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Top 10 Girl Power Films 🎥

We all have a collection of go to movies for certain moods – for me personally, I find I turn to movies when I’m feeling down and want to lose myself in somebody else’s life. I do not, however, head straight for a weepy that’s going to make me feel a million times more emotional – hooo nooo. I go straight for one of my top ten movies that remind me why I love being a strong, independent woman (excuse the cliche). So, here are my Top 10 Girl Power Films:

  1. The Devil Wears Prada – I challenge you to find woman who hasn’t watched this film and related entirely. The reason why I became so interested in the world of Journalism (aside from the Hills – Teen Vogue – duh!), and totally uplifting, this will always be my number 1 go to movie. Andy (played by the loveable Anne Hathaway) transforms from average Annie to fashion-forward Frankie through her work as a PA at ‘Runway’ magazine, under relentless Editor Miranda Priestly (played by the incredible Meryl Streep). As with every good chick flick, everything has to get really bad before it gets better and harsh lessons are learnt, but ultimately every comes up Andy and I always finish this film ready to take on the world.Top 10 Girl Power Films
  2. Marie Antoinette – Austrian teenager Marie Antoinette (played by Kirsten Dunst), is married off to the Dauphin and future King of France King Louis XVI. Feeling restrained by her life the Palace of Versailles, young Marie, feeling unloved by her husband, lives a life of entertainment, gambling and luxury whilst her country’s people starve outside. For this she pays the ultimate price. Beautifully directed by Sofia Coppola, depicting Marie’s refusal to conform to archaic palace rituals, intertwined with a modern soundtrack, I adore this film despite it’s devastating ending – Coppola is so cool. Top 10 Girl Power Films
  3. Factory Girl – A biographical take on the rise and successively rapid fall of Edie Sedgwick (played by the fabulous Sienna Miller), and her relationship with the great Andy Warhol. Raised with wealth, but struggling with the torment of her childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her father, and the death of her brother Minty, Edie spirals completely. Shooting to fame in Warhol’s movies and becoming the IT girl, her failed relationship, drug abuse and spending catch up with her and she soon becomes vulgar to the crowd who encouraged her to live this lifestyle initially. Whilst Edie’s story is incredibly sad, it has to be heard.Top 10 Girl Power Films
  4. The House Bunny – Hilariously funny Anna Faris plays Shelley, a playmate who since turning 27 and believing that Hugh Hefner has kicked her out of the Playboy Mansion for being too old, turns to a sorority of geeks in order to become their house mother and keep a roof over her heads. A side-splittingly hilarious comedy also starring Emma Stone, we watch Shelley transform the girls from geek to chic. But all doesn’t go to plan! Adorable, heart-wrenching and absolutely genius, this film never fails to make me laugh.
    Top 10 Girl Power Films
  5. Mean Girls – Need I say much more … really? THE meanest group of girls take new student Cady (Lindsay Lohan) under their wing in order to manipulate her. But, in true chic-flick form, all goes south when the manipulator becomes the manipulated, and Cady becomes the hottest thing in the lunchroom. You really just need to watch this one to appreciate it. For all you hardcore fans – Four for you Glenn Cocoa you go Glenn Cocoa! Top 10 Girl Power Films
  6. A Little Princess – A sweet tale of one little girl’s battle as an orphan after her father is deemed lost during war. Once receiving the best treatment due to her father’s position in the army at her boarding school, young Sara is quickly made to pay her way for her keep after her father is declared dead and she bankrupt. Heart-breaking, heart-warming – Sara shows us that all little girls can be princesses no matter who they are. Top 10 Girl Power Films
  7. Matilda – There aren’t many people who haven’t seen the brilliant recreation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Matilda. Another heart-warming classic, Matilda shows us that no matter where you come from you are still special and don’t have to conform just because it’s what those who surround you do. Learning that she can channel her anger towards her family (whom she is nothing like) into super powers which allow her to make things move without touching them, she soon gets her happily ever after.  Top 10 Girl Power Films
  8. Mona Lisa Smile – Katherine Watson (played by Julia Roberts) takes on the role of history teacher at all-girl school Wellesley College in America, 1953. Dedicated to breaking the girls’ intention to conform with the traditional conventions of marriage, motherhood and domestication through her passion for education, Katherine faces a struggle against her archaic bosses and their view on the appropriate paths for women upon graduation. The film includes a great female lineup including Kirsten Dunst, Julia Styles and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Top 10 Girl Power Films
  9. Sex and the City – We all wanted to know what happened after Carrie came back from Paris and stayed with Big. Would the single girl of NYC ever settle down and marry? Did Big stay around this time? All our questions were answered in the emotional film which followed the absolutely fab-u-lous tv show. If you haven’t seen it, watch it now! And then No.2, obvs 🙂 Top 10 Girl Power Films
  10. 27 Dresses – We all know that one girl who loves to tell us she’ll always be a bridesmaid, but never a bride, right? Well, meet Jane (Katherine Heigl), a bridesmaid 27 times and owner subsequently, of 27 dresses. Idealistic and proper, she loses the plot when her younger sister snags the man she thinks she loves and commits the cardinal sin of being an utter grass – revealing the truth about her sister in order to stop the wedding. Hilarious, emotional – she holds it down for the rest of us. Top 10 Girl Power FilmsA.C.G. x

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