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A list of the best feminism movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This feminism movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about feminism are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about feminism you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous feminism movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these feminism movie titles for more information about the films.

These items, like Gang of Roses and 9 to 5 include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best feminism movies?" and "What is the greatest feminism movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular feminism movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these feminism movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good feminism movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Directed by Jon Avnet and written by Fannie Flagg and Carol ...more

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Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American crime drama film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who ...more

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Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia ...more

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The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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9 to 5 Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin 9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more

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Little Women Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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Tom Islava added Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, ...more

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Frida Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award-nominated ...more

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The Piano Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel The Piano is a 1993 romantic drama film about a mute female piano player and her daughter. Set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater on the west coast of New Zealand, ...more

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The Hours Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Whale Rider Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, John Sumner Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera. The film stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Kahu Paikea Apirana, a ...more

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Tom Islava added Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is a 2003 action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Tom Islava added Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more

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zoe-krainik added Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy Mad Max: Fury Road is an upcoming post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. The first film of the ...more

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Robert Getchell. It stars Ellen Burstyn as a widow who travels with her preteen ...more

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G.I. Jane Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring ...more

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The Joy Luck Club Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy, Vivian Wu The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American film about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese mothers. Directed by Wayne Wang, the film is based on the eponymous 1989 novel ...more

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If These Walls Could Talk Demi Moore, Cher, Jada Pinkett Smith If These Walls Could Talk is a 1996 made-for-cable film, broadcast on HBO. It follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes ...more

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Set It Off Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith Set It Off is a 1996 American crime action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford. The film stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and ...more

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She's the Man Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, Natasha Richardson The Handmaid's Tale is a 1990 film adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, directed by Volker Schlöndorff the film stars Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, ...more

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TaraHubbuck added Suffragette Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw Suffragette is an upcoming 2015 British drama film directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film centres on early members of the British women's suffrage movement of the late 19th ...more

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The Stepford Wives Tina Louise, Mary Stuart Masterson, Katharine Ross The Stepford Wives is a 1975 science fiction–thriller film based on the 1972 Ira Levin novel of the same name. It was directed by Bryan Forbes with a screenplay by William Goldman, and stars ...more

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All About My Mother Penélope Cruz, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Antonia San Juan All About My Mother is a 1999 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film deals with complex issues such as AIDS, homosexuality, transsexualism, faith, and ...more

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Yentl Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving Yentl is a 1983 romantic musical drama film from United Artists, and directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Barbra Streisand based on the play of the same name by Leah Napolin and Isaac ...more

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North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and ...more

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amygo added Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the torture of a suspected sexual predator by a 14-year-old female vigilante. The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian ...more

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micktravis added I Spit on Your Grave Camille Keaton, Richard Pace, Gunter Kleeman Day of the Woman is a controversial 1978 cult classic rape and revenge film. The film received a limited release, with a wider release in 1980. Prominent film critics condemned the film for its ...more

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Bad Girls Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, Madeleine Stowe Bad Girls is a 1994 western film starring Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore. It was directed by Jonathan Kaplan from a screenplay by Ken Friedman and ...more

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The Portrait of a Lady Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, ...more

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Ruby in Paradise Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Dorothy Lyman Ruby in Paradise is a 1993 film written, directed, and edited by Victor Nuñez, and starring Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean, and Dorothy Lyman. It is a homage to ...more

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Something to Talk About Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall, Dennis Quaid Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, from a screenplay written by Callie Khouri. It stars Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid as an ...more

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Hallucinationxy Su added The Stoning of Soraya M. Jim Caviezel, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò The Stoning of Soraya M. is a 2008 American Persian-language drama film adapted from French journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's 1990 book La Femme Lapidée. The film is directed by Cyrus ...more

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An Unmarried Woman Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Kelly Bishop An Unmarried Woman is a 1978 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Mazursky, and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and ...more

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An Angel at My Table Kerry Fox, Kevin J. Wilson, Maggie Tarver An Angel at My Table is a 1990 New Zealand-Australian-British film directed by Jane Campion. The film is based on Janet Frame's three autobiographies, To the Is-Land, An Angel at My Table, and ...more

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Alexandra Le added Iron Jawed Angels Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Vera Farmiga Iron Jawed Angels is a 2004 American historical drama film. It was directed by Katja von Garnier and starred Hilary Swank as suffragist leader Alice Paul, Frances O'Connor as activist Lucy ...more

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Orlando Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed by Sally Potter.

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Antonia's Line Jan Decleir, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Victor Löw Antonia's Line is a 1995 Dutch film written and directed by Marleen Gorris. The film, described as a "feminist fairy tale," tells the story of the independent Antonia who, after ...more

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on Tom Robbins' 1976 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred an ensemble cast led ...more

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Bandidas Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz, Sam Shepard Bandidas is a 2006 French/Mexican/American Western action comedy starring Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz directed by Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and ...more

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The Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Feminist Movies
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I Shot Andy Warhol Justin Theroux, Jill Hennessy, Stephen Dorff I Shot Andy Warhol is a 1996 independent film about the life of Valerie Solanas and her relationship with the artist Andy Warhol. The movie marked the debut of Canadian director Mary Harron. The ...more

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Washington Square Jennifer Garner, Maggie Smith, Jennifer Jason Leigh Washington Square is a 1997 American drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. The screenplay by Carol Doyle is based on the 1880 novel of the same name by Henry James, which was filmed as The ...more

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Season of the Witch Ann Muffly, Raymond Laine, Virginia Greenwald Season of the Witch is a 1973 American film directed by George A. Romero. The film is about a housewife who discovers with her friends that a local woman Marion practices witchcraft. The friends ...more

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Images Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Cathryn Harrison Images is a 1972 British-American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Altman and starring Susannah York. The picture follows an unstable children's author who finds herself engulfed ...more

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Vagabond Sandrine Holt, Sandrine Bonnaire, Yolande Moreau Vagabond is a 1985 French drama film directed by Agnès Varda, featuring Sandrine Bonnaire. It describes the story of a young woman, a vagabond, who wanders through French wine country one ...more

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Raise the Red Lantern Gong Li, He Saifei, Baotian Li Raise the Red Lantern is a 1991 film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. It is an adaption by Ni Zhen of the 1990 novel Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The film was later adapted into ...more

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Sweetie Genevieve Lemon, Jon Darling, Michael Lake Sweetie is an 1989 Australian drama film directed by Jane Campion, and starring Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, and Jon Darling. Co-written by Campion and Gerard Lee, the film ...more

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Gas Food Lodging James Brolin, Fairuza Balk, Robert Knepper Gas Food Lodging is a 1992 movie directed by Allison Anders about a waitress trying to find romance while raising two daughters in a trailer-park. It stars Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, and Fairuza ...more