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10 Movies & TV Series You Must Watch During Women’s History Month (& get inspired AF)

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If you haven’t heard so already, March is dedicated to honoring Women’s History. This whole month long, we commemorate women and encourage everyone to learn and share their knowledge on gender equality! If you’re on the lookout for some inspiration, we know exactly where to find it. We curated a list of 10 movies and tv shows with strong female leads full of passion, ambition and power! Scroll through our top picks to gain the inspiration you’re looking for!

Queen’s Gambit — Netflix Series

The Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Elizabeth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), during her pursuit to become the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol addiction. This series broke records across all boards for Netflix, having had 62 million views in the first 28 days of it’s release! Insane.

FUN FACT: Taylor-Joy is actually Argentinean, where a grand part of our ATHENAWORKS team members reside!!!

Enola Holmes — Netflix Movie

When Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), Sherlock’s (Henry Cavill) teenage sister — discovers her mother is missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

Girls From Ipanema (Coisa Mais Linda) — Netflix Series

After her husband disappears, Maria Luiza (Maria Casadevall) turns his property into a bossa nova club and begins to come into her own as an independent woman.

Ginny & Georgia — Netflix Series

The series follows mother-daughter duo Georgia (Brianne Howey) and Ginny (Antonia Gentry). After the death of her husband, single mother Georgia uproots Ginny and son, Austin from Texas, moving to suburban Massachusetts where secrets and dramatic plot twists unfold.

Moxie — Netflix Movie

Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16 year old (Hadley Robinson) publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

I Care A Lot — Netflix Movie

A shady legal guardian (Rosemund Pike) lands in hot water when she tries to bilk a woman who has ties to a powerful gangster. Pike gives a powerhouse performance, stealing the whole show!

Hidden Figures — Movie

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

A Star Is Born — Movie

The movie follows Jackson, a hard-drinking musician (Bradley Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with Ally, a young singer (Lady Gaga). As Ally Paves the way to her music career, Jackson’s alcoholism and drug addiction spirals his career down the toilet. In this film all about finding your self confidence and knowing when to believe in yourself, you’ll learn that any one of your dreams can become a reality.

Bombshell — Movie

Bombshell is based on the accounts of the women (Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman) at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and the toxic atmosphere behind the cameras. The storyline of this film tells the plot, based on real life events.

Grace & Frankie — Netflix Series

The comedy series follows Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin), two unlikely friends who are brought together after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married.

If you were looking for some female empowerment or a way to feel inspired, watch any of these and let us know what you think. Now all that’s left to do is make some popcorn, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy! Remember to keep spreading positivity and to be an advocate for all Women.

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