They are made by women, are fictitious, and feature female protagonists. Finally, everything is created in the spirit of emancipation. There’s a cathartic feminist film where powerful women combat patriarchal standards for everyone, whether you want to educate yourself, the men in your life, or the young people in your life. Below are some.
1. Frances Ha (2012)
Director- Noah Baumbach
Frances Halladay, a 27-year-old dancer from Sacramento, California, is an apprentice in a modern dance ensemble in New York City. There she is striving to make it as a dancer. Despite the fact that they are both straight, she and her best friend Sophie, with whom she attended Vassar College, consider themselves to be an old married lesbian couple who don’t have sex. Frances stutters from one circumstance to the next, both professionally and personally, her expectations and abilities not always matching up. In some ways, she sticks to her slightly off-kilter visions. Despite the fact that she lacks the skills to fulfill them. Frances recognizes that she must work in order to exist in New York, as she is unable to rely on her parents for financial support.
2. Thelma & Louise (1991)
Director- Ridley Scott
Thelma Dickinson is a wide-eyed and bullied suburban housewife, and Louise Sawyer is an abused and emotionally drained waitress. Both sneak out on a lovely summer morning without saying goodbye. Eager to get away from their men and their problems. But, sadly, the dream of a relaxing weekend of fishing and fun goes sour at their first stop. When a tipsy Thelma encounters the heinous side of a forced parking-lot romance. Against the backdrop of a heinous murder charge and interminable stretches of sandy highway in the Southwest, Mexico becomes the ill-fated road trip’s final destination, one felony at a time.
3. Roma (2018)
Director- Alfonso Cuaron
A modest but quick transformation is coming to Mexico City’s posh Colonia Roma neighborhood. A seemingly typical business trip to Quebec sets the way for a devastating heartbreak, the lives of two women. The dedicated live-in maid and housekeeper of Mixteco heritage, Cleo, and her academic employer, Sofa—become irrevocably interwoven. Over the course of a year, from the quadrennial 1970s, World Cup to the bloody Corpus Christi Massacre, Sofa, and Cleo’s everyday routines are peppered with unforeseen. Sometimes terrible complications of love. A new life amid death, and an almost stubborn desire to find good in evil.
4. The Beguiled (2017)
Director- Sofia Coppola
In 1864, wounded Northern corporal John McBurney pulls himself near Miss Martha Farnsworth’s Seminary for Young Ladies. A majestic estate repurposed into a fancy finishing school in Civil War-torn Virginia. He’s brought in to be nursed by Amy, one of the five remaining pupils. Only accessible feast of manly glory for the eyes of six unmarried girls. He’s locked up at first for his own protection and modesty. But once he’s recovered, he interacts with a few of his secret fans, sometimes too intimately and manipulatively. Emotions and disputes arise, but when he’s deemed out of control after a joyful period, the six scheme brutally.
5. Lady Macbeth (2016)
Director- William Oldroyd
Katherine, a 17-year-old adolescent bride, is sold by her father and forced into marriage with Alexander Lester. A twice-her-age colliery heir, in 1865 rural England. Under those circumstances, the young wife trapped in a joyless and loveless marriage will discover a glimmer of hope in the form of Sebastian. The estate’s uncouth stable groom, with whom she will begin an ill-advised and more reckless liaison. But the walls have ears, and who knows what one can do in the name of liberty?
7. Persepolis (2007)
Director- Marjane Satrapi, Winshluss
Marjane ‘Marji’ Satrapi watches events unfold through the eyes of her young daughter and her idealistic family in 1970s Iran, as a long hope of the loathed Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979 comes true. As Marji grows older, she sees firsthand how the new Iran. Now dominated by Islamic fanatics, has devolved into its own brutal tyranny. Marji’s parents send her to Vienna to study for a better life. Since she is dangerously unwilling to remain silent in the face of injustice. This move, however, proves to be an equally challenging challenge for the young woman, who finds herself in a new culture. Filled with caustic individuals and terrible disappointments. Marji discovers that both she and her hometown have changed too much when she returns home. She and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
8. Birds Of Prey (2020)
Director- Cathy Yan
The Joker breaks up with Harley Quinn in Gotham City, and without his protection, various villains with grudges against her pursue her down. When Cassandra Cain steals a diamond with the account numbers of wealth from gangster Victor Zsasz, who is the right hand of the powerful criminal Roman Sionis, he puts her under contract. To defend Cassandra, Harley Quinn, Police Detective Renee Montoya, Helena “The Huntress” Bertinelli, and Dinah “Black Canary” Lance join forces.
9. 20th Century Women
Director- Mike Mills
Love, life, and the challenges of a mother in the late 1970s raising a son. The needs of a young guy attempting to discover his own character and convictions vs the naivety of a free spirit His mother tries to develop bonds that he can’t deal with because he lives in a bohemian household with three like-minded passionate people to help pay the rent. She can’t cope with his incapacity to communicate, so she enlists the support of other females in his life to help him with his parenting. Slowly, without their knowledge, life unravels for them all. Despite their apparent difficulties, they all go on to have fulfilling lives free of major consequences.