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Empowering Female Roles in Movies

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We partnered with Under Armour on this post that proves women don't need permission to be awesome, and that powerful onscreen roles can inspire how you live your life off screen.

You know the moment you're watching a movie and the female lead totally nails it? It's not always just the actor, but the director or writer who helped create that moment together, leaving us feeling a bit breathless and totally empowered. These are the female roles that shape who we are, push us to be who we want to be, and alter how we perceive women around us. This list could go on and on, but we selected 13 that definitely left a strong impression on us over the years. And some for reasons that might surprise you.

Source: Disney, Lionsgate, Orion Pictures, Warner Bros.

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