Movies have the ability to take us on journeys to alien realms, make us laugh or cry and simply inspire in vast numbers of ways. Every person also has hisher own personal list of preferred films that they can relate to. In Hollywood, women have played a crucial part in the movie industry not only on-screen but also backstage as they contribute and influence worldwide audiences.

Here Below The Top 25 Women’s Favorite Movies

Movie TitleYearGenreDirector(s)
Pride and Prejudice2005Romantic DramaJoe Wright
Hidden Figures2016Biographical DramaTheodore Melfi
Wonder Woman2017SuperheroPatty Jenkins
Little Women2019Coming-of-age Period DramaGreta Gerwig
Eat Pray Love2010Biographical Romantic DramaRyan Murphy
The Devil Wears Prada2006Comedy-DramaDavid Frankel
Frozen2013Animated Musical FantasyChris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Legally Blonde2001Romantic ComedyRobert Luketic
Mamma Mia!2008MusicalPhyllida Lloyd
The Help2011DramaTate Taylor
Mulholland Drive2001MysteryDavid Lynch
Hidden Gem (2022)2022Romantic Comedy(Director not specified)
A League of Their Own1992Sports DramaPenny Marshall
Thelma & Louise1991Road Trip FilmRidley Scott
Erin Brockovich2000Biographical DramaSteven Soderbergh
The Princess Diaries2001Comedy-DramaGarry Marshall
Gone with the Wind1939Historical DramaVictor Fleming
Shape of Water2017Fantasy RomanceGuillermo del Toro
A Star is Born2018Romantic DramaBradley Cooper
Coco2017AnimatedLee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Amélie2001Romantic ComedyJean-Pierre Jeunet
Silver Linings Playbook2012Romantic Comedy-DramaDavid O. Russell
The Notebook2004RomanceNick Cassavetes
Moana2016AdventureRon Clements, John Musker
La La Land2016Musical Romantic DramaDamien Chazelle

“Pride and Prejudice” (2005)

“Pride & Prejudice” is a 2005 romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright on his feature directorial debut, and based on the famous novel of Jane Austen from 1813 also titled so. The story revolves around the five sisters of an English landed gentry family who dwell on love marriage, purity and misconceptions. Interestingly, Keira Knightley plays the major part of Elizabeth Bennet whose love interest is Mr. Darcy played by Matthew Macfadyen.

Initially, the screenwriter Deborah Moggach attempted to write a script that stayed faithful to the book with respecting Elizabeth’s perspective and keeping much of the original dialogue. Nevertheless, under Wright’s guidance there was a conscious deviation from the source. This also encompassed changing dynamics of the Bennet family. On the other hand, in their decision to set the film a couple of years earlier from 1803-1924 they did it consciously and intentionally avoiding portraying such a reality as there is no perfectly clean Regency world. During this short period of eleven weeks, the entire production had been filmed on location in England.

 Hidden Figures

Directed by Theodore Melfi, a 2016 American biographical drama film “ Hidden Figures” is co-written with Allison Schroeder. Inspired by Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 non-fiction book of the same title, Hidden Figures admires three astoundingly accomplished AfricanAmerican female mathematicians – Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P.Henson), Dorothy Vaughan(Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson( Janelle Moná The film’s star studded cast features well-known actors including Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons to name a few joined by other notables such as Mahershala Ali , Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell.

Main photography of the film started in March 2016, and its production wrapped up in May 2016. Film locations included East Point, Canton, Monroe Columbus and Madison all in Georgia.

Wonder Woman

The 2017 film “Wonder Woman” is an adaptation of a superhero movie based on the iconic DC Comics character and heroine in her name. Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, Atlas Entertainment and Cruel and Unusual Films produced the movie while WB handled its distribution. Positioned as the fourth installment within the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), the film serves as a prequel/spin-off to its predecessor, “Batman v Superman: The title of “Dawn of Justice” (2016).

The meticulous script was written under the true form of Patty Jenkins and the light penmanship of Allan Heinberg based upon a story by Zack Snyder, as well as Jason Fuchs. Gal Gadot plays the titular character, supported by other stellar names such as Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya. Notably, this film marks the second live-action theatrical portrayal of Wonder Woman, building upon her introduction in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The story of “Wonder Woman” revolves around the princess Diana from Amazonian who goes out to save humanity by stopping World War 1 battle that she feels has been started as a result of Ares, an old enemy to Amazons. This belief is reinforced when an American pilot and spy Steve Trevor lands on the deserted island of Themyscira, revealing far darker stakes for Diana in this war than she had suspected.

Little Women

Greta Gerwig directed and wrote a captivating American coming-of -age period drama called Little Women which was released in 2019. This movie is the seventh cinematographic version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1869 title novel. The account beautifully unfolds in Concord, Massachusetts to capture the lives of Meg, Jo Beth and Amy March against 19 th century America. An impressive ensemble cast lead by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh Eliza Scanlen Laura Dern Timothée Chalamet Meryl Streep Tracy Letts Bob Odenkirk James Norton Louis Garrel and Chris Cooper delivers a captivating performance.

