93% of people can't name these funny, inspirational and romantic movies every woman should see! Can you?

By: Valerie
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These movies feature friendship, love and inspiration, through the eyes of women who overcame gender obstacles to pave the way for future generations. Can you name all of these movies every woman should see, just from screenshots?

The amazing story about the true power of female friendship and support was controversial at the time of its release in 1991. The adventures of two friends, Thelma and Louise, whose road trip to Mexico went awry, have six Academy Award nominations and one win. Almost a quarter-century later, it’s considered to be a timeless classic and a movie every woman should see.

The classic film about love, death, and devotion, "Ghost" was released quietly and was hardly on anyone’s radar. Somehow, in a short period of time, this supernatural-romantic-thriller became the world’s highest-grossing film of 1990 and won two Oscars.

This movie is a hilarious and empowering story about three friends who decide to take their own back against an oppressive, sexist boss who doesn't respect his female employees. A must-see for every professional who feels overworked and under-appreciated at her job.

Not everybody knows it, but Mean Girl was inspired by a self-help book for parents, "Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence." So "Mean Girls" is so much more than just a great source for excellent GIFs and catchphrases.

Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple" is an epic tale with its own story. It is the empowering story of an uneducated black woman who overcomes all struggles and finds her self-worth.

This Oscar-winning movie, starring Hilary Swank, took every stereotype about women and turned it on its ear. This inspiring and empowering story of an ordinary girl from Missouri who becomes a professional boxer with the help of underappreciated trainer is something every woman should see.

When the movie was released in 1987, nobody could have predicted the phenomenon that it would turn into. "Dirty Dancing" grossed nearly $215 million worldwide, and it is not your ordinary love story. It's a story about sensuality, passion, first love; it's about people who are trying to find themselves, using dance as personal expression.

Pregnant by her father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones gets an opportunity to attend an alternative school and finally change her life. A must-watch, not only for the empowering and inspiring story, but also for the brilliant portrayals by Sidibe and Mo’Nique.

"12 Years a Slave" is the screen adaptation of an 1853 slave narrative memoir that will bring you to tears, but it’s so worth it. In short, it's an unforgettable story of a free black man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.

This movie is based on the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger. A young woman is hired as a personal assistant in a powerful high-fashion magazine. She wants to get her foot in the door in the world of journalism, but she doesn't know how this decision will affect her whole life...

"Before Sunrise," as well as other two movies in the "Before" trilogy, is a real delight to any romantic. In the first movie, Jesse and Celine meet each other and spend a night walking around the city and talking about literally everything. The first movie is a very intimate and real portrayal of new love, while other two are much more complicated: each movie is set 9 years apart and reminds about the great, bad and ugly of relationships.

Sigourney Weaver plays the incredible Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" series. What makes these movies special? The films are well-known for challenging gender roles.

Back in 2002, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" became a phenomenon worldwide: shot on a budget of $5 million, this movie earned more than $368 million. The highest-grossing romantic comedy of all-time, this film will remind you about the value of family, but then will show you how annoyingly overbearing they can be.

"Secrets and Lies" is an Oscar-nominated movie that offers a fresh look at family and race. When her adoptive mother dies, Hortense, a successful African-American eye doctor, seeks out her birth mother and eventually finds out that her real mother is an underprivileged white woman who has to deal with being the family secret.

This is a 1983 movie about complex relationships between mothers and daughters that will make you cry. Get out the tissues for this movie and be ready for the complex story that focuses on topics like love, friendship, family, death, and everything in between.

Hilarious, witty comedy that defies the typical chick-flick stereotype, "Bridesmaids" will make you laugh uncontrollably. It was one of the first movies that started the popularity of full-female cast comedies. While only a few years old, it's already a modern classic you have to watch with your gang.

This one is a movie about unconditional female friendship starring Whitney Houston and Angela Basset. Remember Whitney Houston's soulful ballad, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”? This is where it came from. By the way, this song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995.

