Documentaries on Women's Rights

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1. It's a Girl! (2012)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary

Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls.

Director: Evan Grae Davis

Votes: 442

2. Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

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: 3,187

3. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,288 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Status Quo? (2012)

84 min | Documentary

This documentary explores how feminism has shaped the society we live in. It further problematizes the questions of how much progress has been reached, and the relevancy of the feminist ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Cho

Votes: 11

5. Tricked: The Documentary (2013)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Crime

61 Metascore

This character-driven film considers the evolving sex trafficking landscape as seen by the main players: the exploited, the pimps, the johns that fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

Directors: John Keith Wasson, Jane Wells | Stars: Chris Baughman, Danielle Douglas, Nicholas Kristof, Daniel Steele

Votes: 1,318

6. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 12,769

7. I Am Femen (2014)

95 min | Documentary

A revealing look at FEMEN- the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems in Kiev and all across Europe- as well as a portrait of the group's creative backbone, the bewitching Oksana Shachko.

Director: Alain Margot | Stars: Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko, Inna Shevchenko, Sasha Shevchenko

Votes: 177

8. India's Daughter (I) (2015)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.

Director: Leslee Udwin | Stars: Asha Devi, Badri Singh, Satendra, Mukesh Singh

Votes: 1,768

9. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,200 | Gross: $0.16M

10. Girl Rising (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, Drama

59 Metascore

This film follows 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan on their journey to education.

Director: Richard Robbins | Stars: Amina, Azmera, Arindol Bagchi, Rekha Banerjee

Votes: 1,100

11. The Testimony (2015)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has cost more lives than any other since World War II. THE TESTIMONY chronicles the largest rape tribunal in Congo's history, offering ... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Block

Votes: 123

12. That Gal... Who Was in That Thing: That Guy 2 (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Actresses talk about their personal lives and dealing with a balance between family responsibilities and being a professional actor.

Director: Ian Roumain | Stars: Jayne Atkinson, Paget Brewster, L. Scott Caldwell, Alicia Coppola

Votes: 417

13. She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

80 Metascore

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.

Director: Mary Dore | Stars: Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, Judith Arcana, Nona Willis Aronowitz

Votes: 1,211 | Gross: $0.42M

14. The Ascent of Woman (2015– )

Not Rated | 235 min | History

This series is about the role women played throughout history.

Stars: Amanda Foreman, Judith Herrin, Ian Hodder, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hòa

Votes: 159

15. Daughters of Mother India (2015)

45 min | Documentary

'Daughters of Mother India', is an Indian filmmaker's journey on the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of a 23 year old old medical intern in Delhi on 16 December 2012. The film is ... See full summary »

Director: Vibha Bakshi | Stars: Kiran Bedi, Mr. Arvind Gaur, Dipankar Gupta, Ms. Indira Jaising

Votes: 150

16. Seeing Allred (2018)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred takes on the biggest names in American culture as coverage of sexual assault allegations in the media become more prevalent.

Directors: Roberta Grossman, Sophie Sartain | Stars: Gloria Allred, Lisa Bloom, Gloria Steinem

Votes: 723

17. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Women's List (2015)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders spotlights 15 women who define contemporary American culture; included are Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez and Wendy Williams.

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely

Votes: 56

18. Reversing Roe (2018)

99 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Donna Howard, John Seago, Brigitte Amiri, Troy Newman

Votes: 510



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