Women continue to steal the show on both the big screen and the small screen. We’re here to give you some recommendations on the best displays of well-written female characters in movies and TV. Make some popcorn and get comfy! Missed our original installment of 15 movies and shows with badass female leads? Check it out here.
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Without further ado, let’s jump into the list!
SUPERGIRL – The Girl of Steel finally reveals herself to the world and takes on enemies both alien and human all while showing that she’s just as strong, if not stronger, than her famous cousin.
THE WITCHER – Geralt, a monster hunter known as a witcher, Ciri, a princess with ancestral powers and Yennefer, a powerful mage’s destinies are all intertwined in this epic fantasy adventure.
THE CROWN – Follow the story of the royal family and Queen Elizabeth throughout the years as she navigates the difficulties of living in one of the greatest spotlights in the world.
ENOLA HOLMES – While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – Annalise Keating is a criminal law professor and defense attorney whose protege students end up requiring her help to do what she does best, help them get away with murder.
EUPHORIA – Follow a group of high schoolers struggling with love, addiction and family life through the eyes of Rue as she tries to escape the grasp of drug addiction.
THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS – This comedy follows four very different college roommates as they discover their sexuality at an elite university in New England.
NANCY DREW – Nancy Drew is the famous sleuth of Horseshoe Bay trying to unearth the truth about a mysterious death years ago and its links to a murder in the present day.
TURNING RED – The latest hit from Pixar features Mei Lee, a 13-year-old girl who is tired of being the perfect daughter. To her shock, she learns of a family secret that turns her life upside down, and just a little bit red.
ENCANTO – Mirabel Madrigal is the only member of her family that didn’t receive magical powers, but despite that, she finds her own magic and saves her family from certain disaster.
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAZEL – Miriam “Midge” Maisel has a perfect life in the 1950s until everything changes and she realizes she has a hidden talent: stand-up comedy.
FLEABAG – A woman with no filter and a dry wit known as Fleabag throws herself at London whilst attempting to heal from tragedy.
SEX APPEAL – Avery, always a perfectionist, enlists the help of her friend and experimentation to prepare for her first time with her long-distance boyfriend.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE – In a dystopian, totalitarian society that used to be the United States, Offred fights to survive and find her daughter that was stolen from her.
THE FIRST LADY – Follow the lives of the First Ladies of the United States in this limited series premiering April 17th on Showtime.
We hope you enjoy these recommendations and are inspired by these badass female leads!