Everyone loves a good movie night, however, it’s pretty hard to find a good program with so many TV shows and blockbuster movies that promote and stimulate the objectification of women.
Luckily, Girl Power movies, featuring women breaking taboos and prejudices, are often acclaimed by the public and critics.
Earlier this year, Netflix released a category named: Movies with strong female leads, containing several titles starred by Female characters with encouraging stories to get you inspired in the comfort of your home.
We made a list with 10 best choices to an empowering Netflix marathon. So get your girlfriends together, popcorn on point and good movie!
1. Madame Bovary
2015’s Drama starred by Mia Wasikowska, is Based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, this is the classic story of Emma Bovary, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor, Charles Bovary, to leave her father's pig farm far behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.
43% Rotten Tomatoes
Tallulah, the Netflix original film, tells the story of the young vagabond, Lu (Ellen Page), who lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. When a chance encounter incites her to impulsively "rescue" a baby from a negligent mother, Lu, at a loss for what to do, turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Margo, who mistakenly believes she's the child's grandmother.
84% Rotten Tomatoes
3. Julie & Julia
Based on two true stories, "Julie & Julia" intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness, and butter, anything is possible.
76% Rotten Tomatoes
A young woman's (Emma Watson) desperate search for her abducted boyfriend (Daniel Brühl) that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, an ex-Nazi cult that nobody ever escaped from.
26% Rotten Tomatoes
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana is about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master Wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.
95% Rotten Tomatoes
6. She’s Gotta Have It
Spike Lee's groundbreaking film, forever changed African-American filmmakers plus the representation of blacks in American cinema, depicting men and women of color not as pimps and whores, but as intelligent, upscale urbanites.
90% Rotten Tomatoes
Combo: Last Year, Netflix released a 10 episode series starring Spike Lee’s very first joint. Now, Miss Nola Darling returns in a timely, topical update of the visionary writer-director’s She’s Gotta Have It.
7. Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
93% Rotten Tomatoes
8. To The Bone
Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old young woman with anorexia nervosa who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor.
90% Rotten Tomatoes
9. Boys On The Side
Looking to jump-start her career, a lesbian nightclub singer accompanies a woman with AIDS on a cross-country drive from New York to Los Angeles.
73% Rotten Tomatoes
In this adaptation of the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith, Carol (Cate Blanchett), a wealthy married woman, and Therese (Rooney Mara), a female department store clerk begin a forbidden affair in the 1950s that leads to both heartache and liberating joy.
94% Rotten Tomatoes
That's a wrap! Ten Movies With Strong Female Leads to inspire you. We hope you like it and if you know more movies that should be on this list, comment below! Also give your feedback about the movies listed, if it is a good story or not, if made you laugh, cry... share your thoughts and stay tuned to the next posts.
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