Director: Andrew Bujalski
Starring: Regina Hall, Shayna McHale, Haley Lu Richardson

A workplace comedy about women employed by a Hooters-esque restaurant may not sound like a social justice film, but trust us: Support The Girls is just that. Lisa (Regina Hall) is an optimistic general manager at a sports bar, who has her optimism challenged by an increasingly long and hard day at work. While Support The Girls is often funny, it’s also a bracing look at what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, as well as exist in a racist and misogynistic society. The workers are constantly sexually harassed, and the company that owns the bar does the bare minimum with regards to diversity and racial sensitivity. The movie is impressively subtle in its social commentary, and ultimately concludes that, while these women may go through all of this trouble, they’re alright as long as they support each other. Don’t just take our word for it: it was also one of Barack Obama’s favorite movies of 2018. —Andy Herrera