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20 Best Movies About Women on Netflix

During Women’s History Month, there are some great titles you can stream on Netflix. These Movies About Women on Netflix are also a great source of movie lists at any time.

Movies About Women on Netflix


9 to 5: The Story of a Movement

In this documentary, female office workers in ’70s Boston inspire change with a call for better pay, more opportunities and an end to sexual harassment. | Stream on Netflix

Women Behind Bars

Female prisoners are a lot like honest politicians: they exist but you never really hear about them. This series brings women who kill to the forefront, detailing a specific case in each episode, and then trying to answer the question of why they did what they did. | Stream on Netflix

Women at War 1914-1918

Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history’s front lines. | Stream on Netflix

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Women at War 1939-1945

Mothers, nurses, soldiers and deportees — these women fought against persecution for freedom and survival amid the turbulence of World War II. | Stream on Netflix

War Against Women

Filmed over three years in 10 countries, this documentary gives voice to the women who have become victims of sexual violence as weapons of war. | Stream on Netflix

Million Yen Women

Five beautiful but mysterious women move in with unsuccessful novelist Shin, who manages their odd household in exchange for a tidy monthly sum. | Stream on Netflix

The Women Who Kill Lions

Experience an up-close look at the controversial passion and resulting infamy of big-game hunters Rebecca Francis and Jacine Jadresko. | Stream on Netflix

Killer Women with Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan interviews women found guilty of murder, including one who was charged at age 15, and a killer once known as the “Hiccup Girl.” | Stream on Netflix

Pioneer First Women Filmmakers

This collection restores films from women who tackled hot-button issues, transcended norms, and left a mark on the history of cinema and the industry | Stream on Netflix

The Most Hated Woman in America

The rise and untimely demise of Madalyn Murray O’Hair (Melissa Leo), crank, swindler, iconoclast, and America’s most outspoken atheist. | Stream on Netflix

The Most Assassinated Woman in America

Famous for her death scenes and dubbed the Queen of Terror, an actress contends with a stalker and drama from her past.| Stream on Netflix

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Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Revisiting 1970s photos of women that captured a feminist awakening, this film explores those women’s lives and examines the continued need for change. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Michelle Phillips and many other women share their stories in Johanna Demetrakas’s documentary. | Stream on Netflix

Coded Bias

This documentary investigates the bias in algorithms after M.I.T. Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology.| Stream on Netflix

Roman Empire

This stylish mix of documentary and lavish historical epic chronicles the turbulent, violent reigns of Commodus, Julius Caesar and Caligula. | Stream on Netflix

Murder to Mercy

After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question. | Stream on Netflix

Britney Vs Spears

Journalist Jenny Eliscu and filmmaker Erin Lee Carr investigate Britney Spears’ fight for freedom by way of exclusive interviews and confidential evidence. | Stream on Netflix

Converations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. | Stream on Netflix

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