Feminist Or Female Friendly Moviesby nzswanny | created - 6 months ago | updated - 6 months ago | Public
These are movies either directed toward every gender, male or female, or ones that stand up for female rights such as having strong female characters.
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1. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 280,185 | Gross: $39.67M
This may not be the most feminist movie because of it’s depiction of a cardboard cutout of a character as a “slut,” but Pam Grier performs in a role that outdoes the sexism and creates a wave of feminism in her strong willed attitude toward life.
2. Passion Fish (1992)
R | 135 min | Drama
After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.
Votes: 4,657 | Gross: $5.41M
This movie is female friendly because of the main characters both being females and not being stereotypes.
3. 'night, Mother (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama
What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,956 | Gross: $0.44M
Same as above.
4. Johnny Guitar (1954)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western
After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.
Includes a strong female character who is powerful and an equal to men.
5. Limbo (1999)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness.
Votes: 5,536 | Gross: $2.00M
John Sayles directs a lot of female friendly movies such as Passion Fish just like George Cumof does, almost.
6. The Women (1939)
Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama
A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.
Votes: 11,457 | Gross: $2.27M
Feminist George Cukor movie with an all-female cast and strong willed female characters.
7. The Gang of Four (1989)
160 min | Drama, Mystery
A drama following 4 women at stage school. Considered by some to be the summation of director Jacques Rivette's work as a whole.
A female dominatsd movie, directed by the female friendly Jacques Rivette.
8. Hold Your Man (1933)
Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A woman is sent to a reformatory when her con artist lover flees after killing a man during a botched blackmail scheme.
Includes an incredibly feminist performance by Jean Harlow and an attractive Clark Gable as the main characters.
9. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
Votes: 57,107 | Gross: $4.04M
Includes a driven female character who’s peaceful, quiet and intellectual, the opposite of the female stereotype.
10. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 143,110 | Gross: $18.60M
Has social commentary that still holds up today about wonen’s rights in the workplace.
11. His Girl Friday (1940)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
Votes: 48,434 | Gross: $0.30M
Has an incredibly feminist character driven by her own wit and charm acted by Rosalind Russell.
12. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 474,892 | Gross: $1.02M
Ingrid Bergman plays a mildy indepedent, intellectual woman.
13. Anne of the Indies (1951)
Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.
Includes an overpowering, feminist performance of a female pirate!
14. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »
Features a middle class woman who refuses a rich man’s advances toward her!
15. Outrage (1950)
Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.
Has social commentary about sexual assault and how it damages the lives of women.
16. Autumn Sonata (1978)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Music
A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.
Female dominated movie.
17. Network (1976)
R | 121 min | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Features Faye Dunaway as an independent, intellectual and strong willed woman who is focused on her career.
18. Sudden Fear (1952)
Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.
Includes Joan Crawford as an intellectual woman who has to find a way to stop her love’s plan of killing her!
19. Stepmom (1998)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother.
Votes: 55,683 | Gross: $91.14M
A female dominated movie about female relationships and the struggle of family.
20. In This Our Life (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Drama
The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.
Bette Davis plays her usual strong willed female driven to commit herself to any cost.
21. Imitation of Life (1934)
Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.
Includes a female led cast as well as a brilliant, pioneering black actress!
22. Mildred Pierce (1945)
Passed | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.
Includes a feminist, over-powering performance by, again, Joan Crawford the queen!
23. Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter.
Votes: 3,270 | Gross: $2.49M
A female dominated movie.