The Feminist Film Guide

100 great films (that also pass the Bechdel test)
By Mallory Andrews


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About The Feminist Film Guide

Become a film buff and enjoy your night in with this guide to feminist-approved films.

Have you noticed something about every “100 Greatest Movies Ever Made,” or “100 Films to See Before You Die” list? The people in those movies … they’re almost all men. With so much incredible cinema to choose from, there’s only so many movies you can watch about bunch of white guys struggling with their daddy issues, right?

It’s time to push past the male gatekeepers of what makes a movie “great” or “culturally significant” and get a broader view of what’s out there. This curated selection of great films spans eras and genres, from the overlooked female trail-blazers of the silent era and the iconic triple-threat performers of classic Hollywood, to the gun-toting rebels of the ’80s and ’90s and the funny women absolutely dominating comedy in the new millennium. The Feminist Film Guide offers a fresh take on what defines great cinema and lends a voice to the female creators and characters who’ve defined the artform.

Book details

Publication date
February 2022 (Australia/NZ)
May 2022 (US)
March 2022 (UK)
230 mm × 160 mm
208 pages
Bea Crespo

About the author

Mallory Andrews is a film critic and programming curator from Toronto. She was formerly the managing editor of cléo, an online journal of film and feminism. Her work has also appeared in publications like Little White Lies, Esquire, The Dissolve and Cinema Scope. Most of this book was written while walking in the woods near her house.