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Girls on Film: The Movies You Need to See this Women's History Month

March 11, 2019

From African-American mathematicians to Tudor queens, celebrate Women's History Month with five empowering films.

March is Women's History Month, a chance to celebrate the inspirational females who shaped our nation and the world. And, whether you're watching with your mother or your daughter, your partner or your BFF, Hollywood has some fabulously feminist treats in store. 

Here are five of our favorite movies to educate and entertain.

March is Women's History Month, a chance to celebrate the inspirational females who shaped our nation and the world. And, whether you're watching with your mother or your daughter, your partner or your BFF, Hollywood has some fabulously feminist treats in store. Here are five of our favorite movies to educate and entertain.

1. Hidden Figures

African-American women are all too often erased from history. Based on the life of pioneering mathematician Katherine Johnson, "Hidden Figures" tells how a group of talented women overcame prejudice to help launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit—and America into the Space Age.

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2. Jackie

America's princess, Jackie Kennedy's enduring style and steely strength defined the 1960s, and Natalie Portman mesmerizes in this acute psychological drama. Follow Jackie through the fallout from her husband John F. Kennedy's assassination as she establishes herself and her family as icons of an era.

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3. The Favourite

Immerse in a world of power wigs, glitzy silks and gaudy makeup in this decadent dive into the life of England's Queen Anne. Nominated for a record-breaking 10 Oscars, The Favourite explores a love triangle between three powerful 18th-century women. Fiction? Perhaps. But there's a core of truth.

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4. Mary Queen of Scots

If you love period drama, you'll adore this rich and vibrant epic of two cousins, both queens, doing battle for the throne of 16th-century England. Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Queen of Scots; Margot Robbie plays her rival, Elizabeth I.

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5. Battle of the Sexes

At the turn of the 1970s, feminist tennis star Billie Jean King did battle for equal rights for women on the court. Watch Emma Stone in action in this tale of a critical 1973 match against self-described chauvinist Bobby Riggs, known as the Battle of the Sexes.

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