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Old 08-19-2010, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Inspirational Movies About Strong Women...

...and women's rights.

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The Whale Rider


http://www.youtube.com/v/fE7-_Z03Aw4

Agora - Based on the true story of Hypatia of Alexandria

http://www.youtube.com/v/JAqr8kdQHmg


The Joy Luck Club

http://www.youtube.com/v/wCBdoFMHpTU


The Magdalene Sisters - The trailer is a little underwhelming, but every woman should see this film. Shocking, absolutely shocking! And a true story!!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_sisters

http://www.youtube.com/v/Hga3kqwuBSc


Osama

http://www.youtube.com/v/GRkc6BoDdKM


All great films that both genders will appreciate (and probably shed a few tears over!)
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The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999

first films that came to my mind
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Queen Christina (1933)

No trailer exists to my knowledge, so here's a scene.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZVP9WA07tJg
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All great suggestions, everyone!

"North Country" and "The Color Purple," both great flicks. Haven't seen "Changeling," but I'll be checking it out. That, and "The Passion of Joan of Arc." I saw the "The Messenger" and, although visually stunning, they added a comedic element to the movie which ruined it for me. But, perhaps that's a matter of my own personal taste.


Other (more well-known) movies:

GI Jane

http://www.youtube.com/v/6e3yVj5K178


Fried Green Tomatoes

http://www.youtube.com/v/wwYDQG0c-cs


She Devil (Loved this movie! Roseanne Barr was excellent!!!!! )

http://www.youtube.com/v/8wwqC5uMJes


And of course....


Thelma and Louise

http://www.youtube.com/v/PRr0HY9MPZ0
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don't laugh at me but I think Legally Blonde is good because the main character proves that she is not just another "dumb blonde".
http://www.youtube.com/v/DyjlE9NDVSw

Heathers
http://www.youtube.com/v/HEeQpejFbYA
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^ Thanks for the suggestions, Kosherpiggy! I've only seen bits and pieces of "Legally Blonde," but it looked like a fun movie. "Heathers" I haven't seen.
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Terminator. They should have never cancelled the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Captain Janeway from ST: Voyager is another strong woman I admire.
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Terminator. They should have never cancelled the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Captain Janeway from ST: Voyager is another strong woman I admire.
^ Oh yeah, totally forgot! T1 and T2, both great movies! Liked the series, too.

I'll add the Alien movie series as well. The first two are the best, IMO. Not for the squeamish, though!

http://www.youtube.com/v/-eIpvZsEky4

http://www.youtube.com/v/brEzYdLrPws

http://www.youtube.com/v/oL1RE8JXaIw
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Another great movie based on a true story...

http://www.youtube.com/v/9TjEklyF7-E
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^^you're welcome :]

http://www.youtube.com/v/1uwNEnh9uaM

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Sometimes the best movies are the ones that we DONT make.

Me mum can lift 12 pints of guinness on a tray. Its a record. But nobody takes her seriously.

But i call her super-mum

(and after 14 pints i call her ffghghdahgjld-mum)
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I don't know about HardCandy, I would say she played quite a sadistic and chaotic child who screwed over a man's life.
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Also, a lot of Bette Davis' characters were independent to the point of becoming a cutthroat *****. In so many of her films, she's always the one in control. So I nominate Jezebel.

The trailer is kinda hilarious/really offensive ("the story of a woman who was LOVED when she should have been WHIPPED!"), so here's one of the most famous scenes. Julie wears red to high class Southern society ball sort of deal where unmarried women are supposed to wear white.

http://www.youtube.com/v/B11aPeavo9s
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Elizabeth Bennet - Pride & Prejudice
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A lot of Pedro Almodovar's films deal with issues of women, female relationships, and gender roles.

For starters:
Talk to Her
All About My Mother
Volver
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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What's Love Got To Do With It
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Oooo, great suggestions everyone! Adding Jezebel to my Netflix queue!

I'm sure many of you have heard of the amazing artist Frida Kahlo!

http://www.youtube.com/v/zudfarZ-ZNk
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