Flowers and balloons everywhere you turn? Yes – Valentine’s Day is here. And, you’re feeling low because you’re single. Well, we say a big, fat get over it to that! Single, shmingle! You are beautiful, strong and smart so do you really need another person to tell you something you already know? Of course, we’re not advising you to stay single forever. We’re telling you not to be upset because you’re single. Go for a night out, enjoy your free time with your friends. Prepare a gal pal night out for Valentine’s Day if you must. Being alone is okay and it doesn’t mean that you have to be lonely!
If you’re not quite feeling like you want to have a night out, here are some movies to remind yourself how strong and beautiful you are! Ditch a night out and have the ultimate ‘gal pal night in!’ Here are 10 of our favourite female empowerment movies to cosy up with — grab the popcorn…
1. Steel Magnolias (1989)
If you’re looking for something to warm your hearts this is the movie you’re looking for. A young beautician (Roberts) arrives in a small Louisiana town. She starts working at a salon and shares a close friendship with the women of the town.
2. Bride Wars (2009)
Funny, heart-warming and fun! Bride Wars is just the movie to watch if you need a giggle! Watch the journey of two best friends becoming rivals after their schedule their weddings on the same day. Bridesmaids, brides, love and eye fluttering fashion…
3. Miss Congeniality Series (2000 & 2005)
A detective (Bullock) goes undercover as a beauty pagent contestant. If you haven’t watched it then we will say no more. Both Miss Congeniality 1 and 2 are empowering and fun. Yes – we know we women are both beauty and brains!
4. The First Wives Club (1996)
Three divorced women seek revenge on their respective husbands who have left them for younger women! Imagine the intelligence of one woman and multiply it by three! The movie is more like a Genius Club!
5. 9 to 5 (1980)
No woman has to put up with mistreatment in the workplace! Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton play the three female employees of a misogynistic boss and find a way to get back at him!
6. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Julia Roberts plays an art professor who teaches girls in the 1950 to free their minds and question their traditional social roles…
7. Hidden Figures (2016)
Based on a true story, Hidden Figures depicts a team of female African-American mathematicians who work for NASA during the early years of the United States space program during segregation. We repeat again; women CAN do anything despite the obstacles!
8. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
You’ve probably watched Devil Wears Prada at least 10 times! It NEVER gets old right?! I don’t know about you but this movie is not just about the beautiful clothes, it is about how woman try to have it all in the workplace. It is about one free-spirited young woman and another disciplined, hard-working boss.
9. Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (2003 & 2004)
Not much to say. Quentin Tarantino as the director and Uma Thurman is the main character. Vengeance of a woman, that’s all we’re going to say about this cult movie!
10. A League of their Own (1992)
Women in sports, and not just any sports; baseball! The movie is about the first female professional baseball league. We are strong on and off the field — well, that’s the main idea!