Feminist theme movies

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1. 22 Female Kottayam (2012)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A 22 year old nurse who was betrayed and raped exerts some extreme revenge on her tormentors.

Director: Aashiq Abu | Stars: Vijay Babu, Rima Kallingal, Fahadh Faasil, Prathap Pothen

Votes: 1,712

2. 36 Vayadhinile (2015)

115 min | Drama, Family

A 36 years old woman rediscovers her lost charisma while overcoming profound odds from a patriarchal society.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Jyothika, Rahman, Abhirami, Amritha Anil

Votes: 565

3. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,196

4. Aaravalli (1957)

Not Rated | 210 min | Horror

Aaravalli is a women-oriented story. Aaravalli is the name of Queen who rules on Men. The story is set in the kingdom of Nellurupattinam of which the title character Aaravalli (G. ... See full summary »

Star: Varalakshmi G.

5. The Accused (1988)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi

Votes: 28,636 | Gross: $32.07M

6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen, Alfred Lutter III

Votes: 18,454 | Gross: $17.60M

7. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 356,563 | Gross: $334.19M

8. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 80,287 | Gross: $8.26M

9. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

59 Metascore

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 102,365 | Gross: $58.41M

10. Anatomy of Hell (2004)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama

29 Metascore

A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Alexandre Belin, Manuel Taglang

Votes: 4,646

11. Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A photographer invites her closest friends to vacation at her family's home in Goa in celebration of her upcoming marriage.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Sarah-Jane Dias, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul, Amrit Maghera

Votes: 2,394

12. Anthuleni Katha (1976)

Drama, Family

The story of an elder sister trying to run a family devoid of father and a useless brother.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Jaya Prada, Jayalakshmi, Prasad Babu, G.V. Narayana Rao

Votes: 73

13. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 7,658 | Gross: $4.82M

14. Arangetram (1973)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

When a Brahmin family finds diminishing monetary opportunities in traditional priestly functions, the daughter must go out and work.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Pramila, Sivakumar, Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra

Votes: 83

15. Arth (1982)

138 min | Drama, Romance

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,067

16. Ask for Jane (2018)

108 min | Drama, History

A group of determined Midwestern women begin providing safe but illegal abortions in this 1960s period drama based on a true story.

Director: Rachel Carey | Stars: Chloë Levine, Cody Horn, Sarah Steele, Alison Wright

Votes: 12

17. The Associate (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly

Votes: 7,003 | Gross: $12.77M

18. Astitva (2000)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

Shrikant Pandit lives a struggling life-style in a rented apartment with his wife, Aditi. Due to his busy working schedule Shrikant is unable to provide enough love and affections to Aditi ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Tabu, Sachin Khedekar, Mohnish Bahl, Smita Jaykar

Votes: 519

19. Aval Appadithaan (1978)

114 min | Drama

The film revolves around a solitary women, her plight and ordeal against evil society.

Director: C. Rudraiyaa | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Kutty Padmini, Rajinikanth, Saritha

Votes: 187

20. Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance

Kavitha, a young woman, is the sole bread winner for her family. In order to fulfill their dreams and ambitions, she puts herself through the daily grind of working in an office maintaining... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Jai Ganesh, Jayalakshmi

Votes: 87

21. Avargal (1977)

167 min | Drama, Romance

The movie revolves around the trials and tribulations of Anu (Sujatha). Anu is a happy-go-lucky girl who is in love with her boyfriend. Her life changes when her father gets transferred to ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Ravi Kumar, Leelavathi

Votes: 131

22. Bad Girls (1994)

R | 99 min | Action, Romance, Western

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 10,879 | Gross: $15.24M

23. Bad Moms (2016)

R | 100 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate

Votes: 99,878 | Gross: $113.26M

24. Bagdad Cafe (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann

Votes: 11,232 | Gross: $3.59M

25. The Ballad of Josie (1967)

TV-PG | 102 min | Comedy, Western

A widow stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine

Votes: 731 | Gross: $1.32M

26. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Western

After being thrown out of her home, a young woman decides to disguise herself as a man to survive the ruthless Wild West.

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen, David Chung

Votes: 1,294 | Gross: $0.54M

27. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,925 | Gross: $0.40M

28. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 23,160 | Gross: $3.79M

29. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive novelist could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 155,811 | Gross: $117.73M

30. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 42,531 | Gross: $12.64M

31. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 386,046 | Gross: $218.97M

32. Becoming Jane (2007)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

Votes: 54,247 | Gross: $18.67M

33. Bed and Sofa (1927)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

A married couple have a small apartment in Moscow. When an old friend of the husband's arrives in the city, he is unable to find lodgings. Kolia, the husband, invites his friend to move in with them.

Director: Abram Room | Stars: Vladimir Fogel, Nikolay Batalov, Lyudmila Semyonova, Leonid Yurenev

Votes: 923

34. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 41,870 | Gross: $10.58M

35. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 76,781 | Gross: $14.48M

36. Bol (2011)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama

A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.

Director: Shoaib Mansoor | Stars: Humaima Malik, Manzar Sehbai, Shafqat Cheema, Iman Ali

Votes: 8,181 | Gross: $0.15M

37. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 717

38. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Votes: 335,779 | Gross: $237.28M

39. Brimstone (2016)

R | 148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten

Votes: 30,026

40. Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)

81 min | Drama, War

A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Makhmalbaf | Stars: Abbas Alijome, Abdolali Hoseinali, Nikbakht Noruz

Votes: 1,892

41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires.

Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 36,881 | Gross: $16.62M

42. The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie

Votes: 2,244

43. The Burning Times (1990)

57 min | Documentary

The Burning Times is a Canadian documentary about the witchcraft trials & persecutions that swept through Europe in the 15th-17th centuries. This was a period when those accused of being ... See full summary »

Director: Donna Read | Stars: Martha Henry, Barbara Pecarich, Starhawk

Votes: 78

44. Cat Ballou (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 12,212 | Gross: $20.67M

45. The Cat Has Nine Lives (1968)

86 min | Drama

Three women, a journalist, her French friend and a pop singer, deal with life, career, desire, sex and personal fantasies.

Director: Ula Stöckl | Stars: Liane Hielscher, Kristine de Loup, Jürgen Arndt, Elke Kummer

Votes: 45

46. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 4,069 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 65,922 | Gross: $1.11M

48. Chaos (2001)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

7.1