film recs: female character studies

some of my favorites focusing in depth on female characters

  • Pariah
  • Mustang
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Girlhood
  • The Fits
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • American Honey
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  • Short Term 12
  • Divines
  • Starlet
  • Room
  • Melancholia
  • Phoenix
  • Obvious Child
  • Another Earth
  • Breathe
  • Amélie
  • Carol
  • Stoker
  • Side Effects
  • Still Alice
  • White Girl
  • Frances Ha
  • Lore
  • Cake
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Victoria
  • Fish Tank
  • Tangerine
  • Miss Sloane
  • Into the Forest
  • Heaven Knows What
  • Always Shine
  • First Girl I Loved
  • Margaret
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Young Adult
  • Under the Skin
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Queen of Earth
  • A Little Princess
  • Juno
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • Thirteen
  • Wetlands
  • Whip It
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Black Swan
  • Hanna
  • The Keeping Room
  • Wild
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • The Piano
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Tallulah
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Safe
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • The Neon Demon
  • Excision
  • Sun Choke
  • Ghost World
  • Mistress America
  • Carrie
  • American Mary
  • Monster
  • Brooklyn
  • Welcome to Me
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • I Believe in Unicorns
  • Kitty