10 Netflix Movies With Female Directors You Should Watch This Month

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 arestill a rarityin 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.

"On Body and Soul" on Netflix.
"On Body and Soul" on Netflix.

This is part of Streamline, HuffPost’s weekly recommendation service for streaming shows and movies. Every Saturday, Streamline ranks the best shows to watch online, including a specific focus on Netflix.

Subscribe to the newsletter.

Director: Sian Heder

Director: Houda Benyamina

Director: Angelina Jolie

Director: Ava DuVernay

Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Director: Sydney Freeland

Directors: Liz Garbus and Hal Tulchin

Director: Ildikó Enyedi

Director: Kitty Green

Director: Dee Rees

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

What to Read Next