Run Time: 88 minutes
Director: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Overall, this film does an excellent job of questioning rigid gender roles regarding femininity. Further, although the film may generalize “Chinese culture,” it does present a culture that is rarely represented in the media.
To save her father from serving in the war against the Huns, Mulan disguises herself as a man to take her father’s place and ultimately proves herself to be an honorable Chinese warrior.
High School Musical
Run Time: 98 minutes
Directed By: Kenny Ortega
Overall, this film engages with different racial/ethnic identities. Also, the film challenges the rigid cultural construction concerning traditional masculinity.
Troy and Gabriella struggle to maintain their current friend groups while auditioning for the high school musical.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Run Time: 157 minutes
Directed By: Mike Newell
In addition to positive messages regarding friendship and teamwork this film engages with gender by having strong male and female characters.
Harry competes in the Triwizard Tournament during his fourth year at Hogwarts.