Feminism first emerged in the 19th century as a social, philosophical and political movement whose main struggle is the right to equality between men and women. In general, women in the 19th century did not have the right to read, write, study, work, etc. Keeping in mind the importance of women’s struggles in the society, we have segregated for you 5 movies about women empowerment which you will definitely like, shall we watch it together?
Suffragettes, launched in 2015, addresses women’s struggle to gain the right to vote and equality in the United Kingdom in the early 20th century. They have passively resisted oppression, but in the face of increasing waves of police aggression, they have decided to publicly rebel.
In addition, the plot featured protagonist Maude Watts (Carey Mulligan) juggling her role as a mother, wife, and dealing with these responsibilities alone while confronting the patriarchy of the time. In addition, Maud Watts is also a woman who has to face long working hours, which is beyond labor rights.
With this, Maude learns about the suffragette movement and even despite the lack of support from her husband and mistreatment by the police, Maude does not give up on the group and fights for what she believes in, an egalitarian society. Note that the term “suffragette” refers to those who fight for the right to vote for all, regardless of gender, race, or economic power.
In addition, the film stars Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!), Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter), Anne-Marie Duff (The Virgin Queen), Natalie Press (My Summer of Love), Romola Garai (Emma) and Amanda Lawrence (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker).
you can see “The Suffragettes” But prime video or in Apple TV.
20th century women
In a world made for men, the film “Women of the 20th Century” will tell the story of three women in 1979. Addressing three different women, from three different generations, the narrative will deal with the challenges these women face in everyday life. Show the difference between the personality of each character and the generation of each.
In addition, the heroine Dorothea (Annette Bening), a single mother born in her 20s, lives independently of men and the patriarchal traditions of society. In addition, she lives with her friend Abby (Greta Gerwig), who was born in the 1950s at the height of feminist struggles. Dorothea also shares her life with Julie (Elle Fanning), an analyst and lover of psychoanalysis and friend of her son Jamie’s (Lukas Z. Zuman).
you can see “Women of the 20th Century” But prime video or in Apple TV,
We can’t leave out the film directed by Greta Gerwig who was nominated for an Oscar in the “Best Direction” category, the film “Little Women” shows us that women have the power to dream and have the free will to choose what they want in life.
The plot will depict the lives of four sisters and the path taken by each, the film takes place in the United States in 1860 and breaks the stereotypes imposed by the society at the time, according to which women should only be mothers and housewives, while men went to war, worked and had twice as much leisure.
It is worth highlighting the course of the two sisters and the extremes that existed in their choices. The first is protagonist Jo March (Saoirse Ronan), who wants to write about women who are not only looking for marriage, but equal rights.
The other sister, Meg March (Emma Watson), dreams of marriage but lives with her ideas of a feminist and independent woman, so she chooses to marry a man for love, regardless of his financial status. Thus, Meg broke the stigma of marrying for money, which was common at the time.
Along with Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson, the film’s cast also includes Florence Pugh (Oppenheimer), Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), and Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects). You can watch the movie on the platform Netflix, Prime Video and Apple TV,
After all, a Disney classic couldn’t be left out of this list. The animation Mulan is a beautiful example of female empowerment, the film takes place in Imperial China under the invasion of the Huns. In the midst of the war, the Emperor of China called on all Chinese people to fight for the country. As she grows older, Mulan worries about her father and so decides to assume her father’s identity in order to take his place in battle.
Worried about Mulan’s dangerous fate, her family decides to send Mushu, a dragon, to stop her. However, seeing Mulan’s determination to fight for the country, Mushu decides to help her become a good soldier, without discovering the girl’s disguise.
Unfortunately, Mulan is discovered and, even though she fights on equal terms with the Chinese soldiers, she is fired from the military. However, determined to continue fighting, Mulan became primarily responsible for China’s victory in the war.
You can see its animation or live-action Mulan But disney+,
stars beyond time
To finalize our list full of women empowerment, we have the movie “Estrellas Alem do Tempo”. The plot tells the story of three African-American women in a team of NASA scientists at the height of the space race during the Cold War, fighting against sexism and racism so that they may get proper recognition in the US Space Agency (NASA).
Stars Beyond Time tells the true story of Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), who is believed to be a math genius. Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) needs to adjust to the advent of IBM computers and Mary Jackson (Janel Monae) dreams of becoming a great engineer. Thus, he led one of the largest technology operations teams in North America and became a legendary hero.
Therefore, the plot shows how much masculinity is present in the scientific environment and how three scientists have to deal with harassment at work, for which their white superiors do not believe in their competence and ultimately devalue their work.
In short, you can see “Stars Beyond Time” But disney+,
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