Movies With a Strong Feminist Message to Raise A Strong Feminist Kid

By Delilah Gray

A League Of Their Own (1992)

A League Of Their Own (1992)

Baseball isn’t just for boys! It’s time to show the story of two determined sisters trying to make it in a man’s world. Hint: women can of course make it, as they go on to show.

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Get ready for the iconic 1980s fashion and a story about finding your identity. Madonna and Patricia Arquette show the world that while you can get lost, you’ll always find yourself in the end.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

It’s all about role models, and there is no one better than the legendary Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This biopic shows how she came to be the feminist queen we all look up to.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Considered Miyazaki’s masterpiece, this animated film follows an intense journey of self-discovery. This is the perfect film to introduce your little tykes to empowering anime films, too!

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia! (2008)

If you want to both inspire your kids and get them super into ABBA, then you have to pop Mamma Mia in right now. This comedic musical follows the story of Sophie trying to find her biological father before her wedding. But she ends up in some silly situations and is reminded of the importance of girl power.

Maleficent (2014)

Maleficent (2014)

Motherhood, reclaiming oneself, and female empowerment are a few things this drama goes over. Fans finally see the true story of Maleficent, and it will warm your heart and make you cry all at the same time.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Legally Blonde (2001)

No feminist list would be complete without the iconic story of sorority girl turned law student, Elle Woods. After a devastating breakup, Elle decides she’s going to show the world that she can be intelligent — all without sacrificing an ounce of femininity.

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