MOVIE REVIEW FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE 19 OPTIONAL EXTRA-CREDIT ASSIGNMENT

Directions: Choose any film to review and write a 3-5 page, double-spaced typewritten essay (per film) discussing the feminist/social/political themes (or simply, the womenís experience) of the film. Compare & contrast these themes with what you have learned thus far in class. No more than two reviews will be accepted for credit per semester. Each film review is worth 10 points. Dear Students: if you discover any films that should be added to this list, please inform the instructor! last modified 2008††

Due Date: No later than two weeks prior to finals.


9 to 5
Alice Adams

All About My Mother (Spain)

Amelie (France)
Antoniaís Line (Dutch)

Babetteís Feast
The Ballad of Little Jo
Bandit Queen
Bastard Out of Carolina

Bend It Like Beckham (British)

Bhaji on the Beach (British)
A Bill of Divorcement

Boys Donít Cry

Bread and Roses

Bread and Tulips (Italy)

Boys on the Side

Citizen Ruth
The Color Purple
Daughters of the Dust
Desk Set
The Diary of Anne Frank
Educating Rita (British)
Enchanted April (British)

Erin Brockovich
Eveís Bayou
The First Wives Club
Fried Green Tomatoes
G.I. Jane

The Hours
If These Walls Could Talk (either version)

Iron Jawed Angels
The Joy Luck Club
Julia

Juno
La Femme Nikita (French version)

A League of Their Own
The Lion in Winter
Little Women (1933 or 1994)

Maria Full of Grace (Colombian)
Mi Vida Loca

Mists of Avalon

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Norma Rae

North Country
Not For Ourselves Only: Elizabeth Cady†† Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
One Woman, One Vote (shown in class)
Orlando

Osama (Afghanistan)

A Question of Silence

Queen Margot (France)

Rabbit Proof Fence (Australia)

Real Women Have Curves

Shakespeare in Love

Silkwood

Shroud of Silence (Afghanistan)

The Stepford Wives (2004 version)

Tea with Mussolini
Thelma & Louise

Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red/France)

Vera Drake (British)

Whale Rider (Australia)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Spain)

But Iím a Cheerleader

Mickey Mouse Monopoly

Marie Antoinette