Women have played a significant role in the history of cinema, and a lot of women-led films have become pop culture icons. Representation is very important in the movie industry, and it is only fitting that women characters are portrayed in a way that inspires young generations.
From an academic to an heiress to a superhero, these characters prove that women can be everything they want to be. They have something in them that can empower other women and bring out the best in them. Here are some of the best and most motivating movie lines:
“I’m A Damsel. I’m In Distress. I Can Handle It. Have A Nice Day.” – Megara (Hercules)
Megara may be in trouble, but she knows herself and she knows what she can do. A lot of Disney princesses, especially the old ones, are presented as damsels in distress. They always need a prince to save them. With this line from Megara, she clearly knows how to handle difficult situations.
“You Must Always Have Faith In People. And Most Importantly, You Must Always Have Faith In Yourself.” – Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
Elle Woods is the true icon that proves femininity is a strength and not a weakness. People do not take her seriously because she’s too girly, but behind those flashy outfits is a heart of gold and a witty brain. For Elle, only confidence and trust in yourself will get you to whatever you want, be it Harvard Law School or the person of your dreams.
“I’ve Got Red In My Ledger, I’d Like To Wipe It Out.” – Natasha Romanoff (The Avengers)
Nothing is more badass than a woman who knows she can redeem herself. Natasha Romanoff may have had a dark past, full of regrets and shameful things, but she knows her worth. And so, she will do everything to ‘wipe out’ all of these mistakes. It is not too late to make things right and you can always start anew.
“It’s Not My Job To Make You Feel Like A Man. I Can’t Make You Something You’re Not.” – Astrid Leong (Crazy Rich Asians)
Astrid is the kind of woman who knows her value, and she will not stoop down just to please people. She is humble and understanding, but no one should dare test her limits. When she found out that her husband was having an affair, she immediately cut ties with him. No matter how painful it is, women must always care for themselves.
“It’s Not About Deserve. It’s About What You Believe. And I Believe In Love.” – Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)
It is important to stand for what you think is right and good for everyone. This is exactly what Diana Prince meant when she said she believes in love. For her, everything is done in love and with love. There is no greater power in the universe than caring for the people dearest to us. And, the fact that she was not expecting anything in return only shows how selfless she is.