It's hard to watch The Handmaid's Tale, but it's also just as hard to look away once you start, equally because it's freaking fantastic and because the world it depicts is horrifically relevant to our contemporary times. As of this week, four episodes are available on Hulu. which follow heroine Offred (Elisabeth Moss) as she struggles to stay alive in a heinous, dystopian society where gay people are called "gender traitors" and she is only kept alive to bear children for wealthy women who cannot. The dystopian state, called Gilead, is vividly realized, and the action is utterly compelling. If you're struggling to think about anything but Offred and Gilead these days, and want some other films that will speak to you in the same way, fear not, because there are a lot of movies to watch if you love The Handmaid's Tale.
The Handmaid's Tale shares DNA with dystopian science-fiction films, as well as socially conscious dramas and feminist true stories. The fight back against the oppression of women has made for all kinds of truly outstanding movies, and any of the films below should bring to mind, at some point or another, the struggles explored in The Handmaid's Tale.