10 Movies That Will Help You Understand Women Better

Oh, this mysterious female soul, woven from conflicting feelings and emotions … It is quite difficult to understand many of the actions performed by the representatives of the weaker sex, who know how to be powerful and meek, strong and defenseless, loving and hating – and all this at the same time. For the completely confused men, we have compiled a list of films to help you better understand women by looking at the world through their eyes.

Little Women (2019)

The film is set in New England. In the center of the plot are four dissimilar sisters – obedient Meg, rebel Joe, brave Beth and selfish Amy. Since the beginning of the Civil War, the family finds itself in difficult conditions – the father goes to the Navy , and the mother needs the help and support of her daughters. Young girls will have to give up their usual wealth, learn hard work, forgiveness and solidarity.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
Little Women

Genre:  
Drama, Romance

Actors:  
Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.8

Age Limits
12+


Wild (2014)

The next film that will help you better understand women is a film based on the biography of a real person, American writer Cheryl Straid. Having lost her mother and completely confused in life, Cheryl begins to take drugs and sleep with everyone. Trying to cope with troubles in this way does not lead to anything good. And the girl decides to walk 1,000 miles alone through sections of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains to find herself. On the way, the heroine will face many obstacles, but this campaign will forever change her view of the world.

Original title:  
Wild

Genre:  
Drama, biography

Actors:  
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:  
18+


Eat Pray Love (2010)

Journalist Elizabeth Gilbert suddenly realizes that she lives as if by inertia. Work, husband, friends and hobbies – all this does not bring her happiness. She decides to divorce , leaves her job and goes on a journey to finally truly understand herself and start life from scratch. Italy. Indonesia. India. In each country, the heroine of the film finds a piece of her true identity.

Original title:  
Eat Pray Love

Genre:  
Drama, melodrama, biography

Actors:  
Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:  
12+


PS I love you (2007)

After the death of her beloved husband, Holly loses interest in everything that happens, stops appearing in public, closes in the house and completely indulges in suffering. Suddenly, a 30-year-old woman receives a package of letters. They can only be printed one at a time, and they were written by her precious Jerry before he died. Thus, the husband decided to help his beloved live on and teach her to be happy without him.

Original title:  
PS I Love You

Genre:
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Actors:  
Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Kathy Bates…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.0

Age Limits
16+


The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In the center of the plot of the film is hardworking, smart, but not yet very versed in the laws of high fashion Andy. An aspiring journalist from the province gets a job with Miranda Priestley herself, the editor-in-chief of a famous glossy magazine. And her life turns into a real hell of constant ridiculous and sometimes impossible assignments, ridicule of colleagues and attempts to turn from an ugly duckling into a fashionable swan.

Original title:  
The Devil Wears Prada

Genre:  
Drama, comedy

Actors:  
Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker…

Country:  
USA, France

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:  
16+


Exchange Vacation (2006)

Both heroines of the romantic film turned out to be lonely on New Year ‘s Eve . The journalist of the famous London magazine Iris is hopelessly and unrequitedly in love with a colleague who has been using her feelings for more than a year. Californian businesswoman Amanda just found out that her boyfriend is having an affair on the side and exposed the scoundrel. The women decide to use the “House Exchange” service. And one of them flies to Los Angeles for the first time, and the other ends up in the suburbs of London.

Original title:  
The Holiday

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:  
Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:  
16+


Pride and Prejudice (2005)

The film, based on the book of the same name by Jane Austen, recreates the atmosphere of the English province of the end of the 18th century, as American filmmakers could see and understand it. In the center of the plot, Elizabeth is one of the five Bennet sisters. The girl meets a friend of their new noble neighbor – Mr. Darcy. A real confrontation flares up between young people, which can lead to a happy marriage or to burning hatred.

Original title:  
Pride & Prejudice

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:  
Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike…

Country:  
France, UK, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:  
12+


Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

In the yard of the 50s of the XX century. In American society, feminists continue to fight and gain new supporters. True, many still consider patriarchy the only correct option. Finding a husband, giving birth to a child – these are the main goals of a woman, but not everyone agrees with this. Katherine Ann Watson, who received an excellent education, becomes a teacher of art history at a women’s college. With her revolutionary views, she influences female students and crushes gender stereotypes in their minds.

Original title:
Mona Lisa Smile

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.5

Age Limits :
12+


Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones is in her early 30s, drinks , eats ice cream at night, smokes and is capable of screwing up any presentation. And although the extra pounds are still with her, the cheerful journalist is determined to meet the ideal chosen one. The girl starts a diary, where she decides to write down successes in her personal life and victory over her addictions. Bridget’s first goal is to seduce her boss, handsome Daniel. But fate, as always, has its own plans for the heroine.

Original title:
Bridget Jones’s Diary

Genre:
Comedy, romance, drama

Actors:
Rene Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Celia Imri …

Country:
UK, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


What Women Want (2000)

Every man would like to know what thoughts have settled in the head of his woman. And the charming middle-aged womanizer Nick had such an opportunity. After the accident, the hero of the film began to hear the thoughts of all the women around him – from the new boss to the restless teenage daughter . And although these thoughts are sometimes painful for his pride, they will help him understand women and what they really want.

Original title:
What Women Want

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, fantasy

Actors:
Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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