85 Women’s Awakening and Empowerment Movies (List)

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Dear Yogini Sisters,

We asked you on the AWI Facebook Page to share your favorite movies about women’s awakening and empowerment, and here is the list of movies compiled from your responses.  May this list feed your heart and soul during those warm, cozy nights spent on the couch…

Here is the list as a PDF that you can download

(feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section below)

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  1. Whale Rider
  2. Persepolis
  3. The Color Purple
  4. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  5. As It Is in Heaven (Sweden)
  6. Water (Mira Nair, India)
  7. Dangerous Beauty
  8. Moonstruck
  9. Stealing Beauty
  10. Queen
  11. Antonia’s Line
  12. Sophie’s Choice
  13. Out of Africa
  14. Eat, Pray, Love
  15. Under the Tuscan Sun
  16. Mira Nair’s ‘Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
  17. Erin Brockovich
  18. Fried Green Tomatoes
  19. Juno
  20. Amelia Earhart
  21. Thelma and Louise
  22. Crash
  23. Chocolat
  24. Little Women
  25. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  26. Memoirs of a Geisha
  27. 7 Moon Khat
  28. Cleopatra
  29. The Hours
  30. Frida
  31. A League of Their Own
  32. Enough
  33. Mona Lisa
  34. Saving Grace
  35. A Destiny of Her Own
  36. Waiting To Exhale
  37. The Piano
  38. Catch and Release
  39. Kill Bill vol 1+2
  40. Passion Fish
  41. Iron Jawed Angels
  42. The Lady
  43. Sommersby
  44. The Source (Morocco)
  45. Now & Then
  46. Made in Dagenham
  47. The Magdalene Sisters
  48. Legally Blonde
  49. Catwoman
  50. The Help
  51. Riding in Cars with Boys
  52. Moolaade
  53. Steel Magnolias
  54. An Eye for An Eye
  55. L’Aventure
  56. Sylvia’s Line
  57. Melanie
  58. Een Vrouw Als Eva(‘A Woman Like Eve’)
  59. Adams Rib
  60. Mystic Pizza
  61. Aliens (with Sigourney Weaver)
  62. Where Do We Go Now
  63. Nims
  64. The Mermaid Chair
  65. Wonder Woman
  66. The Count of Monte Cristo
  67. Preacher’s Wife
  68. Soul Surfer
  69. Stick It
  70. What Women Want
  71. Magadhira
  72. Enchanted April
  73. Elizabeth
  74. Ryan’s Daughter
  75. Gone with the Wind
  76. A passage to India
  77. Fire (Mira Nair, India)
  78. Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, India)
  79. Joan of Arc
  80. Towelhead
  81. The Secret lives of bees
  82. Far from Heaven
  83. Dead man walking
  84. Orlando
  85. Volver

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