Female centric films

Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by Macfrommichigan, Jul 10, 2019.

    With all the favorite movie lists being discussed here, thought I would turn this on its head and see if there are any gal pal films you made it through.

    A League of Their Own
    Thelma & Louise
    Steel Magnolias
  1. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane! :)
  2. I think "Cleopatra" featured a woman.
  3. 'Calamity Jane’ is one of the best.

    It has Doris Day.

    Great singing. Great dancing.
  4. Gee, I keep hearing 'bout how "sensitive" you guys are!

  5. Ad Astra

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    Rosemary's Baby

    Basic Instinct

    Bride of Frankenstein (there he is again!)

    "Captain Marvel"

  6. Lars von Trier's, Breaking the Waves, The Idiots, Dogville are pretty intense female centric.
    Broken Mirrors (Dutch) edit; correction, not Broken Glass
    Anything i've seen by Pedro Almodóvar i'd put in that box.
    Rabbit Proof Fence
    Kill Bill
    Run Lola Run (Dutch)

    Art films, for the most part not in English.

    And i too enjoyed A League of Their Own and Thelma & Louise, but overall, little in the way of Hollywood viewing on my part, seat with my name on it at the rep theatre while it was here.

    So many i've forgotten the names of.
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  7. Rabbit Proof Fence is an awesome film.
  8. Barbarella
  9. Elizabeth - Cate Blanchett
    Mrs. Brown - Judi Dench
    Iris - Kate Winslet/Judi Dench, shared role of poet Iris Murdoch, so good


    Betty Blue
    Belle Epoch
    Eat Drink Man Woman

    20 Feet from Stardom - documentary
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  10. This one wasn't hard to watch.

  11. I wouldn't call these movies woman-centric like they were made for women and they aren't necessarily "buddy films" but they feature strong women/girls as the central characters that carry the story. I really enjoyed and recommend them all.

    Hayao Miyazaki's animated films came to mind immediately. Some of my favorites:
    - Spirited Away
    - Kiki's Delivery Service
    - Howl's Moving Castle
    - Princess Mononoke
    - My Neighbor Totoro

    - Bridesmaids
    - The Heat (McCarthy/Bullock)
    - Spy (McCarthy)
    - The Turning Point (MacLaine/Bancroft)
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  12. Whale Rider

    They just keep coming.
  13. That's the skin talking.
  14. Gone with the Wind
  15. Intrigued

    Intrigued Contributor

    "Fried Green Tomatoes"

    "The secret's in the sauce..." :shifty:
  16. A few quickly come to mind -

    Gorillas in the Mist
    Mulholland Drive
    Wonder Woman
    Under the Tuscan Sun
  17. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment, Short Cuts
  18. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    Steel Magnolias and Terms of Endearment are two of my all-time favorites. I still watch those from time to time.

    It's something of a guilty pleasure, but I still get a kick out of Mamma Mia! (not so much the sequel :nonod:)

    It's not a film, but the HBO series, Big Little Lies, has been phenomenal.
  19. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    one of my favorite oldies, Dark Victory.

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