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10+ Women’s History Movies on Disney Plus

Who doesn't love the idea of bundling up on the couch and watching empowering movies? Seeing women prosper and shine is always a good time, so mixing in some Disney doesn't hurt.

Through the power of storytelling, Disney+ has the ability to transport us to different worlds, introduce us to unforgettable characters, and inspire us with tales of courage, resilience, and determination. This Women's History Month, let's embark on a cinematic journey that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history. Disney+ offers a treasure trove of captivating films that showcase the diverse contributions of women in various fields, from science and politics to art and exploration.

Women's History Movies on Disney+

Women's History Month is upon us and these are some fun titles to watch and celebrate with!

Queen of Katwe
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga (Actors)

For a glimpse into the world of politics, Queen of Katwe tells the inspiring story of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan girl who rises from poverty to become a world-renowned chess champion. Her determination and talent defy expectations, proving that with perseverance and passion, anything is possible.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House (Actors)

For a dose of creativity and artistic expression, Moana follows the adventurous journey of Moana Waialiki, a Polynesian princess who sets sail to save her people and restore the heart of Te Fiti. Her courage, compassion, and unwavering belief in herself empower her to overcome obstacles and fulfill her destiny.

A Small Light - Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bel Powley, Joe Cole, Amira Casar (Actors)

The inspiring, real-life story of Miep Gies, who played a critical role in hiding Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. | Stream on Disney+

Being the Queen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

A treasure trove of never-before-heard interviews with people who have known Queen Elizabeth II personally. | Stream on Disney+

Jane Goodall: The Hope Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Jane Goodall: The Hope follows the inspirational activist and leader throughout her never-ending travels, capturing her relentless commitment and determination to spread a message of hope. | Stream on Disney+

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Viking Warrior Women

It has always been thought that all Viking warriors were men, but new discoveries are challenging everything we thought we knew. Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Ella Al-Shamahi takes on a quest, using cutting-edge science and technology to reveal evidence that elite Viking warrior women lived and fought more than 1,000 years ago. (Stream on Disney+)

Women of Impact: Changing the World
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Women of Impact: Changing the WorldSet featured image

How will you make the world a better place? From household names to rising stars, meet the women who are changing our world. They live among primates in the jungle, dive into the oceans for clues to the health of our planet, discover our human origins in African caves, and test new technologies in outer space. Women are reshaping our world, and how we see it…and here are their stories! (Stream on Disney+)

Ruby Bridges
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach (Actors)

Ruby Bridges

When six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate into her local elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the first time. (Stream on Disney+)

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To continue learning, check out the Ruby Bridges Movie Study.

Hidden Figures
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner (Actors)

Hidden Figures

An incredible & inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history's greatest operations-the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. (Stream on Disney+)

To continue learning, check out the Hidden Figures Movie Guide.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jane Goodall (Actor)


Follow director Brett Morgen as they document the story of Jane, a woman whose chimpanzee revolutionized the way we see animals and nature. One of the most renowned nature conservationists, Jane Goodall shares the details of how she connects with nature on another level that may just save the world. (Stream on Disney+)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Gong Li (Actors)


Clever Mulan proves her worth outside of her tradition-bound society when disguised as a male soldier “Ping,” she bravely takes her father's place in China's Imperial Army. (Stream on Disney+)

To continue learning, check out the Mulan Movie Study

These are just a few examples of the many incredible women's stories that await you on Disney+. As we celebrate Women's History Month, let's honor the remarkable women who have shaped our world and continue to inspire us with their strength, resilience, and unwavering determination.

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Viewers of all ages can enjoy these titles for their impactful storylines and their influence on our culture. Share this list with anyone you know who would love a life-changing film or just a good marathon!

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