Here Are The 10 Best Women Empowerment Movies of All Time

Strong and inspiring female leads, a storyline that perfectly captures the struggles of women and an inspiring fight against all odds to rise to the challenge is the perfect recipe for a genuine women empowerment movie.

Nothing is more inspiring than a well-made film to uplift and empower women all around the world. And in a world like ours where women still face inequalities, abuse, harassment and are often helpless, a good movie inspires not only the women to empower themselves but inspires everyone around them to help them get empowered.

Strong and inspiring female leads, a storyline that perfectly captures the struggles of women and an inspiring fight against all odds to rise to the challenge is the perfect recipe for a genuine women empowerment movie.

Here is a list of the 10 best women-centric films to empower each and every woman.

1. Wonder Woman

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What better way to empower women than by giving them their very own female superhero. Wonder woman is everything; she is powerful, courageous and mighty. This movie is the perfect example of how every woman is a superhero in herself, and Wonder Woman is the icing to our cake in this journey of being sheroes and fighting sexism like it was nothing.

2. Real Women Have Curves

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Real Women do have curves indeed. This beautiful film had an entire team of women, from directors to writers to producers working on it. And nothing is more empowering than seeing so much female talent deliver an intense movie about what it means to be a young woman and understand life while trying to take control of our own destinies.

3. Mary Kom

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Sharing a real woman’s story on the big screens and representing her journey to millions of women is an excellent use of movies to give women empowerment the spotlight it deserves. Mary Kom inspired many throughout her career as a boxer, but the inspiration increased tenfolds when her story was shared through a movie. It was empowering, inspirational, motivational, and so powerful to watch.

4. Pink

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Strong female leads and a solid storyline to highlight these female leads is a must needed representation on screen. And Pink did it all right. During a time when MeToo was rising, and more and more women spoke up about their assault, Pink reinforced the need for consent and how No means No. The film has helped several women become more vocal and get justice for crimes done against them.

5. Lipstick under my Burkha

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Another strong film delivered by some super amazing actresses, Lipstick under my Burkha, navigates through and tackles some of the most common things a woman faces on a daily basis. Fighting patriarchy, facing sexism and misogyny and getting judged for everything they do by society, the life of a woman is tough, isn’t it? The film delivers relatable stories and is a reminder that women are in this together.

6. Chak De! India

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Women in sports have always been underrated and underappreciated, but Chak De! India gave us the sports women representation we needed. A team of women preparing with a coach and becoming a winning team, what a perfect way to empower women to play and win in life.

7. Moana

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Moana is a one of a kind Disney princess who for once didn’t have a prince swoop in to save her but instead she paved her own path, fought hurdles on her own and shared a tale of bravery, courage and self confidence. The soundtrack helmed by some of the industry’s powerful women just adds the cherry to the cake.

8. Roma

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Roma is one of the most relatable women centric films of all times. It follows a woman going through all the hoods of life: girlhood, womanhood and motherhood while trying to handle the different responsibilities each phase comes with. It is hard for women to take on so many roles while living in a domestic household and juggling between family and dreams of their own. Roma is empowering in every sense that a movie can be.

9. Nine to Five

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Women getting harassed and being looked down upon at workplaces is a scenario that happens more often than normal. Nine to Five is a fine comedy with a big message of how 3 women stood up to their misogynistic bosses by dressing up in fine suits and making their place. Despite being made in the 80s it tackles something we still face and need to change.

10. Margarita with a Straw

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This movie tackled how being a woman is hard but it’s especially harder when you have a disability and are exploring your sexuality. It is empowering to see the protagonist make it through so many turmoils and self doubts yet find solace and happiness in everything. This movie is a reminder that there lies happiness in the smallest of things and as women, our journey is hard but these little things are there to help us through it.

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