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

Film Still "Code: debugging the gender gap"

Code: debugging the gender gap

Robin Hauser Reynolds 2015 80 Min
At a time when jobs in the tech sector are …
Film Still "Hotel"


Jessica Hausner 2004 83 Min
When Irene takes a position at a hotel deep in …
Film Still "Diamanthände"


Ella Raetzer 2016 20 Min
For me, music is the medium with which to express …
Film Still "You Are Overreacting"

You Are Overreacting

Karina Paciorkowska 2018 4 Min
What is the place of women in our contemporary reality? …
Film Still "Three Centimetres"

Three Centimetres

Lara Zeidan 2018 9 Min
Four Lebanese girls go on a Ferris wheel ride to …
Film Still "Woman Who Acts"

Woman Who Acts

Toshiyuki Teruya 2020 18 Min
Akira is an old man with little time left to …
Film Still "Juck"


Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira 2018 18 Min
Juck (literally Hump) is the dance group that made its …
Film Still "Wild Nights with Emily"

Wild Nights with Emily

Madeleine Olnek 2018 84 Min
This film is about Emily Dickinson’s life as a writer, …
Film Still "Of Girls and Horses"

Of Girls and Horses

Monika Treut 2014 82 Min
Alex is 16, a misfit, a drop-out, a failure. She …
Film Still "The Summer of Sangaile"

The Summer of Sangaile

Alanté Kavaïté 2014 88 Min
17 year-old Sangaïlé, is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of …
Film Still "Sister my Sister"

Sister my Sister

Nancy Meckler 1994 89 Min
Thriller based on a real murder which took place in …
Film Still "Rafiki"


Wanuri Kahiu 2018 83 Min
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and …
Film Still "Princess Cyd"

Princess Cyd

Stephen Cone 2017 97 Min
PRINCESS CYD follows 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin (Jessie Pinnick) while …
Film Still "Oma & Bella"

Oma & Bella

Alexa Karolinski 2012 75 Min
Oma & Bella is an intimate glimpse into the world …
Film Still "Nina"


Olga Chajdas 2018 130 Min
After twenty years, Nina’s marriage to Wojtek is going nowhere, …
Film Still "My father is coming"

My father is coming

Monika Treut 1999 86 Min
Vicky works as a waitress and dreams of stardom, but …
Film Still "The Misandrists"

The Misandrists

Bruce LaBruce 2017 91 Min
The Misandrists refers to a secret cell of feminist terrorists …
Film Still "Knife + Heart"

Knife + Heart

Yann Gonzalez 2018 102 Min
In the heart of the demonic Paris of the late …
Film Still "Aren't You Happy?"

Aren't You Happy?

Susanne Heinrich 2019 80 Min
A girl roams through the city looking for a place …
Film Still "Red Cow"

Red Cow

Tsivia Barkai Yacov 2018 90 Min
Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her …
Film Still "Lollipop Monster"

Lollipop Monster

Ziska Riemann 2011 96 Min
Two girls, Ari and Oona, dream of breaking free. The …
Film Still "Virgin Machine"

Virgin Machine

Monika Treut 1988 84 Min
Dorothee, a would-be writer and journalist, leaves Germany for the …
Film Still "Gunpowder Heart"

Gunpowder Heart

Camila Urrutia 2019 86 Min
Claudia and Maria have fallen in love. They live in …
Film Still "Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Facing Death"

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Facing Death

Stefan Haupt 2002 98 Min
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is arguably the world’s most reknowned expert on …
Film Still "A Date for Mad Mary"

A Date for Mad Mary

Darren Thornton 2016 82 Min
'Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell …
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