Are you looking for new movies to watch with your pals on movie night? Look no further than this list of funky girl power movies! Whether you’re a comedy, action, or drama fan, this list has something for everyone. So grab some popcorn and settle in—it’s time to celebrate female power!
Celebrate Girl Power With These Funky Movies
Next time you feel blue and want a boost of girl power, put on one of these feminist movies and get a jolt of feminism, empowerment, and good times!
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu star in this fast-paced action comedy about three sexy private investigators hired by a mysterious millionaire. With plenty of martial arts stunts, wild chases, and a good dose of girl power, it’s sure to entertain.
Anyone who doesn’t think Legally Blonde is a feminist movie isn’t paying attention. This classic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon follows Elle Woods as she embarks on a journey to prove herself at Harvard Law School.
Legally Blonde quickly evolves into a story about a woman shattering expectations and carving out her own path to success, despite constant criticism and rampant sexism.
Elle Woods completely reverses the stereotype of the dumb blond sorority girl she’s supposed to be, proving that how you look and what other people think about you should never stop you from chasing your dream—or solving a murder.
This biography centers on Joan (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie (Dakota Fanning), two disobedient young women who joined forces to form the Runaways, the country’s first widely recognized all-girl rock band, in 1974. The movie debunks the myth that rock ‘n’ roll is only for boys by showcasing the strength of young women.
Another movie with an all-star cast takes place in the 1960s during the Civil Rights movement and shows the lives of well-to-do women and their hired help. Emma Stone plays an aspiring writer who courageously writes about the lives of the helpers despite the warnings of her friends, family, and society.
This classic comedy follows a group of privileged teenagers living in Beverly Hills. Starring Alicia Silverstone as Cher, this movie highlights the importance of friendship and staying true to yourself. The iconic costumes, music, and dialogue make this movie an instant classic. Plus, watching a movie where girls are on top is always great.
Queen of Katwe
The film’s subject, Phiona (Madina Nalwanga), is a young girl from the Ugandan slum Katwe whose life is dramatically changed after she learns to play chess. Phiona is a natural at the game, and as we see her triumph in the competition after competition, we are optimistic about the prosperous future that chess may be able to bring her.
Three African-American women who were instrumental in the American endeavor to land a man on the moon are profiled in this Academy Award-nominated film set in NASA in 1961.
Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were brilliant scientists who overcame racism and sexism within their field to make essential contributions to history.
Through their courage and determination, these three women showed us that anything is possible if we believe in ourselves.
A League of Their Own
A League of Their Own, a narrative about sportsmanship and triumph, highlights women’s battle to prove themselves as athletes in the 1940s. Women’s sports fans will like this movie, which depicts women’s teams taking over the male-dominated baseball world during World War II—starring Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, and Geena Davis.
Promising Young Woman
This dark comedy-drama follows Cassie, a young woman who seeks revenge against men who have exploited her in the past. Cassie is played by Carey Mulligan, whose extraordinary performance makes this movie truly unforgettable. Through her acts of rebellion, Cassie discovers a strength she never knew and shows viewers that justice can be obtained through more than just the legal system.
Angelina Jolie stars as a CIA agent who is betrayed by her agency and must use her skills to clear her name. Salt packs in plenty of action sequences and espionage thrills while delivering an inspiring message about female strength and power.
This is Frida Kahlo’s true story (played by Salma Hayek). While highlighting Frida’s remarkable professional accomplishments, the movie depicts her turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), an unstable and eccentric man.
Above all, Frida overcame her health issues—she was hurt in a car accident and lived with chronic illness—and became one of the most celebrated artists in Mexican history and a globally recognized symbol.
The Hunger Games
This franchise follows Katniss Everdeen as she joins a revolution against a tyrannical government. Despite being thrust into a dangerous situation with high stakes, Katniss never gives up hope or stops fighting for what is right. Throughout her journey, she learns how powerful it can be for people to stand together and fight for justice—no matter the odds they face.
This iconic superhero movie stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman. After discovering her true identity as an Amazonian warrior goddess, Diana must use her superhuman strength and skillset to battle evil forces while learning more about herself.
With help from her newfound allies Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and Etta Candy (Lucy Davis), Diana learns how powerful love can be when saving the world from destruction.
It’s yet to be the celebration of International Women’s Day. Still, we’ve put together a list of our favorite films featuring the strong female characters we love and the storylines which continue to inspire us.
No matter what type of films you prefer, this list of girl power movies is sure to have something that appeals to everyone in attendance at your next movie night gathering.
So pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare for a fantastic evening celebrating female power with these funky films! And don’t forget the girls’ night out afterward—you deserve it! Enjoy!