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1. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 19,547 | Gross: $1.58M

2. Suffragette (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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67 Metascore

In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep

Votes: 35,086 | Gross: $4.69M

3. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

Votes: 29,433 | Gross: $1.80M

4. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 32,534

5. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 5,424

6. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 9,196

7. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,987

8. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,785

9. The Divine Order (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.

Director: Petra Biondina Volpe | Stars: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner

Votes: 1,866 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Mrs. Santa Claus (1996 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 794

11. Children of War (2014)

160 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Would you go to war for peace? A war child's search for acceptance and a nation inundated in blood.

Director: Mrityunjay Devvrat | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Victor Banerjee, Pavan Malhotra, Indraneil Sengupta

Votes: 848

12. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,500

13. The Ballad of Josie (1967)

TV-PG | 102 min | Comedy, Western

5.8
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A widow stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine

Votes: 764 | Gross: $1.32M

14. Miss Friman's War (2013–2017)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Not all battles are violent. Meet a courageous group of women who takes on both the male rulers of the day and a corrupt grocery industry. Savvy is their strategy and cans of healthy food ... See full summary »

Stars: Sissela Kyle, Frida Hallgren, Maria Kulle, Lena T. Hansson

Votes: 878

15. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Quick-tempered yet likable Biff Grimes falls for the beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,861

16. Lady for a Night (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, John Wayne, Philip Merivale, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 350

17. Up the Women (2013– )

TV-PG | 174 min | Comedy

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A group of Suffragists band together to spread the word; but they need to learn their own lessons first.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Vicki Pepperdine, Emma Pierson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 326

18. Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy

6.5
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Iliza Shlesinger performs in this standup talking about dating, feminism and some of the intricacies associated with being a woman in the 21st century.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Star: Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 2,064

19. Rendezvous (1935)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 621

20. The Vanishing Virginian (1942)

Passed | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Biography of Robert Yancey, long-term district attorney in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Frank Morgan, Kathryn Grayson, Spring Byington, Natalie Thompson

Votes: 222

21. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Tony Wager, Brian Weske, Gerald Fox, Jean Shepeard

Votes: 162

22. The County Chairman (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women's-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Will Rogers, Evelyn Venable, Kent Taylor, Louise Dresser

Votes: 15

23. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

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A doctor's wife is the head of a bureau that publishes and hands out literature on birth control. However, the police stop it and forbid her to speak in meetings about the secret that was ... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber, Priscilla Dean, Wedgwood Nowell

Votes: 14

24. Bella!

Documentary | Post-production

In 1970, when the United States was ruled almost exclusively by men, Bella Abzug challenged the status quo, running a successful campaign that elevated her to one of the highest offices in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jeff L. Lieberman | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Lily Tomlin, Barbra Streisand, Marlo Thomas

25. María Cano (1990)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Colombia 1920's. The country receives compensation for the separation of Panama and is open to foreign credit to undertake major development works. Growing mass of workers but not improve ... See full summary »

Director: Camila Loboguerrero | Stars: María Eugenia Dávila, Frank Ramírez, Maguso, Diego Vélez

Votes: 36

26. What 80 Million Women Want (1913)

56 min | Drama

4.2
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A suffragist exposes a corrupt political boss who had compromised her lawyer fiancé.

Director: Will Louis | Stars: Ronald Everett, Ethel Jewett, George Henry, Emmeline Pankhurst

Votes: 25

27. Regal Cavalcade (1935)

104 min | Drama, History, News

6.9
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Through the use of newsreel footage and re-enacted sequences, this B.I.P. production, modelled along the lines "The March of Time" shorts, presents a record of the highlights of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Herbert Brenon, W.P. Kellino, Norman Lee, Walter Summers, Thomas Bentley, Marcel Varnel | Stars: Marie Lohr, Hermione Baddeley, Robert Hale, J.H. Roberts

Votes: 15

28. Mothers of Men (1917)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

5.7
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A melodrama about a woman governor whose husband is accused and convicted of a bombing and the dilemma she has to struggle with --- whether to let the law take its course and the pressures ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Robards | Stars: Dorothy Davenport, Willis Robards, Maclyn King, Hal Reid

Votes: 69 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (1950)

72 min | Documentary, History, Sport

5.5
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Documentary about the major events of the first fifty years of the Twentieth Century.

Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: André Baruch, Norman Brokenshire, Enrico Caruso, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 12

30. Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette (2013 TV Special)

47 min

5.8
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Clare Balding examines the story of Emily Davison, her death at the Derby, and the Suffragette movement.

