Girl Power: 4 Movies That Celebrate Womanhood

Women empowerment is all the buzz these days — and for good reasons, too. We’ve finally reached a time in history where women fight for what they deserve; fully realizing the injustices of the past and raising a new generation of strong women. All this messaging is scattered across all media, especially films. Women-centric movies have been around forever, but are now just becoming more significant.

In the spirit of celebrating women, here are some film examples that are beyond inspirational:

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Ah, anyone who lives and breathes for the early 2000s knows the struggles of career-focused women and its representation in The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep played the iconic role of Miranda Priestly, and Anne Hathaway acted alongside her as Andy Sachs.

Mulan (1998)

Mulan is a classic tale of breaking stereotypes. She disguised herself as a man to replace his sickly father in the army. What could be more badass than that?

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Thelma and Louise take best-friendship on another level. This movie is all sorts of memorable in terms of plot, lines, and feminist messages beyond its years.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Legally Blonde is an exceptional movie about surpassing what’s expected of you. It’s got all the elements you want in a kickass story — defying the “blonde” stereotype and sexism to boot.

We may think these films are just for entertainment, but they’re so much more than that. Remember, empowered women, empower women.