If you are raising a strong and independent daughter, it’s important to show her examples of other females who share those qualities. It’s difficult to sort through all the movies available these days and find the ones that will inspire and empower her. Here is an extensive list that has a little something for everyone.
A story about Tris, a girl who is told she doesn’t fit in anywhere and has to conceal her true self. She perseveres in the end and becomes the hero.
A teen who has an unfortunate homelife and overcomes real world challenges with the help of unlikely heroes along the way. In the end she becomes her own hero.
A strong and rebellious Saudi girl enters a Koran competition in order to win enough money to buy herself a bike
RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Red is a self conscious princess who finds herself in the company of the dwarfs who accept her for who she is.
Rebellious and steadfast, Pippi paves her own path and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her.
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
Young Kiki leaves home to find her own way in the world. She befriends a cat who follows her as a trusty companion.
WILD HEARTS CAN’T BE BROKEN
After seeing performances at the fair, Sonora is inspired and sets out to learn high diving with a horse. Despite all that is against her, she succeeds in her goal.
AKEELAH AND THE BEE
Akeelah is an 11 year old who discovers her gift for spelling. Without her mothers support, she continues to win national championships.
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
Two young girls discover their mother is dying, and they are forced to be alone a lot. They discover magical spirits who befriend them
An extraterrestrial warrior, Captain Marvel finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her own people and the skrulls.
A group of women are the brains behind the NASA launch with John Glenn. Amazing achievement and courage in the face of uncertainty.
Rapunzel is tired of being trapped away and escapes to explore the world where she discovers who she truly is.
The parents of a 10 year old girl get trapped in a supernatural realm. She has to find a way to free herself and her parents.
LINDSEY VONN-IN THE MOMENT
A look inside the life of famous athlete Linsey Vonn and what it takes to become a world champion. Follow her greatest dreams along with her deepest fears.
Riley’s family moves out of state and she spirals out of control. With the help of her own animated emotions, she is able to pull herself together and love herself.
Coming into her own, a teenage girl becomes a mystery DJ for her highschool and discovers she has the courage to identify herself.
THE ADVENTURES OF OCIEE NASH
The epic story of a young girl who is forced to leave home and go live with her refined aunt. She makes discoveries about her own inner self.
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
A 13 year old is the first in 12 generations of her tribe to become an eagle hunter and continues the tradition of her people.
BETHANY HAMILTON- UNSTOPPABLE
Bethany becomes a world famous surfer after a devastating shark attack at age 13. Follow her life as she pursues her dreams.
Nim and her father live on exotic island. When her father goes missing she has to solve the mystery and find him.
WE CAN BE HEROES
A team of children superheroes led by a fearless young lady must work together to save their parents from earthy danger.
BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE
After losing her mother, Opal moves in with her preacher father and befriends a dog. Follow her life of discovery.
A magical girl is sent to a special school and she must defeat the forces the evil that threaten her new friends.
Meet Coraline, who isn’t happy with her life, disco the life she thinks she wants. Until she learns that her real life is what she’s wanted all along.
Watch Heidi as she moves to the swiss alps with her curmudgeon grandfather and makes a happy life for them both.
FLY LIKE A GIRL
Young girls pursue their passion of flying in a male dominated industry and learn that it isn’t as easy as they hoped. Follow their journey of success.
A pragmatic Pollyanna uses her positive attitude and wittiness to overcome the challenges of having to live with her aunt.
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