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Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

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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

  • Illusions

    2

  • Losing Ground

    3

  • A Question of Silence

    4

  • This Little Light

    5

  • Born in Flames

    6

  • Union Maids

    7

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    8

  • Crystal Lake

    9

  • Strangers in Good Company

    10

  • Pariah

    11

  • A Portrait of Ga

    12

  • Sheer Madness

    13

  • Marianne and Juliane

    14

  • The Legend of Billie Jean

    15

  • Blood Below the Skin

    16

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    17

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    18

  • The Body Beautiful

    19

  • Sound of the Mountain

    20

  • The Watermelon Woman

    21

  • Fat Girl

    22

  • History Lessons

    23

  • Dogfight

    24

  • Left-Handed Fate

    25

  • Yesterday Girl

    26

  • Black Girl

    27

  • Semiotics of the Kitchen

    28

  • Antonia's Line

    29

  • The Blood Spattered Bride

    30

  • Two Days, One Night

    31

  • Red Heroine

    32

  • Lemonade

    33

  • Le Bonheur

    34

  • The Second Awakening of Christa Klages

    35

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    36

  • Princess Mononoke

    37

  • Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness

    38

  • A Million Miles Away

    39

  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    40

  • Working Girls

    41

  • My Brilliant Career

    42

  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    43

  • Daisies

    44

  • Moolaadé

    45

  • Fish and Elephant

    46

  • Wendy and Lucy

    47

  • The Trouble with Angels

    48

  • Possibly in Michigan

    49

  • ...Remote..... Remote....

    50

  • Broken Mirrors

    51

  • Daughters of the Dust

    52

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    53

  • Whisper of the Heart

    54

  • The Meetings of Anna

    55

  • Dyketactics

    56

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    57

  • Rape

    58

  • Wish You Were Here

    59

  • Two in the Shadow

    60

  • Bush Mama

    61

  • Desert Hearts

    62

  • Romance

    63

  • Variety

    64

  • Menses

    65

  • Sisters in Law

    66

  • Two Friends

    67

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    68

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    69

  • Love Crimes

    70

  • Shirin

    71

  • Witch's Cradle

    72

  • Faat Kiné

    73

  • Quarterback Princess

    74

  • Rosa Luxemburg

    75

  • The Student Nurses

    76

  • Guimba the Tyrant

    77

  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    78

  • Personal Best

    79

  • The Punk Singer

    80

  • When Night Is Falling

    81

  • A Real Young Girl

    82

  • Career Girls

    83

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    84

  • Alucarda

    85

  • Double Strength

    86

  • Little Women

    87

  • The Wrestlers

    88

  • Come Drink with Me

    89

  • Spice World

    90

  • Show Me Love

    91

  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer

    92

  • Birds, One

    93

  • On Earth as It Is in Heaven

    94

  • Le Plaisir

    95

  • Kristina Talking Pictures

    96

  • Barbarella

    97

  • Devi

    98

  • The Child of Another

    99

  • I Shot Andy Warhol

    100