Top Ten Career-Inspiring Films.

black-coffee-cellphone-coffee-860379As my time at college is coming to a close, I’ve started applying and interviewing for big girl jobs, and I’ve found myself thinking more and more about the women I’ve looked up to throughout my life. Of course, my number one is my total boss of a mother, but there’s so many women in films and literature that have made me feel empowered and inspired. And as luck would have it, today is one of my favorite author’s birthday, Maya Angelou! So I put together a list (in no particular order) of my top ten favorite career inspiring movies. Enjoy!

  1. First Wives Club (1996)- Hands down one of my absolute favorite movies of all time. So funny and witty, I watch it anytime I’m in a rut and need a pick-me-up. The soundtrack is phenomenal too!
  2. Gilmore Girls (2001-2007, 2016)- I am the biggest Gilmore Girls fan, seriously I start watching it again every year on the first day of fall (luckily Sam loves it too). The mother/daughter relationship reminds me so much of my mom and I. Lorelai working hard to run her inn and Rory focused on getting into an Ivy League college have both been inspirations for me during my life.
  3. Baby Boom (1987)- Another classic in my eyes, Diane Keaton plays a single mother/businesswomen who kicks butt and takes names and I love her for it.
  4. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)- I have a super soft spot in my heart for all three of the Bridget Jones’ movies, but the first one is unbeatable to me. She’s clever and owns her flaws, and isn’t afraid to take risks.
  5. Hidden Figures (2016)- A truly beautiful story of the brilliant women who contributed to one of America’s shining moments, all the while breaking gender and racial stereotypes.
  6. Wildcats (1986)- Can you tell I have a Goldie Hawn/Diane Keaton theme going on? I don’t understand anything about football, but the movie is still really funny and easy to follow without background sports knowledge.
  7. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)- I remember watching this movie forever ago, and wanting so badly to be like Miranda Priestly, even though we couldn’t be more different. She’s such a stylish and driven person, and I really admired her for that.
  8. Bridesmaids (2011)- I know this one is a little unconventional, but Kristen Wiig’s character showed me its okay to not be okay every once in a while, and I think that’s important to remember. We’re not going to all be Wonder Women all the time, and it’s okay to fall apart and be a mess sometimes.
  9. Working Girl (1988)- Honestly, how could I not add this one? A woman working her way from the bottom to the top of a company. What’s not to love?
  10. Sex and the City (1998-2004)- I really enjoyed the series, and the movie is great too. I love how focused it is on the importance of girlfriends and their desire for each other to do well both professionally and personally.