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This Empowering Movie Is Perfect Entertainment For International Women's Month

Recommended by TZR staff.

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Legally Blonde

"I've always been a fan of Legally Blonde for its message that you can be whatever kind of woman you want to be. Even though I'm laughing most of the way through the movie, I always feel so motivated and inspired by the end."

Anna Buckman, Lifestyle Writer

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Pride & Prejudice

"Jane Austen's novel presented a picture of women struggling with the societal expectations of their time, an issue that's ageless. But, the headstrong Lizzy [Bennet] was always a character I related to and found inspiring."

Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor

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9 to 5

"Predating the #MeToo movement by a few decades, 9 to 5 is a wickedly funny revenge fantasy about three women who are tired of being mistreated by their male chauvinist boss. Plus it stars feminist icons Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda."

Ashley Tibbits, Lifestyle Writer

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"Gloria Steinhem said it best when describing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'The closest thing to a superhero.' With that same sentiment, RBG is an inspirational and empowering film for me on many fronts — her role as a champion for gender equality and women's reproductive rights, and as a working mother."

Kathy Lee, Editor-In-Chief

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"Over the summer I watched this surprisingly and delightfully hilarious movie about two friends on a road trip with a mission — to safely get an abortion. As a passionate pro-choice activist, I think it’s crucially important to tell these stories in an accurate way. If it’s funny, even better!"

Sara Spruch-Feiner, Beauty Writer

A League of Their Own

"I think I re-watch A League of Their Own at least a couple of times a year. I’m fascinated with the retelling of how females conquered the world of professional baseball during WW2. I also love how the film explores the complex bonds and ties formed between women."

Angela Melero, Executive Editor


Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

"Halle Berry truly shines in the title role, and seamlessly takes viewers through the rollercoaster that was Dandridge’s life. This film really offers a raw view of Old Hollywood’s treatment of Black artists and women during the 'Golden Ages' (which is incredibly inaccurate considering there was nothing golden about the experiences of people of color in the film industry)."

Angela Melero

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Howl's Moving Castle

"I love that it's an honest conversation about aging, falling in love, and the type of gendered roles women play, all balanced by the best romance and amazing animation."

Madge Maril, Beauty Writer

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