An Alternate Feminist Cinema

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For moving towards a decolonial, anticapitalist, emancipated-from-heteronormativity transfeminist future.
This is a list capped at 100 films threading a counter history to cinema. This is not a "ra-ra girl power" collection, or even a list of women's influences on a cinematic canon, but a collection of cinema that is unique in its willingness to show and to radicalize the female experience. Early films on here that may be less overt in their feminist messaging are included either because they show women's place in revolutionary causes, are a first to depict an experience, or have been key in the discussion surrounding this alternate text.
All films are briefly annotated explaining why they're here. Discussion is welcome, but please understand that this is made with an awareness of an intrinsically misogynist studio system, a desire for avant-garde and worldwide productions. Therefore, this will not be including the newest wide-release intended to pander to "women's issues".
In regards to the lack of so-called "genre films" here, with the exception of a couple art-horrors some exploitation cinema, and one work of speculative fiction, this list has ended up largely documentary centered, as this is what nearly all earlier entries are. The prevalence of documentary may be that the personal is political, and it is far easier to document reality than to work the truth of the world into fiction.

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    Les résultats du féminisme

    1906 — a.k.a. The Consequences of Feminism, in 0 top lists Check
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    Madame a des envies

    1907 — a.k.a. Madam's Fancies, in 0 top lists Check
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    Shoes

    1916, in 3 top lists Check
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    La souriante Madame Beudet

    1923 — a.k.a. The Smiling Madame Beudet, in 3 top lists Check
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    Mädchen in Uniform

    1931, in 3 top lists Check
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    Working Girls

    1931, in 0 top lists Check
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    Witch's Cradle

    1944, in 0 top lists Check
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    Outrage

    1950, in 4 top lists Check
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    Chibusa yo eien nare

    1955 — a.k.a. The Eternal Breasts, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'opéra-mouffe

    1958 — a.k.a. Diary of a Pregnant Woman, in 1 top list Check
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    Meat Joy

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Essere donne

    1965, in 0 top lists
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    Bad Girls Go to Hell

    1965, in 1 top list Check
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    Sedmikrásky

    1966 — a.k.a. Daisies, in 17 top lists Check
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    Saute ma ville

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
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    Flickorna

    1968 — a.k.a. The Girls, in 1 top list Check
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    I Am Somebody

    1970, in 1 top list Check
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    I Don't Know

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    Wanda

    1970, in 11 top lists Check
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    Growing Up Female

    1971, in 1 top list Check
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    Janie's Janie

    1971, in 0 top lists
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    Joyce at 34

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sambizanga

    1972, in 1 top list Check
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    Betty Tells Her Story

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Other Side of the Underneath

    1972 — a.k.a. The Other Side of Underneath, in 1 top list Check
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    Solidarity

    1973, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dyketactics

    1974, in 1 top list Check
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    Saat el Fahrir Dakkat, Barra ya Isti Mar

    1974 — a.k.a. The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived, in 0 top lists Check
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    Je tu il elle

    1974 — a.k.a. Je Tu Il Elle, in 3 top lists Check
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    Semiotics of the Kitchen

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
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    Always Love Your Man

    1975, in 0 top lists
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    The Kitchen

    1975, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chris and Bernie

    1976, in 0 top lists
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    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080...

    1975 — a.k.a. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, in 11 top lists Check
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    Scum Manifesto

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
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    Eva's Man

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
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    Not a Pretty Picture

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
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    Riddles of the Sphinx

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    De cierta manera

    1977 — a.k.a. One Way or Another, in 1 top list Check
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    Hidden Memories

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    Union Maids

    1976, in 0 top lists Check
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    Unsichtbare Gegner

    1977 — a.k.a. Invisible Adversaries, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'une chante l'autre pas

    1977 — a.k.a. One Sings, the Other Doesn't, in 2 top lists Check
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    Baxter, Vera Baxter

    1977, in 1 top list Check
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    Madame X - Eine absolute Herrscherin

    1978 — a.k.a. Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, in 0 top lists Check
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    Guerillere Talks

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    Inside Women Inside

    1978, in 0 top lists
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    Your Children Come Back to You

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mourir à tue-tête

    1979 — a.k.a. A Scream from Silence, in 1 top list Check
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    Soft Fiction

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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