With Women Make Movies (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.

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

Votes: 92,254 | Gross: $11.53M

2. Radium Girls (2018)

102 min | Drama, History

6.0
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52 Metascore

In the 1920s a group of factory workers advocate for safer work conditions after some of their colleagues become ill from radium exposure.

Directors: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler | Stars: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Cara Seymour, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 367

3. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 52,483 | Gross: $2.80M

4. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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74 Metascore

A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 1,792

5. 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: 6,095 | Gross: $0.76M

6. Inside Her Sex (2014)

R | 68 min | Documentary

5.8
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This film is a thought-provoking documentary that explores female sexuality and shame through the eyes an experiences of three women from different walks of life, each brave enough to chart... See full summary »

Director: Sheona McDonald | Stars: Samantha Allen, Elle Chase, Candida Royalle

Votes: 30

7. Sister Aimee (2019)

Not Rated | 87 min | Biography

4.9
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52 Metascore

In 1926 America's most famous evangelist is a woman. And she's looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover's daydreams about Mexico and finds herself ... See full summary »

Directors: Samantha Buck, Marie Schlingmann | Stars: Michael Mosley, Amy Hargreaves, Julie White, Macon Blair

Votes: 154

8. Risk (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

6.3
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72 Metascore

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum, Joseph Farrell

Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $0.20M

9. The Orphanage (2019)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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A 15-year-old ticket scalper in Kabul dreams of Bollywood until the Soviets force him into a state facility.

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Anwar Hashimi, Quodratollah Qadiri, Karan Jeet Singh, Hasibullah Rasooli

Votes: 507

10. The Gold Diggers (1983)

89 min | Drama, Music

6.1
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An avant-garde exploration of a woman's life.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Julie Christie, Colette Laffont, Hilary Westlake, David Gale

Votes: 248

11. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,442 | Gross: $1.00M

12. Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first ... See full summary »

Directors: Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Keely Moll, Stephanie Ozard, Ann Bannon, Reva Hutkin

Votes: 239

13. What My Mother Told Me (1995)

57 min | Drama

7.9
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Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, What My Mother Told Me is a dramatic journey towards self discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes, Clarence Smith, Nadine Williams

Votes: 18

14. Wolf and Sheep (2016)

86 min | Drama

6.4
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Based upon unpublished diaries, the film assumes the role of an anthropologist observing remote shepherd communities in Afghanistan where wolves and sheep have equal importance.

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Sediqa, Qodrat, Amina, Sahar

Votes: 275

15. The Blonds (2003)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.4
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63 Metascore

Los rubios focuses on the directors search for her dissappeared parents. Is it possible to get to the truth or they are only fictions, imaginary characters from everyone who rememebers them?

Director: Albertina Carri | Stars: Analía Couceyro, Albertina Carri, Santiago Giralt, Jesica Suarez

Votes: 326

16. Gideon's Army (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

7.7
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87 Metascore

Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.

Director: Dawn Porter

Votes: 770

17. Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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A profile of the African-American actress Beah Richards, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Director: LisaGay Hamilton | Stars: Beah Richards, Bill Cobbs, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Votes: 81

18. The Body Beautiful (1991)

23 min | Short

6.3
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The story of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her relationship with her black daughter who begins a modeling career.

Director: Ngozi Onwurah | Stars: Brian Bovell, Saffron Burrows, Maureen Douglass, Sian Martin

Votes: 129

19. The Day I Will Never Forget (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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The practice of female genital mutilation is explored through personal stories of Kenyan women.

Director: Kim Longinotto

Votes: 122

20. Love Between the Covers (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.8
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In LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Emmy Award Winning director Laurie Kahn turns her insightful eye towards another American pop culture phenomenon: the romance industry.

