There isn’t a more entertaining way to celebrate International Women’s Day than binge watching one of the many women-led shows on Netflix.
There’s Kimmy Schmidt who thrives after being rescued from a cult. And then there’s Jessica Jones who, well, could kick your ass. Netflix women come in many forms, but they all inspire.
They’re the women who make us want to jump off our couch and start a business or follow a dream we’ve been sitting on. So, kick up your feet and enjoy these diverse stories about ambitious and passionate women who inspire us to pursue our own passions every day.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Starring: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Starring: Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Rachael Taylor
Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.
Starring: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. A comedy by the team behind “Orange Is the New Black.”
Starring: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Paul Gross
In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity. Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel.
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Jack O’Connell
A ruthless outlaw terrorizes the West in search of a former member of his gang, who’s found a new life in a quiet town populated only by women.
Grace and Frankie
Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen
They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series.