International Women’s Day takes place on the 8th of March every year. Many women all around the world today are in a much better place than decades or even centuries ago. International Women’s Day is a day for us to look back at how far we have come, celebrate the achievements of our predecessors, and be inspired to fight on in making our world a better place to live in; regardless of race, language, religion, or gender.
On this special day, we present to you 7 movies you can watch with your family and (girl)friends to commemorate the precious bonds you share with all the women in your life.
Director: Gary Ross
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A revolutionary tale adapted from the novel series of the same name, the female protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, symbolizes what the 21st-century woman should strive to be – a woman of courage, boldness, and wisdom. In her endeavor to topple the corrupt regime of the Capitol, she realizes that she has got more in herself than she thought she knew – a striking reminder to all women today.
Director: Victor Fleming
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name, the film follows the life of protagonist Scarlett O’Hara set against the backdrop of the Civil War of that time. While still living in a largely male-dominated and chauvinistic society, Scarlett lives a life beyond her time and challenges the boundaries that society thrusts upon her.
Director: John Lee Hancock
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the novel The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis, the film follows the story of a foster mother (played by Sandra Bullock) who provides unwavering care and love to her colored foster son. With her guidance and nurturing, she slowly builds him up and unleashes the immense potential he has for football.
Director: Ken Kwapis
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Based on the novel by the same name by Ann Brashares, this film follows the heartwarming friendship shared by four women since their teenage years. As they each embark on their personal adventures and separate from each other for the first time in their lives, they realize their lives are bound by a magical pair of jeans that seem to fit each of them perfectly despite their very different figures. This film is a perfectly sweet reminder for all women (and men) that our friendships transcend space and time – no matter where we are, these bonds live in our hearts.
Director: Jason Moore
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
A film and musical rolled into one – Pitch Perfect is the perfect feel good movie for a chill night with your girlfriends. Sing along to each number while watching The Bellas take the boys down!
Director: Herbert Ross
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
The film adaptation of Robert Harling’s play of the same name, this story is based on the true story of Harling’s sister. The title symbolises the female protagonists in the movie – delicate as magnolia flowers, but have spirits that are strong as steel.
Director: Tate Taylor
Adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same name, Emma Stone plays an aspiring author and journalist who struggles to expose the racism prevalent in her white society. After she realizes her mother secretly sent her nanny (of colour) away while she was at school, she decided to write a book from the perspective of two other maids and the racism they are treated with.
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