Feminist

Movies with either a feminist message, feminist elements, or relative feminism, which is to say, given their context (genre, era, etc.), they show a more progressive attitude toward women than is expected of them. Baby steps, as it were, on the road toward feminism.

They are ranked not exactly by quality but more by how feminist they are--the latter ones are more in the relative feminism category. The top ones are unequivocal.

Suggestions welcome, but I will only add films I've seen, in large part because of a sentiment best described by "I'll be the judge of that." I would like to try to favor intersectionality, but I am still working on how to best do that.

  • Daughter Rite

    1

  • Suzanne, Suzanne

    2

  • Losing Ground

    3

  • A Question of Silence

    4

  • This Little Light

    5

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    6

  • Crystal Lake

    7

  • Strangers in Good Company

    8

  • Janie's Janie

    9

  • Pariah

    10

  • A Portrait of Ga

    11

  • Blood Below the Skin

    12

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    13

  • The Body Beautiful

    14

  • The Watermelon Woman

    15

  • Fat Girl

    16

  • History Lessons

    17

  • Two Days, One Night

    18

  • A Million Miles Away

    19

  • Lingua Franca

    20

  • Je, tu, il, elle

    21

  • Daisies

    22

  • Moolaadé

    23

  • The Trouble with Angels

    24

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    25

  • Bush Mama

    26

  • Desert Hearts

    27

  • Witch's Cradle

    28

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    29

  • The Bloodettes

    30

  • Little Women

    31

  • Come Drink with Me

    32

  • Show Me Love

    33

  • Muriel's Wedding

    34

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    35

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    36

  • Emitaï

    37

  • Bless Their Little Hearts

    38

  • Little Girl

    39

  • No Home Movie

    40

  • Moonlight

    41

  • Four Women

    42

  • Something Must Break

    43

  • Nitrate Kisses

    44

  • Sink or Swim

    45

  • Measures of Distance

    46

  • Salt of the Earth

    47

  • The Red Detachment of Women

    48

  • Waitress

    49

  • Hide and Seek

    50

  • The Odds of Recovery

    51

  • What You Take for Granted

    52

  • A Horse Is Not a Metaphor

    53

  • Illusions

    54

  • Born in Flames

    55

  • Union Maids

    56

  • Sheer Madness

    57

  • Marianne and Juliane

    58

  • The Legend of Billie Jean

    59

  • Peppermint Soda

    60

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    61

  • Sound of the Mountain

    62

  • Yesterday Girl

    63

  • Black Girl

    64

  • The Blood Spattered Bride

    65

  • Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness

    66

  • Working Girls

    67

  • My Brilliant Career

    68

  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    69

  • Fish and Elephant

    70

  • Wendy and Lucy

    71

  • Daughters of the Dust

    72

  • Whisper of the Heart

    73

  • Dyketactics

    74

  • Variety

    75

  • Shirin

    76

  • The Student Nurses

    77

  • Guimba the Tyrant

    78

  • Personal Best

    79

  • When Night Is Falling

    80

  • Career Girls

    81

  • Alucarda

    82

  • Spice World

    83

  • Barbarella

    84

  • The Child of Another

    85

  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

    86

  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin

    87

  • Confessions Among Actresses

    88

  • All Over Me

    89

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    90

  • Sudden Rain

    91

  • Slums of Beverly Hills

    92

  • Stage Door

    93

  • God's Gift

    94

  • Female Trouble

    95

  • Cold Water of the Sea

    96

  • Night of the Comet

    97

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    98

  • Her Story

    99

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    100