Get out the tissues for this one, girls. A film not only about the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, but also about how we deal with death? You WILL cry.
2. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
A look at the sometimes complicated relationships between men and women, and how friendship is important in any relationship. Also, everyone needs to watch that diner scene.
3. Love & Basketball(2000)
Women, and especially women of colour, often have to work twice as hard as their male counterparts for the things they want. Monica never lets this stop her though and works hard to get what she wants with the help of a supportive partner.
4. Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods who is perceived as just another dumb blonde, but she shows everyone that she’s so much more than they thought when she gets into law school and learns that she’s much better at all things legal that she thought.
5. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
You know that GIF of Angela Basset setting a car on fire? This is where it came from. This film deals with unconditional female friendship, knowing older women can be sexy too and taking ownership of your own life.
6. The Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995) , Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013)
These three films are a delight to any romantic. The trilogy is about Jesse and Celine who first meet on a train to Vienna and spend a night walking around the city in a very intimate portrayal of new love. Each movie is set 9 years apart and shows the good, bad and ugly of relationships.
7. Nine to Five (1980)
Featuring three talented actresses – Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton – this film is about three women who decide to take their own back against a tyrannical, sexist boss who wants to keep the women who work for him downtrodden. It’s funny while also being empowering.
8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
If you ever wonder about the value of family, then this film will show you that even though they can sometimes be annoyingly overbearing, the people who love you will always be there for you.
9. Ghost (1990)
A film about love and how it transcends even death. Patrick Swayze plays a man who becomes a ghost and employs the help of a psychic to help protect his lover who is still alive and help solve his death.
This movie, which launched Lupita Nyong’o’s career and won her an Oscar, is the screen adaptation of an 1853 slave narrative memoir. It will bring you to tears, but it’s worth it.