When it comes to representation of women in history books and in the movies, it’s no big secret that we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. So many stories go untold and so many more are yet to be discovered. Now we could either lament this fact, or we can take solace in knowing just how much fun it’s going to be to play catch up!
March is Women’s History Month and in honor of that, here are 7 movies you can stream to celebrate all of your favorite ladies over the next four weeks.
Based on the true story of three women who worked at NASA during the United States’ race for the moon, Hidden Figures told a story that had not previously been given much attention. The film became one of the biggest of the year and gave little girls everywhere new role models to look up to.
This 2007 biopic tells the true story of the legendary french singer, Edith Piaf. Giving Marion Cotillard one of her best roles to date, La Vie en Rose is at once glorious and tragic.
Many actresses have had their chance to play the United States most iconic first lady, Jackie Kennedy, but few have done it so well as Natalie Portman did in Pablo Larrain’s 2016 biopic that chronicles the first lady’s days following her husband’s murder and assassination.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most important people in the United States government. This 2018 documentary by filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen chronicle why her work is so important and why she is such a beloved and well-known figure.
Not every little girl can grow up to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but that doesn’t mean each and everyone can’t make a difference. The true story of Erin Brockovich, the woman who uncovered a horrific corporate cover-up, proves that everyone can make a difference as long as we do the right thing.
Few of us could ever attempt to imagine what life must have been like for Helen Keller, a young girl born blind and deaf. But her remarkable teacher, Annie Sullivan, somehow managed to help this young girl learn a language, despite her seemingly insurmountable disability.
In this 1998 Shekhar Kapur picture, Cate Blanchett brought Elizabeth to blazing life in a way we could not have imagined prior.