Feeling down? Indulge yourself in a couple of classic girl power films to keep you feeling empowered and uplifted. From goddess-superheroes to bold, corporation-fighting lawyers, this movie list will have you rooting for all the heroines in the your life. Read on!

A League of Their Own (1992)

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Who ever said that boys could do it better? This 1992 baseball flick covered the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in a charming comedy-drama led by Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. With a surprising performance from Madonna, you’ll laugh and maybe cry watching this group of ragtag girls fight for their spot in the diamond.

The First Wives Club (1996)

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The iconic “You Don’t Own Me” scene at the end of this film will stay in women’s hearts forever. As a cult classic that portrayed the lives of three older divorcees, The First Wives Club lets audiences laugh along all the hijinks that industry veterans Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn go through as they seek revenge on their clueless ex-husbands. 

Erin Brockovich (2000)

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Julia Roberts struck gold as the smart-mouthed Erin Brockovich in this Oscar-winning biographical drama film. Erin Brockovich tells the real-life story of its titular character, a single mother and lawyer who goes against a giant energy corporation polluting the local town’s water supply. It’s a film that portrays the true power of a woman in the face of big villains.

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

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A classic early 2000s film that immortalized Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu as the ultimate Hollywood “It” girls, the 2000 version of Charlie’s Angels showed that women could definitely pack a punch in the action-comedy scene. In the film, we see three bombshells working under the mysterious “Charlie” as private investigators on a mission to kick butt.

Wonder Woman (2017)

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A modern renaissance painting of women empowerment done right, 2017’s Wonder Woman had young girls all over the world donning golden tiaras and cuffs. Gal Gadot stars as the Amazonian goddess named Diana, who ends up in World War I-era Europe while on the search for Ares, the god of war.

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