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Women’s History Documentaries To Watch Streaming Right Now

Load up your watch list! Our filmmaker guide, Dr. Leah Leach, has combed through streaming sites to gather for you a wonderful list of documentaries about fascinating women.

Think of it as a resource for social distancing plus celebrating women’s history month.

These are the films available as of March 16, 2020. Let us know in the comments any we’ve missed or new ones that have been added.

  • Love, Gilda (about Comedian Gilda Radner) available on Hulu & Amazon
  • Bad Reputation (about musician Joan Jett) available on Hulu & Amazon (Bonus Material: Your Gal Friday podcast episode about Joan)
  • Toni Morison: The Pieces I Am available on Hulu & Amazon
  • Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines available on Amazon Prime

  • Jane (about animal rights advocate Jane Goodall) Available on Hulu & Amazon & Disney +
  • Citizen Jane (about activist Jane Jacobs) available on Hulu & Amazon
  • Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me available on Hulu & Amazon
  • Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba available on Amazon Prime (Bonus Material: Gal’s Guide Podcast episode about Miriam)

  • Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story available on Amazon Prime
  • Maya Angelou: But Still I Rise available on Amazon & Netflix (Bonus Material: Your Gal Friday podcast episode about Maya)
  • Taylor Swift: Miss Americana available on Netflix
  • The Green Girl (about actress Susan Oliver) available on Amazon Prime

  • What Happened Miss Simone? (about musician Nina Simone) available on Amazon & Netflix (Bonus Material: Gal’s Guide Podcast episode about Nina)
  • Althea (about tennis player Althea Gibson) available on Amazon Prime
  • Gaga: Five Foot 2 available on Netflix
  • Merata (about activist Merata Mita) available on Netflix
  • Kusama Infinity available on Hulu & Amazon

Here is also a handful of great bio-pics as well

  • Suffragette available on Amazon & Netflix
  • On the Basis of Sex (about Ruth Bader Ginsberg) available on Amazon
  • Harriet (about Harriet Tubman) available on Amazon
  • Bombshell (about the women of Fox News) available on Amazon
  • Nina (about Nina Simone) available on Hulu & Amazon
  • Julie & Julia (about Julia Child) available on Netflix

 

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