movies and shows essential for celebrating women's day

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as you know, we are celebrating women’s day and we can’t celebrate anything without movies. movies are the soul of society. it reflects the conflict, the crisis, the good, the bad, and the ugly. this women’s empowerment week, we will talk about some of the best movies and shows that stand true to the cause.  

Maid (2021)

this 2021 drama series about a mother is a masterpiece, with Margaret Qualley shining in every frame as the stoic yet deeply passionate Alex. she will go to any lengths to protect her daughter, Maddy, played by Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, and give her a good life. the show will make you feel the highs and lows of Alex as if they were your own. this is hands down at the top of our recommendation list.

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

Anna Taylor Joy plays the chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, in this Netflix series, breaking the stereotype of chess being played mostly by men. there are still only 37 female chess grandmasters out of 1600 in the world. that is a lousy number. Beth is told that she would never win against more experienced male players. we don’t have to tell you what happens next. watch this for the joy of watching Beth prove everyone wrong.

Fleabag (2016)

what can we say about the brilliant phoebe Waller Bridge’s fleabag that we don't already know about? it is funny, intense, charming, and completely insane. While most shows and movies portray women as superwomen capable of doing anything and everything, Fleabag portrays them as real and flawed. is seen as an icon of feminism, Fleabag is a truer representation of feminism in recent times than anything else on television.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

if you are looking to feel inspired, then experience the powerful journey of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. witness her change the face of American legal history. felicity jones captures the charisma and the passion of the notorious lawyer with finesse.

Little Women (2019)

the beloved little women played by Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen are back with another brilliant adaptation by writer-director Greta Gerwig. The March sisters will make you laugh, cry, and experience every emotion as they learn to live life with dignity instead of bowing to patriarchal social conventions.

Suffragette (2015)

This 2015 dramatisation of the true events during Britain’s Suffragette movement will make you realise the fight many women have fought to get where we stand today. The film stars Carey Mulligan as an ordinary working wife who chooses to fight for women’s rights at the risk of losing everything.

What are some of your favourite movies or shows about women empowerment that you feel should be on this list? write to us at @liveaastey on our Instagram. 

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