Ever since this year’s International Women’s Day we’ve been celebrating our brilliant Girls’ Globe network – the individuals and organizations committed to making the world a better and more equal place to live.
We asked each of our contributors to share their secrets of feeling BOLD. They told us about books that inspire them, songs that embolden them and quotations that move them. Last up, here is Girls’ Globe’s big, bold movie list. Why not treat yourself to one of these tonight?!
- Spotlight, 2015
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese.
- Queen of Katwe, 2016
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
- Juno, 2007
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013
When his job is threatened, Walter embarks on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
- Sarafina, 1992
South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.
- She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, 2014
A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.
- Wild, 2014
A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy, based on the incredible book by Cheryl Strayed.
- Le Grand Bleu, 1988
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
- Selma, 2014
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
- Brave, 2012
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
- Hidden Figures, 2016
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
- Far from the Madding Crowd, 2015
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
- Million Dollar Baby, 2004
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
- Run Lola Run, 1998
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
- Pray the Devil Back to Hell, 2008
A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country’s first female head of state.
Which movies would make it onto your own list? We’d love for you to share your ‘Movies to Make You Feel Bold’ recommendations with us – please leave a comment or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!
Cover photo credit: Jeremy Yap