Films with Female Protagonists


It’s no secret that major Hollywood films often have racist, sexist, and classist tendencies. Art imitates life, right? Or is it the other way around? Anyway, they influence each other.

Alas, not too surprisingly, women are significantly underrepresented in American movies. They comprised a mere 15% of protagonists in the 100  films with the highest earnings in 2013. That’s sad.

And so, in response to those stats, I went ahead and rounded up a few (ahem, 90) solid films featuring female protagonists — just in time to close out Women’s History month with a bang. Here they are, in lovely infographic form (thanks to the incredibly skilled Marybeth Campeau) at Misadventures Magazine. How many of these have you seen?