The movie business is not exactly known for its progressive gender parity. Before the #MeToo movement exposed sexism and sexual harassment in the industry (which affects mostly, though not only, women), Hollywood has been lambasted for decades by critics for its one-dimensional representations of female characters on the screen. But is anyone surprised, considering the lack of gender equality behind the scenes? As it turns out, women movie producers remain heavily underrepresented: between 1998 and 2019, the percentage of women working as movie producers increased by just 3 percent, going from a sad 24 to a still-sad 27 per cent. To champion their best works, we’ve rounded up the top movies produced by women that are available to stream.
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