Women-centric Films to Watch in March

Women-centric Films to Watch in March

March is not just a month of transition from winter to spring but also a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide. What better way to honor this occasion than by immersing ourselves in the rich storytelling of women-centric films? From tales of resilience and triumph to narratives of empowerment and solidarity, these movies offer a diverse and inspiring reflection of the female experience. Here's our curated list of women-centric films to watch this March in celebration of International Women's Day.

Damsel is a captivating dark fantasy film set in a world where duty clashes with destiny. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and featuring the talented Millie Bobby Brown, the story follows a young noblewoman who finds herself in a perilous predicament. Promised to a prince, she soon realizes that her marriage is a guise for a sinister agenda. Facing the threat of sacrifice to settle an ancient debt, she must summon all her strength and resourcefulness to navigate a treacherous path to survival, even if it means confronting a fearsome dragon in a desperate bid for freedom.

Poor Things
Adapted from Alasdair Gray's 1992 novel, Poor Things is a captivating reimagination of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. At its heart is Bella Baxter, brought back to life after her tragic death, portrayed with depth and nuance by Emma Stone. Dr. Godwin Baxter, played by the incomparable Willem Dafoe, takes on the role of the curious scientist, but soon realizes that Bella's childlike mind harbors a voracious curiosity that may surpass his own understanding. As the story unfolds, 'Poor Things' delves into themes of identity, morality, and the complexities of human nature.

Big Girls Don’t Cry
The vibrant series Big Girls Don’t Cry (BGDC) takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster through the lives of young girls navigating the complexities of Vandana Valley. Led by a stellar cast including Pooja Bhatt, Avantika Vandanapu, and Raima Sen, the show explores themes of independence, friendship, love, and self-discovery. Set against the backdrop of school and societal norms, each character grapples with their own inner conflicts while challenging the status quo. Get ready for a captivating journey filled with laughter, tears, and heartfelt moments as Big Girls Don’t Cry premieres on Prime Video on March 14.

The Crew
In the comedy-drama The Crew three fiercely ambitious women set out with the singular goal of attaining immense wealth in their lifetimes. However, their aspirations take an unexpected turn when they become ensnared in a perilous situation orchestrated by a manipulative individual. As the story unfolds, viewers witness the transformative journey of these women and how their lives are forever altered by the challenges they face. Starring Kareena Kapoor, Tabu, and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles, alongside Rajkummar Rao, Diljit Dosanjh, Kapil Sharma, and a talented ensemble cast in supporting roles, The Crew promises a blend of humor, drama, and intrigue.

Laapataa Ladies
Directed by Kiran Rao, Laapataa Ladies unfolds in rural India in 2001, immersing viewers in a tale of two young brides whose lives take an unexpected turn during a train journey. When the two women become separated, the story takes a gripping turn as Kishan, a determined police officer, embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery behind their disappearance. Set against the backdrop of a time when mobile phones were rare commodities and technological advancements had yet to permeate every aspect of daily life, the film delves into themes of connection, resilience, and the human spirit's capacity to endure in the face of adversity.

Words Platform Desk
Date 08.03.2024