13 Movies About Women’s Rights Everyone Should Watch

Although we are in the 21st Century, women are still deprived of their rights in various instances. People hardly take a stance and talk about Women’s Rights.

The media industry came up with many bright movies about women’s empowerment and how to strive for equality despite the odds and, how equality needs to progress.

Here are some of the best movies about Women’s rights that you must watch.

13 Movies About Women’s Rights

1. She’s Beautiful when She’s Angry (2014)

  • Cast: Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, Judith Arcana.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10

This is a wonderful documentary about the women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The narrations from the major outrageous and brilliant women who woke up in the call and their narrations of how they did will surely spark the ignition and righteousness in you.

The stories of them fighting for their equality sparked a worldwide revolution.

2. RBG (2018)

  • Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a legendary woman who had been the U.S. Supreme Court Justice for more than two decades. She may be tiny in outlook but her deeds were unparalleled. She fought against sex discrimination and gender-related issues on the ground of law.

RBG is practically a documentary of how she strategized against the laws of sex discrimination and equality. Also how relatable and hyped up she was among the progressive left.

You can watch RBG officially here.

3. Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.5/10

The story highlights Alice and her women companions who fought in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1917 for women’s right to vote. From picketing outside the White House to the hunger strike, they did everything to gain their rights.

One should watch out for the powerful statements against President Wilson, they were simple but savage!

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4. Selma (2014)

  • Casts: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.5/10

Selma is the story of the famous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and his historical and groundbreaking campaign of securing equal voting rights against the troublesome oppositions.

The grandiloquent march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

5. Erin Brockovich (2000)

  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.4/10

Erin Brockovich-Ellis is portrayed as a shabby character who is really in a tough spot. She can’t even secure herself a job. But things change when she stumbles across a real estate which meant to be bought by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Digging for reasons why would a company do that, introduces her to things that made her law firm one of the biggest class-action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

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6. North Country (2005)

  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10

North Country is a revolutionary fictionized story about how a single mother followed her ideals in successfully filing a lawsuit for sexual harassment in 1984. The movie showed how the women miners were taunted and harassed pretty badly.

Also, the mining company sexually discriminated against women by paying them less than the men even though they worked more hours. Watch her story reveal and you will be inspired for sure.

You can watch North Country officially here..

7. Made In Dagenham (2010)

  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

Made In Dagenham is the biographical documentation of the protest against sexual discrimination at the Ford Dagenham car plant in 1968. Ford automobile factory was one of the largest employing sites in the United Kingdom around that time.

The female workers after knowing the unequal distribution of pay scale between male and female even though both worked for the same hours, igniting a protest that soon grown so much that the law was bound to change.

8. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

  • Casts: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10

It’s a movie about young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she remodeled the gender discrimination law in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

There are some moments in the film that will literally give you goosebumps. The film also shows the impact of gender discrimination and how it affects an individual.

9. The Divine Order (2017)

  • Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig.
  • IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10

This story revolves around in Switzerland, 1971 about how Nora (Marie Leuenberger), a normal, retiring, quiet housewife, who supported and began the campaign for women’s right to vote belligerently.

Though the acting wasn’t up to the mark, the message was powerful enough to subdue that.

10. Suffragette (2015)

  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter.
  • IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10

This is also a Women’s ‘right to the vote’ themed plot but with more fierce and flare in the characters. The movie is centered around Maud (Carey Mulligan) who became a foot-soldier (of the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement) and activist along with fellow women from all walks of life.

With escalating riots due to engaging with the government, they risked everything – family, home, jobs, children, and their very own lives for women’s right to vote.

11. He Named Me Malala (2015)

  • Cast: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai.
  • IMDb Ratings: 6.9/10

Malala Yousafzai needs no special introduction, she was the first one of her age to speak about her country’s as well as worldwide education of girls.

This documentary shows how the Taliban open fired on her school bus in Swat Valley. Despite that, later she became an excellent activist and spoke for the rights of children to study on the global platform.

The documentary also focused on her spellbound and inspiring speech at the United Nations.

12. Confirmation (2016)

  • Cast: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear.
  • IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10

A political thriller with just the right amount of suspense required to blow your mind. Anita Hill (Kerry Washington) is summoned to the courtroom for the harassment leaks of Thomas (Wendell Pierce) where Hill confesses he sexually harassed her 10 years ago.

After the disclosure, a series of events follow that changed the judiciary system and the world witnesses.

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13. Battle of The Sexes (2017)

  • Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough.
  • IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10

The movie is about the anticipated tennis match in 1973 between the ex-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and then World Champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone).

It was named Battle of The Sexes due to its popularity. Soon, the spirit of the game was sprinkled with gender equality and feminist movements and rights, leading the fight more to a personal one.

The story might intrigue anyone, anytime.

FAQs on Women’s Rights Movement

1. Who started the Women’s Rights Movement?

Elizabeth Cady Stanon in 1848 started the Women’s Rights Movement.

2. What were the main goals of Women’s Rights Movement?

The main goals included:
– Access to education and employment.
– Equality within marriage.
– Married woman’s right to her own property and wages.
– Custody over her children.
– Control over her own body.

3. What are Women’s Human rights?

The Women’s Human Rights include:
– The right to live a life free from violence and slavery.
– The right to be educated.
– The right to earn a fair and equal wage.
– The right to own property.
– The right to express and freedom to vote.

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