Female moviesby jullicanif | created - 24 Oct 2011 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. Indochine (1992)
PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance, War
Elaine adopts Camille, whose Vietnamese parents were friends. In 1930, a French navy officer is interested in Elaine (owns 60km2 plantation) and later in Camille. There's an uprising in Vietnam against French colonial power.
Votes: 8,577 | Gross: $5.73M
mother + daughter, girl + man, grandma + grandson
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.
Votes: 30,580 | Gross: $0.23M
female friends, girl + man
3. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A mute woman is sent to 1850s 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.
Votes: 73,324 | Gross: $40.16M
girl + husband, girl + man, girl + daughter
4. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
Votes: 68,351 | Gross: $11.63M
girl + man
5. White Oleander (2002)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Votes: 28,300 | Gross: $16.35M
girl + mother, girl + man, girl + foster parents
6. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
Votes: 134,988 | Gross: $4.86M
sisters, daughters + parents, girl + man
7. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Votes: 93,280 | Gross: $15.96M
girl + husband, girl + man, girl + female friend, girl + mother, girl + children
8. Stealing Beauty (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After her mother commits suicide, a young woman travels to Italy in search of love, truth and a deeper connection with herself.
Votes: 23,980 | Gross: $4.57M
girl + men, girl + father
9. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.
Votes: 10,119 | Gross: $3.69M
girl + man, girl + husband, mother + daughter, girl + female friend
10. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Votes: 231,868 | Gross: $38.41M
girl + mother, girl + sisters, girl + man, girl + female friend
11. My Life Without Me (2003)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.
Votes: 23,189 | Gross: $0.40M
girl + husband, girl + children, girl + mother, girl + female friend
12. I Am Love (2009)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Votes: 18,586 | Gross: $5.01M
girl + husband, girl + man
13. Red Riding Hood (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.
Votes: 102,681 | Gross: $37.66M
girl + man + man
14. Jellyfish (2007)
Unrated | 78 min | Drama
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »
Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $0.34M
girl + child, girl + children, girl + husband, girl + female friend, girl + mother
15. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 797,946 | Gross: $408.01M
girl + sister, girl + man, girl + female friend
16. Caramel (2007)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.
Votes: 11,708 | Gross: $1.06M
girl + man, girl + girl, girl + sister, girl + female friends
17. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Votes: 129,105 | Gross: $0.50M
18. Interrogation (1989)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.
girl + man, mother + child, girl + female friends
19. Irina Palm (2007)
R | 103 min | Drama
Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson. After one attempt at trying to find a job, Maggie finds herself roaming the ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,923 | Gross: $0.04M
grandma + grandson, mother + son, girl + man, girl + female friend
20. Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006)
107 min | Drama
A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Bosnian War.
Votes: 5,568 | Gross: $0.04M
mother + daughter, girl + female friend
21. Little Women (1994)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
Votes: 43,981 | Gross: $50.08M
22. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.
Votes: 49,503 | Gross: $0.87M
girl + man, girl + ex boyfriend, girl +father, girl + female friend
23. The Double Life of Véronique (1991)
R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.
Votes: 36,687 | Gross: $2.00M
24. Thelma & Louise (1991)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Votes: 122,736 | Gross: $45.36M
female friends, girl + husband
25. Steel Magnolias (1989)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
Votes: 42,269 | Gross: $83.76M
mother + daughter, mother + female friends
26. Fish Tank (2009)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Votes: 54,994 | Gross: $0.37M
girl + mother, girl + mother's boyfriend
27. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.
Votes: 92,685 | Gross: $43.18M
28. O Abismo Prateado (2011)
83 min | Drama
In "The Silver Cliff" Violeta (Alessandra Negrini) is a married dentist in a normal working day. While listening to a message left on the cell she enters in despair. The message of her ... See full summary »
29. The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Unrated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy
Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »
32. Tommy (I) (2014)
92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A week before Christmas, Estelle lands at Arlanda Airport. A year earlier, she had left Stockholm on the run with her husband Tommy and their daughter, after Tommy had taken part in one of ... See full summary »
33. Fill the Void (2012)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance
When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.
Votes: 3,462 | Gross: $1.77M
34. Wolf Children (2012)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family
After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.
35. Mother of George (2013)
R | 107 min | Drama
Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.
Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.15M
36. Albert Nobbs (2011)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Votes: 22,278 | Gross: $3.01M
38. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 786,266 | Gross: $154.06M
40. Le Amiche (1955)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman returns to her hometown of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.
Votes: 2,261 | Gross: $0.05M