Netflix’s top 10 female-centric movies and series: full list
Netflix offers entire categories of movies and series with female roles.
Check out the list of the top 10 female-centric movies and series on Netflix.
1. The Queen’s Gambit (2020):
Director: Scott Frank
The Queen’s Bet is a 2020 American coming-of-age drama based on the 1983 novel of the same name.
In the 1950s, a young orphan, chess prodigy, begins her journey to stardom while battling drug addiction and alcoholism.
2. Lady Bird (2017):
Director: Greta Gerwig
This comedy coming-of-age film is about high school student Lady Bird as she deals with the ups and downs of her life.
She struggles to navigate her life and strained relationships, especially with her mother, while preparing to go to college.
3. Lost Girls (2020):
Director: Liz Garbus
This mystery drama tells the story of a mother who continues her own search for her daughter’s disappearance, after police neglect in her gated community on Long Island.
Her investigation draws attention to more than a dozen murdered sex workers, killed by a Long Island serial killer, whose identities remain hidden.
4. Enola Holmes (2020):
Director: Harry Bradbeer
This crime film is based on the first book in the young adult fiction series of the same name by Nancy Springer.
In it, the fearless sister of the already famous Sherlock Holmes travels to London in search of her mother and encounters a runaway lord and they find themselves on a thrilling adventure to solve a mystery that threatens an entire country.
5. Dude (2018):
Director: Olivia Milch
This coming-of-age comedy tells the story of four best friends grappling with grief, navigating their lives and facing relentless pressures on their bond they never thought would be severed, all during the last two weeks of their high school lives.
6. Falling Inn Love (2019):
Director: Roger Kumble
This romantic comedy tells the story of a townswoman, Gabriela Diaz, who enters a competition and wins a rustic guest house in the New Zealand countryside.
She then teams up with the town’s only restaurant expert, Jake Taylor, to renovate the inn which turns into a blossoming romance.
7. Sex and the City (2008):
Director: Michael Patrick King
This film follows the lives of four friends from the American drama series sex and the city which ran from 1998 to 2004.
Carrie and her boyfriend Big decide to get married, however, Big develops cold feet and backs down on their wedding day when Carries’ friend Marinda explains the harsh reality of marriage to him, after being frustrated with her husband.
8. Seven Seconds (2018):
Director: Yuri Bykov
This detective series follows the confrontation between African Americans and Caucasian Jersey cops after a 15-year-old black teenager is killed in a hit-and-run accident, with a white police officer driving the vehicle.
9. Orange is the New Black (2014):
Directors: Andrew McCarthy, Phil Abraham, Michael Trim, Constantine Makris and Mark A. Burley
This series is about a law-abiding woman named Piper Chapman who is convicted of a decade-old crime of carrying drug money to an ex-girlfriend. She is sentenced to a year in prison, where her tenacity pushes her to do the unthinkable.
10. Incredible (2019):
Directors: Susannah Grant and Lisa Cholodenko, and Michael Dinner
The series follows several rapes that took place in Washington and Colorado between 2008 and 2011. A teenager is accused of lying about a rape, but two female detectives are determined to find out the truth.