Tag: female protagonist

Losing Isaiah (1995) 6.5

Losing Isaiah (1995)

Storyline:An African-American baby, abandoned by his crack addicted mother is adopted by a white social worker and her husband. Several years later, the baby's mother finds out her son is not dead, as she thought befo...

The Female Bunch (1971) 4

The Female Bunch (1971)

Storyline:After a string of bad times with men, Sandy tries to kill herself. Co-waitress Libby saves her and takes her to meet some female friends of hers who live on a ranch in the desert. Grace, the leader of the ga...

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) 7.6

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Storyline:Fourteen-year-old Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler, Saoirse Ronan, and Mirai Shida) and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items that they borrow from the house...

Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996) 7.2

Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)

Storyline:Brother and sister Viola and Sebastian, who are not only very close but look a great deal alike, are in a shipwreck, and both think the other dead. When she lands in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her b...

Lillian (2019) 6.7

Lillian (2019)

Storyline:Lillian, an emigrant stranded in New York City, decides to walk back to her native Russia. She resolutely starts out on the long journey. A road movie straight across the USA into the freezing temperatures o...

Vitalina Varela (2019) 7.3

Vitalina Varela (2019)

Storyline:Vitalina Varela takes its title from the name of its lead actress, a Cape Verdean woman who, as per usual with Costa's non-professional actors, plays a fictionalized version of herself. Vitalina first appear...

The Errand of Angels (2008) 6.1

The Errand of Angels (2008)

Storyline:A wide-eyed sister missionary arrives in Austria to begin her 18-month-long mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Despite having to make a few cultural adjustments, Sister Taylor meets...

I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006) 7.1

I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006)

Storyline:A young woman who believes she's a cyborg hears voices and harms herself while at work making radios. She's hospitalized in a mental institution where she eats nothing and talks to inanimate objects. She's Y...

A Christmas Melody (TV Movie 2015) 6

A Christmas Melody (TV Movie 2015)

Storyline:A gift of music transports people back to another time and place where they find their truest feelings.User Reviews: In spite of overwhelming urges for Folgers coffee, I still fell asleep. The casting is all...

Woman on Top (2000) 5.3

Woman on Top (2000)

Storyline:Plagued by chronic motion sickness, Isabella--a sultry Brazilian belle, and a gifted chef--needs to be in control in every aspect of her life: in her car; in the kitchen; on the dance floor, and of course, d...

Sweetness in the Belly (2019) 5.9

Sweetness in the Belly (2019)

Storyline:Lilly, orphaned as a child, experiences her parents homeland of England, escaping civil war. She becomes the heart of a disenfranchised community in London, where she attempts to reunite people with their fa...

Alice and the Mayor (2019) 6.5

Alice and the Mayor (2019)

Storyline:The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas, feeling like an existential emptiness. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant...

His Dark Materials (TV Series 2019– ) 7.9

His Dark Materials (TV Series 2019– )

Storyline:His Dark Materials is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe ...

Mira, Royal Detective (TV Series 2020– ) 7.3

Mira, Royal Detective (TV Series 2020– )

Storyline:A brave and resourceful girl becomes a royal detective in India after solving a mystery that saved the kingdom's young prince.User Reviews: Straight from the mind of Elena Of Avalor writer Becca Topol and Mi...

Under the Shadow (2016) 6.9

Under the Shadow (2016)

Storyline:In the 80's, during the war between the Islamic post-revolutionary Iran and Iraq, the former leftist medical student Shideh tries to return to the university but is barred by the dean. The upset Shideh retur...

The Adventures of Açela (2020) 5.6

The Adventures of Açela (2020)

Storyline:Açela and her friends embark on an enchanting journey deep into a mysterious forest to discover the village's legend of the Taleteller.User Reviews:

Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) 3.4

Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

Storyline:The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Ta...

Eat Pray Love (2010) 5.8

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Storyline:Liz Gilbert (Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for wha...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) 6.7

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Storyline:Five peaceful years have passed since the demise of the duplicitous monarch, King Stefan, in Maleficent - Die dunkle Fee (2014), and, now, an unforeseen but joyous event is about to unite the mortal Kingdom ...

Robotrix (1991) 6.4

Robotrix (1991)

Storyline:A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman's corpse i...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) 6.8

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Storyline:Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.User Reviews: It was good. Although I wish it had more action scenes. It's worth watching ago don't miss out!

Living Out Loud (1998) 5.9

Living Out Loud (1998)

Storyline:Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Mart...

The Beautician and the Beast (1997) 5.5

The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

Storyline:The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.User Reviews:

Frances (1982) 7.3

Frances (1982)

Storyline:The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.User Reviews: