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.
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.
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.