There are women all around us. They are financially independent women, sports players, single moms, career-oriented females, entrepreneurs, human activists, housewives, and dozens of other categories where women are playing their roles astoundingly.
Today at FAYVO, we are focused to drive all the attention toward the strong females in real and reel life to increase the real power of womanhood.
These inspiring women in movies and TV shows, some historical figures, others fictional, but all deserve a standing ovation.
So, why not appreciate the women around us simply by praising their work? Here we have a good list of women-empowering movies that you can note down to watch with the female ideal personality in your life.
P.S. Save them in FAYVO boxes to keep a record of them and share them with other friends.
The movie is about the intelligent women brains behind a mission at NASA. While the male workers were quite confused over how to put a man in space before their Russian adversaries, three women were working on a master plan. These African-American women did some real jobs and actually succeeded.
The big names in the film are Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The movie got nominated for Oscar and it is worth watching once in a lifetime.
Fictional women characters in the animated world are cute yet so powerful and influencing that you can’t ignore them. And yes, it takes a strong woman to join the single-moniker club.
The film is about a brave and adventurous character, Moana, and her life. This Disney film is not about finding the perfect prince charming and living happily ever after, but it is about self-discovery with a solid Lin-Manuel Miranda soundtrack.
Read More: The Most Popular Netflix TV Shows to Watch!
Coco before Chanel:
This movie is for all fashion fanatics. If you are one of those who are madly in love with new fashion trends, then this movie is for you. It beautifully portrays the life of a fashionista and focuses on one of the most iconic and inspirational women in fashion history. That’s Coco Chanel.
As most of us know, she works as a seamstress and cabaret entertainer, living a life that she’s not meant for. Everything turns upside down as she becomes the attractive English businessman Arthur Capel’s lover and fashion consultant. In addition to the cute romance and love story, the film highlights Chanel’s incredible aura and personality.
Meryl Streep is one of the most loved actors in Hollywood and her role in the film is worth applauding. She is playing the role of Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady and it is truly unforgettable. The autobiographical drama is all about women's empowerment and shows Thatcher from her early years. In the beginning, she had to strive hard to break gender and class barriers to become the first female prime minister of England.
As the title says, the movie Brave is about a strong female character, called Merida. She is the courageous daughter of a Scottish King and Queen. She is more than a traditional little princess and wants to move away from old-school things to carve out her own path in life.
Merida on her journey seeks help from a witch, who unfortunately grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, she has to work on her own and rely on her own bravery to break the beastly curse.
Our beloved Anne Hathaway plays the role of Jane Austen in this woman-empowering film. She is portrayed as a young woman who resists her parents’ wish for her to marry the grandson of the wealthy Lady Gresham (Maggie Smith). She is a self-made lady and wants to achieve something with her own hard work.
She rejects the marriage proposal to avoid a loveless marriage and, in the future, meets a poor lawyer who inspires her to do better in life and her career.
The movie, Eighth Grade was directed by a male comedian (Bo Burnham), but it’s all about a little 13-year-old student named Kayla. She is facing troubles and trying to make her way through her last week of middle school. There are little things but the things that don’t seem too little to anyone who’s been through a middle school crisis.
When watching the movie, you’d give your heartfelt best wishes to all the Kaylas of the world.
What better than displaying women’s power as a superhero?
Well, when Wonder Woman was released, it got the hype instantaneously because it was the first-time audiences were seeing a female solid character on screen. Wonder Woman has everything, from power to courage, confidence, and self-love. This movie sets the right example of how every woman is a superhero in herself.
Plan a movie night with your mom and grandmom and watch Wonder Woman together. It is the icing on our cake in this journey of being an independent woman.
It is a serious movie where you get to see Michele Leblanc, the protagonist. She gets raped by a person in a mask. It is kind of a mystery and thriller. The story unfolds when she vehemently plots to track him down and seek justice.
It is about all those suffering ladies anywhere in the world, who are looking up to someone to rescue them. The point is, you are your own savior and you should know it. Elle is a power-packed narrative with a strong central character who happens to be a woman. Elle is a unique feminist movie that you should never, ever miss!
Reese Witherspoon is someone who always speaks for women's equality and displays it with a ton of movies along the same lines. In the movie Wild, she laces up her hiking boots to embody Cheryl Strayed.
Following the incident of her mother’s death, the end of a traumatic married life, and a pattern of self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed decides to take a fresh start. With that, she plans to go on a life-changing, empowering journey. It is about adventure, self-discovery, and the wildness of nature. Taking the road down to the Pacific Crest Trail, and, with no previous outdoor experience, this strong lady sets out alone to hike one of the longest and toughest trails in America. For inspiration, all the females are encouraged to watch this film.
Why do we need movies on women empowerment?
Some of the men even might be thinking, why’s there a need to make and show movies on women empowerment, and what is it all about? For those, let us clarify the concept here.
Whatever the decade or age it is, the only one thing remains at its focus: Equality of the sexes.
Feminism or women empowerment is not one movement, but many.
It covers all the aspects including the social and ideological movements that aim to promote an equal playing field between genders.
The idea works on equal opportunities for both men and women. While striving to gain social, political, economic, and personal equality for people of all genders, the term feminism tells the need to create a global atmosphere where the experiences, identities, knowledge, and strengths of every individual person — no matter what their gender or sexual identity — can be utilized to their greatest potential.
This beautifully written movie is about women and their different nature. The director Alfonso Cuarón has described the Roma movie as a love letter to all the women who are important in his life.
It is a respectful contemplation of all the “hoods” women go through. Initially girlhood then womanhood and later, motherhood. The movie is sort of a domestic drama about a maid and the middle-class family she cares for in Mexico City. The message is kept in a black-and-white format but it doesn’t take long to see that a woman’s work never goes far from the gray area.
Bend It Like Beckham:
The movie is about an aspiring soccer player, who is a female. Now you’ll have an idea what her family expects her to do. Her parents refuse to let her participate in the sport because she's a girl.
With time, she continues with her ambition and proves everyone wrong, falls in love and sabotages expectations in the process. Also, this movie is inspired by a dream.
P.S. Bend It Like Beckham was written, directed, and produced by a woman (who's also a woman of color), Gurinder Chadha.
We get to see Emma Stone in the movie as a young, aspiring journalist. She is Skeeter Phelan, who is determined to write a book based on African American maids’ point of view on the white families they work for. It is about racism and the poor behavior of whites with blacks.
The movie successfully exposes the hardships and racism the maids face in everyday life. When watching the movie, be sure to have a handful of tissues and expect tons of inspirational moments. There are motivation and emotions together. The Help is a roller coaster of good and bad incidents as you revisit past challenges of their lives.
Queen of Katwe:
This female-directed documentary got immense appreciation on its release. The docu-film follows 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) who is a young girl living in Katwe. That’s basically a slum in Uganda.
Even living in a low-class society doesn’t stop her to chase her dreams. Her life changes significantly upon being taught to play chess. Phiona is god-gifted for the game and as we see her win competition after competition, we are hopeful for a bright future. She does it to free herself from poverty and improve her lifestyle. We see the passion in her eyes and that’s what strong women have in them!
The Devil Wears Prada:
The movie has the most quotable dialogue and is loved by every single lady out there. Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway happen to be together to depict the various trials of life as ambitious, career-focused women. There are diplomacies, tactics to prove the other party wrong, and double standards that face women in the workforce.
However, the film is full of fun and fashion inspirations to look for. Watch it now and love the vibe