The second half of the year 2022 is going to be full of amazing movie releases across all genres. Quite a few of these releases are in fact, female-led movies showcasing strong women, their loves, struggles and of course, their stories including Blonde, Pearl, Shaakuntalam, Tejas and a few others. This list proves the fact that the world is hard at work, creating more diverse projects that represent strong and underrepresented voices through the vibrant and glorious world of movies. From a retelling of old mythological stories and autobiographies to romantic and thriller movies, this list has something for everyone. Are you wondering which these movies are and when they’re releasing? Let’s answer some of these questions.
Premiering on Netflix on September 28, 2022, Blonde dares to follow the untold story of Marilyn Monroe. The story follows her sudden death and unravelling. It stars the talented Ana De Armas as Marilyn Monroe.
Starring Kangana Ranaut, the story of this film follows the historic moment in 2016 when the Indian Air Force inducted women into combat roles. It revolves around a female fighter pilot and is an ode to the Indian Air Force. Watch it in the theatres near you on October 5.
Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language mythological drama film that follows the story of real love. The love story which is the focus of this movie is that of King Dushyant and Shakuntala, daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Menaka. Starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the lead, this female-led movie follows the brilliant mythological story in all its glory. It hits the theatres on October 13.
Pearl is a 2022 American slasher film directed by Ti West and co-written by West and Mia Goth, who reprises her role as the title character. Being made as a prequel to Ti West’s X, the movie Pearl unfolds in a lurid psychological zone that’s even scarier than X. It follows a female lead who is even more dangerous than one could possibly imagine. Watch it in the theatres from September 16, 2022, onwards,
The Woman King is a 2022 American historical epic film about the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries. Set in the 1820s, the film stars Viola Davis as a general who dares to train the next generation of warriors to fight their enemies. It releases in the theatres on October 5, 2022.
Meet Cute is an upcoming romantic comedy film starring Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson. This movie follows the story of a woman, played by Kaley Cuoco, who decides to heal her partner even if it means travelling to the past to fix everything for him. But how will it affect their present? Watch this film to find out. This film is scheduled to release on September 21, 2022, but the Indian OTT platform for the same is yet to be decided.
Premiering on Disney+ Hotstar on September 23, Babli Bouncer stars the global star, Tamannaah Bhatia. She takes up the role of Babli Bouncer, a one-of-a-kind female bouncer who dares to shatter gender roles with her profession. The movie takes us on a journey to explore various aspects of her profession and her life while chasing her unorthodox dreams.
All of these movies dare to follow the stories of female leads who are all set to shatter the world’s boxes of gender standards and expectations with their talents, life stories and decisions. So, hurry up, add these titles to your list and get ready to binge them, for the rest of the year.