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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