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Clare Balding, Andrew Balding, Ian Balding, Emily Wilding Davison

Votes: 8

31. Under This Sky (1979 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

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Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Irene Worth, Collin Wilcox Paxton, W.B. Brydon, John Glover

32. Mama Runs Wild (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

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Suburban Paradise Park becomes a heaven for social-minded Mrs. Alice Summers (Mary Boland), when she accidentally causes the apprehension of two bank robbers after walking into the bank ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Mary Boland, Ernest Truex, William Henry, Lynne Roberts

33. An Epic Poem (1982)

27 min | Short, Drama

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AN EPIC POEM explores the contradictions in man's conception of love through the myths and representations. Central to the film is the 'Rokeby Venus', slashed by militant suffragette Mary ... See full summary »

Director: Lezli-An Barrett | Stars: Rex Barker, Steve Hurrel, Henriette Park, David Sanction

34. Votes for Women (1994 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Directors: Pauil Worthington, Paul Worthington

35. Suomen historian myytit: Ensimmäiset vaalit 1907 (2010 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Riika Nikkarinen | Stars: Juhani Rajalin, Rosa Meriläinen, Marko Tikka, Pertti Haapala

36. A Gude Cause maks a Strong Erm (2019)

5 min | Animation, Short

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This tells the story of the Orcadian Woman's Suffrage Society and their campaign to gain women the vote from the late 19th Century until the outbreak of World War I.

Director: Martin Laird | Star: Kim Foden

37. Under the Influence (I)

Documentary | Filming

Fusing secrecy with big money, global corporations and private interests have gradually gained control of our government and are now writing laws that dismantle our great republic. But if ... See full summary »

Directors: Terry Bennett, Sam Oliver | Star: Grace Wan

38. Trafalgar Square Riot (1913)

1 min | Short, News

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Star: Sylvia Pankhurst

Votes: 12

39. The Long Road (2016)

104 min | Documentary

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Documentary chronicling the development of the women's movement in Denmark from the suffragettes till present day.

Director: Mette Knudsen

40. History Detectives (2003– )
Episode: 3D Cuban Missile Crisis/Amos 'n Andy Record/Women's Suffrage Painting (2007)

TV-14 | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.8
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Director: James Cozza | Stars: Elyse Luray, Tukufu Zuberi, Gwendolyn Wright, Wes Cowan

Votes: 5

41. Another Period (2013–2018)
Episode: Congress (2018)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, History

8.0
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Lillian and Beatrice take up Hortense's mantle to begin fighting for women's rights, and Peepers bristles at Father Black Donahue's new role at the manor.

Director: Jeremy Konner | Stars: Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Donna Lynne Champlin, Beth Dover

Votes: 58

42. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Election Day (2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Julia and her colleagues are going to vote for a female candidate as a gesture for women's suffrage; meanwhile, Murdoch investigates the death of a man who may be one of Terrence Meyer's minions.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 138

43. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Mrs. Hughes is reunited with an old beau, now a widower proposing marriage, and the Countess hires Matthew Crawley to see if the will can be broken and disagrees with his mother on a diagnosis.

Director: Brian Kelly | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,418

44. 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2012– )
Episode: Episode #16.1 (2018)

TV-MA | Comedy, Game-Show

6.0
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In this all female episode celebrating the centennial of women's right to vote in the UK, Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope face Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes, Morgana Robinson joins Susie, Rachel is at the board, and Katherine Ryan hosts.

Director: Barbara Wiltshire | Stars: Katherine Ryan, Roisin Conaty, Sara Pascoe, Susie Dent

Votes: 42

45. Miss Friman's War (2013–2017)
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2015)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The women of the cooperative grocery store start to campaign for women's suffrage.

Director: Harald Hamrell | Stars: Sissela Kyle, Sofia Ledarp, Frida Hallgren, Maria Kulle

Votes: 25

46. This Week in Stupid (2014– )
Episode: Episode dated 20 July 2014 (2014)

Comedy, News

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Layne Arlina paints with her own menstrual blood. Anita Sarkeesian evades criticism. Thor becomes Thorina. Jessica Valenti straw-mans feminists. Saint Hoax beats up Disney princesses.

Star: Carl Benjamin

47. Weird or What? (2010– )
Episode: Mind Control (2012)

51 min | Documentary

7.0
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Weird or What examines mind control. It looks at a Colorado man who discovers a mysterious object in his body and believes aliens might be monitoring him. It goes to St. Louis where a ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Grant, Ryan Marley | Stars: William Shatner, Tim Cullen, Derrel W. Sims, Michael Shermer

Votes: 7

48. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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In 1919 New York, the Time Team partners with a female crime solver to prove the innocence of a suffragette who's been framed for murder.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 951

49. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: On the Waterfront: Part 1 (2014)

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Det. Murdoch investigates the murder of Richard Dawkins who was beaten to death at the dinner table by two masked men just as he was about to make an important announcement to his business ... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Lynd | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 171

50. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: On the Waterfront: Part 2 (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The police continue their search for Mick and Tim O'Shea but Inspector Brackenreid is also out on his own looking for them. Murdoch finds someone who confirms that the O'Sheas killed ... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Lynd | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 162



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