Top 10 Secretly Feminist Films

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9. CATWOMAN (2004)

Terrible movie. We’ll say it again: terrible, terrible movie. (So bad that we won’t even bother warning you about any plot spoilers.) But we love that the villain (Sharon Stone) is part of a cosmetics company with a new beauty product “guaranteed” to reverse the effects of aging (the cream actually has monstrous side effects). Catwoman’s self-appointed mission is to bring this villain down — though ultimately, the villain is undone by her own vanity, when she is distracted by a glimpse of her imperfect reflection in a window and plummets to her death. (Let’s just pretend we don’t know that Halle Berry is a celebrity endorser for Revlon.)

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Author: Em & Lo

femmeNo filmmaker in their right mind would advertise the fact that their film has feminist ambitions -- we're pretty sure that's box office suicide (sad, but true). Despite that, some films have pretty obvious feminist heroes -- think Thelma and Louise, G.I. Jane., Jodie Foster's character in THE ACCUSED, and Erin Brockovich. And then there are the stealth feminist films -- movies that advance the feminist cause without anyone driving off a cliff or shaving their head or or fighting against rape or giving an Oscar-winning, stick-it-to-the-man performance. These movies take feminism for granted and act like it's no big deal -- in fact, they're so stealth that sometimes maybe even the filmmakers and stars didn't know what was going on. Here are ten of our favorites (we didn't include BRIDESMAIDS, by the way; while we loved the movie, producer Judd Apatow insisting on a big group diarrhea scene automatically disqualified it).


Tune into PUSH GIRLS Mondays at 10P, the all new series of women challenging the norm.10. UP IN THE AIR (2009)9. CATWOMAN (2004)8. BILLY ELLIOT (2000)7. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999)6. THE PIANO (1993)5. LEGALLY BLONDE (2001)
4. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992)3. SECRETARY2. BULL DURHAM (1988)1. HEATHERS (1988)