As the evenings are growing shorter, we are all beginning to spend some more time indoors. Rather than spending half the evening trying to decide what to watch, why not choose from Women for Election‘s list of inspiring and empowering movies.
Here’s our list of movies and documentaries featuring inspiring women:
In Our Own Words– Tells the story of Irish women’s struggle for equality and representation in the political sphere.
On the Basis of Sex – The life story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Hidden Figures – The female mathematicians behind NASA, starring Octavia Spencer.
Becoming– Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, discusses her life, hopes and connection to others.
Women on Walls– Documents a campaign by the Royal Irish Academy in partnership with Accenture, that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland in 2016.
Erin Brockovich – How one woman exposed a corrupt industry , starring Julia Roberts.
Knock down the House – Charts Alexandria Ocasio Cortes sensational run for Congress.
Battle of the Sexes – How Billie Jean King took on the sexism of the tennis world, starring Margot Robbie.
Seven Women– A documentary telling the story of the seven women who were crucial to the 1916 Easter Rising.
Suffragette – How women won the right to vote, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep.
Mrs. America – Miniseries tells the story of the fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the USA, starring Cate Blanchette.
Mary Queen of Scots – The battle for the throne of England starring Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie.
Period. End of Sentence– A group of Indian women fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads.
He Named Me Mala- Mala Yousafzai is the youngest -ever Nobel Peace Prize Winner and an advocate for children’s rights.