Movie Challenge: International Day of the Girl

By: Ally Barnes

With three daughters and two granddaughters, Reel Dialogue’s Russ Matthews has seen his share of princess movies and films that celebrate girls. This is his list of recommended films to watch to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11.

Films for young viewers

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Mulan
  • Harry Potter series – Hermione Granger has to be one of the coolest girls in film and books

Reel Dialogue pick: Brave (Disney+)

Synopsis: Merida, an independent archer, disobeys an ancient custom which unleashes a dark force. After meeting an elderly witch, as she journeys to reverse the curse, she discovers the real meaning of bravery.

Films for teens

Even though they don’t want to be known as ‘girls,’ these films will make these teens proud to be a girl.

  • Little Women
  • Emma
  • Cruella
  • Black Widow

Reel Dialogue pick: Wonder Woman (Paramount+, Binge)

Synopsis: Princess Diana of an all-female Amazonian race rescues US pilot Steve. Upon learning of a war, she ventures into the world of men to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind.

Films for Grown-up girls

A list of films that Mum can enjoy with her girls on International Day of The Girl.

  • Legally Blonde
  • The Help
  • Miss Congeniality

Reel Dialogue pick: Hidden Figures (Disney+)

Synopsis: Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.

Article supplied with thanks to Hope Media.

Feature image: Official Wonder Woman Facebook