Women's and Gender Studies

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1. Frozen River (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »

Director: Courtney Hunt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 22,657 | Gross: $2.51M

2. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 21,519 | Gross: $2.21M

3. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 4,799 | Gross: $0.76M

4. Gun Hill Road (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green | Stars: Esai Morales, Robert Salzman, Ty Jones, Harmony Santana

Votes: 1,021 | Gross: $0.15M

5. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 105,441 | Gross: $22.00M

6. Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up (2009)

67 min | Documentary

6.9
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A powerful documentary about the lives of teens and young adults as seen through the gender lens. Approaching society's ideas and ideals of gender through clothes, sexuality, sports, dance,... See full summary »

Director: Debra Chasnoff

Votes: 25

7. Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.7
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro | Stars: Pat Mitchell, Jackson Katz, Jim Steyer, Marissa Mayer

Votes: 2,999

8. Maquilapolis (2006)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, and it is there that they try to balance the struggle for survival with their own radicalization in this documentary.

Directors: Sergio de la Torre, Vicky Funari

Votes: 80

9. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 5,072

10. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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84 Metascore

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 33,843 | Gross: $3.49M

11. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.6
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 7,843 | Gross: $2.28M

12. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 7,227 | Gross: $4.82M

13. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 74,329 | Gross: $12.80M

14. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 94,307 | Gross: $47.40M

15. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.4
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A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt | Stars: Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Rene Maquilleur, Amanda Noble

Votes: 397

16. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 82,574 | Gross: $11.53M

17. Transamerica (2005)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Director: Duncan Tucker | Stars: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Andrea James

Votes: 37,788 | Gross: $9.02M

18. Princess Kaiulani (2009)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.2
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41 Metascore

The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.

Director: Marc Forby | Stars: Q'orianka Kilcher, Barry Pepper, Shaun Evans, Jimmy Yuill

Votes: 1,367 | Gross: $0.88M

19. Desi's Looking for a New Girl (2000)

68 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Director: Mary Guzmán | Stars: Desi del Valle, Yesenia Aguirre, Sandra Carola, Rosa Medina

Votes: 37