Feministing had a great post a few weeks back about favorite feminist films. It’s worth a read for the great list of movies that it generated, and caught my attention particularly because “The Labyrinth,” my very very favorite movie as a kid, was listed in the comments. I had never thought of Labyrinth as being particularly feminist (more about cute muppets, great songs, and most importantly: David Bowie in tights), but the bloggers that mentioned it saw the film as a story of a young woman overcoming an abusive relationship, especially through Jennifer Connelly’s “You have no power over me!” speech (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s worth a rental).
As much as I loved this post and thread, I had a really hard time coming up with my own list of favorite feminist movies. Anyone have any suggestions? And while we’re at it, what would make a movie “feminist” to you?