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

  • Born in Flames

    5

  • Union Maids

    6

  • The Day I Became a Woman

    7

  • Crystal Lake

    8

  • Strangers in Good Company

    9

  • Pariah

    10

  • A Portrait of Ga

    11

  • Sheer Madness

    12

  • Marianne and Juliane

    13

  • The Legend of Billie Jean

    14

  • Blood Below the Skin

    15

  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    16

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    17

  • The Body Beautiful

    18

  • Sound of the Mountain

    19

  • The Watermelon Woman

    20

  • Fat Girl

    21

  • History Lessons

    22

  • Dogfight

    23

  • Left-Handed Fate

    24

  • Yesterday Girl

    25

  • Black Girl

    26

  • Semiotics of the Kitchen

    27

  • Antonia's Line

    28

  • The Blood Spattered Bride

    29

  • Two Days, One Night

    30

  • Red Heroine

    31

  • Lemonade

    32

  • Le Bonheur

    33

  • The Second Awakening of Christa Klages

    34

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    35

  • Princess Mononoke

    36

  • Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness

    37

  • A Million Miles Away

    38

  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    39

  • Working Girls

    40

  • My Brilliant Career

    41

  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    42

  • Daisies

    43

  • Moolaadé

    44

  • Fish and Elephant

    45

  • Wendy and Lucy

    46

  • The Trouble with Angels

    47

  • Possibly in Michigan

    48

  • ...Remote..... Remote....

    49

  • Broken Mirrors

    50

  • Daughters of the Dust

    51

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    52

  • Whisper of the Heart

    53

  • The Meetings of Anna

    54

  • Dyketactics

    55

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    56

  • Rape

    57

  • Wish You Were Here

    58

  • Two in the Shadow

    59

  • Bush Mama

    60

  • Desert Hearts

    61

  • Romance

    62

  • Variety

    63

  • Menses

    64

  • Sisters in Law

    65

  • Two Friends

    66

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    67

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    68

  • Love Crimes

    69

  • Shirin

    70

  • Witch's Cradle

    71

  • Faat Kiné

    72

  • Quarterback Princess

    73

  • Rosa Luxemburg

    74

  • The Student Nurses

    75

  • Guimba the Tyrant

    76

  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    77

  • Personal Best

    78

  • The Punk Singer

    79

  • When Night Is Falling

    80

  • A Real Young Girl

    81

  • Career Girls

    82

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    83

  • Alucarda

    84

  • Double Strength

    85

  • Little Women

    86

  • The Wrestlers

    87

  • Come Drink with Me

    88

  • Spice World

    89

  • Show Me Love

    90

  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer

    91

  • Birds, One

    92

  • On Earth as It Is in Heaven

    93

  • Le plaisir

    94

  • Kristina Talking Pictures

    95

  • Barbarella

    96

  • The Goddess

    97

  • The Child of Another

    98

  • I Shot Andy Warhol

    99

  • Lianna

    100