It’s officially International Women’s Month! What better way to celebrate this important event than by watching films that feature the best portrayals of powerful women? Whether you're seeking a feel-good piece, a classic tearjerker, or an empowering story that can teach some important lessons—there’s something to suit everyone's tastes. So pull up your Netflix account and check out our list of films that celebrate every woman:
6 Empowering Films to Watch on Netflix This Women’s History Month:
- Someone Great
Following a music journalist after she had been dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Someone Great is a great tribute to female friendships. She turns to her ride-or-die BFFs to embark on their last adventure before moving across the country. This female-driven film is proof that nothing can beat the bond between best friends.
Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and Dumplin’ is all about celebrating each of our uniqueness. It narrates the story of a plus-size teenager who signs up for a pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom. The film represents different body types on the big screen and those who don’t fit into the gender roles society demands of women.
- Do Revenge
Do Revenge is the perfect Gen Z movie with plenty of callbacks to nostalgic chick flicks and rom-coms. This particular film centers around two high schoolers who—after they're both betrayed by the people closest to them—team up to get revenge on each other's bullies. In its own way, this film gives a voice to victims of trauma and teaches us the value of girl power.
- Little Women
Greta Gurwig’s Little Women is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel of the same name. Set in the middle of the Civil War, we follow the four March sisters—Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo—and their different life ambitions during a patriarchal time period. This film will inspire us all to be strong-willed, chase our passions, and fight for what we believe in.
- The Edge of Seventeen
Taking all the teenage awkwardness aside, The Edge of Seventeen takes the grief of teenagers seriously and recognizes that time doesn't always heal us in the same way. This empowering film helps us realize that amidst the challenges life throws at us, there will always be someone out there who is willing to listen to us and make us realize that life might not be so terrible after all.