Protagonist women's roles

Women's Advantageous Roles
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1.
Il Sorpasso (1962)
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An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries. (105 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
“ Catherine Spaak ” - angelikafauve
 
2.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
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Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked... (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Liz Taylor ” - angelikafauve
 
3.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Liz Taylor - Paul Newman ” - angelikafauve
 
4.
...And God Created Woman (1956)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other. (95 mins.)
Director: R. Vadim
“ Brigitte's Bardot beautiful somewhat demonic dance in a St Tropez cafe. ” - angelikafauve
 
5.
L'ennui (1998)
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A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death... (122 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
“ Alberto Moravia's roman transfered in screen with Sophie Guillemin in the role of a woman who could drive an auster philosophy teacher to murder ” - angelikafauve
 
6.
Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Brigitte Bardot is indifferent for his husband M. Miccoli after her involvment in Capri with J. Pallance, a rich American film producer - A film by J. L. Godard ” - angelikafauve
 
7.
Jules and Jim (1962)
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
“ Jeanne Moreau - A film by F. Truffaut ” - angelikafauve
 
8.
Gilda (1946)
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Rita Hayworth with Glenn Ford - husband's right hand man ” - angelikafauve
 
9.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Ingrid Bergman with Humphrey Bogart - though a tough guy, becoming familiar in that film, with a name such as "Boggy" ” - angelikafauve
 
10.
Belle de Jour (1967)
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ Catherine Deneuve search for "some" excitement in her depressed as the wife of a blind man, life. ” - angelikafauve
 
11.
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
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A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness. (124 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Natalie Wood with Warren Beatty in Elia's Kazan masterpiece ” - angelikafauve
 
12.
Manhattan (1979)
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The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Mariel Hemingway and Diane Keaton in Woody's Allen masterpiece ” - angelikafauve
 
13.
La Piscine (1969)
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In France, lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
“ Romy Schneider with Alain Delon ” - angelikafauve
 
14.
The Things of Life (1970)
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Pierre, a successful engineer in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded,... (89 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
“ Romy Schneider with Michel Piccoli ” - angelikafauve
 
15.
Anna Karenina (1935)
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The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions. (95 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ Greta Garbo's role from the Tolstoi's roman Anna Karenina ” - angelikafauve
 
16.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... (119 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
“ Anna Mougalis brings successfuly to life "Mademoiselle's" fatal romance with married Russian immigrant musician Igor Stravinsky ” - angelikafauve
 
17.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth. (114 mins.)
“ Elisabeth Taylor's role in Tenessee Williams theatrical play ” - angelikafauve
 
18.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's agonious thriller ” - angelikafauve
 
19.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as a young reckless gangsters couple ” - angelikafauve
 
20.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hichcock's horror movie with birds all-over the skies of a town threatening his habitants ” - angelikafauve
 
21.
A Man and a Woman (1966)
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other... (102 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ Anouk Aimee in Claude Lelouch romantic film with the world-known music theme ” - angelikafauve
 
22.
Annie Hall (1977)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Diane Keaton in Woody's Allen romantic story ” - angelikafauve
 
23.
Match Point (2005)
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At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (119 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Scarlett Johansson's role as the loved woman of the tennis teacher ” - angelikafauve
 
24.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. (170 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Ingrid Bergman in Spain as the heroine of Ernest Hemingway's drama ” - angelikafauve
 
25.
A Farewell to Arms (1957)
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An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit. (152 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Jennifer Jones as the heroine of Ernest Hemingway's play inspired from the war ” - angelikafauve
 
26.
Never on Sunday (1960)
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An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated. (91 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ Melina Merkouri in Jules Dassin's film - about a "strong hearted", cheerful beautiful woman living and working as a "singer" in a Pireus harbor night club in Greece, her fatal romance with a native man in the musical backgroun of Manos Xadzidakis music wich won the Oscar for the song - all over world after known, as "Ta paidia tou Pirea" ” - angelikafauve
 
27.
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
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Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people... (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Jeanne Moreau in Luis Bunuel film in the role of "Femme de Chambre" ” - angelikafauve
 
28.
Tristana (1970)
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Catherine Deneuve in Luis Bunuel's masterpiece ” - angelikafauve
 
29.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
“ Anita Ekberg's famous scene in Rome's famous "Fontana Trevi" in PIazza di Spania, waters. ” - angelikafauve
 
30.
Sabrina (1954)
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A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden make a "trio", in Billy Walder's fine, amusing masterpiece ” - angelikafauve
 
31.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Audrey Hepburn in fond of Tiffany's jewelry ” - angelikafauve
 
32.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ Marylin Monroe sings "Diamonds are a girl's best friends" ” - angelikafauve
 
33.
Niagara (1953)
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Two couples in Niagara's waterfalls are involved in murder when the one's man falls in love with the other's woman - Marilyn Monroe ” - angelikafauve
 
34.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
“ Claudia Cardinale is a proud wealthy aristocrate daughter in Sicily ” - angelikafauve
 
35.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Scarlet Johansson and her friend in a trip to Spain, meet the "Latin spirit" way of life ” - angelikafauve
 
36.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
“ Penelope Cruz commites husband's crime and has to hide it as mother's ghost appears with all back-life taking place again ” - angelikafauve
 
37.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Helena Bonham Carter in the role of independant, falling in love with a married man young woman - while her sister marries the rich proprietaire of the idyllic cottage, where she looses him for ever, when an accidental murder takes place ” - angelikafauve
 
38.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Keira Knightley in the debut of her career in Jane Austen's novel trasfered successfuly to screen ” - angelikafauve
 
39.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Audrey Tautou in a pittoresque Paris young woman, figure ” - angelikafauve
 
40.
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. (120 mins.)
“ Juliette Binoche plays in a sketch among the others sawing life in Paris ” - angelikafauve
 
41.
Pope Joan (2009)
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A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks. (149 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
“ Joanna Wokalek as "Joanna the Pope" in her successful will to become Pope disguised as a man. Exact historical representation of Vatican Popes - Roman Emperors successors and crusaders fight for Christian faith. ” - angelikafauve
 
42.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier: A great love story between different class people with an unhappy end staring Laurence Olivier in the best role of his carreer. ” - angelikafauve
 
43.
Taken 2 (2012)
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In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. (92 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton