Q. What are some examples of realistic, or in your opinion “good”, portrayals of women in film?
A: Any time a woman is represented as a complex human being.
Here are some examples in the drama, comedy, thriller, and action genres:
Everyone in “Girl, Interrupted”
Everyone in “Inglourious Basterds”
Everyone in “The Hunger Games”
Everyone in the “Harry Potter” series
Everyone in “The Royal Tenenbaums”
Everyone in “Stick It”
Everyone in “Never Let Me Go”
Ellen Page in “Hard Candy”