Top 10 Feminist Movies and TV Shows from 2019

2019 was a banner year for awesome films and television shows written, created and fronted by women—it was the year that female-empowerment productions broke records and that women showrunners and directors changed national perspectives on critical matters, such as abuse and mental health, and made us heartily laugh.

What Pauline Kael Said

In 2019, a study found that women made up only 34 percent of all film reviewers. One century before, in 1919, Pauline Kael, the female movie critic at The New Yorker from 1968 to 1991 who is also considered one of the leading film critics of all time, was born.

Who’s Afraid of Harriet Tubman?

Given that “Harriet” over-performed at the box office its opening weekend—just like the real Harriet Tubman was consistently underestimated at every turn, including winning the popular vote in a campaign to get a woman on the $20—perhaps more of us are starting to “trust the black women” who tell her story.