Yes, the student life is very busy and difficult when it comes to juggling your time between assignments, tests and leisure. But let us not kid ourselves, there is always some time available to binge a series or watch a movie. So, to help you fill this time Perdebyhas compiled a list of non-traditional ‘chick flicks’ coming out in 2018. These movies are chosen on the basis that they present a strong female protagonist or multiple strong female leads, as 2018 seems like the year of strong women.


Lara Croft
In this reboot of the early 2000s movie series, Alicia Vikander takes over the lead from Angelina Jolie. This movie was released on 16 March and is currently in cinemas at the time of publication. Lara goes on a journey to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance even though she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire and rejects the idea that he is truly gone. If action isn’t what you want then this movie promises to fulfil your nostalgia and need for an easy watching movie. It still has a pretty badass female lead character.


Red Sparrow
This movie is also currently available in cinemas at the time of publication. Following an injury that ends her career, the prima ballerina Dominika Egorova, goes to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their bodies and minds as weapons. If this doesn’t entice you to watch the movie, then consider that another powerful woman plays the lead – Jennifer Lawrence.



Proud Mary
Taraji P. Henson stars as Mary, a hit woman working for an organised crime family. Her life takes a turn when she comes across a young boy whom she orphaned during one of her professional hits. Proud Mary was already released in January, but keep your eyes open for when it is available on DVD or online.


Ocean’s 8
If this title sounds familiar, then it is because this movie is a reboot of the Ocean movies starring George Clooney. This movie sports an impressive number of eight strong female leads with stars such as Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna. The story fits with the Ocean movie theme of revolving around a heist or a con. If the trailer is anything to go by then this movie promises to bring action, surprise and female glamour and female power. This movie will be releasing in June 2018.


These are definitely not your traditional, run-of-the-mill chick flicks but are rather movies that showcase empowered women.

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