From Cinderella to Black Widow, here are 5 recent Hollywood films with kickass female protagonists leading the story forward!

Featuring a lead actress in a movie or show is the simple and in some cases only answer to ‘Why should boys have all the fun?’. Over the years, we’ve seen countless women-centric offerings that feature female protagonists pack a punch to leave us cinephiles in admiration of their stellar acting skills. They also showcase that there are no barriers for women, they can do what they want and be themselves. Movies with heroines who are performing lead roles build up confidence and work as a strong re-enforcer for the viewers, especially the women to thrive for being themselves unapologetically.

These 5 movies from Cinderella to Black Widow are all about female protagonists owning the limelight and being their own ‘heroes’.

Cinderella on Amazon Prime Video

Having fascinated children for decades, Cinderella has been an evergreen fairytale. Multiple versions of this magical story have been made into movies and this time it’s back with modern and bold twists and turns. Directed by Kay Cannon, the film stars Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, and Billy Porter in pivotal roles. Via the look of the trailer, Cinderella aka Camila Cabello simply nails her performance and steals the show so much so that you just can’t see anything else but her. Cinderella is coming on September 3, 2021, to make you believe in magical stories again. 

Cruella on Disney+ Hotstar

If you’re looking for crime, comedy, drama, madness, thrill, and hot looks, this film is your destination. Directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson in lead roles, this movie is a halt to be crazy and release the madness stored inside you. Releasing on August 27, 2021, Cruella will showcase that not all protagonists are heroes but some are mad and crazy to elevate our adrenaline rush.

Black Widow on Disney+ Hotstar

Marvel and Agent Romanoff are back with a new movie, Black Widow, and the excitement among the fans is at the pinnacle. Starring Scarlett Johansson, this movie will focus on Natasha Romanoff’s past and her journey from being a girl to becoming the Black Widow. The transformation is surely flabbergasting and the wait to watch the red hair, black widow doing some exceptional action scenes, and kicking the villain’s ass is over. She’s the action-superhero we’ve all been looking up to. Natasha is sure to give us chills down the spine with her good looks, seducing voice, on-point acting skills, and highly intense action sequences. 

Wonder Woman 1984 on Amazon Prime Video

This superhero film changed the way one looked at old war stories, where the king and soldiers are on the battlefield and women and children are hiding in a castle. This movie will make you ‘wonder’ if there’s anything a woman can’t do. Starring as the lead in the movie is Gal Gadot. She did an exceptional role with the intense action scenes and on-point dialogue delivery. 

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey on Netflix

Harley Quinn is the one and the only antidote to the Joker. Her madness is unimaginable and unparalleled. Watching Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is terribly thrilling and for once we forget whether she’s the hero or the villain; we’re just glued to this character. Harley Quinn is a badass, crazy character and she just takes our breath away.

How many of these have you watched so far? Tell us in the comments below!

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