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11 Biographical Movies about Inspiring Women ...

By Lane

Whether you are already aware of the fabulous women through recent or past history, it's a great time to review some biographical movies about inspiring women. From this group of strong women, you will learn about perseverance through their amazing struggles. Get out the popcorn, and power up the DVD player because it's time to watch some movies about inspiring women.

1 The Audrey Hepburn Story
Jennifer Love Hewitt portrays Audrey Hepburn in this heart-warming biography, which is among the best movies about inspiring women. The story begins while Hepburn is filming, “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and flashes back as Audrey reflects on different points in her life. It covers her childhood through World War II and her determination to continue to participate in dance up to the completion of the now epic-classic film.

2 My Week with Marilyn
Based on Colin Clark's memoirs, “The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me,” this film offers a new view of the life of Marilyn Monroe. It provides an unimaginable love story, although brief, with an ordinary man and the screen legend.

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3 Coal Miner's Daughter
Sissy Spacek gives an amazing performance as the great Loretta Lynn. The film takes you on a journey through the day to day struggles from humble beginnings to the road to becoming one of the most incredible legends of country music.

4 What's Love Got to do with It
As the ultimate pillar of strength, Tina Turner fought through an abusive marriage and the struggle to become her own person. She has become a legend in the rock industry and a hero to all women who have suffered abuse at the hands of their spouses.

5 The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc
This film depicts the true, historical story of Joan of Arc and how she fought for France as a young woman. It evolves through her struggles and triumphs as well as the betrayal that ultimately leads to her death. It's a tale of religion and love of her country.

6 Sweet Dreams
This is among one of my favorite performances by Jessica Lange. The film shows the life of Patsy Cline from the beginning to the tragic plan crash that took her far too soon. Cline is still loved by many today and was the first female singer to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

7 Amelia
“Amelia” shares the story of Amelia Earheart who was the amazing, female American pilot that disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world. Throughout the decades there have always been speculations about what happened during that flight and where or not she lived or died. The story itself and the career of Earhart are quite impressive and complete her saga.

8 Heart like a Wheel
“Heart Like a Wheel” shares the story of the first female drag racer, Shirley Muldowney. Known in the racing world as Cha Cha, Muldowney was the first woman in the history of racing to acquire a license to drive a top-fuel dragster. Through her career she has won 18 NHRA titles.

9 The Runaways
The all-girl band, the Runaways opened the door for the future careers of Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and Cherie Currie. This film covers a portion of the struggle for the teenagers in an adult world, but focuses primarily the dynamic between Jett and Currie.

10 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
In discovering inspiring women, you must view the story of Dorothy Dandridge. She began the first African American actress ever to win Best Actress Oscar. The award was achieved in 1954, after years of singing on the club circuit. The film offers a celebration of her achievements and triumphs despite the racism that was common during her brilliant career.

11 Lady Sings the Blues
The life of Billie Holiday was tragic but beautiful. Through the pain and suffering even in her days of triumph she left behind a true message to the world. One that begged for the end of racism and hatred.

Inspiring women throughout history have paved the way for emerging stars. They have set the standards for their industries and provided growth for women. Which woman within the history of any given industry has inspired you?

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