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
-non-boring woman protagonist
-made by a woman or women
-authentic/complex portrayal of women
-explores an issue specific to women and gender

  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Illusions
  • A Girl's Own Story
  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
  • Fit
  • Stoker
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Irma Vep
  • I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Hard Candy
  • Teeth
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • All Cheerleaders Die
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Book Club
  • Clockwatchers
  • Party Girl
  • 8 Women
  • All About Eve
  • Muriel's Wedding
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Maggie's Plan
  • The Runaways
  • The Punk Singer
  • Down with Love
  • Young Adult
  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • The To Do List
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • 3 Women
  • Girlfriends
  • 20th Century Women
  • Half the Picture
  • Hairspray
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Uptown Girls
  • My Brilliant Career
  • Citizen Ruth
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Jane
  • The Bling Ring
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • Moana
  • Wadjda
  • Wanda
  • Princess Cyd
  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't
  • Big Little Lies
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Legally Blonde
  • St. Trinian's
  • Girl Asleep
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Waitress
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Smiley Face
  • Fish Tank
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
  • Dick
  • Postcards from the Edge
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Spiceworld: The Movie
  • A League of Their Own
  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer
  • Somersault
  • Personal Velocity
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Orlando
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Brave
  • Ginger Snaps
  • The Lure
  • American Honey
  • Persepolis
  • Gia
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Annihilation
  • Hidden Figures
  • Ghostbusters
  • Matilda
  • Coraline
  • My Life in Pink
  • To Die For
  • Girlfight
  • Revenge
  • Shirkers
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Obvious Child
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Frances Ha
  • Colette
  • Desert Hearts