With 'Tammy,' 'Maleficent,' and More, This Summer's Movies Are Awesomely Feminist

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So far, 2014 hasn't been very good to women, at least where movies are concerned. In the past four months, only a handful of female-directed films were released, none of which could be considered a box office success; in fact, only one of them, February's Endless Love, even made back its budget. The films that weren't made by women, just starred them, didn't fare much better. Of the top 10 highest-grossing movies of 2014, the only female-centric film to crack the list was Divergent , coming in at number 9. Overall, it seems, women in film had a pretty crappy start to the year.

Thankfully, that's all about to change. This summer promises a large number of female-centric movies, several of which have the potential to be blockbusters. Not all of them look like they're going to be give women a good name — we're looking at you, The Other Woman — but the vast majority have serious promise. Of course, women in Hollywood still have a long way to go in regards to getting equal visibility as male filmmakers, but for now, it's a good start. Here are the ten female-fronted movies of the summer you can't miss.

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