There’s nothing more amazing than a great cardio workout, but sometimes just laying low and having a cozy movie night with your girlfriends is all you need. We compiled a list of our favorite flicks that have a strong female lead to take you into the weekend.
So slip on a pair of your favorite MICHI leggings and fire up the Netflix. Let us know which ones your favorite?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Watch as Kiera Knightley plays the role of the infamous Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austen’s most notable body of work. Challenging the status quo, enjoy a romantic tale of when a woman actually had to fight for her right to follow her heart. 1813 sounds similar to 2019.
KILL BILL VOLUME 1
Leading lady Uma Thurman breaks the mould and takes on a traditional martial arts films in a very untraditional way. She makes us all want to quit our day jobs and become samurais. Also where do we score this outfit?
THE HUNGER GAMES
She “volunteered as tribute” and then proceeded to overthrow an entire political system full of corruption that used the “Hunger Games” as a way to control the masses. Katniss is one leading lady that showed us how to stand up for the ones we love and to keep practicing your aim.
Not one, not two, but three show stopping female protagonists. So much so that Emma Stone and Rachel Wiesz were nominated in the same category at this year’s Academy Awards. Also can we talk about how amazing Olivia Colman is in her acceptance speech?
MONA LISA SMILE
We’ve all had that one teacher in our lives that has inspired us in unforgettable ways. Sometimes your favorite teacher comes from a class you’d least expect! Enjoy this heart felt story where Katherine Watson inspires a group of young female students in the 1950s to challenge the status quo of the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them.
Charlize Theron plays an elite MI6 spy during the 1980’s Cold War tracking down a ruthless espionage ring in Communist East Berlin. Charlize takes no prisoners and kicks her way to freedom and the truth.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
A classic that will go down in the history of all fashion movies! Watch how Andy Sachs overcomes the grim hurdles that come with working at the top fashion magazine in the industry. What’s more, how about having a boss like Miranda Priestly? Not interested in watching a movie that’s work related? Just watch it for fashion inspirations.
BOYS DON'T CRY
Hilary Swank’s groundbreaking role in Boys Don’t Cry is a movie that changed the game for female roles while shining a spotlight on the transgender community. Make sure to have a box of tissues for this one!
Another Meryl Streep movie on the list. But we can’t help it! she’s amazing at playing amazing women! An incredible true story about Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post, immerse yourself in a story of grit and intuition where Graham is forced to come to terms with doing the right thing while risking sacrificing it all.