10 Netflix Movies With Female Directors To Watch This Month

Todd Van Luling
HuffPost

It’s International Woman’s Day, so perhaps you should consider spending a couple of hours (or more!) supporting a female director.

Female directors are still a rarity in the filmmaking business. Only eight of last year’s 100 highest-grossing movies were directed by a woman, and that’s a relatively high number for the last decade.

Netflix ― the most popular streaming service, which also releases several movies a month ― has the ability to help fix this problem. Below are a few great female-directed movies that the company has already added. There are hopefully many more are to come.

 (Ji Sub Jeong/HP)
(Ji Sub Jeong/HP)

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Director: Sian Heder

 (David Newsom/Netflix)
(David Newsom/Netflix)

Director: Houda Benyamina

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(Netflix)

Director: Angelina Jolie

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(Netflix)

Director: Ava DuVernay

 (Netflix)
(Netflix)

Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

 (Netflix)
(Netflix)

Director: Sydney Freeland

 (Fred Hayes)
(Fred Hayes)

Directors: Liz Garbus and Hal Tulchin

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(Netflix)

Director: Ildikó Enyedi

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(Netflix)

Director: Kitty Green

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(Netflix)

Director: Dee Rees

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(Netflix)
  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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