Riding a wave of positive reviews and critical acclaim for stars Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers scored a major victory at the box office over the weekend. Audiences responded well to the real-life tale of clever female strip-club employees who decide to team up against their well-heeled male Wall Street clients.
The success of the female-empowerment drama, directed by Lorene Scafaria, showed once again that audiences are hungry for more such stories. Here are three more strong female-driven films to anticipate in the coming weeks.
Beneath the period-appropriate dress, grooming, and codes of behavior, the women of Downton Abbey are the real driving forces of the story, whether they live upstairs among the wealthy and privileged, or downstairs among their dedicated fellow servants. As befits the times in which they lived, the wise women avoid trumpeting their own ruling force as they gently set the men on the right paths to success.
Release date: September 20. Get your tickets now!
It's all about strong women in this fairy tale, as the bond between Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) is shaken by Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer). Powerful forces will be unleashed and the eventual victor is certainly in question.
Release date: October 18. Get your tickets now!
In the hands of director Kasi Lemmons, the pages of history come to thrilling life. Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery and then become an American icon by freeing hundreds of slaves in the face of extraordinary dangers. Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom, Jr. also star.
Release date: November 1. Sign up for a FanAlert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area.