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10 Women’s History Movies on Netflix

 During Women's History Month, there are some great titles you can stream on Netflix. These films are also a great learning resource at any time of year.

Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States.

In the United States, Women's History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911.

Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.[4]Since 1988, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.  (Source: Wikipedia)

When you think about Women's History, some of these events come to mind: suffrage, the first institution in America for higher education of women, the first licensed woman physician in the US, Harriet Tubman joined the Underground Railroad efforts leading slaves to freedom, and the first female Secretary of State.

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There are so many titles available on Netflix. Whether you’re looking for a TV show, movie, or documentary, you will likely find it on Netflix. Every genre is covered from Kids to Romantic Comedies to Action & Adventure.

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Although there is not a “Women's History” category in the Netflix database, after digging through Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, and Biographies, I was able to find a pretty extensive list of titles that pay homage to the women who came before us.

I was pleasantly surprised to find dozens of titles that celebrate, highlight, and explore stories surrounding women's history that are well known and ones you may have never heard of.

These stories include well-publicized women and events along with some “unsung” heroes who lived in the shadows. Find a blanket, a warm beverage, and plan to get cozy as you explore and enjoy this list of binge-worthy titles about Women's History.

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10 Movies About Women's History on Netflix

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz (Actors)

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Author Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. | Stream on Netflix

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Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes, and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming.”. | Stream on Netflix

The Crown

Based on historical events, this series dramatizes the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that have shaped her reign. | Stream on Netflix

What Happened Miss Simone?

Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. | Stream on Netflix

Ladies First

Born amid abject poverty and limited women's rights in the Indian village of Ratu, Deepika Kumari rises to become the best female archer in the world at the age of 18. | 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 Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson

As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha PJohnson. | Stream on Netflix

The Dig

On the eve of World War II, a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist to dig up mysterious formations on her land, leading to a staggering find. | Stream on Netflix

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Mercury 13

After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots is asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight. | Stream on Netflix

Knock Down The House

Go behind the scenes as four determined women — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress. | Stream on Netflix

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Have you seen any of these? What would you add to this list?

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