It’s time to celebrate the achievements of women, watching these movies is a fun way to recognize female empowerment in the month the suffragettes got us the right to vote!

Hidden Figures (2016)

This movie is a true story based on Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three black women in charge of NASA’s mission to send John Glenn around the earth for the first times. These amazing mathmaticians face all kinds of struggles because of gender and race but ultimately get the first American up into space. This movie is passionate about smart women facing challenges and tells a story that everyone should know. The cast is star studded with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monet leading the way in this stunning film.

The First Wives Club (1996)

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton dressed in all white singing “You Don’t Own Me” as they proclaim independence from their awful ex husbands is every woman’s feminist anthem. Seriously, this revenge comedy is everything you want and more.

Wonder Woman (2017)

This film was the first with a female superhero on the big screen and it doesn’t disappoint. Wonder Woman is a warrior princess who fights the madness of man with her Lasso of Truth. Gal Gadot is a queen in this film. You’ll love it.

The Trouble with Angels (1966)

This oldie takes us through a Catholic Girls School and the terror a couple of teenage girls can cause for the nuns. This film is all about sisterhood and friendship and will keep you laughing all the way. And, the director, Ida Lupino was the only female director working in the 1950’s, so enjoy the behind the scene too!

In A World… (2013)

The feminist comedy you have to see. The film was written, directed, produced, and starred in by Lake Bell about a vocal coach that tries to break into the male-dominated movie trailer voice over world.

The Witch (2015)

Trust me, you need to see this film. In this gorgeously shot folktale about New England in the 1600’s you’ll enjoy this spooky feature about female rebellion and finding your own path in a time where it was set for you.

Persepolis (2007)

This is an animated feature that’s based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. This black and white film is autobiographical and about a girl who defies Islamic fundamentalists. It’s pretty brilliant and will have you amazed at being a woman.

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

This is a film about the suffragette movement by female director Katja von Garnier and stars Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston and Vera Farmiga. This is the perfect film to celebrate the 19th amendment.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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