The Woman King

The story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, and General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Stars: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Jayme Lawson, Sheila Atim, Adrienne Warren, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Angélique Kidjo, Jordan Bolger, Masali Baduza, Jimmy Odukoya, Thando Dlomo, Tuks Tad Lungu, Makgotso M, Chioma Antoinette Umeala, Shaina West
  • Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Zielke9 - 15 March 2024
    Pure fantasy
    This movie is a complete reimagining of history.

    Once again trying to convince people that history I somehow subjective. The tribe this movie is based on were slavery. They were not the heros or the victims. They murdered, enslaved, and sold other Africans at every chance they could get.

    Not to mention that they lost a war where the other side took little to no casualties.

    This movie belongs in the fantasy section since the only people who could possibly believe it was remotely true are living in a fantasy.

    Stop trying to re-write history and gaslight everyone who appreciates history for what it is.
  • mahalah-may - 9 September 2023
    This was one of the most raw and human movies I've ever seen. Certainly one of if not the best warrior/war movies I've ever seen. The only female led one I've seen besides wonder woman but that's a whole different genre.

    Really hard to watch, made me cry a lot. But wow, what a story. Had me connecting with the characters on such a deep level. Impressive twist in the middle. Honestly so beautifully portrayed. Everyone involved did an amazing job. This really shook me and kept me engaged. It's a long movie and it's heavy. But it's so real and so complex.

    Definitely one I'll watch again. I'd recommend if you want to see a movie that'll fire you up and make you cry.
  • OMTR - 13 January 2023
    "Sometimes a mouse can take down an elephant."
    Inspired by the life of the Amazons of Dahomey, Gina Prince-Bythewood's film got the green light thanks to the worldwide success of "Black Panther".

    It is with strength and conviction that the cast pays tribute to these legendary warriors who fought for their Amazon mothers and sisters, as well as their king, in order to put an end to slavery in their kingdom of Dahomey in the XIXth and XXth centuries.

    A period of time marked by the invasions of the Oyo in the pay of Western imperialists, during the "slave trade", before the "First and Second Dahomey Wars", between 1890 and 1894, made it a colony under the yoke of imperial France.
  • kbmallet-89607 - 31 December 2022
    Absolutely LOVED this movie!
    Yeah, I've heard all the haters trying to give history lessons about "The Woman King". Yeah, I'm fully aware that the Kingdom of Dahomey sold prisoners of war as slaves to Europeans. Yeah, I know the difference between a documentary and historical fiction. This movie was whuonderful -- stunts, action, conflict, friendship, humor, rage, and I loved every minute of it.

    However, I am unmoved by the negativity and hope to see more stories of Black history -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. I look forward to more stories like this. If people can make films like "Gladiator", "Braveheart", and damn near every vintage Western, then there can be room for this story. I look forward to getting my own copy of the glorious soundtrack by Terrance Blanchard and enjoying my own copy of the film on DVD.
  • nnpatnautit - 25 December 2022
    An absolutely wonderful movie with "OUTSTANDING" actors and actresses. Action packed, edge of the seat moments throughout. Loved, loved, loved Nanisca, Nawi, Izogi, Amenza, and King Ghezo. Honorable mention Malik. I was extremely impressed with the fact that the writer and producer took great pains to ensure the audience knew who the "good guys" and the "bad guys" were. The absolute best moments for me where

    1. The scenes documenting the loyalty the Agogie warriors had for their "General" and fellow warriors, 2. The identification of the special bond between the "General " and one of the Agogi warriors, 3. King Ghezo's appointment of "The Woman King"
  • deloudelouvain - 15 December 2022
    Good entertainment, impressive battle scenes.
    The Woman King is inspired by true events. Inspired is the good word because I doubt that half of the story really happened. There are some scenes that don't seem very credible, like a whole village burning down by putting termite hills on fire, it's a bit far fetched, and those scenes bring the quality down. That said the fighting scenes are good, well choreographed and it looked all real. The cinematography is good as was the acting. Viola Davies is supposed to be the lead character but I think Thuso Mdebu had a better role than her. Anyway, they both did a good job. The Woman King is an interesting story, one that hasn't be told before, at least not to my knowledge, and it's definitely worth to be told.
  • billykhan-03207 - 5 December 2022
    Worst movie ever
    One of the worst movie ever scripted sht. Hollywood these days trying very hard to protay women as strong as hell lolx but in reality women can never be equal to Men. Women will always stay under Men just like balls hanging under di*k. Women is not strong and whole world knows it except Hollywood. Satanism at it's best. Hollywood is full of Satanic people worshipping Satan day and nite. They believe Satan is there saviour but in reality its not and neither it can save so the worst mentality of America and Israel is clearly shown in movies. Wrong beliefs. The world is messed up coz of United Snake's of America.
  • yellowmail - 24 November 2022
    African Culture in Action
    This movie has a remarkable story, portrayed by a great director.

    Female Black African Power!

    All the invisibles togueter!

    Great movie respecting the Afrocentrist vision from the real ancestor Continent.

    History is centered gicing voice to the many who have not written using western values.

    Giants raise tall when the African mystic people are present.

    Beauty of Africa for the ones looking for their roots.

    I watched this movie with a tear in my eyes, never felt the common mistake many directors westernize the movie.

    Only would had a few more character slow story building.

    Women King is a down to earth portait of a real women, facing the same difficulties of any powerfull, Strong, independent woman faces!

    Finnaly the Portuguese are given the real responsability on the slave trade!

    Hopefully one day tgere will be a real pardon requested for their actions in the infamous history!
  • tmbrose - 16 November 2022
    Rubbish time waste
    After looking at the reviews from so many channels. I was very excited to see this movie.

    Unfortunately All my excitement turned to anger. How can this movie be rated high. Absolutely abnoxious. Only about 15 minutes fight action is worth watching.

    Other than that i promise you will sleep in the theater or you will be thinking of ehat i am doing here wasting my time on such a horrible movie.

    If you dont believe me, go watch the movie but if you feel same like me then like my comment so that others will save their money and time alteast...

    Also dont believe in the ratings of those people you read and went to see this mess.