A special good afternoon to all the gals on this beautiful day – only one more day to go and then it is Woman’s day.
I will be spending my Woman’s day watching movies with strong female characters, with the goal to inspire and motivate. Here is a list of the top 10 movies to watch on woman’s day.
Three of these movies on the list, I have not watched, and will be watching on Woman’s day to celebrate woman from around the world. I will be watching, The Mummy (2017), Wonder Woman (2017), and Suffragette (2015).
The other movies I have watched before was really inspiring or had a great historical reference to woman being brave and fighting for what they believe in.
- Matilda is one of the first feminist icons which children learn about at a very young age. Matilda learns its viewers that woman can be strong, smart and powerful. This movie is filled with laughter and is really just a ‘feel good movie’, especially since it has a happy ending.
Mad MAX- Fury road (2015)
- This was one of the coolest movies that I have watched in a long time, it was filled with action, good music, pretty woman and just a crazy weird story line, where woman are oppressed by (where they are just alive, to make children and that scene where the woman were portrayed as breastfeeding machines). I am such a big fan of Charlize Theron and her character Furiosa was just such a badass. The woman is this film were portrayed as caring for one another, lifting each other and fighting for what is right. This film made me feel that I just wanted to take on the world and fight for what I believe in.
The Dressmaker (2015)
- I recently watched this film and when the movie was finished, I was so upset with what happened in this film. The movie is based on the 1960’s as an era against the backdrop of rural Australia, with elements of haute couture and rural township life. The movie is about a glamorous woman who return to her small town to take care of her sick mother and to transform the woman, but ends up taking sweet revenge on the people who did her wrong. To me this movie is just basically about, no matter how glamorous you make look on the inside, if you are rotten on the inside, clothes will alter your appearance but you will stay the same on the inside. It is a great movie filled with humour, historical aspects and detective/ mystery aspects. Please watch this movie!
The Help (2011)
- “You is kind, you is sweet, you is important.” – The Help.
- Not only did this film have me in tears, but it also really opened my eyes about the domestic worker’s life’s in the 1960’s and the stories which all the domestic workers have to tell. This is an extremely sad movie based on the concept of domestic workers taking care of other people’s children, while their children are also raised by other people and that woman give up so much for their families. The film is filled with humour, historical aspects and woman standing up for themselves.
The Shallows (2016)
- I am a sucker for horror and thriller films, and I am truly scared of sharks, due to me watching to many JAWS movies as a child. This film is based on a surfer who gets stranded on a rock from shore and must try to survive a great white shark attack. In this film three male characters actually gets eaten by the shark while the female character, who is Blake Lively outsmarts the sharks.
MIlli9o Dollar Baby (2004)
- This movie will definitely cause some waterfalls, so get your tissues ready. This film is based on a female character who wants people to believe in her, and is determined to participate in boxing. What I love about this film is how woman are portrayed in the boxing world, which was initially first only meant for male athletes. This movie is so empowering and indicates a female character with a will to fight (physically and emotionally).
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
If you are in the mood for a movie trilogy or sequel of movies, The Hunger Games is definitely the best choice. In these films the woman is the hero, due to the character rejecting the traditional norms of femininity. Katniss took over the role of a provider and hunter, when her father died, and the story of her strong character start off when her sister is threatened and she does the stereotypical manly, heroic thing and offers her life in return for the safety of her sister. Throughout all 4 Hunger Game movies, she is constantly portrayed as a strong character, who is a hero, inspires the viewer, always does the right thing and fights for what she believes in, even though it can cost her, her life. This film is filled with romance, action, fighting skills, mystery, historical reference, amazing garments (don’t even get me started on the dresses and makeup).
Finally, the three movies which I am going to watch on woman’s day, with strong female characters.
- This movie is based on the foot soldiers during the early feminist movement. The woman are forced underground but they don’t stop fighting! These woman lead the lives of the working class woman who don’t believe in peaceful protests anymore. These woman start to protest to fight for equality in their jobs, homes and the lives of their children. The film seems inspiring, heart-breaking and reference to historical references.
Wonder Woman (2017)
- Wonder woman represents a powerful feminist symbol, who is beloved by men and woman. Wonder woman inspires the viewer because she is lawful, fair and demands respect where it is due. Wonder woman represents the endurance of a woman. What I really love about this movie, is the outfit of Wonder woman, she can wear a short dress, but is still respected and treated with respect, which I feel is so important, as clothes are just clothes and that woman should not be judged for what they choose to wear.
The Mummy (2017)
- The Mummy is a great movie to watch on woman’s day, since this is the very first ‘Mummy movie’, where the mummy is actually a female and this makes me very excited. I love it when woman are the bad guys in the movie and want to take over the world, is this not what we as woman try to do every day. All that sucks is, that we as viewers know that the ‘bad guy’ will be defeated. I just want to watch one film, where the ‘bad guy’ actually d take over the world. (Yes, this is my evil side coming through).
I hope you have a lovely woman’s day on Wednesday. Let me know what you are doing and what your favourite movies are with strong female characters kicking ass !