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What To Watch This Fourth Of July: Movies That Celebrate Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/03/11 10:04 PM ET   Updated: 09/01/11 06:12 AM ET

Aren't really amped to see Transformers 3 this holiday weekend? Consider, instead, our 4th of July list of movies that celebrate female independence. Whether they're fighting controlling relationships, workplace discrimination, or exploitative energy corporations, the characters in these films are fierce, funny, and unstoppable. Michael Bay vs. Goldie Hawn or Sally Field? Guess who our money's on.

What are your favorite movies with strong heroines?

Erin Brockovich
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Before Julia Roberts was eating, praying and loving, she was kicking ass as down-and-out file clerk and single mom Erin Brockovich, who stands up to a major energy company that is polluting -- and essentially poisoning -- a small town's water supply. The film (for which Roberts won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award and a BAFTA) is based on a true story. Look for the real Brockovich, who makes a cameo as a waitress named, of course, Julia R.
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