Films on Women


Historically in film, the roles of female characters are restricted and female protagonists were rare. This has changed over the years, and we now have a significant amount of films with female protagonists. Enjoy the selection of films on women from all around the world!

Films in this category

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Code: debugging the gender gap

Robin Hauser Reynolds 2015 80 Min
At a time when jobs in the tech sector are …
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Jessica Hausner 2004 83 Min
When Irene takes a position at a hotel deep in …
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Ella Raetzer 2016 20 Min
For me, music is the medium with which to express …

Munay tanzt - Eine besondere Reise

Mario Kanzinger 2022 109 Min
Munay, a lovely elderly lady, 75 years old, radically burns …

The Ocean Waif

Alice Guy Blaché 1916 39 Min
An abused woman finds love in the arms of a …

The Girl in the Arm-Chair

Alice Guy Blaché 1913 12 Min
In this drama about a man addicted to gambling and …

Greater Love Hath No Man

Alice Guy Blaché 1911 17 Min
A new manager is appointed to a gold mine concession …

A House Divided

Alice Guy Blaché 1913 14 Min
A married couple decide to live separately together.

Falling Leaves

Alice Guy Blaché 1912 12 Min
In the opening scene, Dr. Headley demonstrates the success of …
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Good Manners

Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra 2017 135 Min
Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, …
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Jimena Monteoliva 2017 90 Min
After being brutally attacked by her husband, Juana returns home. …
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A Nightmare Wakes

Nora Unkel 2021 90 Min
A Nightmare Wakes is a film inspired by the torrid …
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Rise of the Phoenix

Ngumi Wang'ombe 2023 106 Min
Ajabu Olailepo, a spirited city girl who gets separated from …
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Hidden Dreams

Ngang Romanus 2021 96 Min
When they meet a talented girl with no schooling, a …
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Käthe Kollwitz

Ron Orders 1981 44 Min
Dramatisation of the last few months in the life of …
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Christopher Newby 1993 106 Min
In Shere, in Surrey during the 14th century, 14-year-old Christine …
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La Luna

Vera Neubauer 1999 25 Min
Mixture of animation and live action. Real and human rats.
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Margaret Tait: Film Maker

Margaret Williams 1983 35 Min
Portrait of Margaret Tait, including extracts from many of her …


Angela Schanelec 2004 95 Min
Young fotographer Sophie exchanges her flat with a student from …

The Invisible Frame

Cynthia Beatt 2009 60 Min
In 1988, the British director Cynthia Beatt, who is based …

For Nothing

Stephan Geene 2014 95 Min
Unannounced, Aziza is once again standing in her room in …

Naomi's Journey

Frieder Schlaich 2017 92 Min
20-year-old Naomi lives a simple life with her younger siblings …

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Lisa F. Jackson 2007 76 Min
Shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of …
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Invoking Justice

Deepa Dhanraj 2011 85 Min
In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats—all male …


Kim Longinotto 2013 89 Min
When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian …
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