This project’s conception goes back to 2013 when Sony Pictures began its development. Amy Pascal came on board as the producer in 2015, and a year later Greta Gerwig was brought to write the script. Based on Alcott’s prolific collection of work, Gerwig wrote the script in 2018 and helmed it as her second directorial foray.

Shooting began at the end of October and lasted until December 2018 in scenic Massachusetts State, portraying accurately everything that was needed to reflect authentically on this film’s historical setting. The post-production began the next day after filming concluded, culminating in a cinematography that blends masterful plottelling with an eminent cast.

Eat Pray Love

The film, “Eat Pray Love”, which was released in 2010 is an American biographical romantic drama movie starring Julia Roberts on the leading role as Elizabeth Gilbert. The film is based on Gilbert’s 2006 memoir titled by the same name. A co-written and directed production, it first premiered in the United States on August 13,2010. Although the film received a mixed reception from critics, it grossed positively financially generating $204.6 million against an initial budget of just $ 60million both globally and locally respectively.

The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep captivates audiences in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) as Miranda Priestly, an intimidating editor for a fashion magazine. The act of Streep has underscores profoundly on women in professional threats who also explores open minds to the sensitive nature of Ambition, success and personal development.

Frozen (2013)

Frozen, a 2013 American animated musical fantasy film produced under Walt Disney Animation Studios The story is an adaptation of two Hans Christian Andersen fairytales, “The Snow Queen” which was written in 1845. Directed masterfully by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee writing the screenplay as well The starry cast features Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff Josh Gad and Santino Fontana.

It pans out as the adventures of Princess Anna of Arendelle with iceman Kristoff, Sven her reindeer companion and Olaf –the lovable snowman. Their mission is to find Anna’s estranged sister Elsa whose unintended application of icy powers has cast her kingdom into perpetual winter.

Initial drafts of “Frozen” included various story treatments, which culminated in commissioning the screenplay by 2011 under Jennifer Lee’s directives.

The film’s musical score was brilliantly composed by Christopher Beck while the lovely songs were expertly written by Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Loppez. This film debuted in a general theatrical run on November 27,2013 and received universal praise for its compelling visuals , thoughtfully written screenplay, and deep themes among other things.

Critics have praised “Frozen” as the best animated Disney film since its renaissance, based on other highlighted areas. The 2016 film collected many prestigious awards such as Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, BAFTA award For best animated Film in addition to two Grammy’s. “Frozen” serves as a reminder of the perennial appeal associated with Disney’s narration and cleverness.

Legally Blonde

Robert Luketic makes his feature directorial debut with the 2001 American romantic comedy film “Legally Blonde”. The screenplay was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith based on Amanda Brown’s 2001 novel She’s All That. Elegant Legacy has an impressive cast which includes Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson Selma Blair Matthew Davis Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge.

The story centers around Elle Woods (Witherspoon), a sorority girl who sets out to win back her former boyfriend, Warner Huntington III (Davis). Elle’s unorthodox way of doing things would mean that she should pursue her Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School. She undermines the stereotypes of blondes throughout the entire process and becomes a fearsome lawyer.

The origin of the film is in Amanda Brown’s real life, personally blonde and Stanford Law School. Using fashion and beauty as an inspiration for the novel, Elle magazine that she liked to read, Brown wrote a fascinating story about clashes between her character’s personalities with those around.

In the year 2000, producer Marc Platt worked with Brown who turned her manuscript into a novel. The screenwriters McCullah Lutz.

Mamma Mia

“Mamma Mia!” (2008): This energetic and fun version is a jovial manifestation of friendship, romance, to self-fulfillment surrounded by ABBA’s old evergreen tunes. This musical showcase is not just fun for its audience, but it inspires women to welcome life’s happy indulgences and embrace spontaneity as well as all the possibilities that second chances present.

The Help (2011)

Taking after Kathryn Stockett’s novel, this powerful cinematic work shows that strong bonds between women also entail much courage involved in standing up to society. The Help acts as an enabler that encourages women to fight against injustice and work for real change.

Mulholland Drive (2001)

This mesmerizing mystery, crafted by David Lynch investigates identity, dreams and the complex nature of human relationships. The film challenges stereotypical storytelling; the female audience who values ambiguity and depth of narrative responds well to it.

“Hidden Gem” (2022)

The modern romantic comedy that describes the complex nature of current relationships and why self-love matters. While quickly becoming popular among women, “Hidden Gem” is praised for its relatable characters and sincere storytelling.

A League of Their Own (1992)

The director of this sports drama respects the spirit and teamwork shown by the first professional women’s baseball league during World War II. With a talented cast led by Geena Davis and Tommy Hanks, the movie stands as an example for female leaders who want to shatter stereotypes.

“Thelma & Louise” (1991)

Ridley Scott’s cult classic road trip film defies conventional notions and explores the nuances of being a woman in friendships. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon offer fearless characterizations that resonate with women who enjoy themes of rebellion and empowerment.