In 2013, "Blue is the Warmest Color" became the most controversial film of the year, thanks to that seven-minute lesbian sex scene, female nudity and explicit sexuality. The French film that thoughtfully explores the inner life and outer experiences of a girl has raised eyebrows, but a lot of viewers and critics missed the crucial point - this movie is not only about sex; it's mostly about love, life, and the charms and dangers of loving an artist.

Riding across the U.S. in an old bus with a motivational speaker, an emotional teen, a depressed Proust scholar, a little girl and a grandpa doesn't sound like a fun time. But in "Little Miss Sunshine," the Hoover family road trip turned out to be the best of times and an amazing experience for the whole family. Speaking about Olive, this small beautiful girl should be everyone's inspiration.

"Legally Blonde" is hilarious and motivational at the same time: Elle Woods, a typical beautiful blonde, gets into law school and learns that she is much smarter than she (and everyone else) thought.

"Erin Brockovich" is one of those rare movies that inspires, motivates and empowers. Based on a true story, this is a great reminder that you don’t have to be rich or educated to make a difference in the world.

Based on a bestselling novel written from the perspective of the African-American help in a rich white town in the 1960s, this great movie can teach about the power of friendship, love and support, no matter the color of your skin.

Julie Taymor's movie, "Frida," released in 2002, shows us the life of Frida Kahlo, the talented Mexican painter and feminist icon. Frida Kahlo had a complicated relationship with her husband, the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, and a tormented one with her own body, due to an awful bus accident that crippled her at 19. She herself was usually the subject of her own work: her most well-known paintings are self-portraits that became popular all over the world.

The heart-warming story of "Amelie," about a lonely Montmartre waitress, will stay with you for days after. An adorable and kind movie with an amazing soundtrack, this French masterpiece is the perfect remedy for those rainy, gloomy days when you feel lonely and depressed.

The dark comedy "Heathers," with its violence, dark humor and politically incorrect ideas, is like the "Mean Girls" of the ‘80s. A sharp satire that shows the ugly and dark side of a high school, it was widely acclaimed by film critics and its initially small audience.

The hilarious, adorable, and super relatable Bridge Jones shows that imperfections are what make us beautiful. The third installment in the "Bridget Jones" film series, "Bridget Jones’s Baby," was released in September 2016.

This 2014 Oscar-nominated movie was inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s memoir. Dealing with numerous problems such as her mother's death, a drug addiction and the end of her marriage, Cheryl decides to put her life back together again by taking a super long walk.

Loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a well-known classic (both the book and the movie). Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly is one of the most iconic characters to ever appear on screen, but Truman Capote, the author of the original novella, was never fully satisfied with the cast. He even called the movie the “most miscast film I've ever seen" and asked Marilyn Monroe to play Holly instead. Later, Truman would say that Tuesday Weld or Jodie Foster would be better choices to play Holly in a remake.

When Stella goes to Jamaica for a little fun, she finds a lot more - a hot, young, handsome man who falls in love with her. Even though she doesn’t want her holiday romance to become a serious relationship, at some point she realizes that her feelings are worth validating.

The director Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman who stars in the movie came up with the original plot all the way back in 1994, when they were still working on "Pulp Fiction." The bride wakes from a four-year coma and discovers that she has lost everything. She then seeks revenge on those who tried to murder her and stole her life and baby.

"Bend It Like Beckham" is a low-budget movie about a Punjabi teen who wanted to play soccer. It was a surprise smash and great success, earning more than $76.5 million worldwide against a $3.5 million budget. Forget gender stereotypes - this feminist movie is all about the power of a woman determined to achieve her goals no matter what.

"Monster’s Ball" tells about racism, redemption and the power of unconditional love. This real, intense drama is a must-see, but try not watch this movie when your parents or kids are around – the sex scenes here are pretty sensual and realistic.

A hilarious, quotable movie with a lot of catchy songs, amazing cast, and an ability to poke fun at itself and the genre, "Pitch Perfect" became an instant classic. While we agree that musicals may be not for everyone, this movie showcases the perfect a capella songs and is a truly hilarious, fun film that pretty much anyone can enjoy.

