Lights, Camera, Empowerment: Must-Watch Movies for Badass Feminists
The Evening Standard cites the new BARBIE MOVIE as the feminist epic we deserve. We can’t wait to see it and we’ll be turning out rooftop into a PINK Barbie World for 4 days only – 10th-13th August.
Meanwhile, we explore what other fantastic movies hit the feminist jackpot, smashing stereotypes, kicking gender inequality to the curb, and spotlighting the sheer badassery of women. Get ready for an electrifying list of films that every fierce feminist should know. Grab your popcorn, claim your throne, and let’s dive into the ultimate movie power pack!
1. Thelma & Louise (1991)
Directed by Ridley Scott, “Thelma & Louise” takes you on a wild road trip that’s about to redefine the meaning of freedom. These two rebellious souls escape their mundane lives and flip society’s expectations the bird, showing us what it means to challenge the norms like certified renegades.
2. Hidden Figures (2016)
Prepare for a mind-blowing true story in “Hidden Figures.” This flick unveils the awe-inspiring brilliance of three African-American women mathematicians who launched NASA into the stratosphere during the ’60s. They smashed through barriers, proving that talent knows no boundaries, baby!
3. A League Of Their Own (1992)
Batter up, my badass babes! “A League of Their Own” delivers a knockout punch set during WWII. Watch a gang of badass women break out their baseball bats and show those boys who’s boss. They prove that women can hit home runs both on and off the field.
4. Suffragette (2015)
Get ready to join the fight in “Suffragette,” a historical drama that shines a spotlight on the fierce women who battled for their right to vote in early 20th-century Britain. These warrior women risked it all, raising their voices and reminding us that the fight for equality is worth every damn sacrifice.
5. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Rev your engines for the jaw-dropping “Mad Max: Fury Road.” In this post-apocalyptic thrill ride, a fierce female warrior named Furiosa kicks ass, takes names, and defies the rules of a wasteland ruled by toxic masculinity. This film is a symphony of feminist rebellion that’ll leave you breathless.
6. Lady Bird (2017)
Get ready for some serious realness in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird.” Follow our rebellious protagonist as she navigates the ups and downs of high school, family drama, and finding her place in the world. It’s a coming-of-age masterpiece that’ll make you laugh, cry, and cheer for Lady Bird like the badass she is.
7. Mustang (2015)
Saddle up for a wild ride in “Mustang,” a film that tells the powerful story of five spirited sisters in rural Turkey. They refuse to be tamed by patriarchal nonsense, rebelling against societal norms and fighting for their freedom. It’s a fierce and fearless celebration of sisterhood that’ll have you standing up and cheering.
8. Wonder Woman (2017)
Prepare to be dazzled by the superhero extravaganza that is “Wonder Woman.” Gal Gadot brings the iconic character to life, showcasing strength, compassion, and unapologetic power. This badass flick proves that women can save the world, rock the armor, and take charge like the ultimate warrior queens.
9. Whale Rider (2002)
Dive into the mesmerizing world of “Whale Rider” where a young Maori girl challenges tradition and fights to become her tribe’s chief. This enchanting tale captures the power of heritage, the beauty of cultural strength, and the resilience of a young woman determined to break through gender barriers.
10. Clueless (1995)
Slip into your most fabulous outfit and indulge in the ’90s classic, “Clueless.” Cher Horowitz, our sassy and stylish queen bee, takes us on a hilarious journey through high school. She teaches us that even in the world of fashion and popularity, it’s possible to question the norms, rock your own style, and sprinkle it with a touch of pink.
So, my fierce warriors, these movies are the ultimate arsenal in your quest for empowerment. They defy the norm, challenge expectations, and celebrate the unapologetic strength of women. Grab your crew, ignite your passion, and let these cinematic masterpieces fuel your inner badass. It’s time to rewrite the script and show the world what true equality looks like. Lights, camera, empowerment!
Check our Rooftop Film Club’s PINK POWER collection for August here!