Complex Women Portraits

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1.
Don't Look Back (2009)
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A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception. (111 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
 
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La Femme Nikita (1990)
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Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
3.
The Quiet (2005)
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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
4.
In the Cut (2003)
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New York 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
 
5.
Sweetie (1989)
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An introspective young woman's life is upturned by the arrival of her maladjusted sister. (97 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
6.
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
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Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto... (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
7.
Silkwood (1983)
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A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
8.
Show Me Love (1998)
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Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
9.
Blue Steel (1990)
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A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her. (102 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
10.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
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An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
 
11.
Thirteen (2003)
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A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend. (100 mins.)
 
12.
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
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An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare. (144 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
13.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
14.
The Weight of Water (2000)
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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873... (113 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
15.
Hanging Offense (2003)
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A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago... (100 mins.)
 
16.
Agnes Browne (1999)
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The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin... (92 mins.)
Director: Anjelica Huston
 
17.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
18.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
19.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls. (105 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
20.
Mini's First Time (2006)
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A rebellious girl hooks up with an escort agency where her stepfather is a client. (91 mins.)
Director: Nick Guthe
 
21.
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
 
22.
Laurel Canyon (2002)
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When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up. (103 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
 
23.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (158 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
24.
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
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A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart. (90 mins.)
Director: Vadim Perelman
 
25.
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
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The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos. (91 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
26.
Under the Sand (2000)
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When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional. (92 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
27.
In My Skin (2002)
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A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident. (93 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
 
28.
The Lady (2011)
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The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris. (132 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
29.
Malèna (2000)
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A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys. (109 mins.)
 
30.
The Piano (1993)
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A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
31.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
32.
Killing Me Softly (2002)
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer. (100 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
33.
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare. (144 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
34.
The Brave One (2007)
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David Kirmani,a medical professional, lives in an apartment with his sweetheart, Erica Bain, a radio host... (122 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
35.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
36.
Monster's Ball (2001)
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After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. (111 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
37.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce