9 feminist movies of all times you should watch
Here’s a list of films that nobody can afford to miss:
If you are in a mood to watch some on-screen feminism, we bring you a list of films that put women front and center. They include films that expose toxic culture or are early feminist classics or pure female-fronted flicks:
Starring Reese Witherspoon, this book-turned-movie certainly inspired women to hike 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. The film is not only empowering but also inspired women to create changes in their lives.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s original Little Women novel, this film by Greta Gerwig offered a more modern take on the book’s message of feminism. The four March sisters wield their power in different ways and that’s a good watch.
‘Promising Young Woman’
Directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Carey Mulligan, this film explored toxic masculinity, and trauma. The actress plays a barista-vigilante who sets out for vengeance for the wrongdoing of her best friend. It is both empowering and cathartic.
‘The Color Purple’
A screen adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this film is one of the iconic feminist films that have managed to stay relevant in all these years. Starring Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, a Black southern woman, she manages to find strength within herself and female friends.
‘A League of Their Own’
This is one of the OG feminist flicks and a fictionalized tale of very first female professional baseball league, who stands up against patriarchy. Watch this one for Madonna, who makes an appearance.
This is the modern Disney hero we needed and definitely the one to show the kids.
Starring Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman as Fox News anchors Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, they work together to expose FOX CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Theron, Kidman, and Margo Robbie (who plays a fictional character) and their performances are worth the watch.
‘Woman Woman 1984’
Well, it was high time that Wonder Woman got her own superhero movie, and she finally did in 2017. Not just that, Gal Gadot slayed it again in Woman Woman 1984, as she faces off Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah.
The film centers around a woman who’s out for vengeance on the man who ruined her life. Starring Uma Thurman, this films is one of the most feminist performances and thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s work that showed off in every screen.