Movies touch us all in different ways. From dramas to horror movies, comedies to documentaries, they all provoke thought and intense emotion within us. They have immortalized characters and ideas on the silver screen for generations to come. It’s no exaggeration to say that a good movie at the right time has the power to change a person’s life!
Women not only like romantic movies with a proverbial “knight in shining armor” coming to rescue a damsel in distress. They are also into movies that have nothing to do with love and romance. Movie choices, like any person, are as diverse as a person’s moods and personalities.
FeedFond has compiled a list of movies that might appeal to our female readers. Check it out!
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- #20 La Vie en Rose (2007)
- #19 G.I. Jane (1997)
- #18 Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
- #17 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
- #16 The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
- #15 Revolutionary Road (2008)
- #14 The Queen (2006)
- #13 Erin Brockovich (2000)
- #12 Frida (2002)
- #11 Eat Pray Love (2010)
- #10 Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
- #9 Where the Heart Is (2000)
- #8 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
- #7 Head in the Clouds (2004)
- #6 Elegy (2008)
- #5 Amélie (2001)
- #4 My Week with Marilyn (2011)
- #3 Evita (1996)
- #2 Gia (1998)
- #1 Coco Before Chanel (2009)
#20 La Vie en Rose (2007)
This film is about a French singer, Édith Piaf (1915-1963), born into poverty and was raised in a brothel. The biographical movie traces her love, loss, grief and an early death—not to mention her rise and fall from fame. This film is a true depiction of the life of celebrities who may be wearing a façade that hides a hundred stories of loss and dejection.
#19 G.I. Jane (1997)
A film of true grit and determination. G.I. Jane proves that women are equally capable to men. It’s about integrating women into the United States Navy. The main character—played by Demi Moore—proves that women, no matter how feminine they may be, can and will take on a more masculine role when the need arises.
#18 Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
A story of overcoming challenges and rising to the occasion, Mona Lisa Smile stars Julia Roberts as an art history teacher at Wellesley College. She encourages her unconventional students to challenge the norms and beliefs of society and to be seen more than just a mother or a wife.
#17 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
This is an American sports drama starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. It shows how a waitress, Maggie, convinces Frankie, a professional boxer, to train her. The movie is about the failures that both Maggie and Frankie encounter on their way to success. Perseverance can change people’s luck, as The Million Dollar Baby shows.
#16 The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This movie teaches women that life is all about making choices. It shows the budding career of a young journalist Andrea Sachs—played by Anne Hathaway—in a fashion magazine run by the ruthless Miranda Priestly—played by Meryl Streep. In the end, her work demands take over her life and affect her relationship with her boyfriend and her best friend.
#15 Revolutionary Road (2008)
A couple living in the 1950’s USA apparently seem happy with their two kids. But the man is in a job he hates and his wife gave up her dreams to become an actress. The couple faces a difficult situation where they are both in circumstances where they’d rather not be. The movie is about struggle and trying to keep the family happiness intact.
#14 The Queen (2006)
Based on the death of Princess Diana, The Queen shows the strife among the family members that the tragic death engenders. It also highlights how the Queen must deal with the public and the new Prime Minister. The movie is a portrayal of the life of the Royal family, which is not as easy as it might seem from the outside.
#13 Erin Brockovich (2000)
This movie is about a single mother, struggling hard to make ends meet. She seems to face misfortune around every corner until she forces her lawyer to give her a job. She is not shown much respect by her coworkers until she finds herself in a multi-billion dollar corruption case that changes the way people in the law firm look at her.
#12 Frida (2002)
The movie about the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, is a complex story of sexuality, pain, art and how she carries on a dysfunctional relationship with muralist Diego Rivera.
#11 Eat Pray Love (2010)
Based on the novel by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love is a journey of self-discovery reminding us that a woman can be lost in spite of having everything in life.
#10 Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
The story of Queen Elizabeth the First and her struggle to save her kingdom in the face of adversity and how she gives up the love of her life for her country. An intriguing tale of enmity, love, betrayal, and patriotism.
#9 Where the Heart Is (2000)
The story of a single teenage mother abandoned by her partner in Wal-Mart, who spends her days secretly in the supermarket until the arrival of the baby. She eventually finds sisterhood and companionship by a nurse who takes them in.
#8 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
The story of a brave French girl who had a divine vision that encouraged her to take up the sword against the English in The Hundred Years War. She was later condemned as a witch and burned at the stake at 19 years of age. A true story of boundless courage and faith.
#7 Head in the Clouds (2004)
A romantic drama set in the 1930s, it depicts the life and love of three unlikely companions—an Irish schoolteacher, a refugee from Spain, and their Parisian photographer host, who shares her apartment with them. An interesting story about friendship and a call to war that can tear the friends apart.
#6 Elegy (2008)
A complex story of polygamy and the results of having an affair with a Cuban student barely out of her teens. The film reveals the insecurities that come with age, no matter how young we think we are.
#5 Amélie (2001)
A tale told in a clever way, the French movie doesn’t disappoint its viewers. It spins a tale of fantasy and reality from the eyes of a young girl based in Paris, searching for love and the meaning of life.
#4 My Week with Marilyn (2011)
A movie about Marilyn Monroe newly wedded to her husband, Arthur Miller, and the pressures she faces when she can’t satisfy the demands of the director, Sir Laurence Olivier. A young film student on the set decides to give the famous actress a break during her sojourn in London.
#3 Evita (1996)
Evita is the story of an Argentinian woman who has a rag to riches story. Played by Madonna, the movie shows how Evita was the subject of both love and hatred for the Argentinian people, being the wife of the powerful president, Juan Peron.
#2 Gia (1998)
Another gripping movie about rising high in the career world, only to have a downfall in the end as things spin out of control. Gia traces the path of a young girl aspiring to be a fashion model, only to see herself lost in the world of drug addiction in the end.
#1 Coco Before Chanel (2009)
The famous Parisian fashion designer, Coco Chanel, breaks the fashion mold when she designs her clothes based on the simple cuts of her lover’s outfits. She does away with the flowery and lacy numbers to bring a high level of sophistication among her followers.
How many have you checked off the list? Did any of the movies affect your life?