Girl power should never be underrated, and we have a point to prove. This International Women's Day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the very essence of what makes you a wonderful woman with a delectable choice of women-centric movies that your eyes can feast on.
Here is our list of movies that not only brings out the badass woman in you but also shows some of the best female characters gracing the screens.
Come on, everyone knew this was going to be on the list. Probably what was the most anticipated movie of 2017, 'Wonder Woman' provides us the fearless, bad-ass, justice-loving female leader we needed in a post-2016 world. Wonder Woman, portrayed by Gal Gadot, is exactly who young girls growing up in a Trump-ian regime need to see as their role model. Add the fact that Patty Jenkins (“Monster”) helmed Diana Prince’s story and to be honest, we couldn’t be happier if we owned bullet-deflecting bracelets.
The Devil Wears Prada
Andrea is a provincial girl and a university graduate, who dreams to become a journalist and hence, gets a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a major fashion magazine in New York City.
Andrea has always dreamed of a job like this, but she had no idea how difficult it was going to be. Why watch this movie, you say? Because Miranda Priestly absolutely slays in a man's world. And Andrea is her perfect foil. You can pick either side and not regret it because they both hold their own fort. What aids the process is the funny quotient in the movie, coupled with its fashion game which is definitely on point.
When people let you down and an extreme heart wrenching break up can tear you apart, you may see the rising fragment of light to explore your skills within you. Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods did a great job in the movie and introduced the world to the concept of beauty with brains, as she plays a fashionable and girly girl who is determined to achieve her goals after her brutal breakup.
Mulan has to be one of the first Disney films to display an inspirational female lead, someone who isn’t reliant on a prince to come and rescue her. If you haven’t watched this when you were young, we’d recommend watching it today, becaulse Mulan’s fight against female stereotypes and strength of character is just as relevant today as it was back then.
Bend it Like Beckham
The notion that girls shouldn’t play football is completely negated in Parminder Nagra’s film about friendship, culture and parental expectations. Not only are the two main characters fantastic sports women and best of friends, they also fight against the female stereotypes that we get to see from a very young age. A great coming-of-age story to watch with your daughter, if you will.
In a roaring rampage of revenge, Beatrix Kiddo sets out to finish what she started in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill story. The best part of the film is when she busts out of a coffin buried underground, recalling her Kung Fu master’s training for when "your enemy is three inches in front of your face." Her strength and sheer determination make this movie into something you watch to get yourself geared up for a challenge.
One of the warmest and joyful movies you’ll see in a while, Lady Bird is the kind of coming-of-age story that will resonate with you, even if it’s not filled with any life-changing dramas. Set in 2002, the film tells the story of Lady Bird in her last year of high school, checking out boys, friendships, and future plans. At the heart of the movie is her exceptional relationship with her mother. Other than that, the performances are spectacular and its script is pretty much perfect.
Who could forget the true story of Erin Brockovich, a single mom who has to raise her child but is unemployed and is also diagnosed with cancer. Julia Roberts stars in the movie, playing an elegant role in how bravely she fights with the circumstances. It’s a story about tenacity and drive, coupled with not being intimidated by those around you. Her sassy one-liners in the movie also make for some really good comedy.
Wild follows the story of Cheryl Strayed, a reckless heroin addict who is traumatized by her mother's death and her doomed marriage. Upon reaching this dead end in her life, she decides to walk the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail with no experience whatsoever. A story that explores the figurative idea that you have to go through pain in order to make it out, Wild is a great film to watch if you’re going through a rough time and need some inspiration in life in order to overcome it in the best way possible.
The Other Woman
This movie literally projects a bond between the women who share the same man, as no woman can ideally be friends with the woman you know your man is sleeping with. It’s a unique story about female bonding and can trigger your friendships as well as some personal empowerment. Cameron Diaz , Leslie Mann and Kate Upton star in this gorgeous movie about how to make friends even in the time of acute downfall in life.
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