Bored of watching The Grinch for the seven hundredth time? Don’t fancy bawling your eyes out to Titanic this Christmas? Us either.
Ignore what’s on the telly-box and head out to the cinema. This jumbo list of movies are all led by female characters and have all just been released at the box office or are right around the corner.
Have a gander at what’s on offer and let us know which one you like the sound of in the comments below!
From an action to a horror we have a good ol’ fashioned romcom! Called Life Partners, this hilarious new film stars Leighton Meester (of Gossip Girl fame) and Gillian Jacobs (from Community) as two best friends trying to navigate relationships and life all whilst maintaining their friendship.
Meester’s character is gay and tries to deal with Jacobs’ character having a boyfriend – the cause of conflict isn’t that she’s secretly in love with her though, which is one of the main draws to this film.
In addition to some hearty laughs and a plot that’s actually quite relatable it also features Kate McKinnon and Gabourey Sidibe who are as hilarious as they are fantastic.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
After destroying The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen has some serious work to do. In the third movie of the series based on the popular books, President Coin convinces Katniss to become the face of the rebellion, meanwhile she also has to save love interest Peeta from the Capitol.
Yes, The Hunger Games have been portrayed as depressingly heterosexual at times (I’m #TeamIndependentKatniss over Gale or Peeta, personally) but the first part of Mockingjay has a wealth of female badasses to appreciate. There’s Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, Natalie Dormer as Cressida Bones while Julianne Moore plays the aforementioned President Coin.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
As creepy as that title suggests, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is an Iranian horror title about a female vampire. She stalks the street of Bad City at night, looking for victims so this is one that will intrigue you as much as it sends shivers down your spine.
Furthermore, director Ana Lily Amirpour has shot the whole thing in black and white which only makes it that much colder.
Based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild features Reese Witherspoon as she travels alone across the Pacific Crest Trail to get over a grizzly battle with a addiction, a failed marriage and to deal with her mother’s death.
A dramatic flick, Witherspoon is already getting Oscar buzz for this one and judging by the trailer it certainly looks deserved. Check it out now if you can or make note of its January release date in the UK.
Into The Woods
Rounding off this varied list is Into The Woods – a Disney musical. All of your favourite woods based fairy tales feature in this one including Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel and there’s a phenomenally cast of British and American talent featured too, including Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Johnny Depp, and Chris Pine.
And, as if that wasn’t enough of a draw the film will also be out on Christmas day, making it a prime choice for holiday movie viewing.