What are the best women-empowering films on Disney+?

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"What, for you, is the essence of being a woman?", said one of the judges to Sushmita Sen, one of the candidates at the 1994 Miss Universe. She then answered that to be a woman alone is a gift. And that to be a woman means to be able to bear a child and show a man how it is to be loved; Sharing and caring belong to a woman, for her. Indeed, she won the heart of the world, or the universe rather, and her winning answer made a hallmark in the societal definition of a lady. For years and years, women have been identified as the gender who is supposed to be desired and taken care of; The gender whose roles used to revolve around nurturing her child and staying at home to do the chores. However, women are constantly changing, and in this day and age, their representation in films is also slowly progressing.

Perhaps, one of the biggest paradigm shifts in the world happened when the 2014 Disney fantasy film Maleficent arrived in the silver screen. For the longest time, we have been taught that a true love's kiss would mean a prince has to kiss Aurora for her to wake up. It wasn't clearly the case! It just proved to us that true love could also come from a mother's care. Yet, a detour to Asia paved the way for Mulan (1998) to break the damsel-in-distress image of women in movies. Men always had to fight the bad guys and rescue women but Mulan audaciously tells us that the responsibility of taking care of women is upon themselves. Truly, an epitome of strength in femininity. These are just two of the most women-empowering movies that we've gathered for you. Head to the list below for more modern feminist movies on Disney+!

  1. 1Maleficent


    Maleficent is an adventure fantasy film which follows a vengeful fairy who curses a baby princess only to later find out that the child may be the person to restore peace and harmony to their land. It was directed by Robert Stromberg in 2014.

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  1. 2Mulan


    Mulan is an animated action-adventure film released by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1998. Mulan is the 36th animated feature animation by Disney Studios. It was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook.

  2. 3Frozen


    Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film. In "Frozen," fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey.

  1. 4Moana


    Moana is an animated adventure film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It was first released on November 23, 2016, by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It featured the voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Rachel House.

  2. 5Alice in Wonderland


    Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 adventure fantasy film starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure and learns of her true destiny, to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

  3. 6Captain Marvel


    Captain Marvel is a 2019 action-adventure film starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson and is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows Carol Danvers and her quest to unravel the truth of her past with the help of S.H.I.E.L.D agent Nick Fury.

  4. 7A Wrinkle in Time


    A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 fantasy film directed by Ava DuVernay, based on the awar-winning novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. It stars Ophrah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Storm Reid.

  5. 8Tangled


    Tangled is an animated film produced by Disney Animation Studios. Released in 2010, Tangled was directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. It is the 50th feature film by Disney and stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in the lead roles.


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