Women’s Day Special: 10 Hollywood Films That Every Woman Should See.
On the eve of International women’s day, we are here to tell you about the 10 films that every woman should see though picking only ten out of many was a huge task but we tried our best. Some movies make you think for a long time. Others, you can just watch once and forget about them straight away. And then there are films appreciated most of all by the fairer sex. You might not believe us, but the latter is not always just about love. Like women themselves, they can be multifaceted and unpredictable.
The Devil Wears Prada
The world of fashion is indisputably beautiful. But it’s also cruel in equal measure. Even the smallest failing can bring you tumbling down from its summit. The makers of ’The Devil Wears Prada’ never intended to produce a seminal film, of course. It’s similar to other comedy-drama movies. Nevertheless, it’s still an excellent production. Light-hearted, fun and with a thoughtful plot brought to life by Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
You could be forgiven if you thought a movie about a husband and wife with two kids, going through a personal crisis in mid-twentieth century America, was unlikely to prove inspirational to an audience. Yet by the end of ’Revolutionary Road’, you’ll barely be able to pull yourself out of your seat, from the knowledge that everything you just saw is, in fact, about you. We can all try to run away to Paris to escape a hopeless situation at home like the protagonists do here. But it’s just not that simple. You can change your surroundings, but you can never run away from yourself. And if you feel empty inside, the yearning won’t disappear — wherever you are.
With its troupe of talented actors and powerful soundtrack, ’Atonement’ tells a story of love and hatred, passion and personal ruin, desire and hope, companionship and betrayal. You might not notice it at first, but this is the kind of movie which leaves an indelible mark on you somewhere inside.
Cracks are the small fractures which form on the initially smooth surface of our consciousness, appearing in increasing number as life takes its toll. Sometimes they stay with us forever; on other occasions, they thicken and deepen, completely shattering our hearts, our souls, and our lives. This movie is about the latter kind of fateful, life-changing event. Its creators reveal the inner world of women which is normally hidden from outsiders’ eyes — full of expectations, secrets, and desires. The very delightful Eva Green will blow your mind with her performance.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Andie Anderson is a young journalist who works for a women’s magazine called “Composure“ and is assigned to write an article on ”How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” The article should be about the things women do to alienate the men they love and drive them out of their lives in just 10 days. It’s a really entertaining, funny and charming movie.
My Week with Marilyn
Taking on the role of Marilyn Monroe is always going to be a challenge to some degree. But here Michelle Williams manages to pull it off perfectly, becoming the very reincarnation of the twentieth-century icon who was both a highly confident and coquettish young woman and a little girl frightened of the world and everyone in it. But it’s worth watching this movie for its amazing atmosphere as well — then you too will believe you can reach the stars.
If we had to describe this movie in one word, then we’d pick ’outstanding’. In ’Gia’, the audience is shown the harsh truth about the modeling business. It might seem like it’s a wonderful life of fashion shoots, social meetings and time spent on the runway. Yet underneath, the dynamic of this exclusive world is totally different. A young Angelina Jolie, meanwhile, turns out to have been a real find for the film’s creators.
The story of Erin Brockovich is one of a strong yet at the same time vulnerable woman. In view of her circumstances, ordinary feminine weaknesses are an impermissible luxury. She may not be a genius, but her persistence and concern for the fate of others allow her to achieve the impossible: win a victory over a major corporation. At those moments when you lose heart, simply watch this movie again — it’s fantastic.
The Other Boleyn Girl
Two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, are driven by their father’s blind ambition to compete for the love of King Henry VIII. While visiting the Boleyn estate, Henry is injured in a hunting accident and is nursed by Mary. Soon, the King becomes smitten with Mary. Anne just can’t get over it. Later both sisters will share a bed with him, but only one of them is destined to ascend the throne for a short reign.
’The Queen’, from director Stephen Frears, accurately depicts a difficult period in the life of the British royal family following the death of Princess Diana. How to conduct oneself as a monarch, when no small amount of uncomplimentary words have been thrown at you? Do you give in to your emotions or show restraint, as your nation expects of you? It’s not for nothing that the film displays a line from Shakespeare during the prologue. But where Bard’s heroes fought their enemies with a sword, nowadays a battle is conducted with the help of a camera and a microphone. And this requires no less a degree of courage.
So, which out of the above are you watching today?
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