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15 must-watch Netflix Titles Celebrating Feminism and Gender Equality

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15 must-watch Netflix titles celebrating feminism and gender equality
15 major feminist movies and TV shows on Netflix

Welcome to the epitome of streaming guide for Netflix subscribed ladies!

No, this is not a list of movies and TV shows that are sold at a higher price. This symbolizes a global prejudice that has oppressed half of the human population for centuries. Do not be absurd! This is a list that contains only the essential building blocks for a fun, feminist binge that is as empowering as it is entertaining.

We scoured the Netflix catalog of comedies, dramas, cartoons, documentaries, and more to find the best titles that feature women, women’s issues, women’s right to equality, and all the other fun things a woman is about brings to be celebrated.

Listed in no particular order, here are 15 major feminist titles that are now streamed on Netflix.

Note: So many funny women have made Netflix stand-up specials that speak volumes about a lady’s (sometimes weird) realities. To make sure we don’t have a list dominated by Hannah Gadsby, Katherine Ryan, and bad ladies like them, comedy hours have been excluded from that list. (But we have a list of the best stand-up specials Here.)

1. Grace & Frankie

What is it: A sitcom starring comedy legends and pop culture icons Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Why it matters: One of the service’s most popular series, Netflix Grace & Frankie is unmatched in its contribution to the portrayal of women over 70 on screen. Funny and fearless Grace & Frankie Audiences not only gifted Tomlin and Fonda’s return to the small screen, but also helped improve actors’ platforms for positive change. someone?

Where to see: Grace and Frankie is now streamed on Netflix.

2. Unbelievable

What is it: A dramatically limited series about a 2009 rape investigation based on a true story.

Why it matters: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever bring Netflix (published jointly under ProPublica and The Marshall Project in 2015) factual coverage in a powerful drama that highlights the over-heightened obstacles holding women away from justice – and the justice system. You deserve.

Where to see: Incredible is now streamed on Netflix.

3. Period. End of Sentence.

What is it: An Oscar-winning short documentary about a feminist revolution in India.

Why it matters: With a running time of only 25 minutes, director Rayka Zehtabchi makes an extremely convincing argument against the global stigma of menstruation. Zehtabchi follows a group of entrepreneurs in Hapur, India who are working to make affordable sanitary products and empower a community of women.

Where to see: Period. End of sentence. is now streamed on Netflix and for free on YouTube.

4. Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé

What is it: A concert documentary that captures Beyoncé’s appearance at Coachella in 2018.

Why it matters: It’s amazed at what it takes to be a pop star and it’s amazed at what it takes to be Beyoncé. Homecoming, Staged, produced and written by the queen herself, she only captures a small part of what the actress means to so many black women, but does so in an exquisite way. It’s powerful, it’s important, it’s … Beyoncé. Play hit.

Where to see: Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé is now streamed on Netflix.

5. A Secret Love

What is it: A documentary about the lifelong relationship between two lesbian women.

Why it matters: Director Chris Bolan looks back on the romance of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, two lesbian women who for decades kept their partnership hidden from friends, family and colleagues. An excellent opportunity for an ugly scream A secret love shows compassion, warmth, and outrage that fit its stunning theme.

Where to see: A secret love is now streamed on Netflix.

6. Orange Is the New Black

What is it: A groundbreaking dramedy series about female inmates in a fictional prison.

Why it matters: Jenji Kohan’s revolutionary Orange is the new black has done so much that it is difficult to decide which aspects to celebrate here. Is it the diversity on the screen and behind the camera? Is The Jail Industrial Complex Sizzling Shipping? Is it the daring portrayal of women’s issues, ranging from sexual assault and physical autonomy to patriarchal social divisions, to keep women at odds? We do not know it! Check it out anyway!

Where to see: Orange is the new black is now streamed on Netflix.

