Women's History Month: 13 movies and shows that inspire

Celebrate Women’s History Month this March with some movies and shows that inspire.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2023, 8:30 AM

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Women's History Month: 13 movies and shows that inspire
Celebrate Women’s History Month this March with some movies and shows that inspire. 
Here are some to add to your watch list:

Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin

The footage of the recording of the Queen of Soul's 1972 album Amazing Grace was lost for nearly 30 years before it was painstakingly pulled together for this 2018 documentary.

Bad Reputation

Joan Jett gets the documentary treatment, following her from the rise of The Runaways to her Hall of Fame induction.

Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed

The first African-American woman elected to Congress, and the first woman and African-American to run for president from one of the two major political parties, is the center of this 2004 documentary.

Diary of a Future President

Get your daughters dreaming big with this story of a Cuban-American tween who has her sights on the White House.

Dolly Parton: Here I Am

Dolly Parton tells the story of her career in this Netflix documentary.

Equal Means Equal

This documentary explores how women are treated in the U.S., and why the Equal Rights Amendment is still essential.

Hidden Figures

Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were absolutely essential to America's successful space program. This award-winning film tells their story. 

Jane

This in-depth documentary looks at the career of primatologist Jane Goodall.

Mrs. America

If you're looking for a historic anti-heroine, Phyllis Schlafly, who led the fight against the Equal Rights Amendment, leads this miniseries looking into this integral time in the feminist movement.

RBG

The focus of this documentary is the life story of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and champion for equal rights.

The Crown

The longest reigning monarch in British history gets her dirty laundry (allegedly) aired with this dramatic retelling of her historic reign.

The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Actress Andra Day won the Golden Globe for this 2021 biopic of music legend Billie Holiday.

9 to 5

This iconic women-take-charge dark comedy was a big step in the #girlboss movement.


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