20 Feminist Films And TV Shows To Celebrate International Women’s Day

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In honour of International Women’s Day (8th March) we wanted to celebrate 20 incredible films and TV shows that put women at the centre – both on-screen and behind the camera.

Whether you love superhero action, period dramas or all-out comedy, we’ve got your next feminist flick covered.

Here are 20 of the best feminist films and TV shows you can stream to celebrate International Women’s Day this year.

MOXIE (2021)

Directed by Amy Poehler, Moxie is the feminist awaken of shy teen Vivian (Hadley Robinson) who creates a feminist zine called Moxie after she realises how sexist her high school is.

An empowering watch, Moxie sees an entire generation of feminists find their voices.

Stream on Netflix.

I CARE A LOT (2021)

With the help of her girlfriend, legal guardian Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) steals thousands from the elderly people she’s meant to care for. This line of work soon puts her in danger, but Marla makes it clear no man will stand in her way – even if he’s a vindictive crime lord.

Stream on Amazon.

WONDER WOMAN 1984 (2020)

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A series of cataclysmic events push the world to the brink of destruction and it’s up to Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to save the day.

With new enemies on the horizon and the surprise return of her lost love, this could be Diana’s hardest battle yet.

Stream on Amazon.

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (2020)

Chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) was told she’d never win against experienced male players.

Growing up Beth struggles with childhood trauma and addiction, but her love of chess pulls her through and she proves herself a worthy match for scores of male players.

Stream on Netflix.

LITTLE WOMEN (2019)

In this period drama, the March sisters (Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen) must navigate love, happiness and independence while learning how to live life on their own terms.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig transformed Louisa-May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women into a timeless (and timely) commentary on young women coming of age and defying patriarchal conventions.

Stream on Now TV.

CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019)

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In this fun, freshly updated of the Charlie’s Angels franchise Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott star alongside writer-director Elizabeth Banks.

The first line of this film is ‘I think women can do anything,’ and it just gets better from there – settle in for thrilling action, hilarious dialogue and a double-cross you won’t see coming.

Stream on Now TV.

KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE (2019)

This documentary film showcases the campaigns and experiences of four exceptional women (including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) as they attempt to change America’s political landscape during the 2018 congressional election.

Stream on Netflix.

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019)

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Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel in the MCU’s first solo female superhero film.

With no memory of who she is, Carol ‘Vers’ Danvers embarks on a mission to uncover the truth about her past.

Carol’s fight for truth and justice sets her on the path to becoming one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.

Stream on Disney+.

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (2019)

After hitting her head, cynical architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) finds her life has become a hilarious cliché-driven rom-com.

Rejecting the archetypes of traditional rom-coms, Isn’t It Romantic is a fun-filled film about learning to accept love from yourself rather than a man.

Perfect for International Women’s Day.

Stream on Netflix.

ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2019)

On the Basis of Sex is a legal drama about the early life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In this powerful biopic, Ruth (Felicity Jones) teams up with her husband Martin (Armie Hammer) on a ground-breaking case that will overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Stream on Amazon.

CHARMED (2018-PRESENT)

The long-running supernatural series Charmed gets a modern update in this reboot starring Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Melonie Diaz.

After the tragic death of their mother, Mel and Maggie learn they have another sister, Macy.

Their meeting triggers long-hidden magical powers and they soon discover they are powerful witches destined to destroy demons on earth.

Stream on Amazon.

OCEAN’S 8 (2018)

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Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) and a resourceful group of women put their criminal skillsets to the test to pull off an impossible heist at the Met Gala.

Lauded as a “victory for equality” by the Guardian, this Ocean’s remake breaks gender stereotypes and proves thieving isn’t just a man’s game after all.

Stream on Netflix.

THE MARVELLOUS MRS MAISEL (2017-PRESENT)

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In 1950s New York the last place women are supposed to be is on the comedy stage, but with the help of her manager Suzie (Alex Borstein) Midge’s (Rachel Brosnahan) career as a comic is going places – even if it’s just a club on the other side of town.

Created by award-winning writer Amy Sherman Palladino, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel will have you in constant fits of laughter.

Stream on Amazon.

SHE GOTTA HAVE IT (2017-2019)

Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) is a struggling artist in New York. She’s trying to stay true to herself and her dreams, but it’s difficult juggling friendships, a demanding career and three lovers.

Stream on Netflix.

THE BOLD TYPE (2017-PRESENT)

The Bold Type follows Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) as they balance friendship, romance and their careers at Scarlet, a powerhouse feminist magazine.

No topic is off-limits in this show, which addresses everything from female pleasure to censorship to gun violence.

Stream on Netflix.

GLOW (2017-2019)

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American comedy-drama series about the women of a syndicated wrestling league, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, or GLOW.

Based on a show that aired in the 1980s, GLOW is an entertaining take on the fictional lives of these bold ladies.

Stream on Netflix.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE (2017-PRESENT)

Based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling Dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in Gilead, a dystopian society where women’s rights are taken away.

But one woman, Offred, is determined to survive in hopes of one day reuniting with her daughter.

Stream on Amazon and Hulu.

HIDDEN FIGURES (2016)

Hidden Figures is the true story of three mathematicians at NASA who were the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – John Glenn’s launch into orbit.

While subjected to racial prejudice and gender discrimination, these three women carried out work that electrified the world.

Hidden Figures is a terrific movie and it would be a perfect watch on International Women’s Day.

Stream on Amazon and All4.

SUPERGIRL (2015-PRESENT)

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With five seasons under its belt, the is the perfect superhero show for fans who want to see a woman defeating the bad guys. Supergirl has an incredible cast that includes Calista Flockhart, Katie McGrath, Chyler Leigh, Nicola Maines and Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.

Alongside excellent fight scenes, emotional plotlines and all-out girl power, Supergirl celebrates equality and inclusion in every episode.

Supergirl is a perfect TV show to watch this International Women’s Day!

Stream on Now TV.

GOOD GIRL REVOLT (2015-2016)

Good Girl Revolt follows the story of several female researchers who fight for equality in the workplace and their right to be reporters.

This period drama stars Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp and Erin Darke and is loosely based on real events involving Nora Ephron at Newsweek Magazine.

Which movies or TV shows are you going to be watching this International Women’s Day?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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