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Movies for Adults & Young Adults

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

2018| PG | The documentary follow-up to surfer Bethany Hamilton’s 2011 drama Soul Surfer gives an in-depth look at Hamilton’s life since a shark attack saw the loss of her left arm at age 13. The documentary follows her competitive surfing career in adulthood, and how she balances her career with motherhood and marriage.

Nine to Five

1980 | PG | A satirical comedy that in which three female secretaries, fed up with their tyrannical, sexist boss, abduct him and take on running the business themselves. Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton.

On the Basis of Sex

2015 | PG-13 | A biographical legal drama based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the case that put her on the map. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, and Kathy Bates.

The Help

2011 | PG-13 | Based on the 2009 novel of the same name, the film follows an ensemble cast of Black domestic workers in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. When aspiring writer Skeeter Phelan discovered that her mother has fired Constantine, the maid who raised her, she decides to seek out and document the stories of Black maids working for white families. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain and Allison Janney.

Hidden Figures

2016| PG | Three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson – serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored that nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

Battle of the Sexes

2017 | PG-13 | The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most-watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court, each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Suffragette

2015 | PG-13 | A historical drama about women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom that follows an ensemble cast of women as they sacrifice their jobs, families and marriages for equal rights. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helene Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Natalie Press, Anne-Marie Duff, and Romola Garai.

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