March makes us all think of spring and St. Patrick’s Day and Girl Scout cookies and warm weather vacations, but it should also make you think of girl bosses of all shapes and sizes. March is Women’s History Month, and that means it’s the perfect time to catch up on shows and stars that celebrate strong women. Our contributor, Kaleigh Glaza, rounded up 10 girl power movies and shows featuring incredible women. If you ever need a dose of inspiration, these are the TV shows and movies you can dig into.
Wonder Woman on HBO Go
This one should be an obvious choice, and if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t wait another minute! Every role is perfectly cast, but none more so than Wonder Woman herself. Gal Gadot is smart, strong, beautiful and everything that we all strive to be. Start your month with wonder.
Glow explores the fantastical world of women’s wrestling in 1980’s LA. It’s bright, funny and full of amazing costumes. Plus, Alison Brie is a must-watch.
Thanks to women like Amy Schumer and Leslie Jones, female comediennes are now part of our world. But it wasn’t always like that! This show documents the birth of women in stand-up, and there will be plenty of laughs along the way.
Season 2 of this Netflix original premieres on March 8, so you have a lot of work to do before then. Catch up on Season 1 before the next release and you’ll want to sign up for the nearest tai kwon do class ASAP.
The 18th year on Netflix, Olivia Benson has been thrilling our TV screens for decades, outlasting male co-stars, ADAs and countless evil bad guys in the process. You might not be able to start fresh and watch all 18 seasons in March alone, but the latest season addresses timely issues and real-life questions that all women face today.
This will be released on March 2 as a part of Netflix’s ongoing docu-series. The first short film tells the story of Deepika Kumari, who became the top female archer in the world at just 18 after being born with limited women’s rights in the village of Ratu, India. Use it as your ultimate “Motivation Monday” viewing.
Scandal on Hulu (Seasons 1-6)
Before the series finale on April 19 (Season 7 restarts on March 1 on ABC), you better put on your white hat and get caught up on Olivia Pope. Kerry Washington is a boss babe to be reckoned with as a DC fixer that brings men and governments to their knees. Your March binging? It’s handled.
10 Things I Hate About You on Amazon
There are plenty of rom-coms to stream, but this one is the epitome of girl power. Julia Stiles has never been better, and Heath Ledger will sing his way into your heart. Grab the girls and choose this for a Friday movie night!
Aging is something that happens to all of us, but you’ve never thought about it quite the way that this TV Land show does. It’s quick, witty and brings our childhood favorite Hilary Duff (aka Lizzie McGuire) back to the silver screen.
Another outstanding performance from Kerry Washington, this film brings up the issue of workplace harassment. Thanks to the Time’s Up movement, this topic is at the forefront of so many current gender conversations, but it wasn’t always the case. This is one to watch with your favorite work wives and discuss for months to come.