Start International Women’s month strong by watching shows with a strong female lead with your daughter.
Disney+ is home to some of the best movies and TV series that feature strong female characters. These movies and TV series not only provide entertainment but also serve as a source of inspiration for young girls and women.
With the growing popularity of Disney+ in the Asian market, it is important to highlight some of the best movies and TV series with strong female leads that families can enjoy together. Here are 10 must-watch movies and TV series on Disney+ with strong female leads.
Mulan is a live-action adaptation of the animated classic that tells the story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a man to take her father’s place in the army. The movie is a tribute to female empowerment and explores themes of loyalty, courage, and family.
Mulan teaches the importance of being true to oneself and standing up for what is right, even in the face of adversity.
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Raya and the Last Dragon is a story about a young girl named Raya, who sets out on a journey to find the last dragon and save her kingdom from evil forces. The movie features strong female characters and celebrates the power of trust, unity, and forgiveness.
Raya and the Last Dragon teaches the importance of diversity, friendship, and the need to work together to achieve a common goal.
Moana is a musical adventure that tells the story of a young Polynesian princess who embarks on a journey to save her island and restore the heart of Te Fiti, a goddess. The movie explores themes of self-discovery, courage, and the importance of connecting with one’s heritage.
Moana teaches kids of all ages the value of perseverance, resilience, and the need to follow one’s dreams.
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Tangled: The Series (2017-2020)
Tangled: The Series is a Disney animated series that continues the story of Rapunzel and Eugene after the events of the original movie. The series features strong female characters like Cassandra, a brave warrior who helps Rapunzel on her adventures. This animated show teaches the value of friendship, trust, and the importance of following one’s heart.
Elena of Avalor (2016-2020)
Elena of Avalor is a Disney animated series that follows the adventures of a strong female lead, Elena, a young Latina princess who becomes the ruler of her kingdom after defeating an evil sorceress. The series features strong female characters like Naomi, a clever inventor who helps Elena in her battles.
Elena of Avalor teaches the importance of leadership, courage, and the need to embrace one’s culture.
The Owl House (2020-2022)
The Owl House is a Disney animated series that follows the adventures of Luz, a teenage girl who stumbles upon a magical world and becomes a witch. The series features strong female characters like Eda, a powerful witch who becomes Luz’s mentor.
The Owl House teaches the importance of being oneself, accepting others, and the value of unconventional families.
WandaVision is a Marvel series that explores the life of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The series features strong female characters like Monica Rambeau, a loyal friend who helps Wanda in her journey. WandaVision teaches Marvel fans the importance of dealing with grief, acceptance, and the need to let go of the past.
The Mandalorian (2019-2021)
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The Mandalorian is a Star Wars series that follows the adventures of a bounty hunter named Din Djarin, who is tasked with protecting a child known as “The Child” or “Baby Yoda.” The series features strong female characters like Cara Dune, a former shock trooper who becomes an ally of Din Djarin.
This popular TV series teaches the importance of loyalty, family, and the power of a good heart.
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020)
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals is a Disney+ original movie that follows the adventures of Sam, a teenage royal who discovers that she has superpowers and is part of a secret society of second-born royals. The movie features strong female characters like Sam and her teammates, who work together to stop a villain from taking over the world.
This movie teaches the importance of self-discovery, teamwork, and using one’s gifts for the greater good.
If you don’t know this movie, you must be living under a rock. Encanto is a Disney animated musical that tells the story of the Madrigal family, who live in a magical house in Colombia. The movie features a strong female lead in Mirabel, the only member of the Madrigal family who does not have a magical gift. There are also other strong female characters in the family.
Encanto teaches the importance of family, self-acceptance, and the power of love.
Disney+ has a plethora of movies and TV series that feature strong female leads, providing young girls and women with characters to look up to and aspire to be like. These movies and TV series teach valuable lessons about courage, family, teamwork, and self-discovery.
These movies and TV series serve as an inspiration for young girls and women who may not have had many onscreen role models in the past. By watching these movies and TV series with the family, we can learn important lessons while also enjoying quality time together.
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