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    • Raazi. The film is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat,’ which tells the narrative of an Indian spy named Sehmat, played by Alia Bhatt. The film is based on the true story of a RAW spy who marries the son of a Pakistani Brigadier.
    • Kahaani. Vidya Balan plays a pregnant woman who hunts for her absent husband in Kolkata in this Sujoy Ghosh trailer. The film honors women’s strength, power, and courage through a compelling plot.
    • Mary Kom. This film is based on the life of Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas as the title character. The film follows her path from a local gym to becoming a national champion.
    • Pink. Pink informed the country that when a woman says ‘no,’ she means it. She cannot be coerced to do anything against her will, regardless of the clothes she wears or the lifestyle she leads.
    • Srishti Magan
    • Queen. Kangana Ranaut’s own film, Queen, was a breath of fresh air when it released, revamping the idea of female-centric comedies.
    • English Vinglish. Gauri Shinde turned a housewife into the hero of a comedy-drama in a wholly unexpected manner, while simultaneously throwing light on how the women of the house are generally treated in most desi households.
    • Fire. Long before even the discussion of LGBTQ+ stories was a part of mainstream cinema, Deepa Mehta gifted us Fire, a film on same-sex relationships, starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das.
    • Dangal. Based on the real-life story of the Phogat sisters, Dangal is easily one of Bollywood’s finest sports-drama, which also saw 4 new female stars emerge.
    • The Half of It
    • Annihilation
    • Unorthodox
    • The Edge of Seventeen
    • Sex Education
    • Dare Me
    • Lady Bird
    • Pride & Prejudice
    • Jane The Virgin
    • Anne with An E

    Written and directed by Alice Wu, this Netflix original was released in 2020 to positive reviews and audience reception. The story is based loosely on Wu's real-life experiences. Ellie Chu lives in the fictional town of Squahamish with her widowed father. Despite his education, his immigrant status prevents him from getting a job better than that o...

    Based on Jeff Vandermeer's sci-fi novel of the same name, this 2018 film is directed by Alex Garland and centers around a group of five female characters. This is not an accident; the group sets off on an expedition to scout Area X, a strange phenomenon spreading along the American coastline. Lena (Natalie Portman) and her companions are the first ...

    This four-part miniseries premiered on Netflix in March 2020. It's the streamer's first series to be primarily in Yiddish, the traditional language of central and eastern European Jews before the Holocaust. RELATED: Unorthodox: The 10 Most Shocking Scenes That We Can't Stop Thinking About Shira Haas gives an outstanding performance as Esther Shapir...

    Hailee Steinfeld stars as an awkward junior high student named Nadine. The low-budget film is Kelly Freman Craig's directorial debut. The nuanced comedybecame an instant hit and was universally praised by critics. Haley Lu Richardson portrays Krista, Nadine's best friend, and Woody Harrelson stars as Nadine's teacher, Mr. Bruner. Just when Nadine d...

    The main character may be a male, but many of the show's most prominent - and empowering - characters are female. Most importantly, the series is created and written by a woman, British-Australian Laurie Nunn. She, along with fellow women working on the show, says that one of the most important things for them was to explore female pleasure alongsi...

    Dare Me isn't a typical cheerleading drama; the dark and clever Netflix series presents a complex look into female relationships. Viewers get to see the best and the worst sides of cheerleaders' bonds, including their relationship with their coach, Colette. RELATED: Dare Me: 5 Best Characters (& 5 Worst) The show is based on Megan Abbott's 2012 mys...

    Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut Lady Bird hits the mark in every aspect. The coming-of-age film was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2017, including Best Picture, and won two Golden Globes along with many other accolades. Saorise Ronan's performance in the lead role was particularly praised. She portrays Christine McPherson, who prefers th...

    The 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, stars Keira Knightley in an Oscar-nominated performance. The story focuses on the five Bennet sisters as they grow up in a household governed by Mrs. Bennet, who is obsessed with finding wealthy husbands for her daughters. RELATED: Pride & Prejudice (2005 Film Adaptation) Char...

    This award-winning telenovela recently wrapped up its hundred-episode run on The CW, but it has since found a new home on Netflix. Jane Villanueva is the central character - a young devout Catholic who is impregnated by way of accidental artificial insemination. The show was created by Jennie Snyder Urman and always centers on the Villanueva women:...

    Anne With an E is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne Of Green Gables books, but the Netflix original is much grittier and focuses on modern themes. Anne is a young orphan who is unintentionally adopted by the elderly Cuthbert siblings, who originally wanted a boy. But Anne convinces them to keep her ("Girls can do anything a boy can do, and more!...

  1. Mar 8, 2021 · It’s a huge leap from mainstream representation. Working with an almost all women crew was an inspiring experience in female bonding and sisterhood. It was magic on set. I’m in awe of Pooja ma’am and I want to be like all these women in the future. (And I hope Netflix’s next story is a young teenage adventure series.)

    • Sara's - Amazon Prime (Malayalam) It is a movie that handles the sensitive and touchy subject of women's reproductive rights. In Indian movies' context, motherhood has been exalted to such levels that any woman who says that she does not want to bear babies, will be seen as evil incarnate.
    • Bro Daddy - Malayalam (Disney+ Hotstar) A film titled Bro Daddy, two male-centric words, in a women's day list may be out of left field, Also, in a sense, it is the other end of the spectrum from Sara's.
    • Rashmi Rocket - Hindi (Zee5) As a film, Rashmi Rocket did not work too much for us. But its importance in the current scheme of things cannot be overstated.
    • Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui - Hindi (Netflix) For a film that unabashedly celebrates the muscled and toned bodies of its protagonists --- Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor (both looked million bucks) --- Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui has that one important body part in its right place --- heart.
  2. Memsahab is a woman-oriented movie with a social message of non-violence. Memsahab is based on the cruel incidents post the 1984 riots that happened in Northern India. Director Arshad Siddiqui

  3. Memsahab is a woman-oriented movie with a social message of non-violence. Memsahab is based on the cruel incidents post the 1984 riots that happened in Northern India.

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