10 Feminist Films Every Girl Should See In Her Lifetime

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1. Because nothing is more important than girl power

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"I felt like there was fire in my veins walking out of the cinema. Not only is Charlize Theron's Furiosa a total badass, but the best thing is that it's not just her. To have such a range of women portrayed equally and beautifully was so uplifting. Women caring for each other, lifting each other and fighting hard for what is right. We need more of that both in Hollywood and in life."Submitted by Emma Harding, Facebook.

Warner Bros.

"I felt like there was fire in my veins walking out of the cinema. Not only is Charlize Theron's Furiosa a total badass, but the best thing is that it's not just her. To have such a range of women portrayed equally and beautifully was so uplifting. Women caring for each other, lifting each other and fighting hard for what is right. We need more of that both in Hollywood and in life."

2. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

"I’m not even into football but I love how Jess fights the stereotype that girls shouldn’t play football. She does whatever she wants in every aspect of her life."Submitted by myeyelinerisalwaysonpoint.

Redbus Film Distribution

"I’m not even into football but I love how Jess fights the stereotype that girls shouldn’t play football. She does whatever she wants in every aspect of her life."

Submitted by myeyelinerisalwaysonpoint.

3. The Craft (1996)

"It’s a not-so-subtle metaphor for female empowerment and sexuality, but also has some (albeit dramatic) examples of what can happen when you try to tear down the other women around you, instead of build them up."Submitted by kdizzy.

Columbia Pictures

"It’s a not-so-subtle metaphor for female empowerment and sexuality, but also has some (albeit dramatic) examples of what can happen when you try to tear down the other women around you, instead of build them up."

Submitted by kdizzy.

4. Mulan (1998)

"Being raised by parents who lived in the past, I was taught to be quiet and listen. I thought I had to be weak. But Mulan taught me that I could be strong, that I could fight for my family and what I believe in. That movie made me proud to be a girl and from then on I never let anyone tell me what I couldn't do."Submitted by Tamara Vega, Facebook.

Walt Disney Pictures

"Being raised by parents who lived in the past, I was taught to be quiet and listen. I thought I had to be weak. But Mulan taught me that I could be strong, that I could fight for my family and what I believe in. That movie made me proud to be a girl and from then on I never let anyone tell me what I couldn't do."

Submitted by Tamara Vega, Facebook.

5. The Color Purple (1985)

"A sisterhood of women, all standing together against the racism and sexism that they face and coming out on top. I think most women can learn something from The Colour Purple."Submitted by elspethc2.

Warner Bros.

"A sisterhood of women, all standing together against the racism and sexism that they face and coming out on top. I think most women can learn something from The Colour Purple."

Submitted by elspethc2.

6. Legally Blonde (2001)

"I was in middle school when I first saw it and thought, 'I could be a lawyer...' It became a passion of mine and drove me to participate in both high school and college mock trial programs. Now as I'm prepping for my first year of law school this fall to pursue a career in special education advocacy, I'm thankful for the confidence Elle gave me to go beyond what's expected and make a difference."Submitted by MacKenzie Kelley, Facebook.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"I was in middle school when I first saw it and thought, 'I could be a lawyer...' It became a passion of mine and drove me to participate in both high school and college mock trial programs. Now as I'm prepping for my first year of law school this fall to pursue a career in special education advocacy, I'm thankful for the confidence Elle gave me to go beyond what's expected and make a difference."

Submitted by MacKenzie Kelley, Facebook.

7. Gone With The Wind (1939)

"Scarlett is the original HBIC. She sets her mind to something and she does it, whether it’s dragging her family out of poverty or eating as much BBQ food as she damn well likes. The best part is she has flaws too, and they help make her who she is. She inspired me so much I named my daughter after her."Submitted by michelles42560a195.

Loew's Inc.

"Scarlett is the original HBIC. She sets her mind to something and she does it, whether it’s dragging her family out of poverty or eating as much BBQ food as she damn well likes. The best part is she has flaws too, and they help make her who she is. She inspired me so much I named my daughter after her."

Submitted by michelles42560a195.

8. Erin Brockovich (2000)

"I saw it when I was about 10 and was so enthralled by her. She took a crappy situation, made an opportunity out of it, and then brought a serious environmental issue that was causing illness in lots of people to light. The fact that it’s based on a true story made it even better."Submitted by caseyo5.

Columbia Pictures

"I saw it when I was about 10 and was so enthralled by her. She took a crappy situation, made an opportunity out of it, and then brought a serious environmental issue that was causing illness in lots of people to light. The fact that it’s based on a true story made it even better."

Submitted by caseyo5.

9. Serenity (2005)

"It had so many strong female characters. Kaylee was sweet but confident, Zoe showed you could be a leader, and River was just a total badass. It really changed my life."Submitted by molly42books.

Universal Pictures

"It had so many strong female characters. Kaylee was sweet but confident, Zoe showed you could be a leader, and River was just a total badass. It really changed my life."

Submitted by molly42books.

10. Matilda (1996)

"It shows that women can be smart, women can make it on their own in the world, women can be literate, women can be physically strong... There are so many great things about it."Submitted by Kylie Casino, Facebook.

TriStar Pictures

"It shows that women can be smart, women can make it on their own in the world, women can be literate, women can be physically strong... There are so many great things about it."