Feminism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant feminism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, feminist film and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with feminism, women, friendship, gender, female protagonist, strong female presence, woman, feminist, runaway and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
feminism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as feminism: Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Thelma & Louise (1991), Suffragette (2015), Enola Holmes (2020), The Color Purple (1985), North Country (2005), The Stepford Wives (1975), 20th Century Women (2016), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Desert Flower (2009).

List of feminism movies

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, art, dedicated educator, femininity, teacher, college, coming of age, women, teenager, gender, art history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sincere, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, rape, women, waitress, lesbian love, housewife, female bonding, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, oklahoma, california ...
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, political ...
Plot: feminism, women, feminist, fighting the system, sexual harassment, rebellion, working class, adoption, rebelliousness, politics, prejudice, girl power ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: london, england, ireland, israel, europe ...
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Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, exciting, funny, romantic, mysterious
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: victorian england, female detective, sherlock holmes, amateur detective, feminism, runaway teen, breaking the fourth wall, private detective, runaway, female protagonist, child prodigy, teenage love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, future
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, domestic violence, african american, feminism, rape, incest rape, slavery, life is a bitch, human spirit, dysfunctional family, wife abuse ...
Time: 1930s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, southern usa, usa, georgia, tennessee
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, rape, feminism, lawsuit, small town, sexism, against the odds, labor union, women, lawyer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
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The Stepford Wives (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The urban aspirant photographer Joanna Eberhart moves from Manhattan to Stepford, Connecticut with her family. Her husband Walter Eberhart decided to live in a calm suburb, but Joanna did not like the neighborhood with beautiful and perfect ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: robot, housewife, feminism, conspiracy, small town, women's liberation, suburbs, mystery, husband wife relationship, investigation, woman in danger, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
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20th Century Women (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, sexy, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, feminism, loneliness, feminist, parenting, single mother, teenage boy, parent child relationship, women, adaptation, character study ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, civil rights, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, journalism, state affairs, human spirit, women's rights, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1917, 1920s
Place: washington d.c., virginia, philadelphia, tennessee
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: model, life is a bitch, supermodel, fighting the system, fashion, feminism, un, injustice, homelessness, interracial marriage, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: year 1997, contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, london, england
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Ghostbusters (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Style: funny, light, humorous, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, feminism, women, female protagonist, supernatural, male objectification, misandry, female friendship, paranormal investigation, teamwork, misandrist, paranormal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, sincere, stylized, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, art, artist, lesbian, bohemian life, painting, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, disability, life, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Foxfire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: feminism, girl gang, coming of age, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, crimes, gender, vandalism, small town, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, dark fantasy, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: female warrior, friendship, adventure, mythology, ancient, legends and myths, tough girl, greek mythology, lesbian subtext, strong female lead, sword fight, feminism ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, india, china, ancient greece, egypt ...
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For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, emotional, social ...
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, society, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, woman, love, female protagonist, poem, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Glorias (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women's rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around the world, Steinem has made an everlasting mark ...
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, political, factual, uplifting
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, journalism, activism, abortion, civil rights, civil rights movement, justice, human spirit, fighting the system, injustice, introspection, idealism ...
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The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A girl reaches the age of nine and is supposed to act as a grown woman according to her family. A girl participates in a bike race against the will of her husband. An elderly woman decides she wants to buy all the things she always wanted but could ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, stylized, talky, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, culture clash, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, bicycle, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, japan, paris france
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G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, strong female character, female soldier, military, army, soldier, fighting the system, basic training, sexism, feminism, female warrior, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, libya, usa
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, female boxer, euthanasia, underdog, female athlete, athlete and trainer, human spirit, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, las vegas, london ...
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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: sexy, stylized, inspirational, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, high society, rise to the top, rags to riches, designer, dressmaker, feminism, women, feminist, creativity, social climbing ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 50s, edwardian era, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france, england, new jersey, london ...
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Cruella (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: colourful, light, captivating, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fashion, disney, villain, female villain, fashion designer, robbery, designer, villainess, personality change, dalmatian, criminal, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1965
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, lesbian, small town life, self discovery, feminism, midlife crisis, tomboy, cannibalism, women, domestic violence, lesbian subtext ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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The Divine Order (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected ...
Style: sincere, humorous, light, captivating, feminist film
Plot: feminism, women's rights, politics, woman, husband wife relationship, voting, women, society, fighting the system, grandfather, snow, farm ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, mistress, arranged marriage, marriage, intrigue, jealousy, wealth, insanity, massage, romantic rivalry, tragic event, dignity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Style: captivating, semi serious, uplifting, sexy, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tennis, battle of the sexes, lesbianism, tennis player, sexism, feminism, gender equality, lesbian, hotel, winning, money, homosexuality ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1972, 70s
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Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, dark, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, lesbian, teenage girl, feminism, teacher, tattoo, high school, lesbianism, youth, rebellion, teenage life, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, portland oregon
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Miss Marx (2020)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In her public persona, Eleanor “Tussy” Marx was a translator, actress, a children’s rights activist, a feminist and a persuasive labour organizer, a tireless powerhouse determined to carry on her father’s work. She held her own with ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: feminism, feminist, socialism, women's rights, communism, unrequited love, civil rights, romance, historical figure, romantic relationship, love affair, love story ...
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Clique (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: In the first year of uni, childhood best friends Holly and Georgia find themselves drawn to an elite clique. When Holly begins to suspect darkness lurks beneath the glamour, she will do anything to save her soulmate.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: feminism, female friendship, university, mysterious character, brother sister relationship, student, society, rivalry, female nudity, ambition, women, college ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, britain
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Summertime (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love in Paris. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm in Limousin, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.
Style: erotic, sexy, sincere, sweet, feminist film ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, mother daughter relationship, farm, feminism, female nudity, love, farmer, countryside, cow ...
Time: year 1971, year 1976, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully unaware that she is a lesbian,recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe ...
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, feminism, lgbt, lgbtq, forbidden love, love and romance, lesbian seduction ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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