2017 gave us some of the most badass women in screen such as in Lady Bird and Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This year looks to continue the streak of great films for women thanks to these promising female-led films.
On the Basis of Sex
“If the law differentiates on the basis of sex, when will men and women ever be equal?” That is the question that Ruth Bader Ginsburg asks in the film’s trailer. The film follows the Supreme Court Justice teaming up with her husband as they take a ground breaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Mary, Queen of Scots
Literal kweens: Mary, Queen of Scots depicts two queens vying to be the rightful heir to the throne. Well, we all know how their rift ended, but we still like to see the showdown between these two legendary actresses.
Mary Poppins Returns
Everyone’s favorite nanny is back! This time, with Hamilton himself! The sequel to the iconic 1964 film, Mary Poppins Returns follows grownup Jane and Michael Banks as they reunite with the famed nanny after a tragedy struck Michael’s family.
The Hate U Give
Based from the novel of the same name, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter, a high school student who constantly switches between two worlds: her mostly black neighborhood and the mostly white prep school she attends. When her best friend dies at the hands of a white police officer, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
True crime and comedy, what’s a better combo than that? Can You Ever Forgive Me follows Lee Israel, a washed-up writer who was once known for writing profiles of high-achieving women. Nearing the end of her career, Israel begins an infamous literary scam that includes forging letters of different personalities.
Before her highly anticipated turn as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, she’ll first channel Queen Anne: in The Favourite, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) reigns on her throne, but it’s her close friend and confidante, Lady Sarah who actually runs the country. With the arrival of Abigail, Sarah’s closeness to the Queen is being threatened when Abigail steps in as the Queen’s new companion.
The Spy Who Dumped Me
What happens when you found out that your ex-boyfriend (who dumped you over a text) is actually a spy? The Spy Who Dumped Me answers just that, but with more comedic timing (and Gillian Anderson a.ka. THE Beyoncé of the government).
The Darkest Minds
A much needed YA heroine after The Hunger Games left a gap, The Darkest Minds is a dystopian film that follows a group of kids that contain some of the most powerful abilities. 16-year old Ruby, the most powerful one out of the bunch, leads the team towards a resistance against the adults that turned against them.
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