Daily sparkPassion 18 March 2017
6 brilliant movies that make you feel proud as a woman

Most brilliant movies seem to do more than just telling a notable story about fictional characters. They raise consciousness too. We selected some of the finest movies that make you feel proud as a woman. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

1. Hidden Figures (2016)

Girl power? Yes,ma’am! Hidden Figures is a movie fully packed with girl power. It’s about three brilliant African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. The film shows the equality movement for colored people in the early sixties and shows us how we dealt with feminism back then. The film was nominated for three Oscars.

2. 20th Century Women (2016)

The story of three twentieth-century women—Dorothea (Annette Bening), Abbie (Greta Gerwig), and Julie (Elle Fanning) – who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s seen from the refreshing point of view of the 15-year-old young man at the center of the film.

3. Wild (2014)

What if you’ve been driven to the edge by the loss of your beloved mom and the dissolution of your marriage? Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) decides to put her life back together again by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail – one of the longest and toughest through-trails, all by herself and her heavy backpack.She struggles, she overcomes. She finds herself. An absolute must see with an unstoppable feminist spirit to it.

4. Jackie (2016)

Yes, Jackie is a biographical drama film about Jackie Kennedy and tells the story of her life after the 1963 assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy. But it’s much more than that. It’s the story from Jackie’s point of view that makes it interesting and empowering. The movie shows us that Jackie was more than just a fashion icon and a perfect president’s wife.

5. Tracks (2013)

Remember the movie Into the Wild? Tracks is something like that but has a far more interesting story. This film tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson (played by Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across the stunning Australian outback, accompanied only by her dog and four camels. Why? Robyn answers that question pretty good in the film. “I am well aware of the hardship I will be facing. I am the first to admit I’m remarkably unqualified for such a hazardous undertaking. But this is precisely the point of my journey. I’d like to think an ordinary person is capable of anything.” That’s the spirit.

6. Mulan (1998)

Something lighter, but empowering, too. Disney’s Mulan is in fact, a feminist movie extraordinaire. The film was released during the third wave of feminism in the late nineties and is pretty much famous for encouraging the individual empowerment of women. Something you might not have noticed as a child, but will recognize now. Remember the scene where she cuts off her hair to serve her country? The film plays around with feminine stereotypes too, which makes it both fun and interesting to watch nowadays.

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