Director: Laurie Kahn | Stars: Len Barot, Melanie Bernier, Mary Bly, Celeste Bradley

Votes: 109

21. Sonita (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami | Stars: Sonita Alizadeh, Latifah Alizadeh, Fadia Alizadeh, Ahmad Ahmadi

Votes: 770

22. Sink or Swim (1990)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

7.2
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Through a series of twenty six short stories, a girl describes the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. As the stories unfold, a dual ... See full summary »

Director: Su Friedrich | Star: Jessica Meyerson

Votes: 355

23. Flag Wars (2003)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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"Flag Wars" is a cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over a four years in ... See full summary »

Directors: Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras | Stars: Nina Masseria, Floyd Goode, Josephine Goode, Shango Baba Olugbala

Votes: 195

24. Rough Aunties (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

7.0
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Fearless, feisty and resolute, the "Rough Aunties" are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Longinotto | Stars: Jackie Branfield, Eureka, Ladyfair, Mildrid

Votes: 127

25. Missing Young Woman (2001)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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This gripping documentary investigates the disappearance of young women from assembly plants that line the Mexican-American border

Director: Lourdes Portillo

Votes: 140

26. Sisters in Law (2005)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

7.2
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71 Metascore

Set in Kumba in South West Cameroon Sisters in Law follows Adultery, Rape and Abuse cases led by a Female Judge.

Directors: Florence Ayisi, Kim Longinotto | Stars: Vera Ngassa, Beatrice Ntuba

Votes: 377 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

108 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.8
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Trinh T. Minh-ha combines archival footage, text, and interviews to paint portraits of Vietnamese women past and present. She explores the fiction of documentary and the truth of subjective experience and all their inherent contradictions.

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 136

28. Divorce Iranian Style (1998)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.5
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73 Metascore

A documentary about real divorce cases in Iran's tribunals.

Directors: Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Votes: 415

29. Joan of Arc of Mongolia (1989)

165 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A group of cosmopolitan women passengers aboard the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian Railway are taken prisoner by Ulan Iga, a warrior princess.

Director: Ulrike Ottinger | Stars: Badema, Lydia Billiet, Christoph Eichhorn, Sevimbike Elibay

Votes: 151

30. How to Lose Your Virginity (2013)

67 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

6.2
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It has launched both purity balls and porn franchises, defines a young woman's morality-but has no medical definition. Enter the magical world of virginity, where a white wedding dress can ... See full summary »

Director: Therese Shechter | Stars: Abiola Abrams, Hanne Blank, Lena Chen, Heather Corrina

Votes: 54

31. What doesn't kill me (2017)

80 min | Documentary

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In the US, abusive fathers are seeking custody of their children in increasing numbers. And frighteningly - they are winning. Rachel Meyrick's directorial debut explores a terrifying trend ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Meyrick

32. Democrats (2014)

100 min | Documentary

7.4
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88 Metascore

In politically unstable Zimbabwe, a new constitution is being put together by the ruling party of strongman Robert Mugabe and the divided opposition. Various political, local and personal interests are bogging the process down.

Director: Camilla Nielsson | Stars: Paul Mangwana, Robert Mugabe, Douglas Mwonzora, Morgan Tsvangirai

Votes: 339

33. Red Wedding (2012)

58 min | Documentary

8.7
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This is a 2012 documentary film co-directed by Lida Chan and Guillaume Suon, which portrays a victim of forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge regime. The film premiered at the 2012 ... See full summary »

Directors: Lida Chan, Guillaume Suon

Votes: 15

34. It Happened Here (2014)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, IT HAPPENED HERE exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa F. Jackson | Stars: Kylie Angell, Anna Chapman, Erica Daniels, Angie Epifano

Votes: 86

35. Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

19 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

Director: Tracey Moffatt | Stars: Marcia Langton, Agnes Hardwick, Jimmy Little, Alkira Fitzgerald

Votes: 256

36. Desire (2005)

84 min | Documentary

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Nearly a decade in the making, this refreshingly honest film documents the challenges and desires of a group of young women in New Orleans by letting them film their own stories. As this ... See full summary »

Directors: Julie Gustafson, Isaac Webb | Stars: Cassandra Swaing, Tiffanie Johnson, Tracy Morton, Kimeca Rodgers

