Women of Character, Courage and Commitment in Film – Week 1

March is Women’s History Month and VUDU is celebrating with a month long marathon of all our favorite strong female characters! Although women are frequently portrayed as stereotypes in movies, there are some inspiring movies that reveal the true strength of women. Every week we will post a different list of films that capture strong, empowered women. This week, we are highlighting films from the 1990’s and earlier. These films span many genres, but the women they depict never fail to inspire us.

A League of Their Own (1992)

Based on a true story, the women of the first female professional baseball league team up in order to save their baseball league.


Mildred Pierce (1945)

A woman proves she can be an independent businesswoman after separating from her husband.


Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa is the true story of a woman in 1914 who steps up to the challenges of running a coffee plantation in Kenya.


The Miracle Worker (2000)

The story of how Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to see beyond the world of darkness and anger.


Steel Magnolias (1989)

A community of women band together, showing the complexity and depth of character of women in a small parish in Louisiana.


Evita (1996)

A musical depiction of the real-life story of Evita, a woman who rose from poverty to become the most loved and hated woman in Argentina.


Enjoy these woman empowering movies this week and be sure to check back next week for more! What are some of your favorites?