Feminist Movies

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1. Birds of Prey (2020)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Director: Cathy Yan | Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett

Votes: 185,774 | Gross: $84.16M

2. The Feminist: A Swedish Inspiration (2018)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

In her native Sweden, everybody has an opinion about feminist trailblazer Gudrun Schyman: superhero or villain. She has been through all the ups and downs of political life: a social worker... See full summary »

Director: Hampus Linder | Star: Gudrun Schyman

Votes: 53

3. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)

83 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

The first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her principles - and her legacy.

Director: Lorna Tucker | Stars: Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren, Ben Westwood, Sex Pistols

Votes: 825 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Reversing Roe (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Donna Howard, John Seago, Brigitte Amiri, Troy Newman

Votes: 1,121

5. Red Sparrow (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 171,671 | Gross: $46.87M

6. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 194,746 | Gross: $140.22M

7. Tiger Girl (2017)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

TIGER gets what she wants. VANILLA does not know what she wants. Apart from one important thing: a uniform. TIGER teach her to bite, and VANILLA tastes blood. So TIGER needs to learn a new rule: They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

Director: Jakob Lass | Stars: Ella Rumpf, Maria Dragus, Enno Trebs, Orce Feldschau

Votes: 825

8. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 207,376 | Gross: $169.61M

9. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

82 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 12,472 | Gross: $1.03M

10. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 62,505

11. Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

Follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,880

12. Feminist Campfire Stories (2017 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy

A camp counselor tells her campers some scary stories about what it's like to be a woman.

Director: Brea Grant | Stars: Ashleigh Crystal Hairston, Ego Nwodim, Sydney Steinberg, Kaitlyn Tanimoto

Votes: 12

13. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change.

Director: Johanna Demetrakas | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Phyllis Chesler, Judy Chicago, Funmilola Fagbamila

Votes: 1,934

14. Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation (2013)

64 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This is the story of the women's liberation movement from 1963-1970. In 2004 a woman whispered to me 'Are you a feminist?' She was embarrassed to ask me. I tried explaining to her that it ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Hall Lee

Votes: 8

15. Derby Crazy Love (2013)

64 min | Documentary

Derby Crazy Love takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women's roller derby. Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Bonnie Thunders, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Iron Wench and other ... See full summary »

Directors: Maya Gallus, Justine Pimlott

Votes: 14

16. The Punk Singer (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

Director: Sini Anderson | Stars: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett

Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $0.12M

17. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 434,836 | Gross: $169.71M

18. The Hairdresser (2010)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

After being turned down to work at a hair salon because of her figure, a financially struggling hair dresser works to open her own shop.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Natascha Lawiszus, Ill-Young Kim, Christina Große

Votes: 937

19. The Heretics (2009)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Heretics uncovers the inside story of a pivotal force in the "second wave" of the Women's Movement. Director Joan Braderman, who followed her dream of becoming a filmmaker to New York ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Braderman | Stars: Emma Amos, Ida Applebroog, Patsy Beckert, Joan Braderman

Votes: 14

20. Everlasting Moments (2008)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, History

80 Metascore

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Callin Öhrvall

Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $0.61M

21. 9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary

9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Hoffmann | Stars: Otto Bauer, Audrey Hollander, Belladonna, Jim Powers

Votes: 2,048

22. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt | Stars: Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Rene Maquilleur, Amanda Noble

Votes: 413

23. I Was a Teenage Feminist (2005)

PG | 62 min | Documentary

When did feminism become a bad word? Why is it that young independent, progressive women in today's society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Join filmmaker Therese Shechter ... See full summary »

Director: Therese Shechter | Stars: Elaine Alvarez, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Therese Shechter

Votes: 19

24. The Naked Feminist (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

Provocative, enlightening and revealing, The Naked Feminist challenges the myths surrounding women in the porn industry while exploring preconceived notions of control, pleasure and exploitation.

Director: Louisa Achille | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Veronica Hart, Nina Hartley, Kylie Ireland

Votes: 44

25. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 78,466 | Gross: $63.86M

26. Spice World (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music

32 Metascore

World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Horner

Votes: 33,531 | Gross: $29.34M

27. If These Walls Could Talk (1996 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

Directors: Cher, Nancy Savoca | Stars: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London

Votes: 4,064

28. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

89 Metascore

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 80,577 | Gross: $40.16M

29. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

74 Metascore

After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 15,077 | Gross: $5.29M

30. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

48 Metascore

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence

Votes: 51,896 | Gross: $101.60M

31. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 68,639 | Gross: $82.42M

32. Mystic Pizza (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 26,653 | Gross: $12.79M

33. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 37,089 | Gross: $7.18M

34. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 9,747

35. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 80,426 | Gross: $98.47M

36. Smooth Talk (1985)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

74 Metascore

A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,177 | Gross: $0.02M

37. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A bored New Jersey suburban housewife's fascination with a kooky character she's read about in the personal columns leads to her being mistaken for the woman herself.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

Votes: 21,512 | Gross: $27.40M

38. Variety (1983)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A woman becomes obsessed with pornography and the mysterious rich patron of the Times Square porn theater called Variety where she works selling tickets. This awakens her sexuality, which confuses her worried boyfriend.

Director: Bette Gordon | Stars: Sandy McLeod, Will Patton, Richard M. Davidson, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 674

39. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 1,282

40. The Gold Diggers (1983)

89 min | Drama, Music

An avant-garde exploration of a woman's life.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Julie Christie, Colette Laffont, Hilary Westlake, David Gale

Votes: 254

41. A Question of Silence (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama

When three women with no previous acquaintance kill a male shopkeeper in the middle of the day, the female psychiatrist assigned to the case sets out to understand why.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

Votes: 838

42. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8