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, humorous, semi serious, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with female director, death, love and romance, cigarette smoking, male nudity, culture clash, kiss, blood, female protagonist and hospital plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female director: Awakenings (1990), Unplanned (2019), Anatomy of Hell (2004), India Song (1975), Twilight Portrait (2011), The Piano (1993), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), The Tale (2018), Lady Bird (2017), Team Hurricane (2017).

List of female director movies

 7.8
 121K
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, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
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, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
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: texas
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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: sexual relations, strong sexual content, obsession, menstruation, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, couple relations, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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 6.3
 2K
India Song (1975)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: India, 1937. Anne-Marie Stretter is the wife of the French ambassador and leads a solitary yet privileged life in Calcutta. The tedium of her existence is relieved by numerous illicit love affairs with government officials, young men who find her an ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: female director, couple relations, love affair, couples, dull life, estate, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, infidelity, embassy, femme fatale ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: india
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Twilight Portrait (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexy ...
Plot: injustice, rape, vengeance, love affair, couples, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, best friends, rivalry, crimes, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.6
 78K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, pianist, couples, love and romance, human nature, love affair, sexual relations, native, couple relations, desire, piano ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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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, injustice, civil rights, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, journalism, politics, state affairs, human spirit, americana, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1917
Place: philadelphia, tennessee, virginia, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 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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 7.4
 229K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: interesting, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, first love, best friend, teenage girl, school, catholic school, nickname, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, female director, prom ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, year 2002, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york
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 6.5
 179
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: denmark, scandinavia
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 4.3
 361
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
 589
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: exciting, offbeat, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, warlock, female director, witch, magic, hereditary gift of witchcraft, heroes, family, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, friends ...
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 5.3
 395
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, search, tragic event, disappearance, husband wife relationship ...
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, fall in love, family relations, human nature, romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
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This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, teenage life, bittersweet, lifestyle, coming of age, single parent, performer's life, artists and showbiz, youth, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
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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, dark humor, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, cons and scams, couple relations, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, 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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, make believe, boss and employee, pretense, manipulation, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, faked pregnancy, office romance, job promotion, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.1
 6K
Get a Clue (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A rich kid and her friends investigate the disappearance of one of her teachers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: amateur detective, unlikely couple, missing person, investigation, child as adult, youth, high school, teenage love, riddles and clues, best friends, journalism, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.3
 194K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, toys, wish fulfillment, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, longing, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 5.9
 825
Magnetic (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: On December 31st, the Earth will be destroyed. Everything you know will become nothing. Maybe it already has.
Plot: female director, german shepherd, cult, time travel, van, driving, spider, nightmare, wolf, dream, end of the world, furry ...
Place: new york
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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, search, motel, male full rear nudity, small breasts, one female two males threesome, handjob, 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, screaming in pain, harpsichord, sacrifice, chain, evil, book, ruins, undressing, death, candelabra ...
Place: new england
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The Lightest Darkness (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a neurotic private eye who struggles to finish the case takes a train voyage, his own dark secrets begin to reveal themselves.
Plot: female director, neo noir, neo-noir, russian, train
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 5.4
 337
Adolescence (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager from an abusive household falls in love with a free-spirited runaway that leads him into the fast-lane lifestyle of drugs and addiction which threatens to destroy him.
Plot: female director, infidelity, brunette, cleavage, adultery, heroine, coming of age, drug trip, female writer, drugs, bare breasts, breaking and entering ...
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 7.4
 536K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: superheroine, justice, adventure, female warrior, island, good versus evil, chosen one, fight scenes, princess, superhero, strong female lead, greek mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: ottoman empire, big ben london, london, belgium, paris france ...
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 4.5
 11K
XX (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This all-female horror anthology features four dark tales from four fiercely talented women.
Style: anthology, suspense, captivating, rough, suspenseful
Plot: exploitation, transformation, group of friends, husband wife relationship, secret, possessed woman, birthday, death, female director, father, little boy, possessed human ...
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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vampire death dealer Selene fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means ...
Style: gothic, bloody, scary, stylized, dark ...
Plot: werewolf, vampire, vampire human love, strong female lead, female vampire, female fighter, betrayal, ambition, fight scenes, martial arts, regeneration, war ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.5
 93K
Money Monster (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
Style: suspense, entertaining, clever, intense, tense ...
Plot: hostage, bomb, police, stock market, capitalism, surveillance, corruption, paranoia, conspiracy, money, television studio, female director ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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