It’s International Women’s Month and what better time to shine the spotlight on female-centred movies? From action and thrillers, to comedy and drama, we’ve got a list of films with women starring in leading roles, and naturally packing on the heat!
So, if you’re looking to indulge in a movie marathon this lockdown season, here are 5 female-led movies, currently streaming on Showmax, you can binge on!
1. Molly’s Game
Based on a true-life story, Molly’s Game is a crime drama that follows Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who becomes the target of an FBI investigation of the underground poker empire she runs for Hollywood celebrities, athletes, business tycoons, and the Russian mob.
Who’s In It: Jessica Chastain (The Help, Interstellar), Idris Elba (Luther, Thor, and the Avengers series), Kevin Costner (The Bodyguard, Hidden Figures), Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy in Succession), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington in Stranger Things).
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
Who’s In It: Jennifer Garner (Miracles From Heaven, 13 Going On Thirty), John Ortiz (Arturo Braga in Fast & Furious), John Gallagher Jnr (Jim Harper in The Newsroom).
3. Ocean’s 8
It doesn’t get any more boss babe than Ocean’s 8 with an all-star female cast, bringing on the action and humour!
The film follows a group of women led by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the sister of Danny Ocean from the Ocean’s 11 movie series, who plan a sophisticated heist of the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Who’s In It: Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality, Gravity), Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Lord of the Rings trilogy), Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries, Devil Wears Prada), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, Glass), Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Cinderella), and Awkwafina (Crazy, Rich, Asians, Jumanji: The Next Level).
4. The Hustle
The Hustle is a comedy crime movie that follows a pair of con women who prey on men who’ve done women wrong in the past.
Who’s In It: Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries, Devil Wears Prada), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader in Breaking Bad)
Nobody’s Fool is a romantic comedy that follows a recently paroled woman who tries to help her sister with a man who may be catfishing her.
Who’s In It: Tiffany Haddish (Girl’s Trip, Night School), Tika Sumpter (Angela Payton in Ride Along), Omari Hardwick (James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick in Power), Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act, For Coloured Girls)