10 Friday night films that prove being female is fabulous #CarbonCares

Because who doesn’t love a good movie night?

It’s Friday and it’s time for a movie night- so we’ve put together a list of 10 movies that will remind you why being female is fabulous. From comedies to horror movies, and not to forget Disney, there’ll definitely be something for you, because if you can’t go out, then you may as well go all in with a big movie night!

Little (2019)

Our faves, Marsai Martin and Regina Hall, play the younger and present version of a tech-mogul called Jordan, who magically transforms into the 13-year-old version of herself, in ‘Little’. Jordan has to rely on her assistant April (played by another one of our faves, Issa Rae) to pull off an important presentation. The storyline, cast and quirky fashion are totally refreshing.

Available on Amazon Prime

Moana (2016)

Moana is the new lovable, oceanic musical we didn’t know we needed! In this film, that goes against the cliche Disney princess representation, Moana sails across the open ocean on an action-packed journey, with a whole host of catchy Disney songs- what’s not to love?

Available on Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Youtube

Miss Congeniality (2000)

Miss Congeniality sees a tomboyish female detective infiltrate the Miss United States beauty pageant as a contestant after her department finds out that the event is under threat from a bomber. The alternative take on the classic “makeover” movie leaves us with a whole load of fashion, glamour, humour and action- all perfectly portrayed by Sandra Bullock!

Available on Amazon Prime

Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel was Marvel’s first female-led superhero film and it didn’t disappoint! Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers (played by Brie Larson) as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in a galactic conflict between two alien civilisations.

Available on Amazon Prime

Clueless (1995)

This classic, which follows the life of popular high school student Cher (Alicia Silverstone), celebrates female friendship and sexuality and goes against the cliche that every teenage girl’s school experience is based around finding a boyfriend! Plus, it’s a beautiful time capsule of 1990s fashion and culture- what’s not to love!

Available on Netflix

Salt (2010)

Salt sees CIA agent Evelyn’s life take an ugly turn when she is accused of planning the assassination of the Russian president. She then flees and sets out to prove her innocence. This female-led action movie is super refreshing, not to mention the blessing that is Angelina Jolie!

Available on Amazon Prime and Netflix

Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures tells the story of three female African-American mathematicians who play a vital role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit, all whilst dealing with racial and gender discrimination at the same time. With a gifted cast, including Taraji P.Henson and Octavia Spencer, this history/drama movie is 100% worth your time.

Available on Amazon Prime and All4

The Babadook (2014)

We had to include this one for all our horror movie fans! Written and directed by a woman (Jennifer Kent), this one goes against misogynistic conventions, as a single mother, struggling with the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house and discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Available on Amazon Prime

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

This female take on Ocean’s Eleven sees Debbie Ocean, who’s recently been released from jail after serving a prison sentence, assemble a special team of seven women to steal a 150 million dollar diamond necklace from the Met Gala! What can we say- another Sandra Bullock favourite.

Available on Amazon Prime

Black Panther (2018)

The leading women of Marvel’s Black Panther are a huge highlight of the movie! From their impressive fighting skills to their stunning natural hairstyles, Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and Shuri (Letitia Wright) provide a totally positive representation of Black women that is often not represented onscreen. 

Available on Amazon Prime

Written by Sophie Corderoy