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COVID-19 Special Edition

15 Movies and Shows to Stream With Badass Female Leads

We’re all home. We’re all stressed. We can all use some good girl power to get us through. Call your girlfriends, get your wine or seltzer and binge some of these awesome movies with badass female leads.

First things first. Here are some apps to use to stream movies with your friends:

  1. Watch2gether
  2. Kast
  3. Gaze
  4. Togethertube

Now that that’s out the way, let’s get to the films!! In no particular order, here we go:


MARIA — A Filipino female assassin quits and fakes her death. Her old boss finds out after she’s gotten a family. He tries to kill them. She responds.

SOMEONE GREAT — After a devastating break up on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals. Someone Great is a romantic comedy about love, loss, growth and the everlasting bond of female friendship.

ALIAS GRACE — In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

NAPPILY EVER AFTER — Violet Jones tired of waiting for her longtime boyfriend to propose, breaks up with him. But old feelings, and heaps of jealousy, no doubt, arise when he promptly begins dating another woman.

FAST COLOR — After years in hiding, a woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.


HUNTED — Meet Sam. A spy. A hunter. And herself hunted by an enemy more ruthless and determined than any she’s ever known.

A SIMPLE FAVOR — Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

PIG HAG — Jodie, a woman in her mid-thirties, struggles with the pressure to find a partner and have children. When she attends a Guns N’ Roses concert, she thinks she may have met a potential suitor– until he ghosts on her.

BOMBSHELL — A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.


MOLLY’S GAME — The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

GOOD TROUBLE — A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

KILLING EVE — After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

SHRILL — A woman seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK — A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn’t commit.

MARGARET ATWOOD — Canadian author and poet Margaret Atwood discusses her life and work.

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