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1. Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

Historian Amanda Vickery uncovers the 300 year-long campaign by women for political and sex equality in Britain, revealing the largely forgotten heroines (and a few heroes) who fought for the cause.

Stars: Amanda Vickery, William Astor, Diane Atkinson, Mary Beard

Votes: 36

2. The Ascent of Woman (2015– )

Not Rated | 235 min | History

This series is about the role women played throughout history.

Stars: Amanda Foreman, Judith Herrin, Ian Hodder, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hòa

Votes: 198

3. Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (2014)

145 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Using rare footage and exclusive interviews with filmmakers from all over the globe, "Reel Herstory" corrects the historic notion that women behind the scenes in motion pictures held ... See full summary »

Director: Ally Acker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dede Allen, Gillian Armstrong, Margaret Booth

Votes: 8

4. She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

80 Metascore

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.

Director: Mary Dore | Stars: Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, Judith Arcana, Nona Willis Aronowitz

Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $0.42M

5. Femme (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

A documentary featuring interviews with 100 influential women from around the world.

Director: Emmanuel Itier | Stars: Sharon Stone, Maria Conchita Alonso, Joanna Angel, Karen Armstrong

Votes: 52

6. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

This series documents stories of women's contributions to some of the most important moments in the history of America.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Pat Schroeder

Votes: 110

7. Status Quo? (2012)

84 min | Documentary

This documentary explores how feminism has shaped the society we live in. It further problematizes the questions of how much progress has been reached, and the relevancy of the feminist ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Cho

Votes: 12

8. Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

The history of fictional female heroes in Western media from Wonder Woman's creation onward.

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan | Stars: Lynda Carter, Jane Espenson, Kathleen Hanna, L.S. Kim

Votes: 165

9. Our Bodies, Our Minds (2001)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary

Our Bodies, Our Minds is about feminists who work as prostitutes, exotic dancers, and in other areas of the adult entertainment industry. How can these women be feminists, you ask? That's ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca M. Alvin | Stars: Priscilla Alexander, Nina Hartley, Carol Leigh, Carol Queen

Votes: 12

10. Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999– )

TV-G | 181 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their life long fight to bring equal rights to women.

Stars: Carolyn McCormick, Adam Arkin, Lorie Barnum, Kathleen Barry

Votes: 239

11. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: One Woman, One Vote (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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Star: Susan Sarandon

Votes: 19

12. A Century of Women (1994– )

355 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The role of American women over the past century is examined in both documentary and dramatic form. The framework is a dramatic story which traces a fictional family and its women from generation to generation.

Stars: Jane Fonda, Justine Bateman, Olympia Dukakis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 57

13. Purple Skies (2014)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Family, History

Heartrending stories of LBT people victimized and subjugated by the law, the family and society, as well as hopeful stories of youngsters who have come out of the closet bravely.

Director: Sridhar Rangayan | Stars: Sonal Giani, Anand Grover, Prashansa Gurung, Raj Kanaujiya

Votes: 12

14. Out in the Open (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

Out In The Open will, for once and for all, destroy the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This documentary is aimed for at risk youth across the world, as well as ... See full summary »

Director: Royce Christyn | Stars: Cleo Anderson, Lamar Billups, Patrick Burke, Hunter Chapman

Votes: 35

15. Born Equal (2012)

64 min | Documentary, Family, History

BORN EQUAL explores the varied perspectives on the human rights issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender people. Through a series of interviews with religious authorities, LGBT ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan B Smith, Tsvete Smith

Votes: 5

16. Ten More Good Years (2007)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

LGBT Elders often age alone, without financial stability and at times find themselves returning to the closet. These issues are all but ignored by the government so the LGBT Community is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jacoby | Stars: Harry Bartron, Harry Bartron, James Bidgood, Ivy Bottini

Votes: 10

17. Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (2009)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Before the 30th anniversary, Vancouver's Gay Pride Parade director examines relevance of Pride celebrations internationally. He travels to places where Pride is steeped in protest to ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Christie | Star: Ken Coolen

Votes: 115

18. Out in the Line-up (2014)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Two gay surfers embark on a global journey to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. They become part of an emerging community prepared to step out of the shadows of secrecy and create a more open and accepting surfing culture.

