WeGoRo has collected for you movies whose main characters are undoubtedly strong women. Some of them because they want it, and others because of difficult life circumstances.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth
Myrtle Dunnage was accused of murder and sent to a boarding school which she later managed to escape from. Returning to her native town several years later, she faced the local residents’ rejection, their memories fresh with the circumstances of her departure. However, thanks to her dressmaking talent, Myrtle manages to get along with them. Yet, as we know, old secrets don’t disappear. They hide. For a while.
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
The life of 17-year-old Joy completely changed in no time: she was abducted and imprisoned in a small shed room. Two years later she gave birth to the abductor’s son, and she named the baby Jack. From the moment he was born until his fifth birthday, when he accidentally manages to escape, the boy’s world is limited to the room. However, the free life is not quite as Joy imagined.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
The life of 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland went on its usual way: a successful career, a happy marriage, and three children. Once, during a presentation, she realized its text had faded from her memory. Doctors diagnosed the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease, which makes the mind gradually break down and the memories disappear.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington
1914. The life of Vera Brittain promises to be happy and successful: she got into Oxford, and she has a loving family and boyfriend. But everything changes when World War I breaks into their lives, and her brothers, friends, and her beloved are called up to fight. Vera herself becomes a nurse and helps save wounded British and German soldiers.
Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis
American South, the 1960s. Eugenia Phelan, whom everyone calls Skeeter, returns home after graduation, dreaming of becoming a successful writer and breaking out of the sleepy atmosphere of a small town. Trying to find out the reason why her maid left the house during her absence, she gets into the problems of black people, the attitude to whom almost hasn’t changed since the time of slavery.
Cast: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan
1935. 13-year-old Briony has an overactive imagination and dreams of becoming a writer. One day, her cousin Lola becomes a rapist’s victim, and Briony’s consciousness fills in the blanks with scenes that never happened. The girl accuses Robbie, a servant’s son and her sister Cecilia’s beloved, of the crime. Everyone but Cecilia believes in his guilt, and the young man is sent to prison, and then to the battlefields of World War II.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds
During World War II, all the property of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer’s family, including the "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" painted by Klimt, was taken away by the Nazis. After half a century, Maria Altmann, Ferdinand’s niece whom he declared as his heir, decides to fight for justice and return the stolen items.
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend
In the world’s history, there’s hardly a ruler more influential and beloved by the people than Queen Victoria, who held the British throne for 63 years. But beyond the political success that Victoria achieved, she managed to do the thing a queen could only dream about: she married for love.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern
Cheryl Strayed goes through a divorce and her mother’s death before deciding to go on a 1,100-mile journey on her own. Her way lies across Pacific Crest Trail: a tourist route through almost impassable mountain ranges, situated far from large settlements.
Cast: Annette Bening, Naomi Watts
A touching drama, Mother and Child tells the stories of three women whose destinies are about to interlace in the most unexpected way. It would seem that nothing can bind 50-year-old single Karen (who refused her only daughter many years ago), successful lawyer Elizabeth (who has just learned about her unplanned pregnancy), and young confectioner Lucy (who was diagnosed with infertility) and yet...
Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett
Sheba Hart, who has just joined a school as an art teacher, forms a relationship of trust with her elder colleague Barbara, a withdrawn and lonely woman. However, everything changes when Barbara discovers Sheba has an affair with 15-year-old schoolboy Stephen, and she begins to blackmail her young colleague. Yet it’s not morality that drives her...
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella
The Roman Empire is on the wane. Political infighting and bloodshed have become commonplace. It was during this tragic period that Hypatia, the greatest scholar of her time with extensive knowledge of philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy, was destined to live. However, as wise people say, there’s nothing worse than to live in an era of changes.
Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich
When her mother dies, Penny Tweedy finds out that the farm where several generations of her family have been breeding racehorses could go under the hammer. Leaving four children to her husband’s care, she goes to the family house. One of the mares soon gives birth to a foal who is destined to become an equestrian sport legend named Secretariat.
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner
In the center of the black-and-white picture is the story of Frances, a 27-year-old amateur dancer living thoughtlessly. Her life can hardly be called easy, and the number of unpleasant events that fall down on the girl’s head one by one could break anyone. Anyone else, but not Frances.
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, 1988
Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas
Pepa is rejected by her married lover. In an attempt to find out the reason for the sudden breakup, she faces not only his ex-wife, who has been recently released from a psychiatric hospital, but also his son, who coincidentally appears on her doorstep.
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