37. Boy I Am (2006)

72 min | Documentary

7.4
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While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Feder, Julie Hollar | Stars: Elizabeth Cline, Lucey Cummins, Judith Halberstam, Imani Henry

Votes: 45

38. The Rest I Make Up (2018)

79 min | Documentary

9.0
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Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes created astonishing worlds onstage. When she stops writing due to dementia, a friendship with a young writer reignites her visionary creative ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Memran | Stars: Maria Irene Fornes, Brooke Berman, Constance Congdon, Migdalia Cruz

Votes: 41

39. Men: A Love Story (2016)

Documentary

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"Men: A Love Story" pieces together a rich tapestry of vignettes, woven from stories shared by men of different race, age, and socio-economic backgrounds. The result is a stunningly honest,... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Chakarova

40. Pink Saris (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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Now she follows Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the 'Pink Gang' who brings her own brand of justice to the streets of Uttar Pradesh, India, combating violence against women.

Director: Kim Longinotto | Stars: Renu Devi, Sampat Pal Devi, Niranjan Pal, Rekha Paswan

Votes: 187

41. Dream Girls (1994)

50 min | Documentary

7.3
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This film is about Japanese women, escape, glamour and dreams. The Takarazuka Revue is an enormously successful spectacular where the all-women cast create fantasies of erotic love and ... See full summary »

Directors: Kim Longinotto, Jano Williams | Stars: Miki Maya, Anju Mira, Takarazuka Revue Company

Votes: 39

42. Night Passage (2004)

96 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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Night Passage is a digital film on friendship and death. Made in homage to Miyazawa Kenji's classic novel, Milky Way Railroad, the story evolves around the spiritual journey of a young ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Paul Bourdier, T. Minh-ha Trinh | Stars: Vernon Bush, Howard Dillon, Denice Lee, Yuan Li-Chi

Votes: 5

43. Love Always, Carolyn (2011)

70 min | Documentary

6.4
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Documentary about Carolyn Cassady, her life and marriage to Neal Cassady, her relationship with Jack Kerouac and how she takes care of the literary legacy from both.

Directors: Malin Korkeasalo, Maria Ramström | Stars: Carolyn Cassady, John McWhinnie, John Allen Cassady, Neal Cassady

Votes: 105

44. Salma (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Internationally-acclaimed, multiple award winning filmmaker Kim Longinotto (ROUGH AUNTIES, World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary, Sundance, 2009) returns to Sundance 2013 with the World ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Longinotto

Votes: 80

45. Geek Girls (2017)

83 min | Documentary

6.8
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When filmmaker Gina Hara sets out to explore the hidden half of nerd culture, she struggles through unexpected resistance. Welcome to the world of cute dresses, professional gamers, fake names and death threats.

Director: Gina Hara | Stars: Stephanie Harvey, Anita Sengupta, Rachel Weil

Votes: 34

46. A Jury of Her Peers (1980)

30 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A farm woman is accused of murdering her husband in early 1900's Midwest America.

Director: Sally Heckel | Stars: Diane de Lorian, Dorothy Lancaster, Sheila Hinchliffe, Mark Margolis

Votes: 47

47. Calling the Ghosts (1996)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, War

8.4
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Movie about tortured and humiliated women in concentration camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Directors: Mandy Jacobson, Karmen Jelincic | Stars: Jadranka Cigelj, Nusreta Sivac

Votes: 57

48. The Ties That Bind (1985)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

7.0
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The Ties That Bind is an experimental documentary about the filmmaker's mother, who was born and lived in southern Germany from 1920-1950. Through a mixture of personal anecdote and social ... See full summary »

Director: Su Friedrich | Star: Lore Bucher

Votes: 61

49. Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation (2010)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.6
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Thirteen years, two inspiring women, both radical activists-one conversation. MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING is a historically rich and unique documentary about two formidable women who share a ... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Griffith, H.L.T. Quan

Votes: 5

50. Flaming Ears (1992)

84 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Flaming Ears is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women - Volley, Nun and Spy.

Directors: Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek | Stars: Susana Helmayr, Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, Margarete Neumann

Votes: 48


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