By: Trisha Raquid
Tired of gender stereotypes in your movies? Do you want to watch a feel-good film that will make you go “You go, girl”? Don’t let gender norms get the best of you! Be empowered and boost your self-worth with SEA Wave’s women-focused films to celebrate Women’s Month this March!
A Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Liway, writer-director Kip Oebanda’s semi-autobiographical film about his life during Marcos dictatorship and a mother’s journey of her own resistance as Commander Liway. It’s a powerful Filipino film of why the best leaders shouldn’t be bounded according to their own gender.
Miss Congeniality is a movie that shows how a boyish FBI agent had no choice but to go undercover as a contestant in a beauty pageant to stop terrorist bombing from happening. Although known for being an ugly duckling and lack of confidence, she eventually achieved self-empowerment through her newfound friends in the beauty pageant. This feminist movie will surely break sexist stereotypes that are still present in today’s time.
What Women Want
What Women Want is a romantic-comedy movie about a chauvinist man, Nick Marshall, who advertises products for women. He later on obtains the ability to hear the thoughts of women he interacts with which he uses for his own advantage. He plans to use this power to win over every woman she meets, especially those he will get to benefit from like his boss, Darcy Maguire. This movie shows the transformation of Nick’s mindset towards women as he listens deeply to their thoughts.
Mamma Mia is about Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, who reunited with her two old friends to help her prepare for her daughter’s wedding, Sophia. Meanwhile, her daughter secretly invites the three men of her mother from the past in hope of meeting his real father. This legendary feminist musical-like movie will surely teach you to be empowered and spread body positivity while empowering other women too!
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Do you know any women-centric movies that’s not in the list? Share it with us in the comments section!