AWFJ’s REAL REEL WOMEN: Watch List For Women’s History Month

Released to celebrate Women’s History Month, AWFJ’s REAL REEL WOMEN List is an annotated roster of 50 fascinating real women whose lives are memorialized in narrative films. Since cinema’s earliest days, movies about iconic women pilots and poets, artists, actors, political activists, princesses and others from all walks of life have enthralled audiences, accrued awards and scored at the box office while influencing our social mores and enriching our cultural conversation. Read our REAL REEL WOMEN List and enjoy their stories on film.

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AWFJ REAL REEL WOMAN – Listed by Profession

AWFJ’s REAL REEL WOMEN List shows that women have done and can do everything—and do it well. As monarchs and newspaper moguls, designers and diplomats, artists, entertainers and scientists, these remarkable women have distinguished themselves far beyond the restrictions placed upon them by patriarchal societies. ​We list them by profession to emphasize the breadth of their accomplishments and to acknowledge the extent to which they and their work have influenced history and advanced human civilization.​

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AWFJ’s REAL REEL WOMEN List

Throughout cinema history, films by and about women have enthralled audiences, accrued awards and honors worldwide and scored at the box office while influencing out social social mores and enriching our cultural conversation. Released to celebrate Women’s History Month, AWFJ’s REAL REEL WOMEN List is an annotated roster of 50 fascinating real women whose true stories have been told in narrative features. We hope that reading about these princesses and pilots, artists and actors, poets and political activists will prompt you watch movies about them and to seek out and enjoy other current and classic films about other real women whose stories are memorialized in cinema.

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AWFJ REAL REEL WOMEN LIST – Film Titles By Decade

Some REAL REEL WOMEN have been celebrated and memorialized in numerous films, as perennial favorites. The highly dramatic story of Joan of Arc has been told successfully in eight films that illuminated the silver screen periodically from 1902 to 2018.  It’s interesting to compare the various versions to see how they reflect life at the time of their release.

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Common Sense Media Scores Kids’ Movies’ For Kindness – Betsy Bozdech reports

Raising a kind kid takes a lot more than showing them good movies, but the films Common Sense Media has selected can spark conversations about kindness and why it’s important. From learning to appreciate differences to seeing the importance of friendship, acceptance, and tolerance, these movies might help inspire random acts of kindness in your kids.

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10 Female-Directed Films to Watch for Black History Month – Marilyn Ferdinand reports

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is proud to highlight the contributions of 10 outstanding black women directors — some quite familiar, others less so — whose accomplishments and distinctive voices deserve a much wider audience. We hope you will enjoy discovering the engaging, thought-provoking, and surprising films conceived and created by these truly exceptional women.

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AWFJ Summer 2018 Movies Watch List

Ranging from mirth-filled comedies to truth-based stories of feminist activism, from gal pal road trip scenarios and inspiring biopics to exposes of the heinous evils of sexism and racism, these are films that illuminate, educate and entertain. Despite their diverse subjects and styles, they are all about women and they respectfully represent women’s perspectives on the social and political issues that we all face in daily life. Each film is a powerful reminder of how far we’ve come — and how much further we need to go. Make this a #MeToo summer of movie watching.

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AWFJ’s Women’s History Month Movies Watch List

AWFJ’s curated Women’s History Month movies watch list ranges from mirth-filled comedies to truth-based tales of feminist activism, from gal pal road trip scenarios to exposes of heinous sexism and racism. The wide range of films have one thing in common: all respectfully represent women’s perspectives on social and political issues that we face in daily life. Each is a powerful reminder of how far we’ve come — and how much further we need to go. To access the list, Continue reading…

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Who’s #1? AWFJ Wonder Women Countdown Of Best Fictional Female Characters

Our members celebrate liberated woman among their choices of our top 11 women characters, including a factory worker who demands her rights, a widow who founds her own successful company in the very unequal 1940s, two friends who take “Give me liberty or give me death” literally—and our No. 1 Wonder Woman. WHO IS SHE? Read on.

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