Women's Empowerment Movie List: For Inspiration

May 10, 2009

I love movies.  But I get so aggravated when I walk through Blockbuster Video with my high-school age son, Kevin, trying to find a movie that we can both watch together.  One of the things I've started to insist on is that the movie actually include some women in roles other than sex object or victim awaiting rescue.   That limits our choices dramatically. Recently, a friend shared with me a list she has been compiling of movies that are about women's lives.  What a concept!   I'm starting a Women's Movie Night with some of my friends so that we can work our way through this great list.   I pass it on to you to enjoy and share with others.  



A League of Their Own

Algeria:  Women at War

All About Eve

All About My Mother

American Quilt

American Violet

Antonia’s Line


Bend It Like Beckham

Between The Lines

Bring it On

Daughters of the Dust

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Dream Life of Angels


Entre Nous

Fried Green Tomatoes

Girl Interrupted

Heavenly Creatures


In Her Shoes

Iron Jawed Angels

Joy Luck Club

Little Women

Mean Girls

Medea’s Family Reunion

Memoirs of a Geisha

Notes on a Scandal

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Steinem recommends)

Real Women Have Curves

Revolutionary Road (Steinem recommendation)

Sense and Sensibility


Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Soul Food

Steel Magnolias

The Color Purple

The Devil Wears Prada

The First Wives Club

The Red Lantern

The Sisters

The Space Between Us

The Whales of August
The Women

The Women of Brewster Place

Thelma & Louise

Three Women


Waiting to Exhale

Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown



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