10 Movies With the Most Powerful Female Performances of All Time

3º – Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981) – Isabelle AdjaniThe film explores the degenerative compendium of a couple’s life, bringing the process of rustic separation faced by its components. Disruptive, ‘Possession’ manages to expose in a different way the tragic compendium that a relationship can have, as well as working to elevate a cruel vision about the way love appears in some individuals. A film to be watched with some caution, given its extreme graphic content.


2º – A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974) – Gena RowlandsIn the great masterpiece of John Cassavetes’ cinema, we will see the struggle of a husband to preserve his family through the psychological illness of his wife. Here, we will be able to see the steps of a woman into a state of complete madness. A sweet film, conceived in the traditional documentary style of the director, capturing all the beauty of the plot and the central actors. ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ still has one of the most powerful performances in the history of cinema with the performance of actress Gena Rowlands.


1º – The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001) – Isabelle HuppertHaneke gives the viewer the nuances of the concept of perversion inserted in the character of Erika, a successful piano teacher and a seemingly impeccable social life. Well, that’s what Erika keeps on the surface. The film, more than 2 hours long, will explore every minute to show the degenerative process Erika is undergoing.