The 10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Posted: March 23, 2020 at 10:42 am

While the COVID-19 put a dent in our Women’s History Month (WHM)  plans, you can still celebrate WHM at home with your family by watching movies and shows that celebrate women empowerment. Through the years, women have fought for better representation in the media and for equal pay as well. We have also seen an increase in films that have been directed by women and films that feature a diverse female cast.

So while you’re quarantined at home, make sure to start binging some of these noteworthy TV shows or watch a movie with your loved ones!

1. Grey’s Anatomy

Chances are you’ve watched this show or at least heard of it. Shonda Rhimes is the Producer of this wonderful female led narrative about doctors in Seattle, Washington. The medical drama series has been acclaimed and has won many awards as well. Tune in to watch some strong women save lives! This series is available on Hulu.

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2. Pose

I discovered this hidden gem in my Media Representations class! Set in the 1980s, Pose looks at the ball culture in New York City. Featured characters are dancers and models who compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture, and who support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses. This show is available to stream on Netflix.

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3. One Day at a Time

As a Netflix original, this show is available to stream on Netflix protagonist It revolves around a newly single Army veteran mother who lives with her two kids and mother. Tune in for a good laugh at this amazing comedy.

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4. Orange Is the New Black

This show not only tells the story of privileged Piper Chapman but also follows the lives of other female inmates. The diversity in stories told makes this a great show to watch during WHM. You can stream this show on Netflix.

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5. Jane the Virgin

This show portrays a strong Latinx mother who navigates motherhood and grows alongside her family in an intergenerational tale about the strength, beauty, and power of women. This show is available to stream on Netflix.

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6. Little Women

Derived from a book by Louisa May Alcott, this charming movie tells the tale of 4 sisters who are determined to live life on their own terms. You can purchase this movie on Amazon Prime.

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7. On the Basis of Sex

If you’re a fan of RBG, this movie is for you! Get to know your favorite feminist a little better as you watch her faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. You can stream this movie on Amazon Prime Video.

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8. Wonder Woman

Do you love superheroes? This movie is for you. Chances are you’ve probably watched this movie before but now is a great time to re-watch it. You can stream it on Amazon Prime.

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9. Moana

With all the craze around Frozen 2, now is a great time to rewatch Moana and entertain your inner child. Moana is an ambitious young woman who goes on an adventure to save her town. The happy ending has nothing to do with a prince but rather self-discovery and independence. You can stream this movie on Disney +.

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10. The Help

Saving the best for last, this movie is based on a novel. It is based in the 1960s when an aspiring author decides to write a book and give voice to the African American maids. The movie is funny as well as eye-opening. You can stream it on Amazon Prime Video.

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Binge-watch away, Patriots!

Write to Nikita Fernandes at nferna11@masonlive.gmu.edu