Women's issues movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant women's issues movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, psychological and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with women's issues, women, friendship, society, strong female presence, gender, family relations, female protagonist, love and unfulfillment plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Turkey, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as women's issues: The Pleasure Is All Mine (2004), Cairo 6,7,8 (2010), Luba (2018), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Fair Sex (2012), Scared Silent (2002), A Woman Called Moses (1978), 20 30 40 (2004), Equity (2016), Bemani (2002).

List of women's issues movies

The Pleasure Is All Mine (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful, self-centered young woman's life turns upside down when she suddenly "loses her clitoris" (i.e. her ability to have an orgasm).
Style: psychological
Plot: sexual awakening, aphrodisiac, sexual dysfunction, women's issues, absurd humor, sexual humor, lifestyle change, lifestyle, female protagonist, woman, changing lives, sex talk ...
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 7.4
 4K
Cairo 6,7,8 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, violence against women, self defense, bus, injustice, rebellion, social decay, defiant, society, life is a bitch, crimes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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 8.5
 33
Luba (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A poor single mother, who is trying to turn her life around, is thrust into a fight for survival when her ex-husband relapses and spirals out of control.
Style: suspense
Plot: single mother, waitress, christmas, rehabilitation, winter, drug addiction, women's issues, ex husband, mother, husband, love, children ...
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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, dedicated educator, art, teacher, college, teachers and students, women, coming of age, femininity, teenager, gender, art history ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 104
Fair Sex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Would-be filmmaker Sophie left Africa for Canada as a child. After graduating, she films the daily doings as part of a summer job at a fair. When pointing the camera at herself, she reveals painful secrets from the past.
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, romance, life is a bitch, filmmaking, gender, slut, art, women's issues, nudity (full frontal - brief), amusement park, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
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 5.6
 246
Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, sexual abuse, society, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, strong female presence, violence against women, police corruption, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
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A Woman Called Moses (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.
Style: suspense
Plot: slavery, racism, black cast, women, liberation theology, civil war, strong female lead, abolitionist, women's issues, equality, social injustice, attempted rape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: maryland
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 6.6
 1K
20 30 40 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Wise, reflective and bittersweet, director/actor Sylvia Chang's Taipei-set triptych weaves through the lives of a 40-year-old divorcée (Chang), a thirtysomething flight attendant (Rene Liu) and an aspiring pop singer (Angelica Lee). Co-written ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: lifestyle, romance, love and romance, couples, looking for love, strong female presence, thirtysomething life, singleness, twentysomething life, female female relationship, marriage, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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 5.6
 4K
Equity (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop’s world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of ...
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: banker, finance, stock market, corruption, female executive, career woman, female empowerment, female protagonist, ambition, coworker, girlfriend, job ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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 6.3
 147
Bemani (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.
Style: dark
Plot: hair, car, addiction, oil, forced marriage, poverty, drug addict, hijab, village, rice, basement, rich ...
Place: iran, iraq
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 6.3
 424
Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, feminist film
Plot: hip hop, music band, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, friendship, society, life is a bitch, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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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, feel good, captivating, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, lesbian, self discovery, small town life, feminism, cannibalism, midlife crisis, lesbian subtext, women, aging, female bonding ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, lesbian sex, feminism, lgbt, lesbian couple, lgbtq, forbidden love, love and romance, lesbian love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Beautiful Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "Schöne Frauen“ handelt genau davon: von schönen Frauen. Fünf Schauspielerinnen finden sich nacheinander zum Casting für einen Fernsehfilm ein. Sie schweigen, taxieren sich, begutachten sich und ihre Gegenüber. Und kommen sich mitnichten ...
Plot: lgbt, child star, pianist, lesbianism, lesbian sex, suicide attempt, actress, lesbian, road trip, lesbian interest, women's issues, audition ...
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 6.9
 755
Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, offbeat
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), solitude, self fulfillment, hopes, philosopher, taxi driver, strong female presence, sexual content, friends, nightlife, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, east germany, germany, europe ...
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A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: couples, social differences, working class, introspection, family problems, human nature, gender, society, unfulfillment, loneliness, women, christmas ...
Time: 19th century
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 7.5
 2K
I Can Speak (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A grumpy old woman befriends a young civil servant and learns English from him. She then reveals to him her shocking past.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, captivating, satirical, cult film
Plot: government official, politics, social problems, social relations, social issues, female protagonist, complaint, world war two, politician, satire, political satire, society ...
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 6.4
 44K
Laggies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, sweet, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, fall in love, character study, runaway, adolescence, loneliness, stereotypes, complex characters, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, washington d.c., usa, seattle
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The Woman to be Hanged (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Basar Sabuncu.
Plot: women's issues, women, voyeurism, murder, young woman, old man, dysfunctional marriage, planned murder
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 1K
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: destiny, family problems, dull life, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, death in the family, women's issues, alienation, chance, sexual content, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, mystery, crimes, murder, investigation, uncover truth, losing-it hero, suspicion, memory lapse, twists and turns, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 14K
Destiny (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor, who loves to commit crimes.
Style: tense, serious, art house, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: romancing a criminal, life is a bitch, on the run, fall in love, estrangement, love and romance, hopes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, destiny, murder, fighting illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, asia, istanbul turkey, turkey
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The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, emotional, lyrical, psychological, political ...
Plot: tragic event, immigrants, lesbian, prostitute, loss of daughter, student, multiple storylines, rebelliousness, lgbt, coincidence, death, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.5
 8K
Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: cultural difference, sexual humiliation, innocence lost, rape, injustice, social differences, traditional versus modern, unlikely partners, love affair, husband wife relationship, erotica, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, art house ...
Plot: youth, single parent, parents and children, family relations, poverty, society, teenage life, social misfits, elderly, grandfather granddaughter relationship, father daughter relationship, women's issues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, art house ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the rules, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, dull life, adolescence vs adulthood, deadend life, pregnancy, miscarriage, women's issues, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 1K
Drawers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Deniz ends up in hospital and has to face the ghosts of past. She manages to discover herself and the hidden secrets in her family drawers.
Style: art house
Plot: women's issues, protective father, female nudity, family secret, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, funeral, actor, nymphomaniac, hospital, actress ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 905
Halam Geldi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Halam Geldi"(My Aunt has Arrived) does not just tell a story in the Greek village of Northern Cyprus, where the sounds of the Ezan is accompanied by the church bells, it also underlines a tradition in Anatolia; the drama of child brides. ...
Style: touching, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: child bride, military, family relations, school, friendship, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, young girl, border crossing, domineering father, corruption, loss of child ...
Place: cyprus
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 39K
Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, educational, art house, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: sisters, coming of age, virginity, teenage girl, arranged marriage, teenager, sister sister relationship, orphan, women, female protagonist, sexism, islam ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, israel, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 3K
Clair Obscur (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Turkish writer-director Yesim Ustaoglu offers a parallel study of two women — a psychiatrist with a long-time live-in partner and a wife in a conservative, nearly tyrannical household — in this study of the possibilities and limitations that ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, sexual, art house ...
Plot: psychiatrist patient relationship, unhappy marriage, small town, female psychiatrist, psychiatric patient, small town life, women, repressed sexuality, male female relationship, family relations, family problems, female protagonist ...
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