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 serious, psychological, weird, realistic, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with female director, woman, female nudity, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), cigarette smoking, sex, blood, mother daughter relationship and murder plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female director: Anatomy of Hell (2004), The Piano (1993), The Tale (2018), The Principles of Lust (2003), Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020), Liz in September (2014), Camp Cool Kids (2017), Happiest Season (2020), Cargo (2017), The Woodsman (2004).

List of female director movies

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, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: voyeurism, female masturbation, coitus, gay man has sex with a woman, oral sex, obsession, sex, gays and lesbians, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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 7.5
 89K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, France
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: sexual, psychological, serious, sexy, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: piano, love triangle, sexual relations, adultery, couples, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, desire, human nature, couple relations, arranged marriage ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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 7.2
 18K
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, first sexual experience, loss of virginity, pedophile, mother daughter relationship, sexual abuse, child rape, forced sex, childhood sexual abuse, memory, teenage girl, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
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The Principles of Lust (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Crippled by his writer's block, Paul enters into a new, exciting relationship with risk-taking Billy and super-sexy Juliette. As it becomes increasingly tangled, however, he must choose one of them over the other.
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, captivating, art house ...
Plot: open relationship, oral sex, sex club, erotica, swinger couple, relationships, erection, swinger, writers, sex, male nudity, sexuality ...
Place: england
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Style: social, meditative, serious, sad, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, teenage girl, sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancy, female protagonist, teenager, abortion clinic, stealing money, 17 year old, rape victim ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, new york
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Liz in September (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A terminally ill lesbian bonds with a woman who lost her son to cancer.
Style: captivating
Plot: lesbian, lesbian seduction, lesbian love, lesbian attraction, lesbianism, lgbtq, seduction, seductress, strong female presence, relationships, lgbt, lesbian couple ...
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 4.6
 546
Camp Cool Kids (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Encouraged by his quirky grandfather, a young boy faces his fears at summer camp.
Style: inspirational, sweet, humorous, christian film, whimsical
Plot: faith based, bully, overcoming fear, nerd, camp, friendship, summer camp, social relations, family relations, parents and children, grandfather grandson relationship, weirdo ...
Place: louisiana
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Happiest Season (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, romantic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, christmas, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, coming out, lesbian love, family holiday, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, lgbtq, holiday, party ...
Place: pittsburgh
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 6.3
 44K
Cargo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, pandemic, post apocalypse, survival, father daughter relationship, boat, infection, australian, baby, apocalypse, infected, aborigine ...
Time: near future
Place: australia, south australia
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 7.2
 34K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, harsh, sincere, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, sexual perversion, starting over, ex convict, police officer, factory worker, suspicion, warden, rejection, anger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, philadelphia
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 7.3
 153K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, harsh, disturbing, psychological, depressing ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, lesbian love, rape, mental illness, gay, murder, female serial killer, vengeance, crimes, female killer ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio, miami
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 7.5
 99K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, emotional, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: transsexual, gender, lesbian, rape, sexuality, small town, brutality, violence, prejudice, hidden identity, lesbian love, sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, friendship, exile, anti semitism, childhood, culture clash, wartime life, adultery, family relations, understanding, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel ...
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 7.6
 616K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, twist ending, surreal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, satire, dark humor, sociopath, materialism, psycho, killings, greed, yuppie, millionaire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, yale university, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.3
 91K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, emotional, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, artist, art, disability, painting, lifestyle, lesbian, bohemian life, life, female protagonist, loneliness, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, paris france, mexico city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.2
 10K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: sexy, affectionate, unusual plot structure, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: curse, coming of age, women, dysfunctional family, infidelity, redemption, youth, superstition, magic realism, girl, revenge, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
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 7.2
 185K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, suspense, surprise ending, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, extreme sport, special agents, surfer, extreme sports, gang, surfing, fbi, gangsters, heist, robbery, ex athlete ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii, north america ...
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Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, divorce, romance, self discovery, gender, gay, coming out, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, lgbtq, sex ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, san francisco, usa
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 6.1
 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: art house, experimental, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: feminist, dancing, sensuality, women, embassy, diplomacy, identity, unrequited love, piano, male female relationship, loneliness, movie actress ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: india, france, kolkata
Is relevant ?
 3.4
 407
Domino (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman director is making a film about Billie Holiday. She wants to learn from her how to "feel" again, how to love again.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: erotica, surrealism, female protagonist, female nudity, sex scene, oral sex, sex, exploitation, sexploitation, lesbian subtext, male female relationship, female sexuality ...
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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, teen drama
Plot: murder, violence, supernatural, mirror, goth girl, teenage girl, curses spells and rituals, nightmare, death, demonic possession, demon, reflection ...
Time: 80s, year 1939
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 291K
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: realistic, semi serious, art house, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, teenage girl, teenager, prom, father daughter relationship, high school, first love, loss of virginity, teen romance, best friend ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002, year 2003, 21st century
Place: sacramento california, california, usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 54K
Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, rough, factual, tense ...
Plot: racism, police violence, police, murder, police brutality, motel, riot, justice, racial tension, violence, fear, african american ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan
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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: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, prison, parent child relationship, drugs, juvenile delinquent, undercover, domestic violence, marital abuse, female nudity, police, flashback ...
Is relevant ?
Nude on the Moon (1961)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, 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: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: nudie cutie, moon, spacesuit, erotica, nudism, fetish, violence, nudist, matriarchy, astronaut, sexploitation, exploitation ...
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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.
Style: neo noir, captivating, disturbing, psychological, surreal
Plot: train travel, sleuth, murder mystery, mystery, investigation, private investigator, russian, train, female director
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 12K
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: suspense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: transformation, refusing to eat, single mother, starvation, birthday party, group of friends, secret, fear, husband wife relationship, exploitation, supernatural, possessed woman ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 40K
Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Western
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Mexico, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale ...
Style: disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, survival, winter, snow, camp, isolation, twists and turns, military, fort, death, homoeroticism ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, victorian era, 1840s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 41K
Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
Style: scary, gothic, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, hitchhiker, gang, small town, femme fatale, motel, transformation, violence, farm, immortality, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, austin texas, usa, texas, kansas
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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: scary, suspenseful, futuristic, slasher, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, computer, technology, hospital, cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, androids and robots, hacker, death, violence, internet ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: midwest, ohio, cleveland ohio
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