11 Movies to Celebrate International Women’s Day

“Here’s to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.”

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re giving you a list of movies with strong female leads that are not solely based on being a love interest to another buff male character. Enjoy these 11 movies about women with passion, drive, and heart.


Hidden Figures

The story of three remarkable African-American female mathematicians and how they impacted the NASA in the early years of the space program. These are strong women working with numbers who are building each other up!

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Suffragette

A movie about when feminists were seen as rebels. The story takes place in the early 1900s in England in what would be the start of the Women’s Rights Vote Movement. Understanding the adversity and anguish behind a woman’s right to vote puts this civil liberty movie in whole new light.

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Wonder Woman

The first female super hero movie, the second female director given more than $100,000 budget, and the first female lead superhero in over 10 years makes Wonder Woman a powerhouse! Wonder Woman’s biggest lesson: Don’t take no for answer.

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Wild

Follow the story of recovering drug addict named Cheryl who tackles an unbelievable 1100 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail by herself after losing her mother and her marriage. Based on a true story.

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Erin Brockovich

A single mom single-handedly exposes the cover up of a power company dumping toxins into the community water supply. Erin teaches us to not take no for an answer, and fight for what you believe in. 

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The Hunger Games

In a dystopian future, a young woman looks to save her sister from the slaughter of the annual Hunger Games and ends up being the poster girl of the rebellion for justice and equal rights. 

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Brooklyn

A female Irish Immigrant leaves her home to find a better future in America. Caught between her past and her present, she must decide where her heart belongs. Don’t be surprised if you jump on Expedia to book a trip to Ireland after watching this film.

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The Help

During the Civil Rights Movement, a young aspiring writer takes it upon herself to interview and document the daily life of African-American maids working for upper class white families. Based on a best selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. 

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A League Of Their Own

A woman’s baseball league is born when World War II results in a lack of players for the men’s major league. Although there is no crying in baseball, there are no rules about keeping dry eyes while being fully engrossed in this movie.

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Legally Blonde

When a sorority girl gets dumped instead of engaged, she is dead-set on winning her beau back, even if that means getting in Harvard Law School. Elle Woods is the embodiment of “don’t judge a book by its pink rhinestone cover”.

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Joy

Joy Mangano, the OG mompreneur. Her story is one of building her empire as base for all woman with wild ideas and and strong work ethic. Its hard to go wrong with any JLaw movie.

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Did we miss any of your favourite movies with a strong female lead?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


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