10 Movies with female protagonists who taught us the best life lessons

 

Movies inspire us in many ways. Sometimes we feel identified with the characters, and their stories make us see different realities. The romantics give us hope in those moments when we stop believing in love, those of mystery put our brains to work, and comedies make us laugh so much that we forget our problems.

Some movies have such a strong argument. The performances, the soundtrack, and the empathy generated by the performances make us feel the film in our own flesh. Here are some that raise your spirits and make you feel confident.

1. Begin Again

This movie is like a bandage for a broken heart. It is normal to feel sad and depressed when you lose someone you love, but it is also the perfect time to renew yourself. This is the story of Greta (Keira Knightley), a girl who lost her boyfriend (Adam Levine). A music producer with emotional problems called Dan (Mark Ruffalo) discovers her in a bar. Together they leave their messes behind and create a lovely musical album.

2. Joy

Joy’s story (Jennifer Lawrence) is motivating. Housewife and divorced mother, try to position a couple of domestic inventions in the business world and sets up a great business empire.

3. Brave

When you need to strengthen your personality, take time to learn about the history of Merida, a princess very different from the others. She fights for her dreams and disobeys an ancient tradition to marry a stranger.

4. Wild

Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) is newly divorced and decides to undertake the Massif Pacific Trail, where she will walk a thousand 100 miles on a journey of self-discovery and healing. During the route, she reflects on her childhood memories with her mother, who died of cancer, the depression she suffered, and her heroin addiction. It will inspire you to reflect on your own problems and think about what to do to leave them behind.

5. Erin Brokovich

It is based on a real story. Erin Brokovich (Julia Roberts) is a divorced mom who starts working in a lawyer’s office. While reviewing records, she finds an interesting case that relates to a company that contaminated water with diseases that afflicted people. Now she must resolve the matter and not be defeated until she gets justice for the affected people.

6. Out of Africa

Baroness Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) decides to marry her distant cousin and move to Kenya, in a British colony, to run a coffee plantation. She must learn to live with very different people and deal with a marriage that gradually decays. Karen falls in love with a professional hunter, Deny Finch Hatton (Robert Redford), who is an adventurer. It goes from being a spoiled lady to a determined woman who tries to save the lives of her workers.

7. Legally Blonde

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a blonde from California who has everything: she is beautiful, popular, has a lot of money, and a wonderful boyfriend named Warner (Matthew Davis). But he, instead of proposing marriage, leaves her to go to study law at Harvard. She decides to enroll in the same institute to regain him, so she strives to pass the admission exam.

8. The Devil Wears Prada

Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) gets a job with the great Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor of the prestigious Runway magazine. Now Andy must be Priestly’s personal assistant. It is a film that teaches you that to achieve your dreams, you must change some things and perfect yourself.

9. 10 Things I Hate About You

The main character, Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles), teaches us to be ourselves. She is a feminist who does not settle for following high school standards and seeks to enter a prestigious university. Proof that you don’t need to be someone else to be accepted.

10. Kill Bill

It is not a precisely inspiring story, but Beatrix Kiddo’s character (Uma Thurman) is an example that a woman is not stopped by anything when she has a great force of determination. She was massacred at her wedding and sought revenge on the culprits: her ex-boyfriend Bill and her group of murderers.

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10 Movies with female protagonists who taught us the best life lessons

Movies inspire us in many ways. Sometimes we feel identified with the characters, and their stories make us see different realities. The romantics give us hope in those moments when we stop believing in love, those of mystery put our brains to work, and comedies make us laugh so much that we forget our problems.

Some movies have such a strong argument. The performances, the soundtrack, and the empathy generated by the performances make us feel the film in our own flesh. Here are some that raise your spirits and make you feel confident.

1. Begin Again

This movie is like a bandage for a broken heart. It is normal to feel sad and depressed when you lose someone you love, but it is also the perfect time to renew yourself. This is the story of Greta (Keira Knightley), a girl who lost her boyfriend (Adam Levine). A music producer with emotional problems called Dan (Mark Ruffalo) discovers her in a bar. Together they leave their messes behind and create a lovely musical album.

2. Joy

Joy’s story (Jennifer Lawrence) is motivating. Housewife and divorced mother, try to position a couple of domestic inventions in the business world and sets up a great business empire.

3. Brave

When you need to strengthen your personality, take time to learn about the history of Merida, a princess very different from the others. She fights for her dreams and disobeys an ancient tradition to marry a stranger.

4. Wild

Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) is newly divorced and decides to undertake the Massif Pacific Trail, where she will walk a thousand 100 miles on a journey of self-discovery and healing. During the route, she reflects on her childhood memories with her mother, who died of cancer, the depression she suffered, and her heroin addiction. It will inspire you to reflect on your own problems and think about what to do to leave them behind.

5. Erin Brokovich

It is based on a real story. Erin Brokovich (Julia Roberts) is a divorced mom who starts working in a lawyer’s office. While reviewing records, she finds an interesting case that relates to a company that contaminated water with diseases that afflicted people. Now she must resolve the matter and not be defeated until she gets justice for the affected people.

6. Out of Africa

Baroness Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) decides to marry her distant cousin and move to Kenya, in a British colony, to run a coffee plantation. She must learn to live with very different people and deal with a marriage that gradually decays. Karen falls in love with a professional hunter, Deny Finch Hatton (Robert Redford), who is an adventurer. It goes from being a spoiled lady to a determined woman who tries to save the lives of her workers.

7. Legally Blonde

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a blonde from California who has everything: she is beautiful, popular, has a lot of money, and a wonderful boyfriend named Warner (Matthew Davis). But he, instead of proposing marriage, leaves her to go to study law at Harvard. She decides to enroll in the same institute to regain him, so she strives to pass the admission exam.

8. The Devil Wears Prada

Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) gets a job with the great Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor of the prestigious Runway magazine. Now Andy must be Priestly’s personal assistant. It is a film that teaches you that to achieve your dreams, you must change some things and perfect yourself.

9. 10 Things I Hate About You

The main character, Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles), teaches us to be ourselves. She is a feminist who does not settle for following high school standards and seeks to enter a prestigious university. Proof that you don’t need to be someone else to be accepted.

10. Kill Bill

It is not a precisely inspiring story, but Beatrix Kiddo’s character (Uma Thurman) is an example that a woman is not stopped by anything when she has a great force of determination. She was massacred at her wedding and sought revenge on the culprits: her ex-boyfriend Bill and her group of murderers.

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