Gender roles movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gender roles movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, humorous, entertaining, realistic, light and disturbing films and TV shows about / with gender roles, family relations, gender, lgbt, friendship, society, gay, lgbtq, female protagonist and women plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gender roles: Husband & Wife (2017), If I Were You (2018), The Amusements of Private Life (1990), Kinky Boots (2005), The Girl King (2015), 3 Generations (2015), Kashimashi - Girl Meets Girl (2006), Taisho Baseball Girls (2009), Sam (2017), I Stay with You (2014).

List of gender roles movies

Husband & Wife (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Married for ten years, in full crisis, thinking about divorce. But following a failed scientific experiment, they suddenly find one inside the body of the other.
Style: entertaining, funny, humorous, cynical
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: body swapping, switching roles, battle of the sexes, friendship between men, fish out of water, coworker relationship, husband wife relationship, scientific experiment, family relations, coworker, up and down relationship, crumbling marriage ...
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If I Were You (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Claudia and Antonio have been married for 15 years. After so many years of marriage they have lost track of each other. One night, after a strong argument, the unusual alignment of the planets Venus, Earth and Mars causes a magical transformation: ...
Style: light, funny, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, body swapping, love and romance, stereotypes, family life, switching roles, family relations, gender bending, family problems, gender, soul transference, gender roles ...
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The Amusements of Private Life (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Italian-French costume dramedy that takes place in France in the end of 18th Century during the French Revolution. It is "The Marriage of Figaro" meets "The Dangerous Liaisons" and it tells the story of two women, Mathilde ...
Plot: gender roles, seduction, transvestism, erotica, female nudity, sex
Time: 18th century
Place: france
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Kinky Boots (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cabaret, fashion, small town, family business, gay, fashion show, working class, gay slur, gender bending, shoemaker, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: milan italy, london, england, europe
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The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian interest, queen, royal family, lesbian romance, love interest, lesbian love, lesbian sex, lgbt, heir to the throne, forbidden love, coronation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, europe
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3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, grandmother granddaughter relationship, single mother, teenager, mother daughter relationship, transsexual, lgbtq, gender roles, gay, gender, strong female character ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Kashimashi - Girl Meets Girl (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After being rejected by the girl he loves, Hazumu goes to the mountains to console himself. A crashing alien spaceship lands on him. The aliens regenerate his body. However, they could only make him into a girl.
Style: semi serious, captivating, manga
Plot: body swapping, love, alien, gender roles, declaration of love, gender issues, sexual confusion, gender disguise, body transformation, alien encounter, girl, japanese girl ...
Place: japan
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Isola: Multiple Personality Girl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a woman, able to read the thoughts of others, comes to help survivors of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, she encounters a girl with Multiple Personality Disorder whose dangerous 13th personality, Isola, must be stopped
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: zoophilia, revenge, split personality, friendship, psychiatrist, murder, love, subconscious, prisoner, self discovery, transformation, reincarnation ...
Place: vatican, jerusalem, southern usa
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Taisho Baseball Girls (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: When a local player arrogantly states that girls should become housewives instead of going to school, teenage firebrands Koume and Akiko respond by forming their own baseball team. It's shocking. It's scandalous. And yet, in a nation in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, rivalry, society, youth, sport team, romance, ambition, underdog, athlete's life, feminism, sport, high school life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
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Sam (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An alpha New York City male is magically transformed into a beautiful girl, falls in love, and learns what it means to be a woman.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, satirical
Plot: body swapping, new life, transformation, gender roles, changing lives, body transformation, male to female cross dressing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gender, satire, new love, new identity ...
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I Stay with You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Giggling young women who secretly feed a macho cowboy Viagra might sound pretty funny. But is it really?... I Stay with You starts out as an innocent comedy with rich girls having carefree fun. Gradually, however, the film undergoes a ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, psychological, weird
Plot: female domination, female rapist, woman rapes man, submission, forced sex, sex with a stranger, sexual abuse, gang rape, seductress, gender roles, seduction, violence ...
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Butterfly (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From a young age, 11-year-old, Max, has identified as a girl and as puberty looms, she begins to present increasing signs of gender variance. When Max was eight, her father, Stephen, left the family home. But as Max’s conviction that she’s in ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lgbt, family, family relations, transsexual, father son relationship, parents and children, gender, gender issues, gender roles, eccentric family, family problems, psychology ...
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A Double Identity (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Niña de mi Corazón is a teen Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa and Telefe adapted from Pedro Damian's 1997 Mi Pequeña Traviesa, that premiered on March 8, 2010 and ended on July 9, 2010. Damian was also the producer of this telenovela.
Style: disturbing, captivating, entertaining
Plot: gender disguise, pretending to be someone else, employer employee relationship, con trick, hotshot lawyer, double life, sexism, female lawyer, lifestyle change, gender issues, male female relationship, lie ...
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Margosha (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: The series is about man has become woman (exchange of souls, magic helped).
Style: entertaining, romantic, funny
Plot: body swapping, magazine editor, love and romance, male female friendship, coworker, couple relations, switching roles, male female relationship, relationships, love story, coworker relationship, battle of the sexes ...
