7 Movies Based on True stories of strong women
Women are known as the weaker sex but that’s far from the truth. They are very strong, if not physically, at least emotionally and mentally more stronger than men. There are a number of women who have created revolutions and stood up for themselves, made a place for themselves in a male-dominated world. These 7 biographical movies are based on the lives of 7 such wondrous ladies who are known to be petioles of womanhood.
1. The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher has always been included in any conversation revolving around strong women and rightly so, after all it's no small task to become the first female prime minister of a country. Her journey from girlhood to the corridors of politics, how she made her mark and pushed the proverbial glass ceiling to become the first prime minister of Britain had been portrayed beautifully by veteran actor Meryl Streep.
2. Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts has given an extremely impeccable performance in her portrayal of Erin Brockovich, a real woman who brought about a revolution. Her story shows that even when you are at the lowest point of your life, you can create something meaningful out of it. Who had ever thought that an unemployed single mother whom people perceived as the local bimbette, thanks to her trashy dressing sense, could bring down a huge corporation all by herself?
3. The Hours
Famous dysfunctional authoress, Virginia Woolf's life was a sad one that ended in suicide but it was an inspirational one that was feminist. This Academy Award winning movie beautifully portrays the inherent tragedy that 3 women face in their lives in different time zones, including the one of Woolf.
4. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
When on the topic of strong women in the years gone by, the one name that definitely comes to mind is of Joan of Arc. To bravely fight against her oppressors of the country in a patriarchal medieval age France of the 15th century made her a heroine for women worldwide. That she was thought of as a witch and burnt alive is now seen as utter cowardice of the patriarchy that couldn't swallow a woman being more courageous than them.
At a time when there were only kings and princes ruling, princess Elizabeth made a mark for herself during that highly patriarchal Victorian era by becoming the first unmarried female ruler. She mitigated conspiracies to marry her off at a young age and the ire of Catholics against her as men felt threatened and intimidated by a woman in power.
Titled after the controversial surreal artist, Frida Kahlo, this movie chronicles her life until her death at a young age of 47. She was a woman who didn't care for society, had scandals, affairs, problems with her spouse, entanglements with women and even a crippling injury; but none of these got in her way of achieving worldwide fame as an excellent artist who revolutionized art.
7. What's Love Got to Do with It
Tina Turner is an iconic singer but her journey to stardom and fame has been a difficult one. This film depicts the famous singer's tough path to success. The struggles that she faced with her abusive husband who would assault her and her determination to make the marriage work as well as find success, form the crux of the movie's plot.