Movies with Strong Female Characters

Let's hear a round of applause for these empowering leading ladies! From Elsa and Hermione to Katniss and beyond, brave, spirited girls and women are finally getting the spotlight they deserve.

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Sweet tale celebrates friends, family, positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Books-inspired movie has great social messages for kids.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Sweet and engaging adventure for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Wonderful family film with excellent messages.
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(Release Year: 1960)
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Tale of 19th-century girl power will inspire modern kids.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Sweet, inspiring tale about a girl reaching for her dreams.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Sweet American Girl story about finding your voice.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Wonderful adaptation of classic book; some scary moments.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Tame girls' basketball tale is sentimental but inspiring.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Kitschy '70s Pippi is kid adventure-fantasy at its best.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Sweet story celebrates self-expression and conquering fears.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Sweet, feel-good sports flick is girl-powered.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Kids discover life on and off chess board in moving docu.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Great book, great adaptation.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Girl-and-her-horse story with some peril might inspire kids.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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This gimmicky animal tale is crude but funny.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Powerful look at the Holocaust through teen eyes.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Inspiring, romantic coming-of-age tale about '60s teens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Inspiring sports docu with great role model; one F word.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Beautiful, nuanced tale of an independent Saudi girl.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Terrific tweens-and-up story of women's baseball.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Outstanding movie based on life of Helen Keller.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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Earnest sports biopic tugs at heart despite clichés.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Period biopic is uplifting but doesn’t truly soar.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Moving tribute to two civil rights widows' legacies.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Lovely Alcott adaptation tugs at the heartstrings.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Indian slum kids stand up for themselves in poignant docu.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Excellent, gorgeous drama with uplifting messages.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Powerful docu explains why all girls need an education.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Poignant, thought-provoking civil rights tale.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Heartwarming docu digs into a pageant for disabled girls.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Sensitive portrayal of four girls' friendships.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Inspiring pro-union story is good watch-together fare.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Familiar plot has a strong, inspirational message.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Tempting Meryl Streep dramedy is OK but may bore kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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1960s-set family drama tackles weighty issues.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Powerful tale of survival with wrenching scenes of abuse.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Alien sequel is bigger, faster, scarier.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Teen Scarlet Letter update is smart but risque.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Devoted teacher makes a fateful mistake in solid comedy.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Now-classic feminist road movie best for very mature teens.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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