10 Great Feminist Hollywood Movies

The list of the top ten Feminist movies has some really high-quality content in it. These films span across all genres and some are highly regarded in the film world. The films below all have a strong female lead and some even have a woman directing as well. Below are 10 Great Feminist Hollywood Movies.

10 Great Feminist Hollywood Movies

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a superhero film that came out in June 2017. It is about an amazon warrior who comes to the world of man to kill Ares, the god of war. It stars Gal Gadot as Diana/ Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor. It is directed by Patty Jenkins.

Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max Fury Road is an action film directed by George Miller. It stars Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron as Furiosa. Some may not think that this is a feminist film but, the story is highly centered on Furiosa and her journey to save immortal Joe’s “Wives”.

Ghostbusters is a reboot of the 1984 classic. There is one major difference though, the main characters are all female. The films centers on a ghost invasion in Manhattan. It was directed by Paul Feig and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wigg, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise is a 1991 film. It is about two women who go on a road trip and get more than they bargained for when they stopped at a roadhouse bar. It was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.

Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust is an independent film directed by Julie Dash. It is centered around three generations of women, who are preparing to migrate north. It stars Julie Dash and Lindsey Law.

Born in Flames

Born in Flames is a 1983 documentary centering around three main topics. Racism, Sexism, and classism. It was directed by Lizzy Borden and stars Honey, Adele Bertei and Kathryn Bigelow.


Frida is a biopic released in 2002 It depicts the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. It was directed by Julie Taymor.

Whale Rider

Whale Rider is a 2002 drama film directed by Niki Caro. It is about a young girl’s ambition to become the chief of her tribe, being based off the book of the same name. It starts Keisha- Castle Hughes as the main character.

9 to 5

9 to 5 is a comedy film released in 1980. It is about three woman who overthrow their sexist, cruel boss. It stars Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lilly Tomlin and was directed by Colin Higgins.

10 Great Feminist Hollywood Movies

The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a period drama released in 1985. The story tells of the struggles that women faced in the early 2oth century. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Whoopi Goldberg, Desreta Jackson, and Margaret Avery.