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Nidhi Arora
9 Dec 2016 . 5 min read

Top Eight Must Watch Badass Women Centric Movies


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What crosses your mind when you think of a movie? RAT?

I mean Romance, Action and Thriller. Yes, that's the formula . But then in the recent times, we have seen movies that have Women Protagonists without any romance or a love story or necessarily a Hero in it! We have tons of old lists. Here's to the top few with the recent ones:  

1. Moana

 

 

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As usual, you succumb to an enjoyable experience that splits the difference between mythology and merchandising

-A. O. Scott (New York Times)

2. Joy

 

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"The film unspools on a level tone of ironised dreaminess, like an extended pre-credit sequence or 120-minute voiceover montage. It is about the real-life inventor and single mother Joy Mangano, who got rich in the 1990s selling her own revolutionary self-wringing mop on the QVC home shopping channel – while battling with condescending male corporate types and various members of her massively dysfunctional extended family."

-The Guardian

3. Devil Wears Prada

 

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NO man is a hero to his valet. So the saying goes, or used to go, since few men these days actually have valets. But a great many people, men and women alike, heroic at least in their own estimation, have assistants, who scurry after coffee and dry cleaning, endure bursts of foul temper, bask in tiny glimmers of generosity and dream, for long hours at low wages, of revenge. For the legions who have suffered the caprice and cruelty of a tyrannical boss, "The Devil Wears Prada,"Lauren Weisberger's best-selling roman à clef about a bright young woman's brief period of servitude at a fashion magazine, provides the satisfaction of vicarious payback. Its portrait of Miranda Priestly, the imperious editor of a glossy rag called Runway, is a collage of unforgiven slights and unforgotten grudges, glued to the page with pure, righteous venom.

- New York Times

4. Queen

 Queen is an ignorant Delhi girl who finds herself on a 'honeymoon' all by herself. What happens along the way forms the crux of this sweet, sensitive, fun social drama. The action begins in a middle-class Delhi household. The father is a  mithaiwala ; his daughter Rani Mehra or Queen (Kangana Ranaut) is naive, even appears stupid in today's context, a virgin, waiting to get married. Destiny has other designs for her. Que sera sera, without divulging too much, you can safely cut to her taking off to Paris, all alone.  
 

- Times Of India

5. Erin Brockovich

 

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"Erin Brockovich" presents moviegoers with the true story of a woman who transcends her surroundings, takes on the big dogs, and wins.

- Steven Isaac (Plugged In)

6. Eat Pray Love

All hail Julia Roberts: As Elizabeth Gilbert’s avatar in this cinematic adaptation of the bestselling memoir "Eat Pray Love", she's luminous and beautiful.

- S. Jhoanna Robledo (Common Sense Media)

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7. Mary Kom

'Mary Kom' is biopic which starts with the caveat `based on the life incidents of’ immediately makes you suspicious.

- Indian Express

8. Intern

 

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It takes all the leads' considerable combined charm to forestall the aftertaste of the pic's smug life lessons and near-comically blinkered worldview.

- Guy Lodge (Variety)


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Nidhi Arora
An Elegant Nomad with a passion to excel, an eye for detail, a bucket list to travel and food for thought! *Humor is mandatory, Spirituality is essence*

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