Top 5 Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

With lights and holiday tunes filling our heads and as temperatures drop, it's the perfect time of year to grab a hot chocolate, sit in front of the fire, eat some popcorn and cuddle in for a movie night. Are you over the holiday movie scene? Here are some of our top inspirational (non-holiday) movie picks to stream now.

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice, based on Jane Austen's novel, tells the story of the five Bennet sisters maneuvering through a world where class and sex define who you are. Elizabeth Bennet is a famous feminist characters well-known for challenging the societal norms and perceptions of her time.

American Son

Adapted from a Broadway play of the same name American Son tells the story of a mom whose son goes missing. The entire story takes place over about one evening/day in the Miami police station. A story that brilliantly broaches the topic of equality and what it really means in today's society.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

You may need to watch this one with some tissues. Based on the novel of the same name, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two boys during the Holocaust, one of them German and one in a concentration camp. This story shows how humans build their own divides and allows you to see the world through the innocent eyes of a child.

Colette

Convinced by her well-known writer husband to pen stories under his name, Colette's first series of books (which are semi-autobiographical) took off to great success. When trying to break free and write under her own name her husband Willy resists her efforts. Colette tells the story of a women trying to make her own way in the world and challenging the rules and norms that try to stifle her success (the film is based on a true story!)

Prepared to brave the cold this holiday break? Here is our top pick in theatres

Little Women

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women tells the story of four sisters coming of age in the aftermath of the Civil War. Jo March, one of the four sisters leads the story as a writer working towards creating a great novel. She is a feminist in her time and has no interest in the traditional roles assigned to women. Each of the March sisters has their own story and what it means for them to grow into womanhood.