In recent years, as a result of the emergence of a more receptive sensitivity to the need to represent and capitalize on the female example, in the editorial field have been published numerous texts that follow the stories of women who challenged the cultural heritage that only women wanted and mothers have made their place in the arts and sciences because of their talent, determination, and a bright and open mind.
Feminist movies that speak to women for sure, but also, and in some cases above all, to men can be watched on streaming TV. We have selected 5 of the cornerstones of filmography, blockbusters, and even cartoons, movies committed or allegedly read that say why we should all be feminists, available on British telecom.
A Just Cause
Mimi Leder’s 2018 film starring Felicity Jones brings to the big screen the extraordinary human and professional story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a tenacious lawyer of Jewish descent who, after graduating from Harvard and Columbia, was forced to relegate and reject. New York is crowded with law firms, but not yet ready to offer women the same job opportunities as men. This movie can be watched on platforms like Hulu.
United States Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still an absolute icon of feminism today and has paid for the persistence of seemingly unshakable cultural stereotypes and legacies that she has helped destroy. A portrait of a hardworking and determined worker, A Just Cause celebrates, in a conventional but elegant way, a feminine example of integrity and self-esteem that still has much to learn.
The right to count
The Right to Count, Theodore Melfi’s 2017 film, tells the true story of a talented mathematician, Katherine Johnson, and her friends Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, a computer and aerospace engineer, respectively. All three women, all three African-Americans, all three competent and brilliant.
But we are in Virginia in the 1960s, in a complete segregationist climate: Jim Crow’s laws stipulate that whites and blacks must live, eat, urinate, and work separately. But the Langley Memorial Research Laboratory in Hampton, a forerunner of NASA needs bright minds, real “human computers”, to beat the Soviet competition in the race to conquer space.
Grindhouse – Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino, 2007)
It is the story of a misogynistic serial killer who kills women by causing terrible road accidents with a heavily armored stunt car. On his way, however, young women arrive who are the stuntmen themselves and who will avenge the death of the others who preceded them.
Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino, 2003-2004)
The protagonist of Kill Bill is a determined woman, who knows how to choose for herself (and for her daughter) and faces the potentially deadly consequences. His willpower transcends the boundaries of reality (and the laws of gravity), but he is a wonderful story.
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
The film is about a young waitress who becomes a professional boxer, breaking the stereotypes of rural America. The story is very sad and it’s hard not to empathize with the courage of the protagonist, played by Hilary Swank.