A ranking of 2015’s films for their representation of girls and women. (Some films that may qualify as 2014 films for awards purposes but that did not get wide releases until very late 2014 or early 2015 may be included here.) These are not “reviews” of the films! These are simply examinations of how well or how poorly they depict girls and women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film. My reviews, when available, are linked from each rating page.)
I crunched numbers on the 153 films that opened in wide release in the United States between December 25, 2014, and December 18, 2015. Get an introduction to this analysis here. You can examine a comprehensive spreadsheet of the details about these 153 films here.
KEY: [ F ] = film has a female protagonist [ Fe ] = film has an ensemble that is predominantly or entirely female [ f ] = film has a female coprotagonist alongside a male coprotagonist [ e ] = film has an ensemble with no clear protagonist that is reasonably gender balanced