7. Becoming

What it is: A documentary film about former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Why it’s important: God bless Michelle Obama. In Becoming, director Nadia Hallgren follows Obama across a 34-city book tour for the former First Lady’s memoir of the same name. The result is an inspiring look at not only Obama’s life, but the countless young Black lives she has changed with her accomplishments. It’s also stylish, heartwarming, and very, very fun.

Where to watch: Becoming is now streaming on Netflix.

8. GLOW

What is it: A fearless dramedy series that reinterprets the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

Why it matters: „“It’s the gooooorgeous ladies of wrestling.“The fate of all your favorite shows about women who find empowerment through professional wrestling could be shaken right now – in case you haven’t heard, Netflix pulled the plug in season 4 thanks to COVID-19. But that’s all the more a reason for it. ” GLOW Neuuhr, rich in authentic depictions of female friendship, keen observations on 1980s feminism, and Betty freaking out Gilpin.

Where to see: GLOW is now streamed on Netflix.

9. She’s Gotta Have It 

What is it: A dramedy series by Spike Lee about an ambitious New York artist.

Why it matters: Based on Lee’s 1986 film of the same name, She must have it lives up to its wild title. DeWanda Wise plays Nola Darling, a black, strange woman who lives her life with fizz and tenacity. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot of fun – and contributes significantly and positively to the on-screen representation of women in non-monogamous relationships.

Where to see: She must have it is now streamed on Netflix.

10. Cable girls

What is it: A Spanish-language drama series from the 1920s by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira.

Why it matters: Four friends gain independence by working for a phone company in this ridiculously underrated drama from Netflix. Cable girl is both profound and an incredible portrait of a time that would forever change the global understanding of gender equality.

Where to see: Cable girl is now streamed on Netflix.

11. Tuca & Bertie

What is it: An animated series by Lisa Hanawalt about two best bird friends.

Why it matters: With the language talents of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as the title Tuca & Bertie, This adult animated series explores women’s problems with humor and grace. In a male-dominated TV room, Hanawalt’s victory is particularly welcome. (Note: Tuca & Bertie was canceled after a season on Netflix, but will continue from Adult Swim.)

Where to see: Tuca & Bertie Season 1 is now streamed on Netflix.

12. Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

What is it: A documentary with transgender makers about representation in Hollywood.

Why it matters: Trans women are women and are Netflix’s Disclosure does an excellent job of analyzing the biased pop culture that has led too many to believe otherwise. Laverne Cox, Yance Ford, Zeke Smith, Lilly Wachowski, Alexandra Billings and many more speak of the experience of seeing and creating transmedia in a world that is too slow to demand respectful inclusion.

Where to see: Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen is now streamed on Netflix.

13. Knock down the house

What is it: A documentary about four candidates in the 2018 mid-term elections.

Why it matters: Of course, we all know the end of this political unity (who achieved it?), But there is still so much we can learn about how women behave in American politics Knock down the house. It’s a searing look at double standards and patriarchal crap that’s worth a watch no matter what side you’re on. And if you love AOC, you are sure to love this.

Where to see: Knock down the house is now streamed on Netflix and for free on YouTube.

14. Audrie & Daisy

What is it: A harrowing documentary that introduces young rape victims.

Why it matters: Director Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk Audrie & Daisy is a film that has only gained importance since its premiere. Recording the horrific abuse against rape victims and their families, Audrie & Daisy remains a critical document in the global understanding of sexual assault allegations and the systems of punishment for those who make them.

Where to see: Audrie & Daisy is now streamed on Netflix.

15. Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

What is it: A documentary by director Johanna Demetrakas about the development of feminism.

Why it matters: Feminists who are already familiar with the ever-evolving ideology of the women’s equality movement may not find much new in Demetrakas’ film, which serves as a cornerstone rather than a deep dive. Even so, it’s a good time for women like Judy Chicago, Margaret Prescod, Laurie Anderson, and Sally Kirkland, who have been and are continuing to advance gender equality.

Where to see: Feminists: What Did They Think? is now streamed on Netflix.

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