Odishatv Bureau

Women are the embodiment of beauty, love, and kindness. They are also the epitome of strength, power, and resilience, and when faced with injustice, you won’t want to face her rage- something like ‘never wakes up a sleeping lion’.

And this story is all about the celebration of those exemplary women in the form of movies that showcase the incredible power of a woman that can change the course of history. 

Some movies portraying such strong women protagonists are:

Mulan (2020)

This movie, nominated for 2 Oscars, features the story of a fearless girl who joined the imperial army of China by disguising herself as a man to stop her ill father from joining the army. This action, adventure drama, is a must-watch, marking the incredible power and strength of women.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Based on the true story of the capture of the infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden, this movie highlights the contribution of a determined CIA officer who took a key role in the operation. This Oscar-winning movie is a true testament to women's perseverance and power in a male-dominated field.

Hidden Figures (2016)

This historical biography drama movie features the story of 3 African-American women who took key roles in NASA’s space missions during the Civil Rights era. Their noteworthy contribution broke racial and gender differences, inspiring the generation to come.

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Featuring Jane Austen’s novel of the same title, this movie is the classic romance between Ms Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. In this movie, the rich and proud Mr Darcy finds himself falling for the strong-headed Elizabeth. Will their love be successful despite societal and behavioral differences? Watch this movie to find out.

Little Women (2019)

Featuring Emma Watson, this movie tells the story of four young March sisters, who are determined to live life in their way. This Oscar-winning movie narrates the sister's struggles and their way to success.

A League of Their Own (1992)

This dramedy sports movie is set in the era of WWII when all men were fighting in the war. Not wanting to leave Baseball dormant indefinitely because of the war, the owners of the baseball team scouted women for the team. And the movie progresses as the teams grow together and struggle to succeed against the rivalries.

Lady Bird (2017)

In this coming-of-age dramedy movie, Saoirse Ronan portrays the role of a 17-year-old emerging artist who longs for adventure, opportunity, and sophistication but finds nothing at her Sacramento Catholic high school. Directed by Greta Gerwig, this movie was nominated for 5 Oscars.

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A Fantastic Woman (2017)

Daniela Vega portrays Marina, a transgender, waitress, and moonlighter as a nightclub singer, who has to take the blame for the death of her older boyfriend while mourning her beloved’s death. Winning an Oscar, this movie is a plea for tolerance and kindness while condemning prejudice, and brutality towards the minorities of the society.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Set on the picturesque island of Brittany, towards the end of the eighteenth century, when a female painter was assigned to draw the wedding portrait of a young woman, the story progresses to an unexpected turn. Starring Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, and Luàna Bajrami, this movie is a stirring romance between these two ladies.

Thappad (2020)

Starring Taapsee Pannu, Thappad is a movie that revolves around the relationship between a husband and wife and how simple things make or break a marriage. In this movie, Taapsee portrays a happily married housewife until she is slapped by her husband, taking the matter to court.

By- Supalee Dalai