“Erin Brockovich” (2000)

The movie focuses on Julia Roberts who represents the real legal clerk, trying to take down a big corporation with determination and thirst for justice. “Erin Brockovich” is an inspiration, encouraging women to use their voices and take action toward a positive change.

“The Princess Diaries” (2001)

This is a modern fairy tale describing the transformation of an ordinary girl into royalty, giving women empowerment to accept their uniqueness and enjoy the power that lies within self-knowledge.

“Gone with the Wind” (1939)

This is a timeless cinematic classic that looks into the strength and stamina of Scarlett O’Hara. In spite of its historical setting, the film is still a favored one among women for its interesting characters and sprawling story.

Shape of Water (2017)

The fantasy romance of Guillermo del Toro goes beyond traditional limits, telling a strange love tale. Capturing the attention of women who appreciate alternative viewpoints and embrace love in all its manifestations, this film is a monument to artistic progress.

 A Star is Born(2018)

Cooper and Gaga give strong performances in this moving study of love, celebrity, and individual martyrdom. Women find “A Star Is Born” to be raw, emotional story-telling and of the relentless pursuit of passionate art.

“Coco” (2017)

A magnificent Pixar animated movie that repeats Mexican culture, family bonds and dreams do come true. In particular, “Coco” has deserved to be one of women’s favorite movies for their ingenious message and beautifully told story.

“Amélie” (2001)

“Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” best known as Amélie is a 2001 French language romantic comedy film done by an excellent director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A co-written screenplay by Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant the movie offers a fanciful account of modern life in Paris, particularly focused on the picturesque Montmartre district.

The story focuses on the internal development of a reclusive, quirky waitress played by Audrey Tatou who tries to help others even though she herself feels lonely. This picture has an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta among others.

The film premiered in France on April 25, 2001 under the UGC-Fox Distribution banner and was subsequently released to Germany one August by Prokino Filmverleih. 

The film received universal critical praise, winning awards including Audrey Tautou’s riveting performance; stunning cinematography: beautiful production design that is visually arresting sound 4) meticulous editing of the music composition and writing were all handled expertly with wonderful direction by Jeunet. Significantly, Amélie won the award Best Film at the European Film Awards and four César Awards (including Best Picture as well as Director) and two British Academy Films Award – for Original Screenplay.

Moreover, the movie was nominated for five Oscars in different categories including: Best Foreign Language Film and Original Screenplay.

Apart from its critical acclaim, “Amélie” recorded remarkable commercial victory registering gross sales of $174.2 million against an estimated budget of $ 60million This feat allowed it to establish itself as one of the greatest international achievements in French cinema. The longevity of the movie speaks volumes about its cultural relevance and how lasting spell has been cast upon it by its magical storyline and filmmaking prowess.

“Silver Linings Playbook” (2012)

Written and directed by David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook” is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film that proves how outstanding the skills of writer and director are. Influenced by Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel, “The Silver Linings Playbook,” the film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence alongside Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker John Ortiz Shea Whighmen Julia Stiles.

Patrizio “Pat” Solitano Jr played by Bradley Cooper, a man struggling with bipolar disorder given the setting of this narrative as the Ridley Park area in Pennsylvania. Having been discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Pat goes back to live with his parents who are superbly portrayed by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Determined to make peace with his estranged spouse, Pat’s voyage takes an unpredictable diversion when he finds Tiffany Maxwell, a young widow played by Jennifer Lawrence. To reconcile, Tiffany suggests a peculiar road – they enter the dance contest. The characters of Pat, his father and Tiffany experience significant changes as they embark on this unusual venture leading to reconsideration of their relations with each other in the midst of personal troubles.

The film premiered on September 8, during the Toronto International Film Festival of 2012; it followed a release in America that November. Russell’s outstanding directorial skills and the impressive performances of Bradley Cooper as well as Jennifer Lawrence gave this film much critical praise. The film was successful commercially, earning 236.4 million dollars globally. Awarded several awards, among them eight nominations for the 85th Academy Awards finally Silver Linings Playbook won Lawrence an Oscar for best actress.

“The Notebook” (2004):

This film is considered to be a love-romantic classic that carries unforgettable emotions and portrays the power of love. The exquisite acting by both actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams is also one of the reasons why this film has become a classic, especially for women.

“Moana” (2016)

In this Disney adventure film, viewers trace the captivating story of a young Polynesian girl who finds out about her destiny and attempts to save her people. “Moana” acts as an impetus for women to act upon their strengths and undertake transformative journeys of self-realization.

“La La Land” (2016)

A modern musical, which enthusiastically emphasizes on dreaming and the nuances of love; “La La Land is very close to a female heart as it depicts striking beauty in ambition and backbone needed for following one’s feelings.


These Top 25 Women’s Favourite Movies range in genre, time frames and cultures as the women themselves are a rich tapestry. From inspirational stories of courage and self-discovery to enchant