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10 movies about sexual harassment & violence, women should be respected!

Tired of drama films that make you baper? Here, Jaka has several films with the theme of sexual harassment that can make you aware of the effects!

In addition to providing entertainment, film makers are also often used to raise social issues that can trigger awareness for the audience.

Like films about infidelity that will make you think twice about having an affair, films with the theme of sexual harassment can also provide their own lessons, gang.

Well, for those of you who may still take it lightly about the issue of sexual harassment, in this article, Jaka will discuss some of them films about sexual harassment and violence which will wake you up.

Want to know anything? Come on, see the list of films in the full article below!

Best Sexual Harassment Themed Movies

Still underestimating sexual harassment? Or have you ever done catcalling against strangers?

Through the following films with the theme of sexual harassment, you will realize that it is not trivial and can even cause trauma for the victim, you know!

1. The Hunting Ground (2015)

Raising the issue of sexual harassment that often occurs on campuses in America, The Hunting Ground is a documentary film directed by Kirby Dick that deserves to be used as a lesson, gang.

This film itself highlights the story of two students named Andrea Pino and Annie Clark who were sexually harassed at their campus, the University of North Carolina.

Unfortunately, the campus doesn't seem to care much about this condition, so Pino and Clark finally cast Title IX which is an article on anti-discrimination and sexual harassment to the campus.

Containing very inspiring story content, the film The Hunting Grounds was then widely screened on campuses in America.

2. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not only raising the issue of sexual harassment, the film Audrie & Daisy also quite highlight about the issue bullying which often happens in today's society, gangs.

The film, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of two high school students; Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman who are victims of sexual harassment.

It doesn't stop there, the suffering of the two continues when they and their families are then targeted cyberbullying by netizens after their photos spread on social media.

Until one day, Audrie Pott who could not stand what happened to her at that time decided to commit suicide.

3. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

According to the title, Precious is a film adaptation of the novel Push by Sapphire which was released in 2009.

Successfully receiving positive reviews from critics, this drama genre film tells the sad life of a 16-year-old teenager, Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe).

Unlike other children his age, Precious has to accept the fact that he is often abused by his own mother that is Mary (Mo'Nique).

Not only that, Precious was also a victim of rape by his own father, Carl (Rodney "Bear" Jackson) to make her pregnant twice.

4. The Invisible War (2012)

Getting an almost perfect rating of 99% on the Rotten Tomatoes site, The Invisible War is a documentary about sexual harassment that occurs in the United States military.

The film also features interviews with victims, US military officers, and a number of experts in the field of mental health which makes the story even more interesting.

As a result, the film The Invisible War successfully won an award for the category Best Documentary Feature and Outstanding Investigative Journalism at the Peabody Awards and Emmy Awards.

Not only that, the film directed by Kirby Dick is also nominated Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.

5. Bombshell (2019)

Starring Margot Robbie who played in the movie Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, Bombshell is a film based on the true story of the abuse scandal of Roger Ailes who is the chairman of Fox News Channel.

Before finally being brought to the big screen, this case had become a public spotlight in 2006 because Ailes was known to use his position to sexually harass dozens of his female employees.

Not much different from the original story, this film highlights the actions of news anchors from Fox News Channel; Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), and Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie).

The three try to fight sexism and power politics in their workplace until they finally file a lawsuit against their boss, Roger Ailes, played by John Lithgow.

6. Trust (2011)

Is an American thriller film released in 2011, Trust focuses the story on the psychological condition of a 14-year-old teenage victim of sexual harassment, Annie (Liana Liberato).

It started when his parents gave him a laptop as a gift on his birthday.

Annie who still doesn't know that the internet can bring her dangers, one day meets Charlie (Chris Henry Coffey), a 16-year-old boy whom she met through the internet.

Unfortunately, when the two met Annie, they found out that Charlie was not like what she knew on the internet. He was a grown man who was probably the age of his father.

From that meeting, Annie finally lost her virginity because she had been raped by the man she knew through the internet.

7. Black Snake Moan (2007)

The latest sexual harassment-themed film is Black Snake Moan starring Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Ricci.

This film tells about Rae Doole (Christina Ricci) who was a victim of sexual harassment and was found unconscious by Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) on the street.

Lazarus then treated Rae intensively until finally Rae's condition slowly began to improve.

8. Rooms (2015)

Successfully won a number of awards at the 88th Academy Awards, Room so the next best sexual harassment movie that you deserve to watch, gang.

This film tells about Joy (Brie Larson) who had been locked up in a shabby shed with no windows for years with his 5-year-old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay).

The condition began when seven years ago Nick (Sean Bridgers) kidnapped Joy and raped her until she became pregnant and gave birth to Jack.

Joy always tries to run away with her child but always fails. Until one day, he finally managed to escape by forcing Jack to pretend he died of a fever.

9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Directed by Martin McDonagh and released in 2017, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a crime comedy film that offers an exciting and tense story.

This film tells about Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), a single mother grieving the rape and murder of her daughter, Angela (Kathryn Newton).

The tragic incident that occurred seven months ago finally made Hayes have to intervene himself to find the suspect because there was no progress in the investigation of his daughter's case.

10. The Girl With Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The last best movie about sexual harassment is The Girl With Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher.

This film is about adventure Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) in uncovering the murder case of a woman from a wealthy family that occurred 40 years ago.

Harriet Vanger (Joely Richardson) missing and presumed to be a murder victim even though his body was not found.

In his search, Blomkvist is assisted by Lisbeth (Rooney Mara), a smart hacker who while carrying out his duties is raped by Nils Bjurman (Yorick van Wageningen).

Well, those were some films with the theme of sexual harassment that you deserve to watch for lessons, gang.

Even though at first glance the scenes that appear are enough to make you uncomfortable, the films above have a very good moral message for you to reflect on.

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