There are some movies that we forget straight away when we walk out of the cinema theatre, there are others that make us think for a while and then there are the ones which stay us with us for a long long time. Usually, these movies are the ones which leave us pondering and affect us in a way that makes us think.
We present to you a list of movies in, no specific order, that everyone must watch and gain some inspiration so as to make the women of our society stronger than they are. Because it was once rightly said “Art imitates life and as it turns out life imitates art too”.
#1 Bend It Like Beckham
This interesting movie by Gurinder Chadha largely depicts girl power to the optimum. It shows how the protagonist – A girl from a Punjabi family, ‘bends’ the gender norms set by the society by following her passion for soccer and setting off to become a professional soccer player.
#2 The Million Dollar Baby
The Million Dollar Baby has lot more to it than just being a movie about boxing. This movie leaves all stereotypes about women to the dust by depicting a story of a 31 year old waitress Maggie wanting to learn boxing. It truly gives meaning to the statement ‘Age is just a number’, we are required to be young from the spirits in order to follow our dreams… It’s never to late for anything.
#3 The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil wears Prada is a women concentric film depicting the story of two strong and independent women Miranda Priestly, who rules the world which is generally dominated by men and Andrea Sachs, who does nothing but what she feels is right. The movie is hilarious yet inspiring and the fashion game is absolutely on point.
If you have not watched this Bollywood flick, we must tell you have missed out on one of the best movies Bollywood has ever come across. The story of how a naïve girl gets dejected after her fiancé refuses to marriage right after the mehandi ceremony, but that doesn’t stop her from exploring the world. She sets of on her honeymoon all by herself. The story of how this girl with loads of insecurities finds freedom, happiness and her very own self Queen aka Rani is bound to win your heart.
#5 Easy A
‘Easy A’ is a punch at the face of all bullies. It’s the story of Olive a who gets stuck in a college rumour which isn’t taken in a good light. So be it! Olive is shown embracing her image as a ‘dirty skank’ to give the bullies a lesson. ‘Easy A’ essentially teaches us that we must not change who we are and what we stand for anyone.
#6 English Vinglish
This beautiful movie starring Sridevi is a treat to watch. It depicts the story of how a typical Indian housewife steps out of her comfort zone, learns English and shows the world what she is capable of.
#7 Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich is a real a life story initiative of a woman to undercover the truth behind numerous deaths and illness caused due to poison released in water by a gas company. However, the journey of this investigation isn’t an easy one with people judging the protagonist Erin due to her proactive way of dressing and frequent use of vulgar language, however all of this beats her great determination for the purpose she s fighting for.
#8 Margarita with a straw
This brilliant movie is definitely a must watch. The story is of Laila who is differently abled and is suffering from cerebral palsy. The story is not about the challenges faced by the character but about self-discovery, self-discovery of a woman who happens to be a cerebral palsy patient.
‘Amelie’ the story of a naïve girl who lives in Paris is bound to touch hearts. The way she enjoys little things in life is a relish to watch. Perfect movie to watch when you find the world dark and end up loathing the human race.
#10 Angry Indian Goddesses
Bollywood’s first ‘Female Buddy’ movie is nothing less than a delight to watch. This brilliant dedication to womanhood and friendship is a must watch. It’s filled with humour, realism, bonds and ultimately hope.
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