Women have played an important role in the history of cinema, and many films directed by women have become icons of pop culture. Representation is very important in the film industry, and it is normal for female characters to be portrayed in a way that inspires younger generations.
From academic to heiress to superhero, these characters prove that women can be anything 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 lady. I’m in distress. I can do this. Have a nice day.” – Megara (Hercules)
Megara may be in trouble, but she knows herself and she knows what she can do. Many Disney Princesses, especially older ones, are portrayed as damsels in distress. They still need a prince to save them. With this line of Megara, she clearly knows how to handle difficult situations.
“You always have to have faith in people. Above all, you always have to have faith in yourself. – Elle Woods (legally blonde)
Elle Woods is the true icon who proves that femininity is a strength, not a weakness. People don’t 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 self-confidence will get you what you want, whether it’s Harvard Law School or the person of your dreams.
“I have red in my ledger, I would like to erase it.” – 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 “erase” all these errors. It’s not too late to get it right and you can always start over.
“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 worth, and she won’t stoop just to please people. She is humble and understanding, but no one should dare to test her limits. When she found out her husband was having an affair, she immediately cut ties with him. No matter how painful it is, women should always take care of themselves.
“It’s not a matter of merit. It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. – Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)
It’s important to stand up for what you think is right and good for everyone. That’s exactly what Diana Prince meant when she said she believed in love. For her, everything is done in love and with love. There is no greater power in the universe than taking care of the people who are dearest to us. And the fact that she expected nothing in return shows how selfless she is.