Women empowerment movies are here to inspire and motivate young girls and women throughout the world to be the best versions of themselves. These pieces deserve special attention because of the message they carry.
It’s highly encouraging that nowadays women are finally becoming their own heroes and taking leading roles. But it’s even more encouraging that Hollywood is now providing us with some best woman-centered and empowering movies.
It’s not a surprise that empowerment films with a strong and independent female leader aren’t in abundance.
We’ve selected some of the best women empowerment movies.
Women Empowerment Movies #1 | Erin Brockovich
An unemployed single mother of three, Erin Brockovich becomes a legal assistant. While organizing some paperwork she gets confused when she notices medical records in one of the files.
She starts a little investigation of her own and as she digs deeper, she manages to bring down the Pacific Gas & Electric Company accusing them of polluting the water supply of the city. At one point this girl becomes the leading figure in a series of events. Theses involved her law firm in one of the most major class action lawsuits against a multi-billion dollar power company in American history.
Erin Brockovich is among the most popular women empowerment films. Imagine a single mother whom no one took seriously brought the city to its feet and a huge company to its knees. And the fact that it’s based on a true story makes this movie a real masterpiece.
The director of this movie is Steven Soderbergh and Julia Roberts plays the leading role of Erin Brockovich for which she won an Academy Award.
Overall, the film has 32 wins and 58 nominations. Erin Brockovich proves that no matter where you come from and what situation you are in, you can always make a difference. You should always fight for what you believe in.
Women Empowerment Movies #2 | The Help
A brave girl from Mississippi, Skeeter Phelan decides to write a book about the lives of the black maids during the civil rights movement. She exposes the racism and hardships they face as they work for white families.
This inspiring movie won an Oscar and Golden Globes and numerous other awards and nominations. The director is Tate Taylor and the cast includes outstanding actors such as Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and many others.
All of the women who play here are very brave, strong, dignified. What’s more important is that the aspiring author, the girl with big perspectives chooses her beliefs and her dream job over her boyfriend in the end.
In brief, this is a movie that will inspire you, make you cry, make you laugh and make you angry and hopeful all at the same time.
Women Empowerment Movies #3 | Kill Bill
Kill Bill is one of the most popular and beloved female action movies. It’s not surprising as it empowered many women by the strength and persistence of The Bride, Beatrix Kiddo.
It’s really cool to see a strong and self-confident girl or a woman in a female action movie who doesn’t have to wear a dress or be rescued by any prince.
Watching this empowerment film, many girls have that wish to grow up and be a warrior like her. The director of the Kill Bill movies is non-other than Quentin Tarantino. The role of the bride plays Uma Thurman.
Women Empowerment Movies #4 | Wonder Woman
Another great representative of female action movies, “Wonder Woman”, is probably one of the most anticipated women empowerment films of 2017. It tells a story about the fearless, justice-loving, badass girl who becomes female leader and super-heroine.
It’s a superheroine movie that we desperately need. Of course, there have been several female action movies that also depicted women with some superpowers or skills, like Black Widow from “The Avenger”, Mystique from “The X-Men” and Harley Quinn from “Suicide Squad”.
Wonder Woman is played by Gal Gadot. The character is an unconquerable warrior with an important mission to promote peace and to end the war of all wars.
Women Empowerment Movies # 5 | Suffragette
Considering the fact that the suffragette movement happened almost a hundred years ago, it’s surprising that until 2015 there wasn’t any movie about it.
Suffragette is among the most influential empowerment films. It tells a story of a young mother who chooses to fight for the movement after witnessing the injustices towards women in the early twentieth century. This is that kind of movie that will make you proud and grateful to be a girl, a woman and will teach you to stand up for yourself.
The cast includes many outstanding Hollywood actresses such as Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and many others.
Women Empowerment Movies # 6 | Million Dollar Baby
Get your tissues, the film Million Dollar Baby will pull at your heartstrings. The movie is directed and produced by American actor, filmmaker, and musician Clint Eastwood. Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman make this movie a real gem of empowerment films.
Million Dollar Baby gives an inside peek at how a determined woman decides to train to become a professional boxer and achieves her dream.
This is a very deep and heartbreaking movie that shows us what a woman goes through to realize and fulfil her dreams.
Women Empowerment Movies # 7 | Enough
The movie Enough will especially inspire and motivate those women who are abused by their husbands. A woman discovers that the man of her dreams to whom she is married isn’t really who she thought he was.
It follows the story of a courageous woman, Slim (played by Jennifer Lopez) who gets trapped in an abusive marriage and decides that everything has a limit.
She empowers herself to fight back her abusive husband for the sake of her daughter.
Women Empowerment Movies # 8 | Wild
Wild is the thrilling story of a woman, Cheryl Strayed, who undertakes a 1,100-mile solo hike as a method to recover from recent personal tragedies: the death of her mother and divorce.
She makes a decision to walk 1,000 miles with absolutely no experience. This movie explores the figurative idea that you have to go through the pain and hardship in order to make it.
Wild is the perfect film to watch for those who are going through a rough time and need motivation and inspiration to get through it.
Special shout out to Reese Witherspoon who played the leading role for which she was nominated an Academy Award.
Women Empowerment Movies #9 | Fried Green Tomatoes
This movie is about a woman who is having trouble in her marriage and is constantly being underappreciated. But luckily, fate introduces her to an old lady in a nursing home.
Her stories about powerful and self-confident women who had the courage to swim against the tide inspire her to find strength and confidence again.
This is the perfect movie to remind women to stand up for their rights and to be themselves.
Women Empowerment Movies # 10 | Mona Lisa Smile
Mona Lisa Smile, starring Julia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst, is perhaps the most empowering movie ever. It tells a story of a free-thinking and a modern art professor who teaches her conservative students in an all-girls private school to question their traditional social roles.
On her first day in this school, the free-spirited teacher learns that every single girl is only waiting for her Mr. Nice Guy to marry him.
She makes it her mission to teach them that girls have more to offer than just their left ring finger. This movie is a good reminder that it is important to encourage each other to realize women’s worth.
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