Here is a list of some of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime you can watch every other day. If you’re tired of watching movies where women are the damsels in distress, this list is for you.
It contains 10 of some of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime.
Table of Contents
- 1. Denial
- 2. Florence Foster Jenkins
- 3. The Color Purple
- 4. Death Becomes Her
- 5. Suffragette
- 6. Eye In The Sky
- 7. Wild
- 8. Daughters Of The Dust
- 9. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
- 10. On The Basis Of Sex
- IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Denial is a movie released in 2016 based on actual life events in the book History On Trial: My Day In Court With a Holocaust Denier.
Deborah E. Lipstadt is in a legal battle with David Irving over some historical facts that Lipstadt believes have been altered or denied.
Irving files a libel lawsuit against Lipstadt in the UK, claiming she falsely accused him by calling him a holocaust denier in her book.
According to the legal system in the UK, Lipstadt and her team have to find evidence to prove that their claims against Irving are valid.
Watching her take on Irving in court as she works with her team to figure out a way to prove Irving deliberately altered facts without involving the survivors makes it a great addition to the list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime.
It starred Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, and Alex Jennings.
2. Florence Foster Jenkins
- IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
This 2016 movie is based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress with a strong desire to be a great Opera Singer, and the thing is, she can’t sing to save a life.
This slight issue doesn’t stop her, though, mostly because she is ignorant of the fact at first. She goes ahead to hire instructors as she prepares to launch her career.
Well, when you’ve got a supportive partner and friend in the person of your manager, people’s bleeding ears can take a back seat as long as you’re happy.
It is a very entertaining movie and a great addition to our list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime. If Florence can follow her dreams despite the apparent challenge, you already know what I want to add.
It stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, Stanley Townsend, Allan Corduner, Christian McKay, David Haig, John Sessions, John Kavanagh, and Pat Stan.
3. The Color Purple
- IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
The color purple is an American movie released in 1985 based on a book of the same name written by Alice Walker.
It showcased Whoopi Goldberg in some early roles, which solidified her as an actress, as she brought the Celie character to life. Celie Harris is an African American girl who suffers abuse from her father’s hands.
She experiences the same and even worse with her husband until she is docile. Not for too long, though, because her encounter with two companions, Shug and Sofia, brings back her spirit.
It shows the various struggles African American women had to go through with issues like rape, pedophilia, domestic violence, and the like in that era, making it a great addition to our list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime.
The movie stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, and Oprah Winfrey taking up various roles.
4. Death Becomes Her
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
This dark comedy was released in 1992. Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) have been at loggerheads since their youth and don’t stop trying to outdo each other as Adults.
This enmity leads to Madeline stealing Helen’s fiancé after they meet at an event hosted by Madeline. Helen goes into depression and ends up in a psych ward.
Determined to get her revenge later, she takes a potion to make her youthful so she can get Ernest (Bruce Willis) back and kill Madeline.
Well turns out Madeline has taken the portion too. What they don’t know is that taking the portion has side effects.
This event shows the lengths women will go to maintain their beauty and youthfulness, especially in the entertainment industry, and makes it a great addition to our list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime. It also stars Isabella Rossellini.
- IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Suffragette is based on an event that occurred in 1912 in London when women fought for the right for women to vote in the UK. It’s not a biography either because much of what happened in the actual events has been altered.
Maud (Carey Mulligan) is the star of this story. We watch as her life worsens after she testifies before a parliamentary committee to pass a bill that will support the women’s suffrage cause.
It shows some of the different things women went through and sacrificed to push the cause, even ending in a very public death.
Some stars playing different roles were Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Press, Anne-Marie Duff, Romal Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Samuel West, and Adrian Schiller.
6. Eye In The Sky
- IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
Eye in the sky is another one of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime. It features Helen Morren killing her role as Colonel Katherine Powell, per usual.
Helen leads a mission to capture the top terrorist out of East Africa. Her well-crafted plan almost goes plays out until an Intel comes showing that a suicide bombing is supposed to go down.
Now the mission has changed from trying to Capture to Kill until a young girl gets caught in the kill zone. Watching Helen in her element makes this a great addition to our list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime.
At the same time, we also consider the many conflicting social and moral issues portrayed in the film. We get several appearances from Helen Morren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Burkhard Abdi, Jeremy Northam, and Gavin Hood.
- IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Wild is a movie based on the 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Trail Crest by Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) had a rather tough time dealing with her mother’s death, and to probably drown that out, she turned to drugs and random sexual activities.
Her toxic behavior causes her marriage with Paul to end, and she decides to go on a trip to rediscover herself.
Taking a 1000-mile hike along the Pacific Trail Crest is just what Cheryl needs because though she undertook the trip without much research or any idea of what will be required for a hike, she encountered people on the way who helped her. She also had the support of her best friend and her ex-husband.
The message of rediscovery is a great one and makes this movie a great addition to our list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime.
It stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffman, and Cheryl Strayed.
8. Daughters Of The Dust
- IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
This 1992 movie is set in 1902 on Dataw Island (St. Simon’s Island) in Georgia, and it is the first movie released by a black woman that received Nationwide theatrical release in the US.
It tells the story of some low-income families living on Gullah Island on the verge of migrating to the north after being displaced from their homes because of the slave trade and how they strived to uphold their cultures despite their displacement.
It stars Cora Lee Day, Barbara O, Alva Rogers, Trula Hoosier, Umar Abdurrahman, Adisa Anderson, and Kaycee Moore.
9. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
- IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
This movie is a documentary about female activist’s movements between 1966 – 1971 in the US. It was backed by press clippings and footage of events that went down, including interviews with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jacqui Ceballos, and Muriel Fox.
It showed a lot of things that happened as women protested for equality in the workplace, reproductive rights, and affordable childcare, among other issues.
Still, it was not only an all-serious affair. There were lots of humorous scenes shown during the demonstration and all through the documentary. The complete casts include activists playing as themselves.
10. On The Basis Of Sex
- IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Last but not least, our list of the best feminist movies on Amazon Prime is On the basis of sex. It’s my fave on this list, I’ve seen it a couple of times, and I still have space for a couple of extras.
It’s a 2018 movie starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterson, and Kathy Bates.
It’s based on events in the ’90s and early 2000s surrounding Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a supreme court Justice. It begins with her time at Harvard Law school, where she studies with her husband. She ends up completing her degree in a different college due to discrimination.
After school,l she struggles further as a lawyer until she gets a case that helps her mission to challenge the laws that allow women to get overlooked socially and in the workplace.
All the movies on this list are worth watching because they’re exciting, thought-provoking, funny,y and informative. Hopefully,y you’ll Enjoy them as much as we did and learn a couple of things as you binge-watch.
Remember,r feminism isn’t just for women. We can pick a thing or two to learn and apply to our lives. I’d love to hear about your thoughts on any of these movies or others that may have inspired you in some way. Make sure to tell us in the comments.