7 Movies With No Female Characters

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The Lighthouse (2019)

Robert Eggers' folk horror about two men trapped in a lighthouse only has two female characters according to him, the sea and the terrifying mermaid.

The Great Escape (1963)

About a group of allied officers that break out of a German prison camp, 'The Great Escape' mixes the two cinematic genres that haven't given women much importance historically, war and prison break.

Happy Together (1997)

Wong Kar Wai's queer romance set in Buenos Aires might have women passing across the screen but it focuses mainly on the men and their relationship.

The Great Freedom (2021)

This beautiful and haunting German film about a blossoming homosexual romance in a prison in post war Germany has no female characters as it is mainly set in a prison.

John Wick (2014)

While Chad Stahelski's extremely stylistic revenge action flick does not have any substantial female characters (except for the assassin, Ms.Perkins, who is on screen for five minutes), the narrative is driven by the memory and grief of John Wick's dead wife.

The Revenant (2015)

In this grizzly revenge film set in the 1820's, Leonardo Di Caprio's character hunts his 'friends' after they abandon him in the snowy forest in the peak of winter. There are barely any men in this film, let alone women.

Merry Christmas, Mr.Lawrence (1983)

The environment in which, Nagisa Oshima's homo-erotic prisoner of war drama starring David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto is set, does not allow for female characters.

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