There are many different hues of strength that can be found. Physical strength is what most people associate with female characters when they hear the word. One type of strength, though, is the kind that involves kicking somebody in the face and calling them names. Raising a family on your own takes courage, as does remaining self-reliant in a society that values male dominance over female empowerment. To shield your children from the harsh realities of life and the hardships that come with them. Go against the grain and fall in love with that fish guy. Below you’ll find a diverse variety of films featuring powerful women in all their various guises.
5) A Home of Our Own (1993)
This was one of Kathy Bates’ underappreciated roles, yet it was critical. Bates played Frances Lacey, a single mother of six who leaves Los Angeles for the north in search of a better life for her kids. The family comes across a derelict house while driving. As soon as she steps foot in the house she knows it will be theirs. It’s a straightforward story. This is a film that will stick with you because of Kathy Bates and the rest of the cast. If you’re looking for something similar to the film version of Roseanne, this is it. As usual, Bates portrays a tough, caustic, and determined mom who is only trying to do what’s best for her family. A film for anyone who has ever struck rock bottom and had to claw their way back to the top, A Home of Our Own is a must-see. There is no such thing as “the top” in the Lacey family tree. Their home eventually becomes more than a collection of wooden beams and plastered walls for them, however. Home is where the Lacey family is together.
4) The Shape of Water (2017)
Being self-reliant isn’t always about not relying on others. It’s okay to be content and contented with oneself every now and again. Elisa (played by Sally Hawkins) spent the majority of her life in this manner. As a mute, she was unable to interact with anyone but her coworker/best friend and her gay, artsy flatmate. She didn’t mind the peace and quiet, though. It wasn’t until she was cleaning a lab that she uncovered a top-secret project. The subject of the experiment turned out to be a fish-like creature that remained silent and mysterious. Even if it isn’t a monster, this is unlike anything Elisa or anyone else has ever seen before. Elisa, at first, is only interested about the creature, but she develops a connection with it and chooses to assist it leave the facility. Whatever the definition of “strong and independent,” we don’t really know what it is until we take a sea creature out of a government research lab.
3) Enough (2002)
There are times when it’s time to make a shift. Slim (Jennifer Lopez), a waitress who falls in love with a wealthy contractor named Mitch, was a perfect example of this (played by Billy Campbell). Things seem fine at first. A calm, suburban existence awaits her as she settles in with the man of her dreams. When she realizes Mitch’s true nature, that dream quickly turns into a nightmare. In the beginning, he’s a verbal bully. That’s when things start to get out of hand. Unfortunately for him, he has no idea who he’s messing with. After a while, Slim realizes that she has had enough and decides to take action. Despite its flaws, Enough does a wonderful job of portraying that things aren’t always what they appear to be, and that watching a woman take down her abuser may be cathartic at times.
2) Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Dolores Claiborne isn’t usually the first name that comes to mind when discussing Stephen King adaptations starring Kathy Bates. Bates’ performance in this film is both heartbreaking and powerful, which is a shame. Actor Bates plays the main character, who is suspected of murdering a woman decades after being accused of another murder. There’s something in Bates’ story and performance that makes us believe Claiborne committed the crimes she was accused of, even if she didn’t. She is a frail, worn-out old woman in the film. Dolores Claiborne But she is also brave, powerful, resilient, and determined to do whatever is necessary to protect her kid, even from herself.
1) Kill Bill (2003-2004)
Known as The Bride, her real name is Beatrix Kiddo. A professional assassin, she desired nothing more than a quiet life with the man she loved after retiring from the business. As a result, he slaughtered The Bride’s new husband and all of her guests at a small, remote wedding chapel. Bill was the assassin who shot The Bride in the head after shattering everything dear to her. The Bride, on the other hand, did not pass away, and now, four years later, she has awoken from her coma and is out to get revenge on those who have wronged her. She wants to find Bill above all else. Finally, he will meet his end at the hands of her.