Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Fried Green Tomatoes
The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.
Viewed on Blu-ray
"It's sucky and that tomato is just rotten."
That's my 8 year old son's reaction to seeing the poster as I write this review.
I've actually seen this film and my son is wrong.
It's not "sucky" at all. I quite enjoyed it...
A tiny bit ropey in places but very enjoyable for both stories. The entire film itself is heart warming and is intriguing most of the times but some scenes felt rushed and were edited quite badly to understand what happened ex... The train accidents. Or the director found it difficult to portray a way of showing us the accidents.
This film was enjoyable to watch and in a way watching past flash backs and then to present day they could of made two films. One could of been called 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and the other could of been called 'At The Whistle Stop Cafe'
Kathy bates is such a great actress and you love her character straight away and Jessica…
Your mother is a filthy whoredevil.
A fabulous weepie with a blackly comic heart and four superlative leading lady performances.
One of my wife's favourite films,this is a touching drama surrounding a friendship between a middle-aged housewife and an elderly lady in a nursing home.
Over a series of visits the old lady recounts the tale of a now abandoned town of Whistlestop. Told in flashback form she centres her story on a couple of women (Idgie and Ruth) and there subsequent adventures. Although dare I say it a bit of a chick flick this wasn't entirely without it's moments. As the story flits between depression-era and the 1980's we learn more about these women's live's and the home-life of downtrodden 80's house-wife Evelyn played by Kathy Bates. Mary Stuart Masterson is the star of the depression-era scenes as the precocious Idgie in a role where she brought all her tom-boyish charm to. An engaging and sentimental story this was not as bad as I had feared and my wife royally took the piss as I seemed to enjoy it.
I love films about gal pals who are just friends... SUCH GOOD FRIENDS.
This sure was a movie that could have been elevated by lesbianism... but wasn't.
This movie is bad, cannibalism is bad, the acting is bad, the movie is bad, Kathy Bates is good.
The movie is good with no doubt but I don't know... I was expecting more so I liked the movie but at the same time I didn't like many parts.
idgie and ruth were in love and this is a fact.
A sweet and sour movie.
I love this movie. I cry everytime I watch this gay film.
Homely and twee but unparalleled escapism.
my straight friend got really uncomfortable when we got to the scene at the river she was like "uhhhhh idk if i want to watch this" lmao
anyway idgie is a beautiful butch lesbian and i love her
Although the direction is awkward at points and doesn't get the necessary juice out of the material that's needed, there is still much to enjoy here, especially the work by Tandy and Masterson. Bates' role is more of a cliche, as is her transformation, but she tackles it with her typical professionalism and aplomb. I also was impressed with how carefully the writer depicted the film's central relationship without declaring the characters lesbians outright. Love is love - why should labels matter?
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas (no animated features or alternate histories) and arrange them…