We know we’ve already talked about Women’s History Month and our love of important and influential ladies, but we have so many recommendations up our sleeve that we haven’t mentioned that it’s worth going over this important celebration twice. (Or three times? Don’t tempt us!)
So with no further introduction, here are a handful of lady-centric movies, shows, and documentaries that may have flown under your radar.
For your “based on a true story” queue, we bring you Big Eyes, the story of a talented painter by the name of Margaret Keane whose husband took credit for all of her hard work while she quietly stood in the shadows.
If you had told us a few years ago that a Netflix series about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling would be a major hit with audiences, we probably would have rolled our eyes and said, ‘yeah, right’. Little did we know that’s exactly what was going to happen, and that it would be SO glorious.
This remarkable little indie tells the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl visiting her aunt for the summer and discovering first love. While it may be a bit unknown, this film is a celebration of women and the power we have to choose our own destinies.
If you’ve seen RBG, the next film on your watchlist should probably be Seeing Allred, an eye-opening documentary that chronicles civil rights attorney Gloria Allred’s long career in fighting for what is right for women everywhere.
One true story that you may not be familiar with was brought to life in the 2017 Netflix film, Roxanne Roxanne. The story is of a 14-year-old girl who finds herself dominating the hip hop scene in 1980s New York.
Toppling the patriarchy is what it’s all about these days, and it’s possible we wouldn’t be quite where we are if it weren’t for movies like Nine to Five. This film managed to bring important issues to light by using a comedic slant and putting a talented and recognizable cast at its center.
Reuniting two Nine to Five co-stars, this 2015 Netflix series pairs Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin together as rivals who find themselves sharing common ground when they discover that their husbands are having an affair with each other.
If you missed the sneak peek of this new Amazon series, you’re in luck because the entire show will be released today. The tale of a teenage girl with unparalleled skills being hunted by a relentless CIA agent is sure to be high stakes fun.