Real Talk 6th March 2023 by Katlyn Murray
8 Empowering Movies To Watch For International Women’s Day
And for every other time of year!
This Wednesday March 8th is International Women’s Day and although we love celebrating women every day, this week is the perfect opportunity to delve into all things female-focused, especially entertainment!
We have rounded up a few of our favourite girl-power movies led by female casts, directors and/or inspirations for you to flick on over the next few days. Get your friends around, or sit back with your fave treat and enjoy lapping up all of the amazing talent and stories that wouldn’t be the same without some amazing women.
Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig, was released in 2019. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, the film follows four sisters who have their own ups and downs but lean on their family for support throughout. It will have you laughing and crying at the same time but is definitely worth the watch. This film will make you want to hug the people close to you, and remind you how brilliant *Saoirse Ronan voice* “women” really are. Saoirse stars alongside Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet in this Oscar-nominated film.
Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This hit movie is based on the life of Eva Perón, who was an actress that went on to marry, Juan Domingo Perón the Argentinian president. Perón lived a short life after quickly becoming one of the nation’s favourite figures. Fall in love with the heroine who is truly herself and give it a watch this week.
Who doesn’t love a good sing-along movie with the girls? Mamma Mia is the ultimate feel-good movie for any girl’s night. While you’re all together why not watch the second one and have a mini-movie marathon? Based on the songs of ABBA, you will be singing along with the star-studded cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Pierce Brosnan. We can only hope there will be a third film in the next few years!
One of the best girly movies ever produced – if we do say so ourselves. A feel-good movie all about friendships, makeovers and finding love, sometimes that’s all you want for a night with the gals, or yourself! Enjoy the classic one-liners, iconic fashion moments and get in the mood for a chit-chat with your pals as Cher challenges herself and her friendships to find the perfect romance!
This inspiring film tells the true story of the three female African-American mathematicians who played a pivotal role in John Glenn’s (the third man in space) launch into orbit.
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Katherine G. Johnson and Octavia Spencer, this film is moving and inspiring, and gives you an amazing look into the work being done behind the curtain of a space mission, that you may have never thought of before.
Honestly, this has to be the number one movie we think of when it comes to girl power. Is there anything Elle Woods can’t do? After watching we literally feel like we could follow in Elle’s footsteps and prove haters wrong in any capacity. Women have been proving people wrong for centuries and continue to blow everyone away with their talents, smarts and creativity. Not only does this movie have an empowering feeling to it, but its aesthetic really brings those Y2K girl vibes that we just love to see. It also stars Reese Witherspoon, one of the leading ladies of Hollywood who continues to impress both in front of and behind the camera.
This film follows three female American news anchors who take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere in the network. The film depicts problems women everywhere can relate to on a larger scale and shows the strength and power of women supporting women.
One of the lighter films of the bunch but by no means one to scoff at. Frozen is an animated Disney film with two female leads and the plot follows Elsa’s journey to find herself and to embrace self-love as her sister supports her along the way. Although there is a bit of romance in the film, it is not the romantic love that brings the plot forward as with many Disney films, but the sisterly love that eventually thaws one’s frozen heart. Which we have to say, brings a near tear to the eye every time.
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