There are many types of movies, whether they’re romantic, dramatic or historic films, we like the type of movies that are based on true stories about people who have achieved many things in their lives, overcoming obstacles and facing their fears.
We have made a list of the top movies every woman should watch because they have some really inspirational female characters that have accomplished their goals. If you’re planning your weekend film marathon, you’ll find many options on this post!
The Devil Wears Prada
This dramatic comedy features the renowned actress Meryl Streep and the talented Anne Hathaway. The story revolves around the world of fashion and it is inspired by the famous editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour. The film was a huge success, it grossed over $300 million.
Eat, Pray, Love
Starring Julia Roberts, James Franco and Javier Bardem, the film is based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert. The story revolves around Elizabeth, a woman who seemed to have everything a woman could dream of a successful career, a beautiful home, and a good husband. After a while, she decides to leave everything behind and travels to Italy to pursue happiness.
Frida is film starred and produced by the renowned Mexican actress Salma Hayek. The movie is about the exciting life of Frida Kahlo, a strong and revolutionary woman who became a successful painter in Mexico.
Million Dollar Baby
“Million Dollar Baby” is an American film about a boxing trainer (Clint Eastwood) who helps an amateur boxer (Hilary Swank) achieve her dream of becoming a successful boxer. The film shows how severe and cruel life can be and how the young boxer faces different challenges; “Million Dollar Baby” won four Academy Awards.
Mona Lisa Smile
This film shows what life was like for women during the 1950s. Starring Julia Roberts, the film takes place on the campus of Wellesley College; she encourages her students to pursue their dreams in a time when most women only wanted to get married and start a family.
Revolutionary Road is a movie based on the 1961 novel of the same name. The film is about the lives of an aspiring actress (Kate Winslet) and an unhappy man (Leonardo DiCaprio); it was nominated for three Golden Globes, four BAFTAs, and three Academy Awards.
Coco before Chanel
This 2009 French film is about fashion designer Francesca Coco Chanel. The film traces the beginnings of Coco in the fashion world and how she revolutionized it; the film was nominated for four BAFTA Awards and the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
My week with Marilyn
This British film starring Michelle Williams is based on the books by British author Colin Clark. The film details the week in which Monroe was escorted by Colin Clark, after her husband, Arthur Miller, left the country. Williams won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
This French film is about Amélie Poulain, a waitress who discovers a small box containing toys and pictures that a child hid forty years ago. Amélie looks for the box’s owner while she learns about many interesting things. If you like French films then this movie is a must!
Erin Brockovich is a movie about the life of a young woman who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The role was played by Julia Roberts, who won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
This American musical drama film starred Madonna and renowned Spanish actor Antonio Banderas. The movie tells the story of Argentina’s first lady Eva Peron. The movie was a huge success, grossing $141 million worldwide.
Where the heart is
This film is the story of a young pregnant woman who is abandoned by her boyfriend in a store. Natalie Portman plays Novalee Nation in this dramatic story based on the novel by Billie Letts. This movie also talks about the importance of forgiveness, love, and friendship.
La vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose is a French movie about the life of Edith Piaf; the role was played by Marion Cotillard, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress. It became quite a popular movie with positive critics due to the deeply emotional performance of Cotillard. The film became the third-highest-grossing French-language film in the United States.
In this film, Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II; the plot of the film revolves around the death of Princess Diana of Wales and how it affected the British Royal Family. The 2006 film was directed by British director Stephen Frears.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
One of the most impressive historical films that have been made in years, the main role is played by renowned actress Milla Jovovich. The film tells the story of Joan of Arc, the famous war hero, and religious martyr; the film received positive reviews thanks to the performance of the movie cast.
The main role in this movie is played by actress Demi Moore; it tells the story of Lieutenant Jordan O'Neill, a woman who tries to prove everyone in the U.S. army that women are just as capable as men. The movie was a huge box-office success, grossing $97.1 million.
Head in the clouds
This Canadian-British film tells the story of the love affair of the three main characters and the choices they make during the political unrest in the late 1930s in Europe; the film is directed by John Duigan and the main characters are played by Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, and Stuart Townsend.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
This is the sequel to the 1998 film “Elizabeth”; Cate Blanchett plays the role of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The movie was released in 2006 and it won Best Costume Design; Blanchett also received a nomination for Best Actress.
Gia is a 1998 biographical HBO film that tells the story of supermodel Gia Marie Carangi played by Angelina Jolie. The movie was well received by critics, and it was nominated for several awards. It was directed by Michael Cristofer and it was released in 1998
The film starring actress Penelope Cruz is based on an adaptation of the novel "The Dying Animal". The story is based on the relationship of a university professor and a young student named Elegy. The movie was a huge success and it was nominated for several awards.