Whoever said ‘it’s a man’s world’, obviously didn’t get the memo. Over the years time has changed dramatically and with women slaying the #girlboss life – it’s more common than ever to strive and reach for the stars than ever before. Here’s our top pick of the best girl boss movies for any babe slaying the boss field. So gather your gal’s, the popcorn and some fine wine and celebrate being the amazing babe you are!
The Devil Wears Prada, 2016
Anne Hathaway plays the role of college graduate Andy oh so well. Andy lands her dream job at a reputable fashion magazine, but slowly has her dreams shattered when she finds herself assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) – the boss from hell. As any newbie would, she tries to do everything in her power to win Miranda’s heart but in the end with a little (okay… maybe a lot) of help from her friends, Andy steps out in style and absolutely owns life.
Erin Brockovich, 2000
Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts showcases the true story of a single, unemployed Mother who turns her life around. She turns to a former lawyer in desperate need of some sort of employment and finds herself in the role of a legal assistant, sure enough, she uncovers a case worth fighting for. This story will hit you with all the feels, but it’s a true film that depicts a girl boss who takes a complete 360 with her life and proves that with a little determination anything is possible.
Morning Glory, 2010
Becky (Rachel McAdams) has dreamed of becoming a television producer for as long as she can remember. After losing her job and being told to give up on her career dreams, Becky takes matters into her own hands and applies for roles, left right and centre. Before long she’s offered a role as executive producer for Daybreak, a morning talk show. With the show on the brink of disaster, she has to overcome every obstacle that can be thrown her way. Someone, please pass the popcorn.
Legally Blonde, 2001
The ever happy go lucky Reese Witherspoon plays Elle Woods, a blonde bombshell who is deeply in love with her boyfriend Warner Huntington. With love in the air, Elle dreams of soon becoming his fiance. However, when the proposal never comes, she enrols in Harvard determined to win his love for her back. Although this plan is absolutely cray, and we don’t suggest going to lengths quite like hers – we highly recommend this film for your next girls night in.
The Proposal, 2009
Sandra Bullock plays high-powered book editor, Margaret like a queen. When she’s faced with the harsh reality of deportation back to her home in Canada she does what any girl boss would do when your assistant is Ryan Reynolds. She fakes an engagement, duh. When immigration gets all suss, she sticks to arranging their wedding ceremony and meeting his family in Alaska. This is not your typical love story, but it makes us love it even more.
Miss Congeniality, 2000
Gracie (Sandra Bullock) is not your typical FBI agent. She considers herself ‘one of the guys’ who couldn’t be any more further from a typical girly girl. When a potential terrorist attack arises at a Miss United States pageant, Gracie is left to play beauty queen to save the world (well kinda).
Words by Caitlin Martin