When I set out to recommend a list of movies for Fall, there were some old and new titles that had a similar theme of empowerment. The movies selected here re-energized my point-of-view in Act 2.5 and I hope that you will be inspired too.
“Fried Green Tomatoes,” (1992) with Kathy Bates
“In a League of Her Own,” (1992) starring Gena Davis
“Frida,” (2002) with Salma Hyek and Ashley Judd
“Mona Lisa Smile,” (2003) with actors Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles
“Under the Tuscan Sun,” (2003) starring Diane Lane and Sandra Oh
“Iron Jawed Angels,” (2004) with Hilary Swank and Angelica Huston
“Secret Life of Bees,” (2008) cast includes: Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, and Queen Latifah
“Temple Grandin,” (2010) with Claire Danes and Julia Ormond
“Hidden Figures,” (2016) starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae
“On the Basis of Sex,” (2018), with Felicity Jones and Kathy Bates
You can view the trailers for these movies in advance on IMDB.com. In some cases there will also be a notation regarding where to find the movie (Prime Video, HBO, Netflix etc.).