10 Films That Promote Girl Power

  
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In an industry dominated by male heroes and narratives of the handsome prince, it is important that we take time out to appreciate the films that embrace and celebrate the strength of women. This list takes a look at the top films promote girl power!

10. A League of Their Own

The now classic 1992 comedy-drama is a fictionalized account of the real-life All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The film stars one of girl power’s leaders, Geena Davis, along with Madonna, Tom Hanks, and Lori Petty. It is set during WWII when Major League Baseball was threatened by a lack of players and financial support. In order to keep America’s pastime alive, Cubs owner, Walter Harvey, persuades fellow owners to finance the women’s league. The film follows the Peaches in their professional and private journeys to the World Series and raises awareness of the importance of women in sports. This flick continues to inspire many women to realize their own potential and defy outdated social norms.

 ©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection.

©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection.

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9. Now & Then

Now & Then is a staple of the ‘90s and traces the enduring friendships of four female friends through the growing pains of their lives and one memorable summer they spent together in 1970. And while it follows an archetypal plot line of the coming of age story, the women all have their own distinctive personalities that endear them each respectively to the hearts of audiences. The almost all-female cast features Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gabby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, Ashleigh Aston Moore, and Rita Wilson. It’s a heartwarming flick that can be and should be enjoyed by all on a rainy afternoon.

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