To achieve success, you have to work hard, overcome obstacles, and believe in yourself. In the case of women, the situation is not always favorable, since in addition to this it is necessary to break down stereotypes, combine school, home and childcare tasks; However, nothing is impossible.
To celebrate women who give their all and never give up, we’ve compiled little-known films with female leads that will restore your strength and self-confidence.
1) Living with the enemy
Post-war in Germany, 1946. Rachael Morgan travels to Hamburg to meet her husband Lewis, but upon arrival, she is surprised that she must share a house with a widowed man and her daughter, which unleashes a wave of pain, betrayal, and hostility.
2) Brittany Runs A Marathon
Brittany falls ill and is diagnosed with obesity. Ready to improve her health, she sets out to run the New York marathon, but suddenly fate is against her.
3) Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Marianne, a painter, has to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a girl who has just left the convent and has doubts about her marriage, when the two meet, love takes on a new meaning.
4) Despite everything
After the death of their mother, four sisters discover a family secret that will lead them in search of their true origin.
5) Wild Rose
Rose-Lynn has just been released from prison and is searching for her dream: to become a famous country singer. But she is also the absent mother of two children, who have been cared for by her mother, Marion. When she returns home, Marion tries to make her daughter a responsible mother, but Rose only thinks about achieving her dream, so she will have to decide between her wish and her family.
6) On the Basis of Sex
Inspired by the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, lawyer, and mother of a family. Ruth changed the course of history by achieving recognition of equality in court.
7) Ride Like A Girl
It tells the story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
8) Invisible Life
Euridice dreams of becoming a great pianist, her sister of finding true love. Despite their differences, both provide unconditional support.
9) Gloria Bell
Gloria does not believe in love and prefers to stay inside her office until she meets Arnold, and her life changes radically.
Sarah, a French astronaut, is the only woman in the European Space Agency program in Cologne, Germany. Despite making her dream come true, she will blame herself for being a bad mother, putting everything she has achieved at stake.
Sofia hides her pregnancy and gives birth illegally. The hospital gives her 24 hours to present the father’s papers before alerting authorities and sentencing her to terrifying punishment.
12) The Tale
Based on real events. Jennifer is a recognized journalist, but there is something in her past that does not let her advance. Suddenly, a letter narrating a love triangle that she held with her two coaches at the age of 13 comes to light, exposing memories that, for some reason, she blocked.