Pop Culture & Performing Arts

The Feminist Film Guide: 100 Great Films to See (That Also Pass the Bechdel Test)

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 a 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. These aren’t just good films: they’re Bechdel test approved. Yes: women talk to each other, about something other than men, in every one of these 100 movies. (We know we shouldn’t still need this guide, but here we are.)
 
A curated selection of great films that span genres, this illustrated guide is the perfect gift for everyone from film buffs to your friends who can’t stop arguing about which movie to choose. From overlooked female trail-blazers of the silent era and the iconic triple-threat performers of classic Hollywood, to gun-toting badasses of the eighties and nineties and the funny women absolutely dominating comedy in the new millenium, The Feminist Film Guide offers a fresh take on what defines great cinema and lends a voice to the women who've defined the artform.

About The Author

Mallory Andrews is a cultural critic, writer, educator, and a founding member of the cléo editorial board based in Toronto, Canada. She works to uplift diverse voices, with a focus on BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, and to foster a new generation of female and nonbinary writers and editors in film and media.
 

  • Publish Date: March 08, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Performing Arts - Film - Guides & Reviews
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 6-1/3 x 8-1/4
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $26.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-922417-66-4