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It's National Women's History Month! Check Out the Top 10 Movies to Watch in Celebration

by Ann Ferguson

Gaining the right to vote; the first woman in space; women-owned businesses — so much has happened with the women's rights movement. And what better way to learn and celebrate the contributions of women in history, society, and culture than with National Women's History Month!

Coinciding with International Women's Day (Mar. 8), this month is the perfect time to witness the obstacles women have overcome in a comfortable, entertaining setting — watching movies in your home theater!

We've selected 10 inspiring films that will amaze you about the power of women.

1. Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures follows the store of three African-American woman mathematicians who were the main force behind one of America's most significant space launches. See their unique story unfold as they handle the restrictions of gender and race to follow their dreams.

2. On the Basis of Sex

Few people have fought the power better or for longer than Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On the Basis of Sex follows her inspiring and spirited story as she worked with her husband to break ground on countless years of gender discrimination.

3. The Help

Based on the same name book, The Help cracks open interracial tensions between prominent Southern white families and the African American maids who served them. Watch as more women come forward to tell their story and how the tides begin to turn in the 1950's south.

4. Whale Rider

Whale Rider follows Pai, the female heir to a small Maori village, except no one sees her that way. Shunned and disregarded, Pai trains herself in the traditions of her people and breaks the boundaries of gender discrimination while redefining old customs.

5. Little Women

Based on the classic tale, Little Women follows Jo March as she reflects on her life living with her three sisters, who are determined to live life on their terms. Using both the book and personal writings of Louisa May Alcott, this presents a refreshing take on a well-known story.

6. Moxie

Full of teen angst, Moxie follows a shy 16-year-old as she begins to question the toxic misogyny that happens in her school. Inspired by her mom's own teenage rebellion, she starts an anonymous zine that takes the school by storm and inspires the other girls to realize their own power.

7. Thelma & Louise

A classic film, Thelma & Louise follows stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as they break out of their traditional "women's roles" and go on an adventure. But when things go wrong, that adventure turns into a full-blown police chase as they try to escape to Mexico.

8. The Starling

Surprisingly uplifting, The Starling is an emotional tale following Lily's path as she deals with the loss of her baby and the toll it takes on her relationship. While she tries to deal with her grief by gardening, she ends up fighting with a territorial starling and starts to wake up.

9. Suffragette

Suffragette is the first feature film to explore the inspiring story of the working women who fought for suffrage. This story follows a radicalized young mother who stops at nothing to achieve her goals.

10. A League of Their Own

Another classic film, A League of Their Own, follows the story of the first All-American Girls Baseball League team. This comedic sports drama is one to watch as you become captivated by these women's struggles to succeed as well as the male teams.

Time to Binge-Watch!

With these solid recommendations in hand, it's time to start bingeing! Laugh and cry along with each of these women's struggles and how they changed the course of history. But first, before you hit play, you'll want to ensure that your home theater setup is top-notch!

So, if your TV has been having problems or you want a rich audio system to help you feel every cinematic moment, it's time to upgrade! If you have any questions about what you need for your setup, please give us a call! Our team at Toton’s TV is more than happy to assist you.