This Women's Day, let us have a moment (or a few hours) to see how women are celebrated in cinema. These films inspire, empower, and well, feel women. These films quickly pass the Bechdel Test, from Little Women to Hidden Figures. Here's is the list of a few women-oriented movies of Hollywood to celebrate the day!
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Disney's film Queen of Katwe is based on the actual tale of Phiona Mutesi, a 10-year-old girl who lives with her single mother and brothers in the Ugandan slum of Katwe. Life is a daily struggle for Phiona and her family, but when she is exposed to chess, everything changes. This film redefines playing like a girl, from slum kid to international chess champion.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) single-handedly defied the stupid blonde stereotype, demonstrating that women can dress whatever they want and still get things done. It was a strange concept in 2001 to have a lady who enjoys pink AND slays in the courtroom.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
This courtroom drama stars Julia Roberts and is based on the true life of Erin Brockovich, a single mother of three who works as a legal assistant in a law office. When she comes across odd medical records from a little-known complaint filed against Pacific Gas and Electric, she digs deeper. She discovers that the business is poisoning a city's water supply, putting the health of a whole town in jeopardy. As a result, she takes on the big dogs and knocks them down. Whoever dares wins.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Do you recall this cult hit from the early 2000s? It broke on-screen tampon taboos and hurt the rules by raising questions about inequalities in professional athletics, cultural expectations, and gender roles. In 2002, to be exact. It was way ahead ahead of its time.
This is the incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, the courageous freedom warrior (Cynthia Erivo). She changed the course of history by joining the abolitionist cause and making the risky journey back to the Maryland farm where she had spent her life enslaved. Hundreds of enslaved black people were freed as a result of her fight.
Little Women (2019)
Little Woman is a coming-of-age story about four young sisters determined to live life on their terms, based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. The new adaptation has just added to our enthusiasm for this story - besides, with Saoirse Ronan at the helm; you can't go wrong. 'Be more Jo March' should be tattooed on us right now.