Here’s What Women-Centric Netflix Movies And TV Shows You Should Watch This Month

Women’s day, every day.

For Women’s History Month, Netflix has dedicated March “to the talented, hard-working women on both sides of the camera.”

For Women's History Month, Netflix has dedicated March "to the talented, hard-working women on both sides of the camera."

(TBH, let’s all make this a thing every month.)


Answer the questions below to figure out which movie or TV show you should watch this month!

March 16:

On My Block — Season 1 of the coming-of-age series, which was co-created by Lauren Iungerish, follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the triumph, pain, and newness of high school in inner-city Los Angeles.

March 23:

Roxanne Roxanne — This biographical drama follows the story of teen battle rap champ Roxanne Shante, who made history with “Roxanne’s Revenge” in the ’80s.

Requiem — Mahalia Belo directed every episode in “Requiem,” a six-episode psychological horror series that follows a London cellist who unearths secrets that link her mother to the disappearance of a young girl in a small Welsh town.

Layla M. — Directed by a woman (Mijke de Jong), the foreign-language film follows Layla, a Dutch-Moroccan teenager who is radicalized in the Netherlands and becomes an Islamist.

March 28:

Little Women — The 1994 family drama, which was directed, adapted, and produced by women, follows the March Sisters as they grow up during and after the Civil War.

March 30:

First Match — Written and directed by Olivia Newman, the film follows a teenage girl who tries to reconnect with her ex-con father by joining a boys wrestling team.

Sofía Niño de Rivera: Selección Natural — If you can’t wait until the end of the month for comedian Sofía Niño de Rivera’s new stand-up special, you can watch her self-deprecating humor in her 2016 special “Exposed,” which is currently available on Netflix.

Currently available to stream:

Jessica Jones — ICYMI, every episode of Season 2 of Jessica Jones, which was created by a woman (Melissa Rosenberg), is directed by a woman.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Malala Yousafzai — Though, like the title says, she needs no introduction, Malala is the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Girls Incarcerated — The eight-episode docuseries follows the teenage women serving time in Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana.

Ladies First — This documentary short follows Deepika Kumari, who was born into a life of poverty in an Indian village with few women’s rights, and who rose to become the number one female archer in the world, at only 18. Deepika overcomes financial, gender, and cultural barriers on her way to the top. The film is also produced and executive produced by two women, Shaana Levy and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

Mudbound — “Mudbound,” which was nominated for four Oscars, was directed and co-written by Dee Reese, who made history as being the first black woman to be nominated for best adapted screenplay. The film’s cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, made history as the first female cinematographer to ever be nominated for an Oscar.

One Day at a Time — Still haven’t started watching “One Day at A Time”? Now’s your chance. Not only is the show co-showrun by a woman of color and starring women of color, but Season 2’s directors are ALL either women, POC, or both, and the writing staff is 50% female, 50% POC, and 20% LGBTQIA+.

Alias Grace — The Margaret Atwood mini-series, which stars a woman, was directed by a woman, and was adapted by a woman, follows a psychiatrist who weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Women at War 1939-1945 — This documentary follows the mothers, nurses, soldiers, and deportees who fought against persecution for freedom and survival during World War II.