Films about women's rights

Films about women's rights
List of the best films about women's rights according to the audience: Lizzie, Moxie, 10 Days in a Madhouse, 16-love, Iron Jawed Angels, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Divine Order, No Men Beyond This Point, Cruella, Unplanned.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Photographers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotRevolution
PlaceSchool

Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersReporters
PlotOn real events, Undercover
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA, New York
Time19th century
StyleAction, By books, Depressive, Serious

Nellie Bly, a 23 year-old reporter for Joseph Pulitzer, goes undercover in the notorious Blackwell's Island women's insane asylum in order to expose corruption, abuse and murder.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens
PlotTennis
TimeGraduation

When the number one junior player in the country is injured, she begins to discover the teenage life she never got to live... and find the love she never thought she'd have.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersArchaeologists, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Adventure
PlaceSpaceships, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Touching, Depressive, Serious

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society—but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryLuxembourg
CharactersHousewives
PlotMotorcycles, Death, Political, Snow, Funeral
PlaceVillage, Mountains
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryCanada
CharactersMentors
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA
StyleDystopian, Smart, Fancy, Makes me think

In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Criminals
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Womens in main roles, Worth watching

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Religious
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Texas
TimeHalloween
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Family, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Obsession, Cancer, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Inspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Sherlock Holmes, Child Prodigies
PlotFight, Investigation, Mystery
StyleExciting

While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryEthiopia, USA
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Revenge, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleGloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia’s oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal aid practice to save Hirut’s life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Gay, Strong women, Scammers, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, Sports, Dancing, Money, Friendship
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Sisters, Poor
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Cemetery
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, Kind, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryPoland
CharactersDoctors, Writers
PlotOn real events
PlaceForest, Lake, Poland
TimeWorld War II, Cold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, cartoon
CountryGermany, Austria
CharactersMusicians, Judge, Lovers, Cats
PlotDancing, Snow, Divorce
PlacePrison, Court, Party, Night Clubs
StyleFascinating, Serious

The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryIndia
PlotOn real events, Pursuit, Chase, Human trafficking
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Disturbing

Inspired by a real story of young girl's journey escape from the world of international sex trafficking.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, Hungary, France
Duration01:47
PlotDeath
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany, Belgium
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers, Nuns, Priests
PlotReligious
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StyleSoulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. Although a kind and understanding Mother Superior helps her to learn the convent’s daily routine, Suzanne’s desire for freedom remains unabated. When the Mother Superior dies, Suzanne finds herself faced with reprisals, humiliation and harassment at the hands of the new Abbess and the other Sisters. For many years, Suzanne is subjected to bigotry and religious fanaticism. (Berlinale.de)

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersStudents, Nurses
PlotUprising
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

Three stories portray women coping with unplanned pregnancies in various social climates, the 1950s, 1970s and 1990s. In 1952 the newly widowed nurse Clare goes and sees a back-street abortionist in order to put an end to her pregnancy. After giving birth to three children, Barbara at last has the realistic hope of finding a job again, but then a new pregnancy thwarts her plans. In 1974 abortion is already legal; however, this fact does not make it any easier for Barbara to take the right decision. In 1996 Christine, a student, consults an abortion clinic to get information on abortion. While doing this, she is being harassed by militant anti-abortionists.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIsrael
Duration01:30
CharactersJews
PlaceIsrael
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child, Mordechay. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match. Everything changes when a match is proposed to Yochay-Esther's late husband-to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels it's too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider getting married again. When the girls' mother finds out that Yochay may marry the widow and move to Belgium with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty. She will find out that the void which she must choose exists only within her heart.





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