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Women's Movements Movies & TV

"Not for Ourselves Alone": The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (1999)

Another Ken Burns documentary combining images, source readings, and commentaries from historians.

Iron Jawed Angels (2009)

Hilary Swank stars as Alice Paul in this HBO film about the militant suffragettes fighting for the Nineteenth Amendment.

Thelma and Louise (1991)

Two classic American genres—the road film and the buddy film—come together with a feminist (perhaps) twist. Some praised the film as a daring inversion of Hollywood misogyny (Gloria Steinem said the film brought tears to her eyes). Others complained that the film succumbed to Hollywood's fascination with stereotypes.

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