Movies with women as main heroes 1985-present (Part 3)

Movies with women as main heroes 1985-present (Part 3)
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1.
Half Moon Street (1986)
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Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her. (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Swaim
 
2.
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
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An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War. (117 mins.)
 
3.
Plenty (1985)
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A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England. (121 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
4.
Heartburn (1986)
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An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
5.
Set It Off (1996)
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Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another. (123 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
6.
Mary Reilly (1996)
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A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
7.
Sister Act (1992)
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
8.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure. (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
9.
Enchanted April (1991)
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and... (95 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
10.
A Simple Wish (1997)
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver... (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
11.
Betrayed (1988)
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An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist. (127 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
12.
Doubt (2008)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
 
13.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
14.
Love and Other Disasters (2006)
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An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love. (90 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
 
15.
Bless the Child (2000)
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Cody, a little girl abandoned by her mother and raised by her aunt, a nurse, is kidnapped. The girl's guardian, aided by an FBI agent, learn that Cody has supernatural abilities and the abductees are a Satanic cult wanting to harness her abilities. (107 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
 
16.
Copycat (1995)
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An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
17.
America's Sweethearts (2001)
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A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage. (102 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
18.
The Rebound (2009)
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In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man. (95 mins.)
Director: Bart Freundlich
 
19.
Hard Candy (2005)
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A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a sex offender with pedophilia. (104 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
20.
Perfect Stranger (2007)
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A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse. (109 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
21.
The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
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A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger... (95 mins.)
 
22.
Race the Sun (1996)
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia. (100 mins.)
 
23.
Glitter (2001)
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A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom. (104 mins.)
 
24.
Crossroads (2002)
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Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves and their friendship in the process. (93 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
25.
Enchanted (2007)
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A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
 
26.
Traffic (2000)
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A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business. (147 mins.)
 
27.
B*A*P*S (1997)
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Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses). (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
28.
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
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A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter. (105 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
 
29.
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
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In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills. (91 mins.)
Director: Tamara Jenkins
 
30.
Mimic (1997)
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Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind. (105 mins.)
 
31.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
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A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
32.
Cherry Falls (2000)
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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school. (92 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
33.
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
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A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn. (97 mins.)
Director: George C. Wolfe
 
34.
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
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Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She... (103 mins.)
 
35.
Unfaithful (2002)
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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (124 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
36.
Splice (2009)
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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
37.
Killshot (2008)
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit. (95 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
38.
Kate & Leopold (2001)
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An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive. (118 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
39.
In the Cut (2003)
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New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
40.
Hanging Up (2000)
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A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close. (94 mins.)
Director: Diane Keaton
 
41.
Because I Said So (2007)
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A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
42.
It's Complicated (2009)
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When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried. (120 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
43.
Saved! (2004)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
44.
Stepmom (1998)
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A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother. (124 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
45.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
46.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
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After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
47.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
48.
The Ice Storm (1997)
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In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut , 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control. (112 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
49.
Place Vendôme (1998)
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Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife... (117 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
50.
Bordertown (2006)
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A journalist investigates a series of murders near American-owned factories on the border of Juarez and El Paso. (112 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
51.
An Unfinished Life (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Desperate to provide care for her daughter, down-on-her-luck Jean moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds. (108 mins.)
 
52.
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
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A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress. (105 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
53.
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
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At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age... (114 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
54.
Scene of the Crime (1986)
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In the woods, a 13-year-old boy is grabbed by an escaped convict and told to bring money later that day... (90 mins.)
 
55.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván... (88 mins.)
 
56.
Shopgirl (2005)
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A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man. (106 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
57.
Indochine (1992)
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
58.
Thieves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son... (117 mins.)
 
59.
Wicked Stepmother (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since... (90 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
60.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
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Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
61.
Angela's Ashes (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences... (145 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
62.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
63.
The House Bunny (2008)
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After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls. (97 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
 
64.
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
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Alone in a foreign city, Cassandra must solve a family's darkest, deepest secrets before she can confront her own past. (97 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
65.
Just Like Heaven (2005)
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A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
66.
Penelope (2006)
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A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will accept her as one of their own." (104 mins.)
Director: Mark Palansky
 
67.
How Do You Know (2010)
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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau. (121 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
68.
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
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After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer... (103 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
69.
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
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An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff. (111 mins.)
 
70.
The Tempest (2010)
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Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. (110 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
71.
Love Ranch (2010)
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A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada. (117 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
72.
Some Mother's Son (1996)
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands... (112 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
73.
Just My Luck (2006)
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Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
74.
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility. (109 mins.)