Director: Ian W. Thomson | Stars: Barney Frank, Barton Lynch, Brad Farmer, Carly Martin

Votes: 107

19. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama

80 Metascore

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »

Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Stars: David Bahati, David Kato, Gilles Muhame, Naome Ruzindana

Votes: 733 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Wish Me Away (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

66 Metascore

After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville, her conservative heartland ... See full summary »

Directors: Bobbie Birleffi, Beverly Kopf | Stars: Chely Wright, Jennifer Archer, Howard Bragman, Tony Brown

Votes: 330 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Vito (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, George Bancroft, Richard Barrios, Edmund Bergler

Votes: 472

23. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

74 Metascore

This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Paul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo, Dana Gaiser

Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.13M

24. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,286 | Gross: $0.31M

25. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

81 min | Documentary

A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Dan Bucatinsky, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 574

26. Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary

Documentary presenting the realities of coming out in lesser developed countries.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, Maher Sabry

Votes: 138

27. After Stonewall (1999)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Craig Rodwell, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Carney, Barney Frank

Votes: 386

28. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,926 | Gross: $1.51M

29. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Sara Lewinstein, David Mandell, Suzi Mandell, Sallie Perryman

Votes: 582

30. Before Stonewall (1984)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History

The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon

Votes: 765 | Gross: $0.02M

31. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 5,341 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Word Is Out (1977)

124 min | Documentary

More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein | Stars: Pat Bond, John Burnside, Sally M. Gearhart, Elsa Gidlow

Votes: 303

33. Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids (2015 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux travels to San Francisco where a group of doctors help kids who claim to be born in the wrong body.

Director: Tom Barrow | Stars: Louis Theroux, Camille, Casey, Eduardo

Votes: 981

34. This Is Me (2015– )


This Is Me acts as an easily digestible primer for the difficulties many transgender people face everyday. Each episode features a new set of trans people telling their own personal stories... See full summary »

Stars: Van Barnes, Maya Jafer, Mel Shimkovitz, Valerie Spencer

Votes: 31

35. 13 Genders (2004)

79 min | Documentary

13 GENDERS is an intimate and personal documentary. The interviewees attempt to articulate their interactions with and attitudes toward their own gender expression, intersex and transgender... See full summary »

Director: Cyra K. Polizzi | Stars: Richard Paro, Marcus Peterson, Katie Knutson, Michael Fitzsimons

Votes: 6

36. CinemAbility (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

This documentary examines the ever-changing portrayals of disability story lines in film, TV and the web to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of people with disabilities.

Director: Jenni Gold | Stars: Ben Affleck, Michael Apted, Adam Arkin, Paris Barclay

Votes: 43

37. Take a Bow (2009)


"Take a Bow" follows a group of developmentally disabled kids as they rehearse and perform a musical. Additionally, this documentary examines the quality of life for disabled Americans.

Director: Rebecca Lorenne Doppelt

39. Through Deaf Eyes (2007 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Documentary, History

History Through Deaf Eyes will take a look at Deaf culture from the 19th century to the present. The 120 minute production for PBS will include short films.

Directors: Diane Garey, Lawrence R. Hott | Stars: Linda Gabriel, Stockard Channing, Ed Chevy, Rita Corey

Votes: 87

40. What Does Normal Mean? (2006)

57 min | Documentary

A documentary film about the inclusion of children with disabilities in public schools. The filmmakers followed seven children (from elementary to high-schoolers) and their families-- over ... See full summary »

41. Sound and Fury (2000)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing... See full summary »

Director: Josh Aronson | Stars: Jaime Leigh Allen, Jemma Braham, Freeda Cat, Scott Davidson

Votes: 921 | Gross: $0.11M

42. Jinkx Monsoon: Drag Becomes Him (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

Drag Becomes Him provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon.

Director: Alex Berry | Stars: Jerick Hoffer, Benjimen Blair, Zan Gibbs, Deanne Hoffer

Votes: 527

43. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt | Stars: Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Rene Maquilleur, Amanda Noble

Votes: 407

44. Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote (2017 TV Movie)

Documentary, Drama, History

Of all of the battles waged on Nashville's doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial, and colorful. In July of 1920, all ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshie Lewis

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