Ladies First: Matriarchy on the Screen

Movies and episodes of television shows that involve female-dominated societies. This includes matriarchies, tribes of Amazon women, and galactic sisterhoods.

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1.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
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A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. (88 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
 
2.
The Wicker Man (2006)
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A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community. (102 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
3.
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Bound (2005)
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The men on the Enterprise fall under the seduction of three Orion women. Trip is the only male member of the crew not to succumb to the women. (60 mins.)
 
4.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)
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France. A near and probable future. The Sisterhood of Metacontrol governs Europe. Angeline, an exemplary... (82 mins.)
Director: Carlos Atanes
 
5.
Sumuru (2003)
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Based on Sax Rohmer's cult novels "Sumuru", the futuristic fantasy take you to an Earth colony in the far future in which woman rule and men are used to propagate the race and work in the mines...
 
6.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Amazon Women in the Mood (2001)
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After a disastrous double date, Leela, Amy, Zapp Brannigan and Kif Kroker crash land on a planet. Trying to rescue them... (22 mins.)
 
7.
Lexx (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Girltown (2000)
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Stan and Kai search for Xev and find her footsteps crossing the inhospitable surface of the planet Fire. Her tracks lead to Girltown. Queen develops a strong interest in Stan, but his needs and hers turn out to be very different.
 
8.
Andromina: The Pleasure Planet (1999)
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Disappointed that Andromina, the pleasure planet, has fallen on hard times, three men travel to a planet for women only to recruit females to bring back to the planet. (88 mins.)
Director: Darren Moloney
 
9.
The Last Man on Planet Earth (1999 TV Movie)
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In a world ruled and populated only by women, a young female scientist creates a male human being, genetically enhanced to refrain from violence. (89 mins.)
Director: Les Landau
 
10.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Lithia (1998)
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Major Jason Mercer awakes from a cryogenics experiment to a primitive earth society devoid of men. His presence among these women... (44 mins.)
 
12.
Petticoat Planet (1996)
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A man crash lands on a Western themed planet inhabited by beautiful women. (78 mins.)
Director: Ellen Cabot
 
13.
Sliders (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Love Gods (1996)
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In a world where the vast majority of men have succumbed to a deadly virus, the male Sliders find themselves arrested and put into service as breeders at a re-population center. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Burial of the Rats (1995 TV Movie)
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In 19th Century France, a young Bram Stoker is captured by a man-hating, all-female cult of thong bikini wearers... (78 mins.)
Director: Dan Golden
 
15.
Sliders (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Weaker Sex (1995)
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In a world where women dominate authority and traditional gender roles are reversed, Professor Arturo becomes the first male candidate for mayor... (60 mins.)
 
16.
Dinosaur Island (1994)
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An army captain is flying three misfit deserters home for a court martial when the plane has engine trouble and they must land on an uncharted island... (85 mins.)
 
17.
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993 TV Series)
Episode: No Man's Land (1993)
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Brisco sets his sights on apprehending the Swill brothers while Lord Bowler is hired to capture an armored vehicle. Their paths cross along the way and fireworks ensue. (45 mins.)
 
18.
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)
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The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the... (90 mins.)
Director: J.D. Athens
 
19.
Phoenix the Warrior (1988)
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Big hair, big guns, big personalities, and a serious lack of wardrobe. She-Wolves of the Wasteland,... (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Hayes
 
20.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Angel One (1988)
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Riker, Troi, Data and Yar beam down to a planet ruled by a matriarchal government in the hopes of locating a missing freighter crew. (44 mins.)
 
21.
Stormquest (1987)
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In a female-ruled society where men are kept solely for breeding, two women come to believe that their society's treatment of men is wrong, and lead them in a revolt against the system. (90 mins.)
Director: Alex Sessa
 
22.
America 3000 (1986)
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In Colorado, 900 years after a nuclear war in the USA, humanity's been sent.back to the Stone Age life... (92 mins.)
Director: David Engelbach
 
23.
Otherworld (1985 Mini-Series)
Episode: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar (1985)
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The Sterlings find themselves in a place where women are in charge and men are treated like dirt. Trace gets in trouble cause of a couple of violations. And he ends up being auctioned off and the family tries to buy him. (60 mins.)
 
24.
Sexmission (1984)
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Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women. (117 mins.)
 
25.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 TV Series)
Episode: Trouble in Arcadia (1983)
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Adam and Teela come across a secret city called, Arcadia, where the women rule and the men are slaves. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Warrior Women (1981)
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Semi-naked Amazonian warriors defend their girls only island from from male pirates from the men only island.
Director: Yang Ming Tsai
 
27.
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979 TV Movie)
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An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
28.
All That Glitters (1977 TV Series)
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Satirical look at a world where women rule and men are objectified. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Kilma, reina de las amazonas (1976)
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A sailor escapes a mutiny on his ship and finds himself stranded on a jungle island--with a tribe of gorgeous amazon women. (83 mins.)
Director: M.I. Bonns
 
30.
Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Devil's Planet (1977)
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After investigating a planet where all humanoid life had been eradicated, Koenig becomes trapped in a prison on one of the moons where no one knows that their planet has been wiped out. (50 mins.)
 
31.
Star Maidens (1976 TV Series)
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TV series of British/German origin, and set in the "present" Earth of the 1970s. A planet from another... (30 mins.)
 
32.
Planet Earth (1974 TV Movie)
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A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women... (74 mins.)
Director: Marc Daniels
 
33.
Super Stooges vs the Wonder Women (1974)
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Three men with supernatural powers interfere in a tribal warfare to prevent evil Amazons destroying the inhabitants of a village. (105 mins.)
Director: Al Bradley
 
34.
Battle of the Amazons (1973)
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A tribe of vicious female warriors terrorizes the countryside, and especially the males, until one day the men and some local villagers decide to fight back. (100 mins.)
Director: Al Bradley
 
35.
Josie and the Pussy Cats in Outer Space (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Josie and the gang are doing a photo shoot on a rocket ship when Alexadra, wanting to get into the spotlight... (30 mins.)
 
36.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
Episode: Spock's Brain (1968)
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The crew of the Enterprise pursues a mysterious woman who has abducted Spock's brain. (50 mins.)
 
37.
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
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Astronauts landing on Venus encounter dangerous creatures and almost meet some sexy Venusian women who like to sun-bathe in hip-hugging skin-tight pants and seashell brassieres. (78 mins.)
Director: Derek Thomas
 
38.
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)
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A troupe of young women on post-apocalyptic earth are lead around by a mistress born before the war, eventually stumbling into the company of a lonely old man. (77 mins.)
Director: Jan Schmidt
 
39.
Prehistoric Women (1967)
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Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god... (95 mins.)
 
40.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 TV Series)
Episode: Consider Her Ways (1964)
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Dr. Jane Waterleigh wakes to find herself in an obese body, having just given birth to her fourth baby... (50 mins.)
 
41.
War Gods of Babylon (1962)
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Noble, wise King Sardanapolo and his more soft and naive younger brother Prince Sammash get into a bitter... (88 mins.)
Director: Silvio Amadio
 
42.
Pagan Island (1961)
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The survivor of a shipwreck finds himself on an island populated only by women. (67 mins.)
Director: Barry Mahon
 
43.
Missile to the Moon (1958)
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon... (78 mins.)
Director: Richard Cunha
 
44.
Queen of Outer Space (1958)
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American astronauts are drawn by a mysterious force to the planet Venus, which they find to be inhabited only by beautiful women and their despotic queen. (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
45.
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)
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On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men... (72 mins.)
 
46.
Love Slaves of the Amazons (1957)
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A party of explorers in the Amazon jungle are captured by a tribe of women, and learn that they are to be used as the tribe's "love slaves." (81 mins.)
Director: Curt Siodmak
 
47.
Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)
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A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group's story, as well as the moon's dangers. (80 mins.)
Director: Cy Roth
 
48.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
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Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras... (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
49.
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
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Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights. (64 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hilton
 
50.
Prehistoric Women (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men... (74 mins.)
 
51.
Queen of the Amazons (1947)
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A woman's husband has disappeared on an expedition into the jungle. She hires a guide to take her into the jungle to find him. However, they discover that he has been captured by a savage female tribe. (61 mins.)
 
52.
Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)
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A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them. (76 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
53.
Bees in Paradise (1944)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
54.
Perfect Lover (2001)
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In a futuristic world where women run the show, a shy plastics' designer buys a female robot, so he gains confidence and becomes a lady's man, but he falls for plastic woman. (92 mins.)