Female Anxiety Movies

A list of movies that detail the fears of women– about themselves, about their bodies, about the world, about societal expectations, about overbearing peer pressure (aka the patriarchy)... It's its own genre, if we're honest.

I will add to this as I encounter more. This is in fact a joint effort – big thanks to ColonelMontoya letterboxd.com/colonelmontoya/ for initially putting a finger on this trend.
If you like this, check out letterboxd.com/thegrue/list/male-anxiety-movies/

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  • Repulsion
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Splendor in the Grass
  • The Witch
  • The Woman
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • The Babadook
  • Under the Skin
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • The Love Witch
  • Always Shine
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • The Lobster
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
  • The Girl on the Train
  • Carrie
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Flashdance
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Safe
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown