Girl power movies

The weekend is here, and it’s time to curl under the sheets with a bowl of popcorn and watch your favorite movies and TV shows.

You may have had a tiring and hectic week; you may be on the brink of disappointment or failure.

Fear not!

We bring you a list of the most inspiring girl power movies to watch this weekend. So grab your popcorn and get motivated!

Fried Green Tomatoes (1992) 

The movie teaches a great lesson on how, when women of any age come together, they create a special and universal force that can help change and heal themselves and others. But gear yourself for the waterworks; this movie is sure to make you cry.

Mona Lisa Smile (2003) 

A refreshing take on the women of the fifties and sixties, Mona Lisa Smile centers around strong women characters in an era where women are taught that their world is restricted within the domestic realm only. The issues raised in the film are not just about seventy years ago, but still very relevant today.

Miss Congeniality (2000)

Yes, you’ve seen it a million times before but this movie is one of the girl power classics. Who can ever get enough of Sandra Bullock’s gorgeous, feminist FBI agent who fights all the bad guys while simultaneously winning the most coveted beauty pageant in America?

Pocahontas (1995)

The character is always quoted as one of Disney’s strongest woman characters. With all the flair of other Disney movies, this movie strives to put forward some really important messages.

Belle (2013) 

The movie, based on true stories, shows the life of the first black aristocrat and her struggles in an extremely biased and unequal society. The movie shows how a woman struggles alone and is a real motivation for anyone who always finds herself at odds with the world around her.

Suffragette (2015)

Three of our favorite female actors join in this strong and unforgettable movie: Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and Carey Mulligan. They have constantly portrayed strong woman characters throughout their filmography. This movie shows a piece of women’s history that can never be put aside or forgotten but is, perhaps, the most significant step in the struggle for equality.

Matilda (1996)

A children’s favorite story, this movie leaves us in awe of the young girl with her super mind and telekinetic abilities. In a beautiful way, the movie reawakens the child in us and we once again find ourselves in a colorful and imaginary world of childish innocence.

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Once again we have a stunner from the lovely Julia Roberts who shows the real-life struggles of one woman against a hostile world. The movie is a great move on social responsibility and inspires us to do our part for the world around us. It assures us that in the end, it is the truth that always wins.

The Colour Purple (1985)

This movie is a serious watch. The amount of resilience that a poor, disadvantaged woman can put up in the face of numerous troubles inspires us to count our blessings and fight bravely for what we stand for.

Wonder Woman (2017)

Of all the recent female-focused film ventures, this one really steals the show. Not only was the story and plot centers around strong female characters, the majority of the main crew behind the movie was also female. A truly empowering and energizing superhero movie, it is must watch for every girl boss. 

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