Women's rights movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant women's rights movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious and touching films and TV shows about / with women's rights, women, feminism, society, husband wife relationship, family relations, feminist, gender, female protagonist and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as women's rights: On the Basis of Sex (2018), The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Little Women (2019), The King's Daughters (2000), Fill the Void (2012), The Divine Order (2017), Stage Beauty (2004), When We Rise (2017), Womb (2010), Unplanned (2019).

List of women's rights movies

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, thought provoking, inspirational, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: lawyer, marriage, female lawyer, courtroom, women's rights, human rights, husband wife relationship, teacher, supreme court, equality, misogyny, women ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1956, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: usa, denver colorado, new york
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: rape, sexism, tyranny, surrogate mother, infertility, slavery, protest, violence, religion, distopia, totalitarianism, belief ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future, 21st century
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Little Women (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Style: romantic, sentimental, melancholic, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: love, sisters, writers, generosity, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, friendship, coming of age, sister sister relationship, women's rights, publisher, sister ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: france, new york, paris france, usa, massachusetts
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The King's Daughters (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royalty, women's rights, boarding school, hysteria, mistress, human spirit, youth, obsessive quest, idealism, society, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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Fill the Void (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rabbi, orthodox jew, judaism, arranged marriage, love and romance, family relations, matchmaking, moral dilemma, women's rights, society, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, belgium, tel aviv israel, israel
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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, light, captivating, humorous, feminist film ...
Plot: feminism, women, women's rights, politics, woman, husband wife relationship, voting, fighting the system, society, village, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: stylized, sexy, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, mistaken identity, cross dressing, actor, gender, mistress, actor's life, overnight success, lifestyle, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, egypt
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When We Rise (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, lgbt cinema, political ...
Plot: gay, lesbian, civil rights, gay rights, women's rights, lgbtq, family relations, racial prejudice, friendship, gay slur, homosexual, gay love ...
Place: san francisco
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Womb (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Hungary, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Audience: adult
Plot: mother son incest, incest, tragic love, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, moral dilemma, sexual perversion, dealing with death, cloning, love ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Unplanned (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional, christian film ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: abortion, unplanned pregnancy, transformation, faith based, redemption, religious faith, christian, religious hypocrisy, women's rights, medical clinic, unwanted pregnancy, nagging wife ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century
Place: xian, austin texas, texas
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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: sad, heartbreaking, realistic, art house, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: sisters, teenage girl, coming of age, virginity, arranged marriage, teenager, women, sister sister relationship, orphan, female protagonist, sexism, children ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, israel, california ...
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Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: sexy, romantic, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Audience: adult
Plot: passion, infidelity, forbidden love, lady, extramarital affair, sex, sensuality, husband wife relationship, female nudity, dysfunctional marriage, class differences, erection ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: riviera, mediterranean sea, europe, france
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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, sexual ...
Plot: feminism, injustice, fighting the system, civil rights, political unrest, life is a bitch, feminist, journalism, state affairs, politics, human spirit, women's rights ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912, 1920s
Place: washington d.c., virginia, philadelphia, tennessee
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Flashback (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman lawyer travels back in time and crosses paths with other women in history who fought for women's rights.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: sent to the past, time travel, women's rights, time loop, historical character, women, time traveler, time machine, female protagonist, social relations, civil rights, time warp ...
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The Chair (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department.
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, semi serious
Plot: university, professor, university professor, women's rights, social problems, workplace situations, workplace, civil rights, female protagonist, racism, academician, love ...
Time: 2020s
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Miss Marx (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: feminism, feminist, women's rights, unrequited love, communism, civil rights, historical character, female protagonist, love story, historical figure, male female relationship, romantic relationship ...
Time: 1880s, 1890s
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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: anime, seinen, humorous, witty, light ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: apprentice, gender roles, slice of life, women's rights, discrimination, artist, teacher, society, social differences, female protagonist, prejudice, empowerment ...
Time: 16th century
Place: florence, italy
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The Art of Loving: Story of Michalina Wislocka (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.
Style: erotic, humorous, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: female orgasm, open marriage, oral sex, women's rights, free will, communist party, communism, polyamory, woman, catholic church, cold war, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: poland
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, harsh, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, politics, on the run, rebellion, prostitute, life is a bitch, friendship, injustice, society, women, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: religion, convent, power relations, clergy, strong female presence, society, celibacy, lesbian, women's rights, abuse of power, humiliation, confession ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: france, europe
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Difret (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Ethiopia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional, political ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: human rights, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, legal investigation, false accusation, against the odds, dishonesty, ambition, legal, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: africa, ethiopia
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Cairo 678 (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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, rebellion, injustice, social decay, society, vigilantism, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, defiant, men hatred ...
Time: 2000s, year 2009, 21st century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, social ...
Plot: seduction, independence, husband wife relationship, family relations, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, breakup, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
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Charming the Hearts of Men (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic drama set during the politically charged early 60s where a sophisticated woman returns to her Southern home town and discovers her options are limited yet discrimination is plentiful. With the help of a Congressional ally, she inspires ...
Style: social, captivating, entertaining
Plot: women, civil rights, women's rights, emancipation, social relations, society, social problems, civil rights movement, historical event, human rights, social issues, historical figure ...
Time: 60s
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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: disturbing, satirical, political, humorous, parody ...
Plot: racism, civil war, politics, alternate reality, satire, interracial relations, journalism, injustice, discrimination, political unrest, society, american civil war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1912
Place: canada, latin america, england, new york, san francisco ...
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Beyond Paradise (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Haunted by a tragic past, a stunning music student flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, sincere, inter cultural ...
Plot: passion, forbidden love, love triangle, husband wife relationship, friendship, unrequited love, marital problem, star crossed lovers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsession, women's rights, cross cultural relations ...
Place: iran, iraq, paris france, kurdistan, los angeles ...
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Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kathy Griffin's all new feature-length stand-up DVD featuring the D-List Diva herself destroying the A-list stars we know and love.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: celebrity, lifestyle, workplace, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, tv show, women's rights, comedian, fashion, gay interest, gossip ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, afghanistan, iraq
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The Hidden Half (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes him a letter to read when he reaches the hotel - the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: militant, rebellion, fighting the system, woman in danger, injustice, legal, society, rebelliousness, state affairs, life is a bitch, couple relations, feminism ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, sex slavery, sexual abuse, missing child, child molestation, sex trafficking, child rape, slavery, child molester, forced prostitution, sex slave ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, mexico city, poland, texas, el paso texas ...
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: soccer, football, sport, culture clash, hinduism, wedding, friendship, stereotypes, tradition, coach, coming of age, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, india, europe, hamburg germany ...
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