Why do we need to empower women? For so long, people are discriminated based solely on gender. In modern times, it’s not as rampant, but it still happens in jobs, businesses, and opportunities.
Men and women are equal. It has to stop!
As we celebrate National Women’s Month, let’s bring our entertainment options to our cry for women empowerment! Here are 13 must-watch Netflix movies and series for women empowerment.
Hidden Figures (Movie)
Have you ever felt qualified for something great, but people seem to judge your ability based solely on your colour and gender? Isn’t it unfair? It’s time to watch Hidden Figures on Netflix.
Watch the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served in one of NASA’s crucial moments. From “coloured bathrooms” to deliberate professional rudeness, experience how they rose above discrimination and led NASA in of their most important successful operations during their early years.
Nappily-Ever After (Movie)
Our hair is our crowning glory. It has to be perfect! But what if your perfect life falls below your expectations?
Let’s watch our heroine, Violet Jones, cut through her hair worries when her perfect life crumbles in front of her eyes. From a failed relationship to a failing career, this romantic comedy will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
If you want a story of acceptance and loving yourself, it’s the perfect movie for you.
Girl Boss (Series)
Who says women can’t build their own business empire? With the Girl Boss series, you can channel your inner entrepreneur in the most unconventional way.
Based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso, the story starts with Sophia’s passion for fashion. She flips vintage clothing online with great success. But as her business grows, she encountered seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Watch and be inspired to create your own business movement with this Netflix series.
Inventing Anna (Series)
Another Girl Boss at our midst, Inventing Anna plays on the story of Anna Delvey, or should I say, Anna Sorokin. Based on the true story, Anna Sorokin is a convicted artist and fraudster who pretended to be a German heiress to create her own members-only club that boasts around an art foundation in her name.
No, we’re not teaching you to scam people. But as you watch the scandals behind the glitz and glamour, you can see the disparity between male and female treatment in our society. And you need to step up your game notches higher just because of your gender.
Inventing Anna will inspire you to become the best you. It might be the start of your business journey. Just avoid being manipulative and deceitful.
The Intern (Movie)
Ever wanted to become a CEO but can’t have balance in your life? You can’t do it all by yourself. You need help. And we have the perfect Netflix movie for you.
“The Intern” delves into the story of CEO Jules Ostin who started an outreach program where seniors can intern in their growing start-up. Retired executive Ben Whittaker applied for the job out of boredom. And got the job Imagine a former senior executive becoming your intern?
And as Jules faces pressure from her investors and a failing marriage, how can you find balance for both?
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (Series)
What will you do if everything is stacked against you? Your race, gender, and privileges are all not in your favour. Let’s take a look at the story of Madam C.J. Walker.
Based on a true story, “Self Made” shows the journey of our African American heroine who rose against the odds from poverty. And turned her life around and became a business mogul. And she even became America’s first self-made millionaire.
It just tells you that you can overcome all the challenges you face for your goals.
The Old Guard (Movie)
Want an action-packed chill night with your family? The Old Guard is the movie just for you!
It starts with century-old warriors with heightened regenerative abilities. They took on mercenary jobs that help mankind led by a woman named Andromache “Andy” of Scythia. Talk about femme fatale.
They just have one rule, not taking the same employers twice.
They made an exception and it led to their exposure. And now the government hunts them for their abilities. And unexpectedly, they found a new immortal.
Watch as they fight for their existence in a display that women can be leaders and can definitely kick some ass.
The Unforgivable (Series)
How far can you go for your family? After being released from a 20-year sentence for murdering a sheriff, Ruth Slater looks for her sister Katie. Katie was 5 years old when it happened. And Ruth has been raising her after their father’s suicide and her mother’s death after childbirth.
Attempting to live a normal life, society doesn’t accept her because of her past. Watch how far a woman can go for the people she loves.
Do people believe in you? In our society, sometimes, we can’t find help even if we tell the whole truth. As you watch the series, Unbelievable, you will understand the hardships with our victim, Marie.
Marie was charged with lying about rape. But our two heroines, detective Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall pushed to find the truth. With similar rape crimes in different areas, they uncovered links to the same suspect.
Goes to show that some might not listen, but you can get help. And for those who can help, even women can push for the truth amidst people not believing you.
Lost Girls (Movie)
What happens if you can’t find justice? Mari Gilbert urged the police to find her missing daughter, Shannan. And she sought her own investigation because of police inaction.
As she picked up the tracks, she found out numerous unsolved murders of young female sex offenders by the Long Island serial killer. Watch as she unfolds the mystery in this thriller movie, Lost Girls.
The Girl On The Train (Movie)
Can you tell the difference between truth and hallucination? Rachel Watson is a recovering alcoholic after losing her job and marriage. And her life would change when she was entangled in a police investigation about a missing person.
Watch The Girl on the Train to find out that regardless of your case, you can help other people solve their problems as well.
What would life look like if it’s without judgement? Unforgettable is a breath of fresh air from all the movies depicting real-life struggles.
It starts with Jasmine, a young woman with a mental disability. She was living with her grandmother in Baguio but was sent to live with her sisters because of her grandmother’s tuberculosis.
Remembering her grandmother’s stories, she innocently found a dog that resembled what made her grandmother healthy back then. She named him “Happy.”
And here, her journey starts from Manila to Baguio to bring Happy to her grandmother’s aide. As she meets people along the way, you will see her enrich other people’s lives in the simplest way she can.
It tells you that sometimes all the world needs is kindness. What a great way to remember during National Women’s month.
Queen’s Gambit (Series)
Can an orphan, alcoholic, and drug addict make it in life? Let’s follow the story of Elizabeth Harmon in the series Queen’s Gambit.
Despite her predisposition in life, she has the talent in Chess that rivals elite world players with her visualization prowess. An unlikely skill that was moulded when she was in the orphanage. And what’s peculiar during that time, tranquillizer pills were given daily to “balance their disposition” in her orphanage. A predicament that became an addiction for Elizabeth while growing up.
Watch as Elizabeth battles her way up her the ranks while her addiction to substances worsens. You will experience a story of self-worth, trust, and belief in yourself – isn’t that what every one of us needs?
Do you feel empowered? Ready your popcorn as we Netflix and Chill with a purpose. Let’s all celebrate National Women’s Month!