March is Women’s History Month! In reflection of this, I’d like to share a list of movies to celebrate the power of women in film.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, strength, or a good laugh, this list has you covered.
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
Whether or not you believe torture was vital to the hunt for Bin Laden, Jessica Chastain is awesome in her role as a female CIA operative who is tough and doesn’t care what anyone thinks in her determination to capture Bin Laden.
Amelia tells the story of Amelia Earhart, the young aviatrix who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
9 to 5 (1980)
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.
The musical Evita shares the life of a child from the lower class who rises to the role of first lady and spiritual leader of Argentina.
Norma Rae (1979)
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.
A League Of Their Own (1992)
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Erin Brockovich’s movie shows the power of one woman who took down a power company polluting a city’s water supply.
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Real Women Have Curves” is a humorous and warmhearted look at a Mexican-American teenage girl coming of age in a boiling cauldron of cultural expectations, class constrictions, family duty, and her own personal aspirations.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Did your favorite make my list? Have one to add? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.