This one is s sequel to "Before Sunrise," set nine years later. Like its predecessor, "Before Sunset" is a delight for all romantics out there. The timeless story of two questing hearts whose powerful bond defies time, this movie starts nine years later as Jesse travels across Europe, giving readings from his book about the night he spent in Vienna with Celine -- and then he meets her again in Paris.

In "Zero Dark Thirty," Jessica Chastain plays a CIA intelligence analyst who becomes instrumental in the long hunt for terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Chastain's character is smart, relatable, honest and engaging. In short, it's an amazing, exciting watch.

Nina, played by Natalie Portman, is a ballerina whose life is controlled by her love of dance and a strict mother. When she gets to play the lead in the production of "Swan Lake," her sanity begins to unravel. This obsessive, tragic, intoxicating movie about a ballerina's quest for perfection at the expense of her sanity is hard and painful to watch at times, but it's a real masterpiece.

Inspired by the life of Tina Turner, this emotional, raw story is about her life, rise to stardom, and how she found the courage to break free from her abusive, cruel husband, Ike Turner.

Another movie that shows us how strong, determined and powerful women can be. When the U.S. Navy begins a program aimed at integration of women into its services, they begin with one trial candidate, Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, played by Demi Moore, chosen specifically for her femininity.

After her striking directorial debut with "The Virgin Suicides," Sofia Coppola offers her second masterpiece. "Lost in Translation" is a story of love and friendship blooming between an aging actor, played by Bill Murray, and a neglected wife, Scarlett Johansson, under unlikely circumstances.

"She's All That" opened Super Bowl weekend and was the number one movie at the box office in 1999. In fact, as of 2017 it's still ranked in the top ten on the all-time high-grossing teen romance movies film list. This new adaptation of the classic story, "Pygmalion" or "My Fair Lady," is among the best movies for teens.

"Pretty Woman" is the 1990 classic love story that turned Julia Roberts into an international star. It's hard to believe, but over two decades have passed since Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) got swept away by Edward Lewis (Richard Gere). Even though it may seem that the relationship between a prostitute and a rich businessman can't be romantic, this film is as romantic as it is funny, heart-warming and sweet.

The 2016 movie "Hidden Figures" is an empowering story of three brilliant black women at NASA. It is not a tale -- it's an inspiring story based on true events. The new feminist movie not only tells the story of three unknown space heroes, it also shows us the real NASA and reveals some of its secrets.

Hughes' directorial debut, "Sixteen Candles" was the first movie in his series of iconic 1980s teen movies which depicted the problems of teens. Even though Hughes may have been years past high school when he wrote the movie, he accurately captured the teen experience and showed us the world of a 16-year-old girl who has to deal with going through puberty and her older sister's wedding while attempting to graduate from high school.

Based on the memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," by Kim Barker, "Whisky Tango Foxtrot" is the can't-miss feminist movie of 2016. The book documents Barker's journey as a war correspondent in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but it was her humor, optimism and bold perspective on the situation that made this book a real hit and inspired a movie. This Tina Fey and Margot Robbie movie will inspire you.

Did you know that the iconic classic, "Steel Magnolias," is based on a true story? Writer Robert Harling wrote his play, "Steel Magnolias," as a way of coping with the death of his sister, Susan, who became Shelby in the final version. The play was so raw, emotional and honest that it inspired an iconic movie about female friendship, starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine and others.

Almost two decades have passed. On the last night of their vacation in Greece, longtime lovers we saw in a previous two movies - "Before Sunrise" (1995) and "Before Sunset" (2004) - reminisce about their lives together and talk about what they could do differently.

Vulnerable, lovable, but also strong and independent, Katniss Everdeen is an inspiring heroine who fights for a better future. Based on a popular YA trilogy, the "Hunger Games" franchise is an absolute hit that redefined the common interpretation of gender roles.

This movie is all about a legendary woman who created an iconic brand, famous for its timeless designs, classic suits and little black dresses. The woman who started as a singer in a bar, then became the owner of a business empire, Coco Chanel has an exciting life story that will inspire and empower you.

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