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Mayday (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ana is transported to a dreamlike and dangerous land where she joins an army of girls engaged in a never-ending war. Even though she finds strength in this exhilarating world, she realizes that she's not the killer they want her to be, and ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing, surreal
Plot: resistance, battles, parallel world, fantasy world, gender roles, fight, fight for supremacy, gender issues, competitor, good versus evil, fighting the system, women ...
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Antonio's Secret (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story about a teenage boy, Antonio, whose emerging gay sexuality alienates him from his friends and family, until his libertine uncle, Jonbert, comes to live with him and his mother...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, art house, erotic
Plot: gay, homosexual, masturbation, erection, sexual orientation, gay friend, friend, gay asian, sexual awakening, gay teenager, gender, relationships ...
Place: the philippines
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Meet (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A remake of Zee Sarthak’s Sindura Bindu. Despite her efforts to provide for her family, Meets disregard for societal gender norms and her nonconformist job as a delivery agent make her an unsuitable girl in the eyes of her family.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: gender equality, family problems, social issues, relationship problems, family, lifestyle, social problems, female protagonist, family relations, gender, gender roles, neglect ...
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Himegoto (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 4 min.
TV show
Story: The story follows Hime Arikawa, whose absent parents have left him saddled with a huge debt. After being saved from debt collectors by three girls on the student council, in exchange for paying off his debt, he agrees to spend the rest of his high ...
Style: light, humorous, feel good, funny, satirical ...
Plot: cross dressing, trap, man disguised as a woman, gender disguise, disguise, satire, high school life, debt, gender roles, deception, male to female cross dressing, girl ...
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The Summer House (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A haunting portrait of a well-established German family living on the outskirts of Berlin in their ideal world, but are slowly shaken by external influences. It's a subtle portrait of human desire, inner desolation, self-deception and moral ...
Style: psychological, queer cinema, controversial
Plot: pedophilia, gay husband, man boy relationship, male nudity, gay, lgbt, loveless marriage, unhappy marriage, male masturbation, pedophile, older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love ...
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Misbehaviour (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
Style: stylized, captivating, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminist, beauty pageant, feminism, society, women, rehearsal, farce, against the odds, contests and competitions, heroine, fish out of water, tradition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: europe, england, london, los angeles, united kingdom
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Arte (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the 16th century, Arte, a delightful young lady from an aristocratic family, dreams of being an artist and contributing to the renewal of civilization. However, with her father's death, she ends up losing the only person who believed in her ...
Style: seinen, witty, humorous, light, touching
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: romance, apprentice, gender roles, slice of life, women's rights, discrimination, artist, society, social differences, teacher, unfulfillment, female protagonist ...
Time: 16th century
Place: florence, italy
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, gender, friendship, youth, childhood, child protagonist, tomboy, family relations, society, self discovery, sexual identity, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, entertaining, romantic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: aladdin, wish fulfillment, genie, arabian nights, disney, magic, disney princess, sultan, princess, palace, friendship, happy ending ...
Time: 18th century
Place: baghdad iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, arabia, iraq
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Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Saigon in the late nineties. Photography student Vu rents a room in a shared flat. With his brand-new camera, a gift from his father, he explores the people, places and things around him. He is particularly fascinated by his flatmate Thang, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gay, submissive woman, photographer, friendship, father son relationship, love triangle, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, poverty, friendship between men, birth control ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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Force Majeure (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While holidaying in the French Alps, a Swedish family deals with acts of cowardliness as an avalanche breaks out.
Style: tense, art house, neurotic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: marital strife, passive aggressive behavior, avalanche, family vacation, introspection, nervous breakdown, ski, swedish, ski resort, dysfunctional family, winter, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: alps, scandinavia
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Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this zany Czechoslovakian comedy, a scientist invents a machine that projects a sleeping person's dream on a screen; disaster soon follows when the machine malfunctions and the cartoon-like dream characters become very real!
Style: absurd, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: superhero, cowboy, mad scientist, dream, surrealism, lust, bureaucracy, cow, bribery, cremation, villain, professor ...
Place: central europe, prague
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Impromptu (1991)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, talky, colourful ...
Plot: writers, women, classical music, composer, older woman younger man relationship, music, romance, art, duchess, duel, fantasy world, british ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, london, europe, france
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But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: feel good, surreal, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, coming out, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, friendship, cheerleading, cheerleader, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Butch Jamie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film follows the story of Jamie, a struggling butch lesbian actress who gets cast as a man in a film. The main plot is a romantic comedy between Jamie's male alter-ego, "Male Jamie," and Jill, a heterosexual woman on set. The ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: lesbian, hollywood, gender bending, romance, showbiz, actor's life, lesbian relationship, couples, gender, switching roles, lgbtq, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Sexmission (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, the World War III breaks out and life have been wiped out of the surface ...
Style: sexual, sexy, futuristic, sex comedy, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, polish, matriarchy, tribe, society, friendship, friendship between men, sex, blonde, future dystopia, surrealism, satire ...
Time: future, near future, year 1984, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: poland
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