Movies Directed By Women Filmmakers On Netflix

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Laapataa Ladies (2024) - Kiran Rao

Laapataa Ladies is a solid feel-good storytelling. The film deals squarely with domestic violence in a lower-middle class Muslim household in Mumbai.

Lady Bird (2017) - Greta Gerwig

Lady Bird is a masterful deep dive into the angst of adolescence. The film combines wisdom and tenderness, humor and grace, capturing the turbulence of a girl growing up.

Darlings (2022) - Jasmeet K Reen

Darlings is a dark comedy about a toxic marriage. Despite its tropes, the film finds light in the crowded universe of two cousins.

Sukhee (2023) - Sonal Joshi

Sukhee is a hot mess of home-making, horse-riding and Shilpa Shetty. In its attempt to celebrate housewives, the film turns them into exotic creatures.

Unicorn Store (2017) - Brie Larson

Unicorn Store is a coming-of-age film for a generation that is “coming of age” later and for longer than generations before. The film is a sympathetic exploration of the “Peter Pan Syndrome” firmly placed in the millennial experience.

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare (2019) - Alankrita Shrivastava

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is a film that turns housewives into exotic creatures5. Despite its tropes, the film finds light in the crowded universe of two cousins5.

Bonus: Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) - Kirsten Johnson

Dick Johnson Is Dead is a profoundly heartfelt cinematic eulogy to the filmmaker’s living father Richard. The film also doubles as a witty, thoughtful rumination on death itself.

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