The most comfortable way to pass the time until the arrival of spring is to prepare a bowl of popcorn, grab your favorite fuzzy blanket and start a movie. But don’t just choose what’s on the trends tab. There is no shortage of powerful female movies streaming on Netflix.
To celebrate the #girlpower victory, grab the remote control. Whether you love comic or action movies or ultimate thrillers, here are 10 female-directed movies you can broadcast right now.
Best Women Power Movies on Netflix:
You don’t have to love the shows to get all the vibes of this movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald. In fact, the positive message for the body behind it is shaking up the entertainment world in the best way and proving that the power of the stars comes in all shapes and sizes.
2. Bird Box
Bird Box – the film that inspired thousands of memes – follows Sandra Bullock as she confronts a mysterious evil force that kills the human population, blindfolded. Yeah, just a little more intense than your childhood game of Marco Polo.
3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Whether you’re 13 or 33, you’ll enjoy this romantic comedy starring America’s newest lover, Lana Condor. After the secret love letters she wrote on her favorites are exposed, she thinks her life is over, but it quickly turns into a lovely love story that you won’t want to end. (And it is not compulsory: a suite is in preparation.)
Prepare to never sleep again. In this ultra-scary thriller starring Kate Siegel, a woman trying to beat the writer’s block in a beautiful secluded house in the woods ends up fighting for her life against a masked killer. The catch? She is deaf and has to rely on her other senses to make it out alive.
5. Ant-Man & The Wasp
If you think Paul Rudd is the only star in this superhero movie, you are wrong. Although he may have more time in front of the screen, Evangeline Lilly – alias the Wasp – steals the show in her quest to save her mother from the quantum kingdom, while fighting a new enemy who will not stop annoying.
6. Irreplaceable You
In a tearful for ages, this film shows altruism on another level. When Abbie, the character of Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, her mission is to secretly find someone new to take care of her fiancé (with whom she has been best friends since childhood, BTW) after his departure. But you know things won’t be that easy.
Now that the movie Room is on Netflix, there is no excuse not to watch it. Especially since his main lady, Brie Larson, won an Oscar for her role in 2016. The film follows a woman and her son who are held captive in a small room for years while they pursue their quest for freedom.
8. Set It Up
It’s hard not to develop a serious girlish love for Zoey Deutch in this film about two assistants who, while trying to set up their bossy bosses in order to have a life out of the office, end up seeing something special in each other. Even better? Lucy Liu is her boss.
9. Nappily Ever After
Throughout her life, the identity of Violet (Sanaa Lathan) has been linked to her hair. She never felt perfect unless her strands were. But she is forced to rethink things after something unexpected has happened in life and she decides to shave it off on a whim. The result is to really get together – no multi-hour salon visit is required.
10. The Edge of Seventeen
There is no better way to relive the agony of your youth by watching The Edge of Seventeen, where the character of Hailee Steinfeld has to face the awkwardness of high school, while trying to reconcile with his best friend of longtime dating his popular big brother. I can feel her pain from here.