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, emotional, sexy and touching films and TV shows about / with feminism, strong female presence, friendship, society, female protagonist, gender, runaway, women, mentor and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
feminism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as feminism: Mona Lisa Smile (2003), North Country (2005), Thelma & Louise (1991), Foxfire (2012), Enola Holmes (2020), Frida (2002), Suffragette (2015), The Color Purple (1985), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).

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, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, rape, small town, lawsuit, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, labor union, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
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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: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, friendship, free spirited, escapades, housewife, on the run, highway, hitchhiker, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, arkansas, southern usa, usa, oklahoma ...
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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
Plot: feminism, girl gang, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, society, coming of age, youth, gang, small town, vandalism, gender, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
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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, romantic, funny, mysterious, exciting
Plot: female detective, victorian england, runaway teen, amateur detective, feminism, sherlock holmes, private detective, teenage love, breaking the fourth wall, child prodigy, female protagonist, master of disguise ...
Time: victorian era
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
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, stylized, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, painting, jealousy, artist, bisexuality, lesbian love, disability ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, feminist, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
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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, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: domestic violence, incest, rape, sexual abuse, incest rape, feminism, life is a bitch, slavery, african american, dysfunctional family, self discovery, childbirth ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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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, americana, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, virginia, tennessee, washington d.c.
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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, dark fantasy, captivating, semi serious, saga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female warrior, mythology, friendship, adventure, sword fight, greek mythology, good versus evil, ancient, legends and myths, tough girl, feminism, lesbian ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece, macedonia, india ...
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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 romance, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, feminism, forbidden love, lesbian couple, love and romance, lesbian seduction, orphan, marriage, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, high society, designer, fashion designer, dressmaker, feminism, rags to riches, social climbing, feminist, creativity, fashion model ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: housewife, suburbs, feminism, small town, robot, missing person, woman in danger, women's liberation, mystery, crimes, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fashion, injustice, un, feminism, supermodel, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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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: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: feminism, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, culture clash, society, rebelliousness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, gender, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, japan, paris france
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
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, realistic, serious, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, arranged marriage, intrigue, insanity, wealth, tragic event, dignity, love triangle, young woman, resentment ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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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: stylized, sentimental, captivating, light, humorous ...
Plot: feminism, coming of age, parent child relationship, loneliness, teenager, mother son relationship, single mother, feminist, punk rock, adaptation, character study, parenting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport, female boxer, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, europe, missouri ...
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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, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, small town life, friendship, lesbian, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, tomboy, aging, couple relations, nursing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
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Trophy Wife (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A housewife takes over her husband's umbrella business after his illness.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, twists and turns, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: feminism, mayor, workplace situations, farce, workplace, factory, social differences, love affair, family business, obnoxious boss, society, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1978, year 1977 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Chastity Bites (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Serial killer Countess Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her "botox" as an abstinence educator in ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous, urban fantasy ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, feminism, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, journalism, deadly, danger, time travel, eternal youth, teenager, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 16th century
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Secret Society (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Daisy is the love of Ken's life - she is also large... and very pretty... and on the dole. But Ken is a dreamer, all his dreams to make a fast buck ending up where they started - as dreams. With the rent unpaid, the bailiffs at the door and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: feminism, ambition, secret movement, society, physical appearance, family life, social differences, infidelity, impossible love, love and romance, human nature, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, strong female lead, fighting the system, military, basic training, army, navy, sexism, reconnaissance, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: bleak, offbeat, sincere, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Plot: feminism, revolution, militant, working class, strong female presence, satire, rebelliousness, political unrest, discrimination, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos, injustice ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states
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Assassination Nation (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the ...
Style: brutal, suspense, emotional, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: feminist, social satire, feminism, hacker, school, society, female protagonist, friends, murder, violence, killer, corruption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, family problems, society, love, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage, woman, female protagonist, abortion, poem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: university, feminism, mysterious character, female friendship, society, student, ambition, rivalry, women, pressure, brother sister relationship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, britain
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McLeod's Daughters (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: McLeod's Daughters is an Australian television series that began airing on the Nine Network on 8 August 2001. This Logie award winning drama series follows the lives of half sisters Claire and Tess McLeod as they embark on a mission: to run ...
Style: realistic, witty, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: farm, feminism, family relations, workplace, family business, couple relations, wilderness, estrangement, family problems, separated, sister sister relationship, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him ...
Style: bleak, tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, life is a bitch, social decay, human spirit, tragic hero, gender, hopes, teacher, hostility, children, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: France. A near and probable future. The Sisterhood of Metacontrol governs Europe. Angeline, an exemplary and irreproachable citizen has just joined the order... But her relationship with a special man, Nono, will make her question profoundly the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, surprise ending
Plot: distopia, forbidden love, feminism, totalitarian regime, sexism, escape, political repression, male female relationship, love, self sacrifice, dehumanization, chastity ...
Time: future
Place: france, paris france
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