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Girl Power movies and shows on Netflix

It is a known fact that movies and TV shows influence our lives, more than we would like to believe. Do not believe me ? Let's do a test now.

ContentsNew GirlUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtLucieDestiny:The Winx SagaThe Good PlaceEat Pray LoveGrace and FrankieBrooklyn Nine-Nine

Where do you pick your fashion cues from?

Where do you get your news from?

Who is your favorite celebrity?

Does watching a moving movie make you cry rivers?

Answer honestly and see if your answers come up on TV or in the movies. You might think "well, I'm connected to my celebrity idol via Instagram/Twitter", or "I get my CNN updates via email", but go back a bit and see if the roots of your influence correspond to television or cinema. I'm sure most of you are in awe right now, realizing that the media influences you tremendously, and all the time too. Nevertheless, let's take charge here. If we have given the mass media such power over ourselves, we should use it in the right way. What we can't repeat all the time – can very well be conveyed to audiences through the power of movies and shows. Feminism, racism, gender equality, gender fluidity, political oppression, gun control and composting are just a few of the topics that our media industry has begun to include in the modern content and we are proud of it. We need people to begin to understand that the old views were wrong and demeaning; and that we need new breaths of inclusion, love and acceptance in society.

This article is written to light a wire in your brain to understand girl power in its true meaning. We've put together a list of TV shows and movies on Netflix that feature strong female characters. Netflix is ​​as awesome as any streaming service should be, however, it alone cannot cater for all genres of television. Therefore, if you're like me, you'd also want a cable TV on the side. For me, Optimal TV worked very well; With over 220 channels and free DVR storage, my entertainment section is all made up.

Please note that the TV shows and movies listed below are in no specific order.

New girl


Created by:Elizabeth Meriwether

Number of seasons:07 Number of episodes:146

Main cast:Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Max Greenfield, Damon Wayans Jr.

Zooey Deschanel as "Jess" does the role perfectly justice. While her quirkiness, empathy, and caring nature greatly detract from the character, Jess' resilience, opinions, and advocacy make us fall in love with her.

Kimmy Schmidt unbreakable


Created by:Robert Carlock, Tina Fey

Number of seasons:04 Number of episodes:52

Main cast:Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski

The title of the series is enough to understand the main character and his prowess. Kimmy, even after being trapped in a cult for fifteen years, is optimistic, kind, strong, and independent. She can be seen fighting through thick and thin with nothing but a smile and a strength that comes from within.


Genre:Science Fiction, Action

Directed by:Luc Besson

Original release:July 25, 2014

Main cast:Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

Speaking of science and fiction, Lucy in the movie 'Lucy' is the epitome of ability, both mental and physical. She is strong from within. After being scammed by science thugs, Lucy is overdosed on drugs that give her superhuman powers. Her life unfolds from that moment and becomes something truly bigger than what she had in mind.

Destiny:The Winx Saga

Genre:Teen Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural

Created by:Brian Young

Number of seasons:01 Number of episodes:06

Main cast:Abigail Cowen, Precious Mustapha, Hannah van der Westhuysen, Eliot Salt, Elisha Applebaum, Freddie Thorpe, Danny Griffin

Based on the Winx Club animated series, Fate:The Winx Saga is a teen drama that features five fairies who attend a boarding school in an attempt to learn more about their powers. The basic camaraderie between them allows them to face various challenges on a daily basis.

The good place

Genre:Comedy, Fantasy

Created by:Michael Schur

Number of seasons:04 Number of episodes:53

Main cast:Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto

If you want to watch a sitcom but are also a fan of philosophy, this season is for you. The right place really teleports you to the right place. This season's female characters:Eleanor, Tahani, and Janet are spirited, confident, problem-solvers, and reformers.

Eat pray love

Genre:Drama, Biography

Directed by:Ryan Murphy

Original release:August 13, 2010

Main cast:Julia Roberts, Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup

Julia Roberts has always supported us. She plays the role of Liz Gilbert who, after getting divorced, embarks on a journey of self-love and discovers herself through and through. The film hits home with the subject that life does not end after a divorce.

Grace and frankie


Created by:Marta Kauffman

Number of seasons:06 Number of episodes:78

Main cast:Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry

If you want to witness one of the most beautiful representations of female friendships, this season is for you. After their husbands announce love to each other, Grace and Frankie begin living together, which begins like the beginning of an era. They fight, they fight, they talk and they take care of each other.

Brooklyn nine-nine

Genre:Comedy, Sitcom

Created by:Michael Schur, Dan Goor

Number of seasons:07 Number of episodes:143

Main cast:Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the best sitcoms of modern times. It's funny, updated, woke, and above all a feminist show. The male and female characters are designed in a way that makes the audience question themselves. Amy, Rosa and Gina (not a character currently) have distinct personalities, uplift, strength and intelligence are their behavior and keep the world safe for the citizens of Brooklyn.