Women's (Mainstream/International/Indie) Movies, TV Series and Shorts

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1. The Meetings of Anna (1978)

128 min | Drama

Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 1,236

2. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello

Votes: 25,299 | Gross: $3.57M

3. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 1,006

4. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 154,220 | Gross: $28.87M

5. Tully (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Asher Miles Fallica

Votes: 46,813 | Gross: $9.23M

6. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 40,155 | Gross: $8.80M

7. Side Effects (I) (2013)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 173,217 | Gross: $32.17M

8. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 103,426 | Gross: $24.34M

9. Thoroughbreds (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 29,104 | Gross: $2.83M

10. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 119,794 | Gross: $41.68M

11. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 32,315 | Gross: $10.01M

12. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

91 Metascore

A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 49,330 | Gross: $3.83M

13. Beanpole (2019)

130 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov

Votes: 3,685

14. Paradise Hills (2019)

TV-14 | 95 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

Uma is a teen girl who wakes up in an apparently idyllic school for young ladies to reform rebel girls. But a dark secret lies within its walls.

Director: Alice Waddington | Stars: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González

Votes: 7,140

15. Tierra madre (2010)

Not Rated | 62 min | Drama

The true story of a woman on the Mexican border determined to raise her children with her female partner.

Director: Dylan Verrechia | Stars: Aidée González, Rosalba Valenzuela, Yesenia Espinoza, Raúl Rodriguez Rodriguez

Votes: 94

16. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 113,818 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the ... See full summary »

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Robert L. Allen, Tony Brown, Angela Davis, Jennifer DeVere Brody

Votes: 58

18. The Journey to Kafiristan (2001)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was ... See full summary »

Directors: Donatello Dubini, Fosco Dubini | Stars: Jeanette Hain, Nina Petri, Monika Arnó, Vassilios Avgouteas

Votes: 307

19. Radical Harmonies (2002)

88 min | Documentary

Interviews and performance footage are used to provide an overview of the women's music scene.

Director: Dee Mosbacher

Votes: 12

20. Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 (2012)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

Audre Lorde, the highly influential, award-winning African-American lesbian poet came to live in West-Berlin in the 80s and early '90s. She was the mentor and catalyst who helped ignite the... See full summary »

Director: Dagmar Schultz | Star: Audre Lorde

Votes: 33

21. Parched (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

67 Metascore

In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Director: Leena Yadav | Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Lehar Khan, Surveen Chawla

Votes: 4,389

22. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 2,058 | Gross: $0.67M

23. The 34th (2017)

78 min | Documentary

Documenting the journey of marriage equality in Ireland

Directors: Linda Cullen, Vanessa Gildea

Votes: 48

24. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017)

118 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary feature about Lorraine Hansberry, whose play Raisin in the Sun was the first by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. A passionate artist, she was also a committed ... See full summary »

Director: Tracy Heather Strain | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorraine Hansberry

Votes: 25

25. Bloodroot (2019)

97 min | Documentary

Two women who left their marriages and became a couple try to maintain a collective bookstore and vegetarian restaurant they opened forty years ago when feminism was still in its early years.

Director: Douglas Tirola | Stars: Noel Furie, Selma Miriam

26. Yours in Sisterhood (2018)

101 min | Documentary, History

What might be revealed in the slippery space of inviting strangers to act out and respond to 1970s feminism in 2017? YOURS IN SISTERHOOD invites strangers in communities all over the US to ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Lusztig

Votes: 63

27. Burn Burn Burn (2015)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.

Director: Chanya Button | Stars: Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 1,528

28. 3 Needles (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis. Three tragic stories taking place in South Africa, China and Montreal.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore, Mabel Adams

Votes: 1,261

29. Born in Flames (1983)

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

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

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

Votes: 784

30. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 8,299

31. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 7,072 | Gross: $0.18M

32. Tuli (2005)

113 min | Drama

Tuli (Filipino for circumcise) is the story of Daisy and her life in an isolated Philippine Province. Daisy's father is responsible for the circumcision of almost all the Males in town. ... See full summary »

Director: Auraeus Solito | Stars: Desiree Del Valle, Bembol Roco, Carlo Aquino, Vanna Garcia

Votes: 70

33. Anna (II) (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

40 Metascore

Beneath Anna Poliatova's (Sasha Luss') striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 40,565 | Gross: $7.74M

34. Vulva 3.0 (2014)

79 min | Documentary

It is about the representation and optimization of the vulva, anatomical myths, circumcisions, censorship and intimate modifications. With: Mithu Sanyal, Claudia Gehrke, Laura Meritt, Wilfried Schneider and many others.

Directors: Claudia Richarz, Ulrike Zimmermann | Stars: Marion Hulverscheidt, Christoph Zerm, Uta Schlossberger, Claudia Gehrke

Votes: 52

35. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

78 Metascore

Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity takes us on an exhilarating journey with choreographer Elizabeth Streb - pushing the boundaries between action and art and daring us to join Streb and her dancers in pursuit of human flight.

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Elizabeth Streb, Sarah Callan, Jaclyn Carlson, Laura Flanders

Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.02M

36. FtWTF: Female to what the fuck (2015)

92 min | Documentary

This documentary film deals with constructions of fe/maleness in western society and explores the lives of 6 people who cross the boundaries between these 2 genders. This film wants to ... See full summary »

Directors: Katharina Lampert, Cordula Thym

Votes: 12

37. Silvana - Väck mig när ni vaknat (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Film about Swedish artist and feminist Silvana Imam.

Directors: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis | Stars: Beatrice Eli, Silvana Imam

Votes: 501

38. Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct (2019)

84 min | Documentary

Four diverse women share the story of how they became directors, what motivates them, how they lead, and how they overcome obstacles to create the most optimal working environment and work that makes a difference.

Director: Cady McClain | Stars: Marina Rice Bader, Trudy Bellinger, Penny Bergman, Shana Betz

Votes: 17

39. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 25,881 | Gross: $1.81M

40. Femme Brutal (2017)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

A naked female* body stepping on a stage with self-confidence and autonomy is still a highly political, radical act. Through their queer-feminist performances the seven artists* of CLUB ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch | Stars: Denice Bourbon, Katrina Daschner, Moira Hille, Denise Kottlett

Votes: 5

41. Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Robert Bockstael, Makyla Smith

Votes: 3,551

42. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà

Votes: 3,583

43. Thieves (1996)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte, Benoît Magimel

Votes: 1,892 | Gross: $0.94M



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