Every woman has had that time in her life when she just didn’t feel like she could accomplish anything. Often, women feel like they are down in the dumps and have a real need for ‘a pick-up.’ Well, if that’s you right now, look no further!
Here is a list of 10 movies that are guaranteed to get you back on your feet feeling ready for anything.
“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.” ― Anthony Burgess
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Maggie decides to pursue her dream of becoming a boxer once she realizes she’s in a real dead end situation. Frankie, who doesn’t like women fighters, tells Maggie she’s too old to start training and doesn’t won’t train her. However, she is a determined to prove him wrong and with the rest of her family, she works hard to achieve her goals. In the process, she throws every stereotype about girls to the wind and shows us that dreams cannot be bound by limits
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Olive is a little girl with a dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Circumstances conspire to put her entire dysfunctional family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest from Albuquerque California. A movie that is bound to make you laugh and put a smile on your face.
Gone With the Wind (1939)
If you need to pick one movie that revolves around the will to survive and prosper, then there is hardly any movie that does more justice than this one. This is an epic tale of a woman’s life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America’s history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta; from her first love whom she has always desired to three husbands in three bad marriages; from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty; from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life.
Thelma and Louise (1991)
A movie that shows just how powerful a female friendship can be. Thelma and Louise is a story of two women who take a break from their usual lives to go on a road trip together. However, things soon take a wrong turn, and they face unexpected situations in which they only have each other.
Easy A (2010)
A high school girl accidentally and wrongfully gets labeled as a slut by her peers. All thanks to one rumor that is far from true, she embraces what the world has thrown at her and tries to make the best of a bad situation. However, she gets into an even deeper web of lies, hurt, and betrayal. As a modern version of The Scarlet Letter, Olive learns to right every wrong and shows her bullies she is above their petty rumors.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods is a girl who is defined by her blond curls, sparkly dresses, and sorority girl status. Her boyfriend leaves her since he is joining Harvard Law School and needs someone more serious.
Determined to get him back, Elle decides to get into the Law School herself, studies hard and, to everyone’s surprise, is accepted into Harvard. However, during her time there, she learns that she has higher ambitions than just getting some guy who didn’t appreciate her, and proves to everyone just how smart she really is.
The Color Purple (1985)
This movie tells a story of an abused black woman, Celie Harris, who finds solace with two other women, Shug and Sofia. It is another movie that shows that a woman can be another woman’s greatest support.
An animated movie that shows that not all the Disney’s princesses are weak, fragile, and in need. Mulan is our heroine who takes her father’s place when he is drafted into the Chinese army in his old age. Fighting alongside men, first in disguise and later as a girl, she saves the kingdom from the Huns by showing some real girl power.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
This light-hearted comedy shows a group of oddball girls joining together in an all-girl a cappella group to win the national competition. Breaking the stereotypes about good girls, mean girls, and weird girls, this movie is sure to make you smile and sing along.