GRL PWR

this list began because i was writing a piece for my university's feminist magazine on intersectional feminist films but i finished that so now it's turned into a list of movies that feature one or more of the following elements:
-intersectionality
-woman protagonist
-made by a woman or women
-accurate/complex portrayal of women
-explores an issue specific to women and gender

  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Illusions
  • A Girl's Own Story
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • Fit
  • Stoker
  • Gia
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Teeth
  • Irma Vep
  • Hard Candy
  • All Cheerleaders Die
  • Party Girl
  • Muriel's Wedding
  • Book Club
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Rough Night
  • The Punk Singer
  • The Runaways
  • Bridesmaids
  • Down with Love
  • I, Tonya
  • Young Adult
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • The To Do List
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • 20th Century Women
  • Inside Out
  • Hairspray
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Uptown Girls
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • Mamma Mia!
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Citizen Ruth
  • Jane
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Moana
  • Brave
  • Dick
  • Postcards from the Edge
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Spice World
  • A League of Their Own
  • Somersault
  • My Life in Pink
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Vagabond
  • Fish Tank
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Wasp
  • Ginger Snaps
  • The Lure
  • Persepolis
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Annihilation
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Hidden Figures
  • Ghostbusters
  • Matilda
  • Coraline
  • To Die For
  • Desert Hearts
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Legally Blonde
  • Revenge
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Obvious Child
  • Frances Ha
  • Colette
  • Mean Girls
  • Miss Stevens
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • You're Sleeping Nicole
  • Raw
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Breathe
  • Asparagus
  • Faat Kiné
  • The Fits
  • Pariah
  • Tangerine
  • Tragedy Girls
  • Daisies
  • We Are the Best!
  • Night of the Comet
  • Possibly in Michigan
  • RBG
  • Show Me Love
  • Dumplings
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • American Mary
  • Jennifer's Body
  • Side Effects
  • Marianne and Juliane