7 Powerful Films With Women Protagonists To Watch This Year

The year started with the “Time’s Up” movement that kicked off at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, empowering women in the entertainment business to speak up for themselves. Since then, things have not been the same in Hollywood. This historic movement against sexual harassment has shifted the paradigm for both filmmakers and actors. People are now paying more attention to women-centric roles and movies. This year is surely going to be a year for women! Let us throw light on some of the most awaited women based films that could be game changers in 2018.


Ocean’s 8

This is undoubtedly going to be the most anticipated women-centered film of the year. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway unite for the Ocean’s franchise. The film is about a group of women who plan to steal some very expensive jewelry. Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Kim Kardashian will make cameos in the movie too!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Meryl Streep and Cher unite after 23 long years for Mamma Mia’s sequel. The film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper and Lily James. The film is a musical, just like the first part, and will also feature songs of the popular band ABBA.

Tully

Charlize Theron (Marlo) a mother of three, has a tough time taking care of her kids. She receives help from a nanny who she later develops a bond with. The nanny is named Tully and she’s considerate and full of life.

Mary Magdalene

Starring Rooney Mara, Mary Magdalene is an authentic and classic characterisation of one of the most misconceived and misunderstood figures in history. The biblical tale tells the story of Mary (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.

A Wrinkle In Time

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling, the three leading ladies play the mysterious astral travelers and guide Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace. Their father, a scientist, hasn’t been with them since he discovered a new planet five years ago. The science fantasy adventure is directed by Ava DuVernay and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle.

A Star Is Born

This film will be the first in which Lady Gaga plays the lead. The musical-romantic-drama is directed by Bradley Cooper and is a remake of the 1937 film with the same name. In the film, a country music star Jackson Maine (Cooper) discovers a talented singer named Ally (Gaga) and helps her in making it big.

Mary Poppins Returns

After working together in The Devil Wears Prada and Into The Woods, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt will finally be seen together again in the musical fantasy Mary Poppins Returns. The film is a sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins. Blunt will essay the role of Mary Poppins and Streep will play Topsy.

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