21 Women-Centric Movies To Watch

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In a male dominated industry where female character’s are portrayed more as a object of pleasure and glamour, there are few women-centric movies which are breaking the trend with women in powerful characters that have made it’s way through.

List of women-centric movies that are WORTH WATCHING –

1. NO ONE KILLED JESSICA

A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.

No One Killed Jessica

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

2. KAHANI

A pregnant woman’s search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Kahaani

IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10

3. MARDAANI

A story of Shivani Shivaji Roy, Crime Branch, who sets out to confront the mastermind behind a child trafficking mafia.

Mardaani

IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10

4.ENGLISH VINGLISH

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

English Vinglish

IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10

5. QUEEN

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Queen

IMDb Ratings: 8.2/10

6. MARRY KOM

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

Marry Kom

IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10

7. NEERJA

Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Neerja

IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10

8. MOM

After her daughter is sexually assaulted at a party, a furious mother sets out to destroy the lives of the four perpetrators who walked away free.

MOM

IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10

9. PINK

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10

10. LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

In order to be independent and break free from the conservative society, four women sets on a journey to discover freedom and happiness.

IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10

11. the DIRTY PICTURE

The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10

12. NH 10

On their way to a weekend retreat, a married couple find their dream vacation turn into a nightmare when they cross paths with a dangerous gang.

NH 10

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

13. MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

14. BANDIT QUEEN

The story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994.

Bandit Queen

IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10

15. TANU WEDS MANU

Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him.

Tanu Weds Manu

IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10

16. BOBBY JASOOS

Bobby Jasoos

IMDb Ratings: 5.5/10

17. PIKU

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Piku

IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10

18. ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES

A photographer invites her closest friends to vacation at her family’s home in Goa in celebration of her upcoming marriage.

Angry Indian Goddesses

IMDb Ratings: 7.0/10

19. MOTHER INDIA

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Mother India

IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10

20. PARCHED

In the arid landscape of Rajasthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Parched

IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10

21. NIL BATTEY SANNATA

A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.

Nil Battey Sannata

IMDb Ratings: 8.3/10

CREDITS: IMDb

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