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Movies to Watch This Women’s History Month

PUBLISHED 03.20.2021

The Collective Rising | Editorial Team


This Women’s History Month our team at The Collective Rising would like to encourage our members to celebrate by streaming movies that feature both real and fictional incredible female role models. The media we consume greatly influences our everyday lives, so we encourage you this March (and always) to watch narratives that inspire you to ignite meaningful change in the world and become the best version of yourself.

‘The United States Vs. Billie Holiday’

Actress Andra Day won the Golden Globe for this 2021 biopic of music legend Billie Holiday and the U.S. government’s attempts to silence her.

Where to watch: Hulu

‘RBG’

The life story of the beloved late Supreme Court justice and champion for equal rights is the focus of this Oscar-nominated documentary.

Where to watch: Hulu

‘Hidden Figures’

Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were absolutely essential to America’s successful space program—and these long-hidden icons finally got their due in this award-winning film.

Where to watch: Disney+

‘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. (Feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan are featured, too.) 

Where to watch: Hulu

‘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, released one year before her death.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

‘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 stellar 2018 documentary.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

‘Jane’

Celebrate Women’s History Month by looking inside the incredible career of primatologist Jane Goodall with this in-depth documentary.

Where to watch: Disney+


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