While it may once have been a man’s world, it is now run by women. Women change the world every day. They are amazing engineers, pilots, presidents, prime ministers, teachers, preachers, doctors, scientists and even warriors. They have an impact and presence in every field. History began writing down some female names that had a great impact. Likewise, the cinema itself honored them by celebrating them. Watching films with a feminist agenda is inspiring not only to her female colleagues but to all genders equally.
In fact, there is no shortage when it comes to strong female characters in movies. Even if the protagonist is male, it is easy to spot the female character who has the power to change the course of events or make her opinion known.
To think about it, the female characters have undergone a major cinematographic transformation. The archetypal image of women as indistinguishable background noise in the grand scheme of things and as cheerleaders for men’s accomplishments is slowly, but surely, taking a back seat to this newly born leader. Without further ado, here are some movies that will make you fall in love with being a woman…
10 Erin Brockovich (2000)
Optical fiber Released in 2000, and directed by Steven Soderbergh, it grossed $256.3 million at the box office. It’s a retelling of the true story of paralegal Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts), who makes a dangerous discovery: a company is using a toxin to pollute the water in order to improve its profits. Polluted water has made hundreds of people sick, developing cancer and other major health problems.
Erin wholeheartedly takes up the cause and seeks justice and redress for the families involved. Although she works under the supervision of a lawyer, she does most of the work herself. You collect evidence, negotiate with company representatives, and even memorize all the names of the affected persons.
Her incredible work ethic, her resilience in the face of adversity, and her ferocity in defending victims against corporate corruption are all deeply inspiring. It gives you a deep sense of respect for any woman who puts so much of herself into such noble causes and in perfecting her job in general. This film easily reintroduced the concept of the value of the “working woman” and removed the stereotype that it is always better for a man to do it.
9 The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Satan wears purdah It was released in 2006 and directed by David Frankel. It is now recognized as one of the classics. If you haven’t seen it, you must have heard of it at some point. It tells the story of a young journalist who works for one of the biggest fashion magazine editors in town.
Miranda, the aforementioned editor, is portrayed as a strong woman, who achieved her success through hard work, wit, and wit. She is tough when it comes to work. Everyone begins to act differently when she sets foot in the company, as if her mere presence puts everyone right. However, the respect she commands through her personality does not come without a price. She is targeted by many competitors who won’t stop until they see her down.
Even when we see her falter at one point in the movie, Miranda (Meryl Streep) picks herself up and dusts herself off. Find a way to turn the enemy’s plot against them. Of course, she does this with the help of her loyal assistants. Even though she takes things to extremes at times, this character will never stop inspiring feminine strength.
8 Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally blonde (2001) is another classic American film, directed by Robert Lukic. It tells the story of a seemingly spoiled rich blonde girl named Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon) who is dumped by the love of her life and told she is shallow and not smart enough. The breakup is just a reminder of the well-publicized “dumb blonde” stereotype.
In reaction to her ex-husband’s insults, she decides to apply to Harvard Law. The film depicts this young woman’s journey in discovering her skills and rebuilding her self-esteem. The movie has been upgraded from a “return to an ex” story, to the ultimate female success story. He knows that self-discipline, perseverance, and self-confidence are all stepping stones for anyone, including women, to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
7 Gone Girl (2014)
2014 thriller/mystery film The girl is gone is another movie to watch if you want to see the wonders women can do. It stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck and tells the story of a married couple, Nick and Amy Dune, whose marriage is in crisis. Upon discovering his infidelity, Amy does not get into a huge fight as expected. Instead, she mysteriously disappears and frames her husband for the alleged murder.
This movie shows a side of women that has always been taken for granted. It shows that a woman’s only weapon is not her tears and that she can be just as cunning as a man. In this movie, the wife punishes her husband’s infidelity by putting him through a difficult ordeal. The part that should be overlooked here is not the crime of accusing someone of murder, but the part where we acknowledge that women can be dangerous too and maybe “all is fair in love and war” isn’t just an aphorism.
Amy is a woman who, contrary to what is commonly assumed, is led by her brain rather than her emotions. She is an inspiration when it comes to controlling emotions and maintaining balance.
