Feminist movies

MONA LISA SMILE (2003)

Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the protagonists of this movie for which Julia Roberts received a record $25 million for her performance—the highest ever earned by an actress. In 1953, Katherine Ann Watson (Julia Roberts), a 30-year-old graduate student in the department of Art History at Oakland State, takes a position teaching “History of Art” at Wellesley College, a conservative women’s private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, because she wants to make a difference and influence the next generation of women.

MISSREPRESENTATION (2011)

Miss Representation is a 2011 American documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. The film premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
The film interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews, to give an inside look at the media and its message. The film’s motto, “You can’t be what you can’t see,” underscores an implicit message that young women need and want positive role models, and that the media has thus far neglected its unique opportunity to provide them. The film includes a social action campaign to address change in policy, education and call for socially responsible business.

SHE S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE S ANGRY (2014)

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

FREE THE NIPPLE (2014)

In New York City, a small group of passionate women launch a revolution movement to “Free the Nipple” and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national publicity stunts, invade New York City to protest the backwards censorship laws in the USA. The film centers on a liberal journalist, named With, who sees potential in a story and hooks herself up with the group of women, led by the idealistic and eccentric Liv, and works with the close-knit of to follow the group in their quest.

SUFFRAGETTE (2015)

A British historical drama film that stars stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep and tells the story of the first suffragettes riots.

NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT (2016)

The film is a science-fiction mockumentary set in an alternate world where in the 1950s, humans began reproducing by parthenogenesis. Sexual reproduction became rarer and rarer, and the babies born by way of parthenogenesis were all female, so that by the 2010s (when the mock documentary is supposedly filmed), the youngest male human on Earth is 37 years old; he is the ostensible subject of the mock documentary.

07/01/2016

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