To help people with their 52 Films By Women challenge this year I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite films directed by women that are easily accessible on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Keep in mind that this is in no way all of the films directed by women available on these services, but rather a selection of films I have seen and enjoy. There are also many more films available to rent on Amazon Video as well. Think of this as a jumping off point! Also if you have not taken the 52 Films By Women pledge yet you can do so here.
I didn’t watch very many films in April because about halfway through the month my beloved cat Mr. Rochester’s chronic kidney disease flared up and he was hospitalized. He passed away on April 21st, 2015 – three weeks after his 7th birthday. If you watch my YouTube videos, you can get a pretty good picture of how important he was to my life. He was my soulmate and he’ll be greatly missed. So I wasn’t really up to watching movies and critiquing them. I did, however, watch all of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange is the New Black, as well as getting all caught up on Jane The Virgin and Outlander. All great shows, all worth your time. That said, the movies I did watch in April were great, and, as always, there is a full list after the cut, as well as a few favorites.