Movies are a great way to relax, but they also serve another essential purpose; movies often remind us about the different parts of life we can forget to value when it gets busy. A critical aspect of life for women is the sisterhood we feel with other women in our lives and the world. Feminist movies have often done a fantastic job of capturing that vital part of a woman’s life. Are you in need of some sisterhood celebration? Check out these feminist movies that remind us of the power in sisterhood.
- Clueless (1995) — This movie might not seem like your typical feminist flick, but the emphasis on sisterhood and a woman’s right to decide her future are at center stage. The movie depicts how the main character values her friendship with another woman, giving us that reminder of sisterhood we love to see.
- Thelma and Louise (1991) — If you haven’t seen Thelma and Louise before, you’re definitely in for a sisterhood power punch. This movie takes the concept of sisterhood and elevates it to the extreme with main characters who both powerful women and outlaws on the run. Sometimes girls’ night is chatting and painting our nails. Other times it’s running from police—either way, sisterhood is front and center.
- Nine to Five (1980) — The perfect sisterhood movie with an equally perfect cast. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton join together in sisterhood to fight back against an unfair and biased boss man. This movie is pure girl power.
- The Color Purple (1985) — This classic movie by Steven Spielberg is the quintessential tale of sisterhood. Based on Alice Walker’s feminist novel, this movie will remind you how invaluable a strong network of support in the form of sisterhood can be.
- Little Women (2019) — In this reboot of an older movie from 1994 that was an adaptation of the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott, the strength in sisterhood is on full display. This film features everything you need to feel reinvigorated to pick up your feminist credentials and fortify your own sisterhoods.
With so many great feminist films available to watch, it’s hard to choose which one to go with, especially if we’re in the mood for a particular feminist movie. Sometimes feminist films can get you down about the injustice in the world, but other times you can still keep feminism in mind while instead celebrating the sisterhoods in your life.