Feminist and Gender Parity Films

Big list of feminist documentaries and film. This also includes documentaries about masculinity and gender parity.Tennis rock!

Last March my girlfriend and I struggled to find good documentaries on feminist and gender issues but were unable to find any. After much search and even some illegal downloading I was able to find a nice list. I will continue to add to this list as I find more.

Last Modified 3/17/2012

Documentaries

Films with female protagonist tackling feminist issues

  • Persepolis
  • Monster
  • Thelma and Louise
  • A League of Their Own
  • Frida
  • The Color Purple
  • Sita Sings the Blues
  • Iron Jawed Angels (the only suffrage film I’ve ever been able to find. Highlighting Alice Paul’s contributions)
* marks the docs made by the Media Education Foundation. As you can see, the docs I’ve been able to find have mostly been limited to MEF which may be unpopular among pro-porn feminists. Funny though, in my experience, its usually pro-porn feminist boys that dislike MEF documentaries.

This will be a post I plan on maintaining for a long time. Please send me any suggestions of documentaries about feminist/gender issues as well as any notable films directed by women. Even more important (to me) than the latter are films which feature positive female protagonists who deal with these issues (ie Persepolis and A League of Their Own).