a ...
Style: semi serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, sexual abuse, friendship, fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, gender, society, gays and lesbians, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, sex addict, bare breasts, escort, sex standing up, sexually transmitted disease, talking to the camera, red bra, condom, bondage, sexual promiscuity ...
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 6.8
 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: life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, poisoning, coping, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female friendship, female director, sexual content, unfulfillment, mercy killing, pessimism, heavy smoker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, istanbul turkey, tijuana mexico, mexico
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