6 Enola Holmes (2020)
released in 2020, Enola Holmes is a mystery/crime film based on the literary legacy of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This Legacy depicts an impressive male detective who brilliantly uncovers the truth in various complex crime scenarios. By creating a surrogate woman, the film builds the perspective of women in solving crimes and re-establishing a female presence in professions with “high intellectual activity”.
Enola, Sherlock’s young sister, has managed to solve a complex murder mystery. This feminist tone increases Enola Holmes 2 Where they present the true story of Sarah Chapman, one of the most important characters in Matchgirls Strike. Bringing the story of a political activist to life is both entertaining and educational.
In more than one way, the film calls for the feminization of male-only traditions and professions. The film features not just one inspiring female character, but two: Enola, a detective, and Sarah Chapman, a union activist.
5 Wonder Woman (2017)
Superpowers have for the longest time been reserved for men; Theaters were filled with Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and countless other superhero legacies that don’t include women. Wonder Woman is one movie where men can, finally, sit on the bench and watch how women do it.
It depicts the story of an amazing superhero named Diana (played by Gal Gadot) – Princess of Themyscira and the Amazons, daughter of Queen Hippolyta and King of the Gods Zeus. Her care for humanity and her efforts to save it from the looming threat of dark forces is indicative of her strong sense of morality and immeasurable compassion. She is a hero in the truest sense of the word, not only through her natural strength and magical abilities but through her strong understanding of right and wrong and her willingness to stand up for a good cause.
4 Mona Lisa’s Smile (2003)
Mona Lisa’s smile is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mike Newell. The film is set in the 1950s and follows the story of a revolutionary art professor who teaches at a private girls’ school. She realizes that most of her students conform to the dictates of society. They take art classes just to appear educated and sophisticated, but their first priority remains to get married. Once they tie the knot, they plan to be stay-at-home moms, completely dedicated to making their home a home.
Like a hurricane that strikes a silent town, professor Katherine Ann Watson (played by the talented Julia Roberts) enters these girls’ lives with the goal of freeing them from the societal restrictions that prevent them from pursuing a career or pursuing their individual dreams. She highlights the importance of having ambition, vision, and true passion separate from marriage. It is a wake-up call for all women who remain committed to society at the expense of their own happiness.
3 Hidden Figures (2016)
Hidden characters (2016) Biographical drama film based on a true and inspirational story. It follows a group of African American mathematicians who helped build what is now known as NASA. This film is special because it deals not only with feminist issues, but also with gender issues. It forms an image of a strong, independent, and talented black woman.
Being female was hard enough during the ’60s, but being female and black was a real challenge that this group of women managed to survive. The cast was absolutely amazing and perfectly portrayed the characters, staring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Kristen Dunst. This film is a historical look at the incredible achievements of incredibly talented and driven women.
2 Women Speak (2022)
The woman speaks It was a resounding success. Based on Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel of the same name, the film deals with the story of a group of women in a religious colony who are drugged and raped by the men of their village.
The events of the film take place after the assault and depict how the women come together to decide their next destiny. They form a council to discuss the possibilities before them. Some voted to stay and fight for their rights or leave the village entirely. It doesn’t matter what the decision was; The inspiring part was how they regained agency over their lives by deciding their own future.
This film attempts to break the silence around abused women and give them the assurance that being abused does not mean losing power. The message delivered clearly indicates that power will always remain in the woman if she decides not to give it up.
1 Freedom Book (2007)
American Drama Freedom Book (2007) written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. It tells the story of a young teacher who begins teaching a class of troubled teens in the racially divided city of Los Angeles. Hilary Swank plays real-life teacher at Wilson High in Long Beach, Erin Gruel, who is adamant in her quest to lift her students out of their lives of crime and drugs.
She fought their destructive gang culture and gave her students a safe space to express their personal hardships and tribulations. With her dedication, she has been able to impact many students’ lives and restore hope for the future in many of her students. This movie proves time and time again that women are like chemists. They have the power to change lives and turn any negative situation into a positive one.