FemaleDirectors.com is a website for female-directed movies: you can find, play, and add them to your Netflix queue, and buy them on Amazon.com. Browse within our genres to find movies from the female perspective.
Thrillers
Sherlock Holmes
rating:3.1

Sherlock Holmes

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster, as a mob of monsters invades London, Dr. Watson believes that the creatures exist but Holmes suspects that Spring-Heeled Jack is responsible in this low-budget take on the classic character.

Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Edge of Madness
    rating:3.2

    Edge of Madness

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When young Annie Herron (Caroline Dhavernas) travels west with her new husband, she anticipates happiness and a fresh start on their homestead. She never dreamed the man on whom she'd pinned her hopes would turn out to be an abusive drunk. Now, Annie's just stumbled into a remote town, half-crazed, claiming to have murdered the brute. The local constable must decide whether her story is true -- and what the penalty should be for her actions.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Partners in Crime
    rating:3.4

    Partners in Crime

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    After a string of professional setbacks and failed marriages, Gene Reardon (Rutger Hauer) gets back on track working as a detective and living with his daughter in a small town. After a high-profile citizen gets kidnapped, the FBI is called in, led by lovely Wallis Longsworth (Paulina Porizkova): Reardon's first wife. When he finds the abduction -- and a murder rap -- pinned on him, Reardon turns to Wallis for help.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Warren
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    True Women
    rating:3.6

    True Women

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this adaptation of Janice Woods Windle's novel is set in the plains of West Texas during the Civil War. Sarah McClure (Dana Delany) and her sister, Euphemia (Annabeth Gish), struggle to survive in this male-dominated land. When their homestead falls under attack by Mexican rebels and American Indian tribesmen, the two must find a way to bring their family to safety before it's too late.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Anime & Animation
    Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
    rating:3.2

    Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Dora the Explorer teams up with Boots and the Snowflake Fairy in this feature-length adventure that follows the trio as they try to save Princess Sabrina and her snowy forest from a wicked witch who's stolen the princess's magic snow crystal. Dora and her friends must also stop the mean old witch from melting the beautiful wintry forest. Two other episodes, "Dora's Jack-in-the-Box" and "Bark, Bark to Play Park" are also included.

    Directed by:

  • Allan Jacobsen
  • Henry Madden
  • Katie McWane
  • George S. Chialtas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers
    rating:3.5

    Martha Speaks: Martha Says It with Flowers

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After eating a bowl of alphabet soup, Martha the dog finds that she can talk to her owner, 10-year-old Helen Lorraine, and the rest of her family in this animated series that help kids learn vocabulary through Martha's subsequent adventures. In these eight episodes, she helps Helen's friend T.D. switch drawings when he accidentally turns in a caricature of his art teacher, and awakens one morning unable to stop singing.

    Directed by:

  • Colleen Holub
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Persepolis
    rating:3.9

    Persepolis

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Marjane (voiced by Chiara Mastroianni) just wants to be an ordinary kid, but that isn't easy in 1978 Iran. This profound animated film follows Marjane's childhood in a repressive society, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult. Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film also features the vocal talents of Catherine Deneuve and Simon Abkarian.

    Directed by:

  • Vincent Paronnaud
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Superman Doomsday
    rating:3.4

    Superman Doomsday

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    To defend Earth, Superman (voiced by Adam Baldwin) battles an evil entity known as Doomsday, who proves too strong for the Man of Steel. But as the world mourns the fallen superhero, Lex Luthor's (James Marsters) joy in his enemy's demise is short-lived: Even death can't stop Superman. This animated epic is based on DC Comics' 1993 "The Death and Return of Superman" story arc.

    Directed by:

  • Lauren Montgomery
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Children & Family
    Nim's Island
    rating:3.6

    Nim's Island

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When the young island-dwelling Nim (Abigail Breslin) loses contact with her scientist father (Gerard Butler) who's lost at sea, she reaches out to her favorite author (Jodie Foster) for help. Problem is, the writer -- of adventure stories, no less -- is a recluse who hasn't left her house in years. Can the agoraphobic author summon the same courage she's instilled in the hero of her novels in time to rescue her biggest fan?

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Flackett
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Harriet the Spy
    rating:3.4

    Harriet the Spy

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A sixth-grade outcast at school spends her time spying on neighbors, taking notes on her discoveries. But when an enemy steals her secret notebook, her world starts to unravel -- and she has to find a way to get even!

    Directed by:

  • Bronwen Hughes
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Nearly No Christmas
    rating:3.4

    Nearly No Christmas

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyone at the North Pole is frantically preparing for Christmas until the cranky boiler Rumbletum breaks down, shutting down the toy factories and forcing Santa to visit the city to find the parts he needs to fix the aging machine. While Santa is away, Mrs. Claus and the elves struggle to keep turning out toys in time for the big day in this charming family film starring Michael Haigh and Mildred Woods

    Directed by:

  • Yvonne Mackay
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    The Adventures of Ociee Nash
    rating:3.6

    The Adventures of Ociee Nash

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this charming tale set in 1898, after her mother dies, 9-year-old Ociee Nash (Skyler Day) must leave her rough-and-tumble farm life to live with her Aunt Mamie (Mare Winningham) in Ashville, N.C. Away from the farm for the first time, the spirited child relishes many thrilling adventures such as meeting President McKinley and the Wright Brothers and bravely earning hero status in her new hometown. Keith Carradine co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kristen McGary
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Faith & Spirituality
    The Jews: A People's History
    rating:3.1

    The Jews: A People's History

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

    Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs
    rating:3.6

    50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Including interviews with top statesmen from both sides, this comprehensive PBS documentary traces the course of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 to the 1993 Oslo Accords and beyond. Leaders such as Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; generals and soldiers from both camps; and even Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton all share their perspective on this contentious conflict.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Pery
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Iron Jawed Angels
    rating:3.9

    Iron Jawed Angels

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    From 1912 to 1920, a group of fiery young suffragettes led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor) band together to wheedle the United States into adapting a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Along the way, they incur the wrath of President Woodrow Wilson (Bob Gunton) and anger other suffragette leaders (Anjelica Huston and Lois Smith). Directed by Katja von Garnier.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Be Still
    rating:3.5

    Be Still

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In an age in which multitasking has become second nature, the idea of being "still" almost seems luxurious. Yet achieving stillness through Christian prayer is a spiritually rewarding practice that can change your life forever. In this inspirational program narrated by actor Judge Reinhold and co-directed by his wife, Amy, noted authors, ministers and educators discuss the techniques of contemplative prayer.

    Directed by:

  • David Kirkpatrick
  • Amy Reinhold
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

    Buy On Amazon
    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
    - Frances   
    We periodically update our movie database by adding new female directors and their movies. If you would like to receive notice of these new additions when they happen, please email us at:
    frances 'at' femaledirectors.com