It can be difficult to feel confident when watching most mainstream movies. Inevitably, a lot of the films that receive the most attention often portray women horribly, pit them against each other, or otherwise put characters in demoralizing situations. Call it escapist entertainment or a huge offense — either way, there just aren't many stories that promote self-empowerment. But they do exist! And they're worth a watch. Movies like Amy Schumer's 2018 blockbuster I Feel Pretty, for example, give will give you the fun, feel-good vibes you crave.
Coincidentally, the majority of these movie picks are from a pre-social media era, when teens in the early 2000s could wear questionable lip gloss colors or wacky hairstyles and not worry about "friends'" hating on their "look of the day" posts on Instagram. Although I Feel Pretty directly addresses the status of your self-image in an online world, sometimes the best solution to feeling low is to just pop in one of those old-fashioned flicks about learning to be your best self away from modern social media.
Of course, the range of films focusing on self-confidence is endless, but the ones below are strong examples of empowerment at its finest. Check them out below: