Top 5 Best Action movies that champion body positivity to watch with your date
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In this Netflix comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Bobby Cannavale, and Jason Bateman, cosmic rays have struck Earth, creating a bunch of sociopathic bad guys, the Miscreants. Enter a bunch of friends who have suffered degrees of misfortune over the years, including being bullied for being perceived as overweight. During a reunion, Lydia (McCarthy) inadvertently doses herself with a serum giving her super strength. Collaborating with Emily (Octavia), who can make herself invisible, they set out to save the world from the Miscreants. Featuring plus-sized women as a key aspect of the plot, Thunder Force demonstrates that superheroes – just like the general population – are inclusive.
Little Miss Sunshine
There might not be any superheroes, but there are plenty of twists and turns in this body-positivity-friendly movie. Written and directed by husband and wife, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the action centers on the world of US beauty pageants, where the standards of what contestants are supposed to look like have long been ridiculously skewed. Anyone not conforming to the usual stereotype tends to be vilified. Olive (Abigal Breslin) is no skinny minny, but what she does have is her unique style, and the confidence to challenge society’s ridiculous size bias!
Little Miss Pretty
Renee (Amy Schumer) has felt unattractive for most of her life, pigeonholed in this way because she isn’t a perfect 10. Then, a fateful spin class results in an accident, that gives her a whole new spin on life! Although she seems to be the same person to everyone else she interacts with, inside she becomes convinced she has attained the dream body. In amongst the laughs and thrilling plotlines (and Schumer is one of the USA’s top female comedians), this film has an obvious message. It doesn’t matter what you look like, it’s what you are on the inside that counts.
Starring Anne Hathaway and the fabulously hourglass-figured Rebel Wilson, this action movie is also a funny crime movie and a box office smash. Penny (Wilson) and Josephine (Hathaway) are con girls involved in a series of outrageous schemes aimed at getting gullible rich suitors to part with their money. Their ultimate prize is to extort funds from an Internet millionaire. There follows an adrenaline rush of action sequences as the anti-heroes jump through various hoops to liberate the tycoon’s cash, set in various sumptuous backdrops.
Is it a conventional action movie? Perhaps that might be stretching it. But this riotously black comedy does star plus-sized poster girl, Rebel Wilson, in an uncharacteristic role as an instructor at a Nazi ‘League of German Girls camp! Amongst the side-splitting scenes (including hilarious appearances by Taika Waititi as the titular Jojo’s imaginary friend – Adolf Hitler) this satire makes important points. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davies), a 10-year-old Hitler Youth, discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is harboring a Jew girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in her attic.