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List: Top 3 Women Rights Movies

List: Top 3 Women Rights Movies

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan, which covered the beginning of the British Suffragette movement in the early 1900’s. Inspired by that, we decided to discuss our Top 3 women rights or women empowerment movies. And while some of our picks may seem like movies with just strong female characters, given the context of our criteria, we’d argue that the female roles in these films, blended with the films themes, definitely represent female empowerment. And as mentioned above, we are proud of this discussion and we hope you enjoy it.

That being said, what Top 3 women rights or women empowerment movies would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well


1) Alien
2) Zero Dark Thirty
3) Mulan


1) Thelma & Louise
2) Zero Dark Thirty
3) Boys Don’t Cry


1) Fargo
2) Kill Bill
3) The Help

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

A League of Their Own, The Hunger Games, Erin Brockovich, Juno, In a World…, Vera Drake, Sound of Music, Mad Max: Fury Road

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Obviously we barely scratched the surface when discussing this topic and there are lot more movies that represent female rights and empowerement. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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